CORVETTE RACING AT PETIT LE MANS: Corvette Racing Fast Facts

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Ahead of Round 10 of the American Le Mans Series

What: Petit Le Mans, final round of the American Le Mans Series. The race airs live starting at 11 a.m. on FOX Sports 2 with alternating live broadcasts on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2.

No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R – Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Jordan Taylor
Starting fourth in GT. Antonio Garcia posted a lap of 1:19.128 (115.560 mph) in qualifying.
History at Road Atlanta

  • Antonio Garcia – Three ALMS starts. Best finish: 2nd (2012)
  • Jan Magnussen – 15 ALMS starts. Best finish: 1st (2004, 2005, 2008, 2010). One fastest race lap (2008).
  • Jordan Taylor – One ALMS start. Best finish: 2nd (2012)

No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R – Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Richard Westbrook
Starting seventh in GT. Oliver Gavin posted a lap of 1:19.440 (115.106 mph) Friday in qualifying.
History at Road Atlanta

  • Oliver Gavin – 15 ALMS starts. Best finish: 1st (2002, 2003 – spring race, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010). One pole position (2004) and four fastest race laps (2004-07)
  • Tommy Milner – Two ALMS starts. Best finish: 2nd (2012)
  • Richard Westbrook – Two ALMS starts. Best finish: 4th (2011)

Corvette Racing at Road Atlanta
Number of races: 16
Victories: 10
Podiums: 20
Pole positions: 7
Fastest race laps: 8

  • First race: 1999 (4th and 5th in GTS)
  • First 1-2 team finish: 2004

Petit Le Mans (all times ET)
Warmup: 9:15 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 19
Race: 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 19

Petit Le Mans: Watch It!
Race (TV): 11 a.m.-noon, 2:30-6:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 2); 6:30-8 p.m. (FOX Sports 1); 8-9:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 2)
Race (Web): 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 (ALMS.com)

Corvette Racing History at Road Atlanta

Year Class Drivers Result Car Notes
1999 GTS Fellows/Kneifel/Paul Jr. 5th Corvette C5-R Fellows pole; Gavin fastest race lap
Pilgrim/Collins/Sharp 4th Corvette C5-R
2000 GTS Fellows/Kneifel/Bell 3rd Corvette C5-R Fellows pole
Pilgrim/Collins/Freon 1st Corvette C5-R
2001 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 9th Corvette C5-R Fellows pole
Collins/Pilgrim/Freon/p> 1st Corvette C5-R
2002 GTS Fellows/O’Connell/Gavin 1st Corvette C5-R
Collins/Pilgrim/Freon/p> 3rd Corvette C5-R Pilgrim fastest race lap
2003* GTS Fellows/O’Connell 5th Corvette C5-R
Collins/Gavin 3rd Corvette C5-R
2004 GTS Fellows/O’Connell/Papis 2nd Corvette C5-R
Beretta/Gavin/Magnussen 1st Corvette C5-R Gavin pole, fastest race lap
2005* GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 2st Corvette C6.R O’Connell pole, fastest race lap
Beretta/Gavin 2nd Corvette C6.R
2005 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell/Papis 6th Corvette C6.R O’Connell pole, fastest race lap
Beretta/Gavin/Magnussen 1st Corvette C6.R Beretta pole, Gavin fastest race lap
2006 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell/Papis 4th Corvette C6.R O’Connell pole
Beretta/Gavin/Magnussen 3rd Corvette C6.R Gavin fastest race lap
2007 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell/Fellows 3rd Corvette C6.R Magnussen pole, fastest race lap
Beretta/Gavin/Papis 1st Corvette C6.R Gavin fastest race lap
2008 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell/Fellows 1st Corvette C6.R O’Connell pole, Magnussen fastest race lap
Beretta/Gavin/Papis 2nd Corvette C6.R Gavin pole, fastest race lap
2009 GT2 Magnussen/O’Connell/Garcia 6th Corvette C6.R
Beretta/Gavin/Fassler 4th Corvette C6.R
2010 GT Beretta/O’Connell/Garcia 6th Corvette C6.R
Gavin/Magnussen/Collard 1st Corvette C6.R Magnussen fastest race lap
2011 GT Beretta/Milner/Garcia 17th Corvette C6.R
Gavin/Magnussen/Westbrook 4th Corvette C6.R
2012 GT Garcia/Magnussen/Taylor 2nd Corvette C6.R Magnussen fastest race lap
Gavin/Milner/Westbrook 12th Corvette C6.R

* Denotes two-hour, 45-minute race

ALMS GT Championship Standings

Driver Standings Team Standings Manufacturer Standings
1. Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen – 125
2. Dirk Muller – 109
3. Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner – 100
4. Dominik Farnbacher/Marc Goossens – 93
5. Bill Auberlen – 82
1. Corvette Racing – 161
2. BMW Team RLL – 120
3. SRT Motorsports – 109
4. Risi Competizione – 56
5. CORE autosport – 48
1. Chevrolet – 164
2. BMW – 134
3. SRT – 123
4. Ferrari – 109
5. Porsche – 95

Release Date: October 19, 2013