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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Oliver Gavin Leaves Geneva - One Step Closer to Le Mans

Last week we showed this cool video from Chevrolet Europe featuring Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin arriving at the Geneva Motor Show in the new 2015 Corvette Z06. The No.4 C7.R driver checked the car with the valet and headed into the show wearing his full racing gear.

Now we have the bookend to that entrance with Oliver walking off the show floor and out the door, handing his ticket to the valet and getting into the Velocity Yellow Corvette Z06. As he drives off, text on the screen reads “One step closer to Le Mans.”

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IMSA Releases Entry List for the 2015 Twelve Hours of Sebring
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Chevy Racing

IMSA has released the entry list for the 63rd running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring which will be run on Saturday, March 21st.

Corvette Racing will have both its C7.Rs running and will be competing against seven other entries in the GTLM class.

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[VIDEO] This is How Corvette Racing's Oliver Gavin Arrived at the Geneva Motor Show

This week marked the start of the Geneva Motor Show and Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin was there to talk about the similarities of the new 2015 Corvette Z06 to his weekend office, Corvette Racing’s C7.R race car.

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Corvette Racing's Ryan Briscoe Looks to Duplicate Daytona's Success at the 12 Hours of Sebring
Ryan Briscoe (Left) with Antonia Garcia (Center) and Jan Magnussen (Right) after winning the 2015 Rolex 24 of Daytona

For the second year in a row, Chevrolet driver Ryan Briscoe will be once again join Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia in the No.3 C7.R Corvette at the 12 Hours of Sebring. The inclusion of Briscoe kept the team competitive in 2014′s Daytona 24 Hour race as well as the 12 Hours of Sebring, but issues with the new C7-based Corvette racer kept the team from achiving any kind of real success.

But that was last year.

For 2015, the No.3 Corvette C7.R with Briscoe, Magnussen and Garcia took the checkered flag in the opening round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship which gave Corvette Racing their first Daytona GT victory since 2001.

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[DRV ALERT] Velocity TV's AmeriCarna Looks at Corvette Racing's DNA From L88 to C7.R

One of the cool things about the Corvette is its long family line after 62 years of production.

For instance, take these two cars featured in an AmeriCarna video on Velocity.com.

Though they’re separated by nearly 50 years, it’s easy to tell that the 1968 Corvette L88 “gave birth” to the 2015 Corvette C7.R race car.

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Corvette Racing Receives Two Invitations for the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans
Photo Credit: Richard Prince/Team Chevy

While Corvette Racing has been planning on running the 83rd annual 24 Hours of Le Mans as part of its 2015 campaign, the race requires an invitation from the ACO. Last week the field was announced and the factory-backed race team did indeed receive two of the 21 at-large invitations available for the race at Circuit de la Sarthe in France this June.

The twin Velocity Yellow C7.Rs will join seven other cars to round out the GTE-Pro class which will feature a total of nine entries.

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Larbre Competition to Race a Corvette C7.R in the FIA WEC Series
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Chevy Racing

Rumors that Larbre Competition will resume its relationship with Corvette Racing are expected to be confirmed during a press conference Thursday when the FIA and ACO will set the field for the upcoming season.

“You will have confirmation tomorrow from the WEC and Le Mans about the entries,” Larbre team owner Jack Leconte promised, “and you will have good news – a yellow car (Corvette C7.R) is inside.”

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Ryan Briscoe Set to Join Corvette Racing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Photo Credit: indycar.com

Helping the team of Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia win last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona apparently has iced another race for Ryan Briscoe.

Autosport is reporting that Briscoe has been tapped to compete again with Corvette Racing in the Le Mans World Endurance Championship in June, though official confirmation isn’t expected until Feb. 5 when the entry list will be released.

Briscoe himself is remaining quiet about the decision, saying only that “hoped to go back” to compete in Le Mans.

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Corvette Racing at Daytona: Rolex 24 GTLM Win for Corvette C7.R

Garcia, Magnussen, Briscoe team up for thrilling victory in TUDOR Championship opener

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2015) – Corvette Racing returned to Victory Lane for the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Sunday, scoring a hard-earned GT Le Mans class victory in the opening race of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Ryan Briscoe won in their No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in Corvette Racing’s second race back at Daytona since 2001.

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Corvette Racing’s No.3 C7.R Wins the Rolex 24 at Daytona

by Keith Cornett on January 25, 2015

Corvette Racing's No.3 C7.R Wins the Rolex 24 at Daytona
Photo Credit: Rolex 24 at Daytona

At the 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona, Corvette Racing’s two C7.Rs were in the mix from the green flag but it was the No.3 Corvette piloted by Jan Magnussen, Antonia Garcia and Ryan Briscoe who came out on top in the GTLM class. After a yellow caution period went green with just minutes left in the race, Antonio Garcia held off the second place No.25 BMW to bring home the checkered flag for the first race of the 2015 TUDOR United Sportscar Championship.

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