With the 12 Hours of Sebring approaching this Saturday, Chevrolet published this video today featuring a look at Corvette Racing’s C7.R and the Daytona Prototypes Corvettes fared at the Rolex 24 in Daytona.
We’re pretty excited about the 12 Hours of Sebring this week as this our first chance to see and hear the C7.Rs live as they engage in battle with Porsche, Ferrari, BMW and SRT Viper.
Corvette Racing is pretty much a brand new team in terms of their equipment branded now with the C7 crossed flags logo and of course, the new Corvette C7.Rs. They are even two new drivers handling the endurance races.
But maybe the BIGGEST change we’ve seen in the new paddock garage which is a huge inflatable dome.
New Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs to take on racing’s most demanding venue
DETROIT (March 11, 2014) – Corvette Racing and its new Corvette C7.R race cars are about to undergo the ultimate challenge in road racing. The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is America’s oldest sports car race, and the 62nd running of the Florida classic is set for this weekend. It’s also an event that is rich with Chevrolet and Corvette history.
Back when I was in high school in the mid-1970s, I was just coming into my own as a budding Corvette enthusiast.
Though I wouldn’t be able to buy my first Corvette until 1983, for years before that, I was well aware of a company known as Mid America Enterprises that offered products for those other people fortunate enough to already own a ‘Vette.
In 1974, a young tool-and-die maker from Effingham, Ill., named Mike Yager had borrowed $500 to start a company that unbeknownst to him at the time would quickly become a rousing success and would in fact be celebrating its Official 40th Anniversary on Feb. 23, 2014 with 80 employees on its 260-acre Corporate Campus!
Want to see what a few laps was like from a drivers perspective during the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona? Tommy Milner, co-driver of the No.4 Corvette C7.R, wore a GoPro camera mounted to his helmet during one of his practice stints. We get to see him suit up and then climb into the new Corvette racecar during a night time pit stop and then drive off to rejoin the field.
Photo Credit: IMSA.com
New Chevrolet GT race cars display competitive balance in 2014 opener
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2014) – In its return to the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Corvette Racing experienced the highs and lows of the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic. In their competitive debut, both of the team’s Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs led the opening round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The new racing Corvette showed promise with impressive speed and economy ahead of its full-season campaign in North America’s new sports car racing championship.
Pratt and Miller posted this video earlier in the week that shows what it took to design and build the Corvette C7.R race car. The Corvette will make its racing debut this Saturday when it takes the field for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
New Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs to race for first time in TUDOR Championship opener
DETROIT (Jan. 21, 2014) – Fifteen years ago, Corvette Racing stepped onto the world’s sports car stage for the first time. Thirteen years ago, it scored a stunning overall victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Now with 90 victories around the world – seven at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – and 10 American Le Mans Series titles, America’s premier production-based sports car team is back at Daytona with a brand new car to contend for a brand new championship.
When the all-new C7.R Corvette race car was revealed at the North American International Auto Show last Monday, a small contingent of personnel from Corvette Racing and Pratt and Miller were on hand to witness the event.
We caught up with Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing’s Program Manager, on the show floor and spoke with him about the new race car and the inaugural race of the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship at the 24 Hours of Daytona.