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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing’s Video Series Returns for 2011: Episode 1 – Paddle Shifter Testing at Road Atlanta

by Keith Cornett on February 17, 2011

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Video Series: Episode 1 - Paddle Shifter Testing at Road Atlanta

Corvette Racing broke new ground last year with their Track to Street video series that chronicled the 2010 ALMS and 24 Hours of Le Mans campaigns. The series focused on everything from individual race results to the racing technology that is transferred to the regular production Corvettes (hence the name Track to Street). So it is good news for Corvette fans that GM Racing is continuing the series for the 2011 season which according to our watch, started the day after the #4 Corvette’s dramatic win at Petit Le Mans last October.

One of the major new rules for the GT class in 2011 is the ability to use paddle shifters. In Season 2′s first episode of the Track to Street video series, the team is shown testing the new paddle shifter setup in a black Corvette C6.R at Road Atlanta:

That testing and subsequent tests already appear to be paying dividends. At the annual Sebring Winter Test last week, Corvette Racing’s C6.Rs were the fastest GT cars in each of the 4 sessions.

Corvette Racing’s next event is the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in Sebring, Fla., on Saturday, March 19. The season-opening 12-hour race will be shown live on ESPN3.com and americanlemans.com starting at 10 a.m. ET. ABC will televise race highlights from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 20.



Source:
Corvette Racing


Related:
Corvette Racing Sets the Pace in ALMS Winter Test
Corvette Racing’s New 2011 C6.R Livery Spotted at Sebring Test
Corvette Racing Announces 2011 Driver Lineup

 

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