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Magnussen tops final practice at VIR
Aug27

Magnussen tops final practice at VIR

  Corvette Racing topped the timesheet in final practice at Virginia International Raceway with Jan Magnussen topping the times aboard the No.3 machine. The Danish ace recorded a time of 1:41.637 to be 0.025 of a second faster than the Ford GT of Dirk Mueller. The No.3 Corvette is having strong weekend after a test earlier this week at Road Atlanta. Magnussen’s teammate Antonio Garcia was fastest yesterday in the second...

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Corvette to the front at VIR
Aug26

Corvette to the front at VIR

Teams were greeted with the hottest ambient temperatures of the season in the second practice today at VIRginia International Raceway as Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia set a blistering pace to top the timesheet. The 95 degree (f) ambient temperature is the highest recorded this year. The track temperature of 133 degrees matches the warmest seen earlier this year at at Lime Rock Park. Garcia set a time of 1:42.623 to beat the...

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Porsche lead opening practice
Aug26

Porsche lead opening practice

Porsche lept to the top of the times in the opening session today as team’s kicked off their assault on the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. New Zealander Earl Bamber stopped the clocks at 1:43.232 – just edging out the Ford GT of Joey Hand by a mere 0.018. Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia was third fastest ahead of the second Ford of Ryan Briscoe. Championship leader Tommy Milner was only eighth fastest in the morning...

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Porsche Power – 7 decades of success
Aug23

Porsche Power – 7 decades of success

The world of international sports car racing is blessed with nearly two dozen manufacturers, both old and new, looking to develop technologies or polish their brands in competition. Only a few successfully do both long term; a list that often starts with Porsche. Through almost seven decades of competition, up markets and downturns, generations of managements and corporate structures, Porsche has always been Porsche. Porsche’s success...

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GT aces ready for VIR
Aug19

GT aces ready for VIR

The drivers, teams and production based cars of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes take center stage for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, the only GT exclusive race of the 2016 WeatherTech Championship. Featuring the powerful factory teams from BMW Team RLL, Corvette Racing, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Porsche North America (2015 VIR winners) plus the factory linked Risi...

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Stunning victory for Corvette
Aug07

Stunning victory for Corvette

Road America delivered one of the most amazing finishes in sports car history with Tommy Milner claiming victory for Corvette Racing despite starting in fifth place on the final restart with only three laps to go. The victory was the second in succession for Milner and teammate Oliver Gavin and comes one race after Corvette Racing scored its 100th victory. Two of Milner’s rivals got eliminated with contact and the young American ace...

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