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Corvette C7.R to make public debut at ‘Roar Before the 24′ ahead of TUDOR Championship
DETROIT (Dec. 31, 2013) – A new beginning for Corvette Racing is on the horizon with a new car set to debut in a new season for a new championship. The Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway will be the site of first public laps for the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. The Jan. 3-5 test is a dress rehearsal for the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona – the first race for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
Taylor, Westbrook rejoin team at Le Mans; Liddell, Briscoe in for Daytona and Sebring
DETROIT (Dec. 19, 2013) – Corvette Racing is continuing its history of strong driver lineups with an impressive roster for the 2014 endurance racing season. The team will field eight drivers across 12 races around the globe in the new Chevrolet Corvette C7.R that will compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the inaugural season of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in the United States.
It was just last week that Chevrolet announced the 2015 Corvette Z06 will make its debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and now they are confirming that Corvette Racing’s new C7.R will be there as well. The C7.R will be shown in full race livery and then will depart to Florida to take part in the Tudor United SportsCar Racing’s inaugural race at the Rolex 24 of Daytona on January 25-26th.
We heard that the Corvette Racing team was in Sebring for a private testing session this week and now pics have emerged showing the C7.Rs in camouflage on the familiar blue/white circuit in Central Florida. It’s amazing how much the race cars resemble the production versions and I sure can’t wait to see what they can do in their inaugural race at Daytona next month.
A short video showing the all new Corvette C7.R running laps at Daytona International Speedway. The car will make its inaugural debut in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26th.
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Last month at Road Atlanta, Corvette Racing capped off a wildly successful 2013 campaign by adding the Drivers Championship for Magnussen and Garcia and the Michelin Green X Challenge award to the already clinched Manufacturers Championship and the Team Championship. Jan Magnussen was also named the ALMS Most Popular Driver.
Corvette Racing released this video documenting not only the final race of the 2013 season, but the final curtain for the team’s Corvette C6.R race cars.
Now that the 2013 ALMS race season is in the history books (along with the ALMS series itself), attention is turning to the combined United Sports Car Racing Series which will kick off in January at the Rolex Daytona 24 hour race. Corvette Racing will be featuring the racing debut of the C7.R and thanks to our friends over at MotorAuthority.com, we may have a first look at the new racing livery the 7th generation race cars will be wearing.
Magnussen voted ALMS’ Most Popular Driver, Chevrolet wins Green Challenge award
BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 22, 2013) – Chevrolet and Corvette Racing had ample reason to celebrate at the American Le Mans Series’ annual Night of Champions awards banquet. The two organizations took home seven awards on the evening at Chateau Elan, the night after the ALMS’ finale – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
Sixth-place finish with Taylor enough to take title at Road Atlanta; No. 4 Corvette places 10th
BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 19, 2013) – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen closed the American Le Mans Series era by winning the GT drivers’ championship Saturday at Petit Le Mans. The pairing drove with Jordan Taylor to a sixth-place finish in the No. 3 Compuware Chevrolet Corvette C6.R at Road Atlanta. Garcia won his first ALMS title, and Magnussen claimed another to go along with his 2008 GT1 championship.