Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan gave his annual pre-race talk at the Corvette Corral last Friday on the eve of the 65th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. It’s always interesting watching these talks after the actual race has taken place because you just don’t know what can happen during a 12 hour race. That is especially the case at Sebring, which can be quite unforgiving with changing weather conditions, a bumpy track and the fact that the competitors race in the dark.
At the time, GoDoug seamed resigned to the fact that the Corvette C7.Rs just didn’t have the same pace as the others in GTLM and therefore would most likely qualify last in class later in the afternoon. He jokes that they have a “pretty firm grip on Seventh and Eighth” and he adds “I don’t think anybody will be able to wrestle that away from us” as the crowd laughs.
Doug does show the famous “Never Give Up” attitude that Corvette Racing is famous for and pretty much says “We’re going to give them hell and see what happens” and he wants the crowd to make sure they have a good time no matter the outcome.
As always, Doug spends a significant amount of time answering the questions of Corvette owners in attendance. The six drivers come in to the picture at 35:00 and then Doug takes a few minutes to introduce each of them in a way that only he can.
Doug was correct in saying that anything can happen at Sebring. With under two hours left of racing, the No. 3 Corvette C7.R piloted by Antonio Garcia vaulted from fourth to first place and Corvette Racing would win GTLM for the third straight year.
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