Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner tweeted photos today of the new paint scheme that will be on the Corvette C6.Rs for the 2012 American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans campaigns. The livery is an evolution from the previous two years but new is the large Jake graphic that appears just under the race car’s B-pillar.
The Corvette C6.Rs were redesigned during the off-season in which one inch was added to each side. The increased width adds a lot of “coke bottle” to the Corvette race cars and the slightly larger stance should improve downforce and handling.
The team and its drivers have all made the trek to Sebring this week for the annual Winter Test which runs February 8-9th. Joining Corvette Racing will be young new endurance driver Jordan Taylor who will make his first public appearance in the #3 C6.R.
Also participating in the 2-day test at Sebring International Raceway will be handful of teams from the World Endurance Championship series (WEC) which includes Labre Competition and their Corvette C6.R.
The Winter Test is open to the public with tickets priced at $10. We are assuming that as in the past, the ALMS will offer live timing of the event so we’ll be able to track the progress of the team in relation to its competitors in the GT class.
Corvette Racing’s first event in 2012 is the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring which will be held March 17, 2012.
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