The twin Velocity Yellow C6.R Corvettes belonging to the Corvette Racing team should be very pleased with their performance today in the opening qualifying sessions of the 76th running of the 24 Hours of LeMans. Both Corvettes traded the lead in the GT1 class with each other during the two periods and at the end of the first day it was Jan Magnussen in the #63 Corvette leading the GT1 class with a lap of 3:49.406 while Oliver Gavin is 1.360 seconds behind with a time of 3:50.766.
|Q1 Results – LMGT1 Class|
|63||Corvette Racing||Corvette C6.R||Magnussen, J.||3:49.406|
|64||Corvette Racing||Corvette C6.R||Papis, M.||3:50.766|
|50||Labre Competition||Saleen S7R||Smet, D.||3:50.920|
|55||IPB Spartak Racing||Lamborghini Murcielago||Hezemans, M.||3:52.175|
|009||Aston Martin Racing||Aston Martin DBR9||Turner, D.||3:52.266|
|007||Aston Martin Racing||Aston Martin DBR9||Piccini, A.||3:52.527|
|72||Luc Alphand Aventures||Corvette C6.R||Moreau, G.||3:53.990|
|73||Luc Alphand Aventures||Corvette C6.R||Goueslard, P.||3:55.736|
|53||Vitaphone Racing Team||Aston Martin DBR9||Leventis, N.||3:57.371|
|59||Team Modena||Aston Martin DBR9||Borcheller, T.||3:58.193|
Today’s qualifying times are much faster than what we saw last year. Although bad weather caused the 2nd Qualifying round to be cancelled, During last yearâ€™s 1st Round, Gavin ran the fastest time for Corvette Racing at 3:52.130 which was good for a third place start while Magnussen’s 3:52.657 put the #63 Corvette C6.R on the grid at 5th place.
The 2nd Qualifying Session picks up again tomorrow afternoon and you can follow the action at LeMans.org
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