Corvette Racing: GT2 C6.Rs Officially Entered for Mid-Ohio

Corvette Racing: GT2 C6.Rs Officially Entered for Mid-Ohio

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Corvette Racing: GT2 C6.Rs Officially Entered for Mid-Ohio

Corvette Racing’s return to the American Le Mans series is now official. PlanetLeMans.com is reporting that the two Corvette C6.Rs have officially been entered to run in the GT2 class at the Acura Sports Car Challenge in Mid-Ohio. The #3 and #4 Corvettes will now go head to head with Ferrari, Porsche, Panoz, BMW, Ford and Dodge in what looks to be one of the most diverse and competitive classes in auto racing.

Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen will be driving the #3 Corvette C6.R while Olivier Beretta and Oliver Gavin will be behind the wheel of the #4 Corvette. O’Connell and Magnussen return fresh off their GT1 class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the sixth victory in the world’s greatest race since 2001.

“For several years now, the competition in GT2 has been the closest and most competitive among all our classes,” said Scott Atherton, American Le Mans Series President and CEO. “With the news of Corvette Racing’s official entry into the category at Mid-Ohio, the class quite possibly becomes the most diverse and competitive ever. It also serves as another example of the continued growth and success of the American Le Mans Series. Corvette never truly left, but it’s safe to say that they were missed by the countless participants at our Corvette Corrals and fans worldwide. We would like to be the first to officially say, ‘Welcome back!'”

The Acura Sports Car Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio is scheduled to start at 2:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 8th. The race will be televised same-day tape-delayed on NBC at 4 p.m. ET.



Source:
PlanetLemans.com
Photo Credit: Planetlemans – Marcel ten Caat

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3 COMMENTS

  1. GT2 is going to be a lot of fun. I know the Corvette Racing team will be ready to roll at Mid-Ohio. Thanks for the comment, Adam and I’m glad we were able to hook up on twitter.

  2. This is the most exciting thing to come along for Corvette followers in a long time. Can’t wait!

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