It’s that time of year where the best sports cars in the world head to France for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Corvette Racing is back and Jake will have his work cut out for him in defending the crown of last year’s GTE-Pro class win by the #73 Corvette C6.R. If you’re planning on following the 24 Hours of Le Mans, we got a comprehensive list of Corvette-related links and additional points of interest for you after the jump.
24 Hours of LeMans
Here is the 3rd episode of Corvette Racing’s “Flat Out” series where attention is turned to the six drivers. We hear directly from Oliver, Tommy, Jan, Antonio, Richard and Jordon how they got their start racing as well as the impact that the 24 Hours of Le Mans has on a driver.
Here is the next episode of Corvette Racing’s “Flat Out” which features an in-depth look at all the people behind the six drivers and two race cars.
Online Video Streams from Two Corvette C6.Rs and Corvette Racing Garage to Enhance Live Coverage of 24 Hours of Le Mans
LE MANS, France, June 12, 2012 – Race fans in the U.S. will be able to ride along with Corvette Racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the second consecutive year. SPEED’s coverage of the classic endurance race will include live video streams from the two Compuware Corvette C6.Rs as they navigate the immense 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe on June 16-17. A third camera in the Corvette Racing garage will take viewers inside the world’s most prestigious sports car race.
As you know, the Corvette Racing team is in France for the 24 Hours of Le Mans which will take place this weekend. Yesterday the team was in downtown Le Mans at the Place de la Republique for scrutineering which is where all the teams and crew report to have their cars and equipment inspected. While in the Center of Le Mans, the team pauses to take their annual group photograph.
Photo Credit: Arnaud Cornilleau ACO/www.lemans.org
Chevrolet Team Aims for Eighth Victory in 24 Hours of Le Mans
LE MANS, France, June 11, 2012 – Corvette Racing comes into the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the defending champion in the GTE Pro category. Last year the No. 73 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Tommy Milner, Antonio Garcia, and Olivier Beretta scored a come-from-behind victory to capture Corvette Racing’s seventh class title in the world’s biggest sports car race.
If you haven’t entered the Race To Win Corvette contest that will put one lucky winner behind the wheel of the 2013 427 Convertible, you’re almost out of time. Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen are here to remind you exactly how huge of a contest this is. But you better hurry as the contest closes on June 20th.