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BMW, Corvette celebrate at Petit Le Mans
Oct08

BMW, Corvette celebrate at Petit Le Mans

The sun wasn’t shining brightly, but BMW Team RLL’s Bill Auberlen, Alexander Sims and Kuno Wittmer, and Corvette Racing’s’ Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller were brilliant in the ten hours of the Motul 20th Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, the final race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 39 car field began the ten-hour race in misty conditions, but the rain soon stopped and the 2.54 mile, 12-turn...

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Magnussen, Garcia extend championship lead
Aug30

Magnussen, Garcia extend championship lead

Corvette Racing’s No. 3 duo of Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia extended their championship lead in the drivers’ title with their win at the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR – their second consecutive win in a row at Virginia International Raceway. The pair entered the race weekend with the lead, but problems for the No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM and No. 66 Ford GT during the race allowed the drivers of the Corvette C7.R to stretch their lead to 16...

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Corvette returns to the site of win 100
Jul22

Corvette returns to the site of win 100

It was one year ago that Corvette scored win 100 right here at Lime Rock Park, and, one year on, they’re looking for their 106th. Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin in the No. 4 car scored the 100th all-time win for the marque in a 1-2 Corvette Racing finish. The 1.5-mile “bullring” circuit is just one of the 24 tracks Corvette Racing has won on. “It was a cool moment (in 2016) to get the 100th win for Corvette...

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Toyota 1-2 in Le Mans Qualifying
Jun15

Toyota 1-2 in Le Mans Qualifying

The Toyota Gazoo Racing team has managed to lock Porsche out of the front row of qualifying for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans. Toyota ace Kamui Kobayashi set a lap time of 3:14.791 in the second round of qualifying that could not be overcome by any of his LMP1 competitors in the final session. Not only was the lap a new record at the Circuit de la Sarthe, it was a full 2.3 seconds ahead of teammate Sebastien Buemi in the sister No. 8...

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Corvette Racing Quick to Adapt
Jun15

Corvette Racing Quick to Adapt

With 18 Le Mans attempts in a row, it is no surprise that Corvette Racing adapt quickly to racing in France at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are still running on Michelin tires in France, but a different FIA World Endurance Championship-spec WEC spec Michelin tire. Corvette Racing has come to grips with the compound almost immediately. “I know we have a Le Mans-specific tire for this...

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