Corvette Racing in Canada: Corvette Racing Fast Facts

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Ahead of Round 5 of the American Le Mans Series

What: Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, Round 5 of the 2013 American Le Mans Series. The race airs live at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and 11:45 a.m. ET on ESPN3.

No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R – Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner

Starting fifth in GT. Tommy Milner qualified at 1:16.083 (116.352 mph) Saturday.

History at Lime Rock Park

  • Oliver Gavin – Ten ALMS starts. Best finish: 1st (2004-05, 2011). Two fastest race laps (2004, 2007)
  • Tommy Milner – Seven ALMS starts. Best finish: 3rd (2007, 2010)

No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen

Starting 10th in GT. Jan Magnussen qualified second at 1:15.601 (117.094 mph) Saturday. He crashed hard at Turn 3 with the damage sending the car to the rear of the grid.

History at Lime Rock Park

  • Antonio Garcia – One ALMS start. Best finish: 2nd (2012)
  • Jan Magnussen – 11 ALMS starts. Best finish: 1st (1999 – overall, 2007-09, 2011)

The Corvette Racing crew – from both the No. 3 and No. 4 cars – worked until just after midnight to repair the damage from Magnussen’s shunt. No. 3 crew chief Dan Binks said the car was more or less rebuilt all the way up from the chassis. The car rolled through IMSA technical inspection just before 8 a.m.

Corvette Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Number of races: 13

Victories: Nine (2001-05, 2007-09, 2011)

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Debut: 2000

Team 1-2 finishes: Five (2002, 2004-05, 2007-08)

  • First race: 2000 (2nd in GTS)
  • First win: 2001 (Ron Fellows/Johnny O’Connell)

They Said It

“What makes us good is that everyone at Corvette Racing digs deep. As long as that thing didn’t need a new chassis, it was going to make the race. Everybody poured their hearts into this thing – both the 3 and 4 car guys worked hard on it and left about midnight. We changed literally everything: the transmission, all the control arms, front and rear swaybars, nose, bodywork, door, exhaust system, steering rack…it was wiped out. But it was a lot of stuff that all had been fit at the shop so it goes on pretty good. To be ready seven hours after a shunt like that is pretty amazing. I don’t think any other car or team here could do that. Everyone worked really hard. We have a really great race car and still have a chance to win this thing.” – Dan Binks, Corvette Racing No. 3 Crew Chief

“That sort of sinking feeling (downhill through Turn 2) is what makes driving these cars so much fun. It’s a big challenge, obviously. I look forward to those opportunities. A tough track like that is fun to learn. When you have a quick lap there, it feels very rewarding. In that regard, that’s why I like it so much.” – Tommy Milner

Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix (all times ET)
Warmup: 9:10 a.m. ET, Sunday, July 21
Race: Noon ET, Sunday, July 21

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: Watch It!
Sunday, July 21 (all times ET)
Race (TV): Live – 1 p.m., Sunday, July 21 (ESPN2)
Web: Live – 11:45 a.m., Sunday, July 21 (ESPN3)

ALMS GT Championship Standings

Driver Standings Team Standings Manufacturer Standings
1. Dirk Muller – 62

2. Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen – 46

3. John Edwards – 46

4. Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner – 45

5. Bill Auberlen/Maxime Martin – 44

1. Corvette Racing- 72

1. BMW Team RLL – 72

2. SRT Motorsports – 45

3. Paul Miller Racing – 30

4. Risi Competizione – 29

1. Chevrolet – 75

2. BMW – 72

3. Ferrari – 51

4. SRT – 50

5. Porsche – 50

Corvette Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Year Class Drivers Result Car Notes
2000 GTS Fellows/Pilgrim 2nd Corvette C5-R Fellows pole, fastest race lap
2001 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 1st Corvette C5-R
Collins/Pilgrim 3rd Corvette C5-R
2002 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 1st Corvette C5-R
Collins/Pilgrim 2nd Corvette C5-R Pilgrim fastest race lap
2003 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 1st Corvette C5-R
Collins/Gavin 7th Corvette C5-R Gavin pole
2004 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C5-R
Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C5-R Gavin pole, fastest race lap
2005 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R
Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C6.R
2006 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 4th Corvette C6.R
Beretta/Gavin 2nd Corvette C6.R
2007 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell 1st Corvette C6.R
Beretta/Gavin 2nd Corvette C6.R Gavin pole, fastest race lap
Fellows/Pilgrim 3rd Corvette C6.R
2008 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell 1st Corvette C6.R O’Connell pole
Beretta/Gavin 2nd Corvette C6.R Beretta fastest race lap
2009 GT2 Magnussen/O’Connell 1st Corvette C6.R
Beretta/Gavin 3rd Corvette C6.R
2010 GT Beretta/O’Connell 5th Corvette C6.R
Gavin/Magnussen 4th Corvette C6.R Magnussen fastest race lap
2011 GT Beretta/Milner 6th Corvette C6.R
Gavin/Magnussen 1st Corvette C6.R
2012 GT Garcia/Magnussen 2nd Corvette C6.R Magnussen pole
Gavin/Milner 10th Corvette C6.R

Release Date: July 21, 2013