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French Privateer Larbre Competition to Field GT2 Corvette C6.R in ILMC for 2011

by Keith Cornett on November 6, 2010

French Privateer Larbre Competition to Field GT2 Corvette C6.R in ILMC for 2011

Larbre Competition will be fielding a GT2 Corvette C6.R in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup series, a seven-race series based around the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The series features races in Europe, Asia and two ALMS races in the US where Larbre’s GT2 Corvette will see action in the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans.

Larbre Competition has a long history of racing and in the last 20 years the team has fielded entries from Porsche, Dodge, Ferrari, Panoz, Aston Martin and Saleen.

The GT2 Corvette Privateer will hit the United States early next year for a private testing date with Pratt & Miller at Sebring on February 8th and 9th. The team will then will run in the 12 Hours of Sebring before returning back to Europe for races at SPA and Silverstone.

Michelin, Demeco, McDonalds of France, Charmant Z and BSI are sponsors of the black and yellow Corvette. Driving the American sports car will be Gabriele Gardel, Julien Canal (winners of the last 24 Hours of Le Mans with Saleen) and Patrick Bornhauser (four-time French GT Championship winner).

“The team Larbre Compétition chose to follow the ACO in the international great adventure of the ILMC” declares Jack Leconte, owner and managing director of Labre Compétition. “For this prestigious new challenge, we are happy to defend the colors of Corvette, a mythical mark all over the world and may be the most popular in Le Mans. We built the honours list of the Larbre team in accumulating a great number of victories with Porsche, Dodge, Ferrari, Panoz, Aston Martin and Saleen.”

Although the team is fielding just the one GT2 Corvette in the ILMC series, Larbre Competition is planning on entering two GT2 Corvette C6.Rs at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.


Source:
CorvetteMotorsport.com

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[VIDEO] New Corvette C6.R Chassis Testing at Sebring
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