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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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Corvette Racing Chasing Ninth Le Mans Victory
Jun13

Corvette Racing Chasing Ninth Le Mans Victory

Corvette Racing is ready to put a year’s worth of preparation to the test this week when it goes for a ninth class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The annual French endurance classic – this year’s running is the 85th edition – gets the green flag at 3 p.m. French time (9 a.m. ET) on Saturday with Corvette Racing sending six drivers and its two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs into battle against the world’s best. “We are quietly going...

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Porsche and Corvette crash fighting for lead
Mar19

Porsche and Corvette crash fighting for lead

Both Porsche and Corvette were left disappointed after the No.911 Porsche and the No.3 Corvette GTLM machines were taken out of race contention while fighting for the lead at the 12 hours of Sebring. Kevin Estre had the race lead for Porsche with Corvette’s Jan Magnussen closing to fight for the top spot on lap 116. The pair split a GT Daytona Audi down the main straight with Magnussen on the dry line adjacent to the pit wall...

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Corvette aces remain in the battle
Jan31

Corvette aces remain in the battle

The battle between the GTLM brands has been incredibly fierce but defending race winners Corvette Racing remain in contention as the the race enters its second half. Jan Magnussen ran strongly in second just before the half way mark but a slow pit stop and driver change put Antonio Garcia on the back foot – pushed back to eighth. The Spaniard later had to fight back again after he was spun after contact by Ferrari driver Olivier...

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