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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing: #3 Corvette C6.R Captures 3rd Position in GT2 Qualifying at Mid-Ohio

by Keith Cornett on August 7, 2009

GT2 Corvette C6.R shakedown

Jan Magnussen and the #3 Corvette C6.R rocketed to third position during Friday’s qualifying session for the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio. Magnussen turned a fastest lap of 1:21.454. The GT2 Pole goes to the 1:21.022 (100.328 mph) run by #45 Flying Lizard Porsche and three-time champion Joerg Bergmeister. Oliver Gavin qualified the #4 Corvette C6.R at six position and was half a second off the class leader.

Bergmeister took time to comment on the Corvette’s debut in the GT2 class:

“They might be sandbagging. We’ll see what they do in the race,” Bergmeister said. “It’s been impressive so far seeing them close to the top. We have to stay out of the fight with those guys and stay ahead.

We don’t have video of the qualifying session, but thanks to Chris at Corvette Info Center we have a video from Oliver Gavin of a recent GT2 Corvette C6.R shakedown session at Gingerman Raceway.

As said by one of the broadcasters during today’s radio lemans coverage of the qualifying session: “I hear the sound of thunder”.

Update
Check out the Mid-Ohio photo gallery at BadBoyVettes



Source:
American LeMans and Corvette Info Center


Related:
Corvette Racing: Inside the GT2 Corvette C6.R
A New Era: Introducing Corvette Racing’s GT2 ZR1 C6.R

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