The Yellow and Black Corvette factory racers were only 20 minutes into the 2 hour 45 minute shootout at the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock when contact between an LMPC prototype and one of the Extreme Speed Ferraris caused a chain reaction which collected the #4 and #3 Corvettes and the #55 BMW. Both Corvettes were damaged and by the time repairs were completed, both cars were out of contention and 15-20 laps off the leader.
The video shows how both Corvettes were damaged. The Le Mans-winning #3 Corvette C6.R had front suspension damage while the #4 Corvette was taken back to the transporter for a new nose. With repairs in place, the #3 and #4 Corvettes took to the track and were able to finish in 9th and 10th place respectively, earning 2 and 1 points towards the manufactures championship.
The Corvettes are currently 2nd and 4th in points race. #56 BMW leads with 70 points while the Gavin and Magnussen are 2nd at 37 points. The #45 Flying Lizards Porsche is 3rd at 34 points and Beretta and Milner are 4th at 33 points. Despite the tough finish at Lime Rock, the Corvettes are still in contention for the championship but they will need some wins to make up ground against the class-leading BMW.
Corvette Racing’s next event is the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport in Bowmanville, Ont., on Sunday, July 24, starting at 3 p.m. ET. Live video coverage will available on ESPN3.com in the US and americanlemans.com for international users. ESPN2 will televise the Grand Prix of Mosport at 10 p.m. ET on July 24.
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