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Americans Ready for Le Mans
Jun13

Americans Ready for Le Mans

As the great motorsport pendulum swings, the American teams and drivers at the 24 Hours of Le Mans are hopeful that it is on the upswing heading into the demanding 24-hour test of speed and endurance after several endured a difficult week leading up to the race. The powerful Corvette Racing team saw its entry halved when a mechanical issue resulted in Jan Magnussen‘s banging both the inside and outside walls hard at the Porsche Curves...

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The War in GTE Pro: Aston Martin vs. Corvette
Jun10

The War in GTE Pro: Aston Martin vs. Corvette

The longstanding rivalry between Aston Martin Racing and Corvette Racing continued in the first practice session for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Aston Martin claimed the top spot in the GTE Pro class with the No. 99, while the yellow No. 64 Corvette was second on the time sheet. Surprisingly, a team of Le Mans rookies turned the fastest lap in the four-hour session. The No. 99 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE of Alex MacDowall, Fernando Rees,...

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Laguna Seca insight: A gripping tale
May03

Laguna Seca insight: A gripping tale

The fastest cars may not necessarily prevail in today’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Michelin engineers believe that the key to success could well be tires, specifically how consistently they perform over a full stint. “This track presents some of the biggest variances in lap times during a stint of any circuit that we visit,” said Ken Payne, technical director Michelin North...

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Can Corvette Racing continue its win streak
Apr18

Can Corvette Racing continue its win streak

Corvette Racing has dominated the opening two races of 2015, winning both the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring with the No.3 machine of Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Ryan Briscoe. Now the velocity yellow machine returns to the scene of another win streak – the Long Beach Grand Prix. Magnussen and Garcia won here last year and proceeded to dominate the championship for four consecutive races with additional...

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Corvette win the first 36 hours of 2015
Mar22

Corvette win the first 36 hours of 2015

They triumphed in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and now Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Ryan Briscoe have backed that up with victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. After qualifying third, Garcia moved up to second early and the team stayed in contention throughout the entire day. A quick spin by Briscoe was their only delay as they cycled through the driver line-up With 80 minutes to go, Garcia was back in the car and had...

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