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Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans: The Long and Winding Road Atlanta

Corvette Team Seeks Repeat GT Victory in American Le Mans Series Season Finale

BRASELTON, Ga., Sept. 26, 2011 – Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars have completed thousands of laps since the team’s debut in 1999, but the one that stands out is the last lap at Petit Le Mans in 2010. After more than nine hours of racing, Corvette driver Oliver Gavin caught and passed the class-leading Ferrari within sight of the final corners. As the fuel-starved Ferrari faltered, Gavin swept past to score Corvette Racing’s eighth win at Petit Le Mans.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: Headlights

by Keith Cornett on September 23, 2011

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: Headlights

Following last week’s Tech Transfer segment from Monterey that showed the flush mount headlights as a “technological” leap from track to street for Corvette, some people joked about it on twitter. Headlights are a technological transfer? Absolutely and we’ll tell you why.

But first, check out the latest Tech Transfer segment from Doug Fehan and Corvette Racing that aired during the 2011 ModSpace American Le Mans Series Monterey.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Series Episode 9: Corvette World Tribute

Welcome to the Corvette World Tribute, where Chevrolet’s supercar is celebrated by owners and drivers of all models, both on and off the track. In the ninth episode of Corvette Racing’s Track to Street series, enthusiasts and racers of today and yesterday come together to celebrate their common passion – the Corvette.

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Vote for Corvette Racing's Gavin or Magnussen for ALMS Most Popular Driver

The voting ended Sunday night for the American Le Mans Series “From the Fans” award and as you may know, we were pushing Corvette Racing pretty hard. Now it’s time for us to make a similar push for Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen, drivers of the #4 Corvette C6.R who were nominated for the prestigious Most Popular Driver award.

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[SPOILER] Corvette Racing in ALMS Laguna Seca

by Corvette Racing on September 18, 2011

[SPOILER] Corvette Racing in ALMS Laguna Seca

Racing at Monterey is always a challenge and with the ALMS Drivers and Manufacturers Championship titles on the line, Corvette Racing needed a strong result to keep them in contention. For six hours, Corvettes battled BMW, Ferrari and Porsche on the roller coaster that is Laguna Seca raceway. Did the team succeed and force a “game seven” for the championships at Petit Le Mans? Hit the jump to see the results of the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca.

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Corvette Racing Qualifies Second and Eighth for Laguna Seca ALMS

by Corvette Racing on September 17, 2011

Corvette Racing Qualifies Second and Eighth for Laguna Seca ALMS

Gavin Puts No. 4 Corvette C6.R on GT Front Row for Third Straight Race

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 16, 2011 – As the laps counted down in qualifying for Saturday’s ModSpace American Le Mans Series Monterey, Corvette Racing engineer Chuck Houghton radioed to driver Oliver Gavin, “A tenth of a second will put you in P2.” Gavin responded with his quickest lap of the 15-minute qualifying session, taking the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R from sixth to second on the GT grid.

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Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Monterey

by Keith Cornett on September 16, 2011

Corvette Racing: Links for the ALMS at Monterey

The championship chases in four classes of the American Le Mans Series are beginning to come more into focus. There are 55 points available to winners in the final two rounds – 25 points at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and 30 at Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans. Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen are chasing the #56 BWM’s Joey Hand and Dirk Muller who lead the Driver’s Championship by 25 points. Corvette is third in the running for the Manufacturer’s Championship, down 5 points to second place Porsche and 30 points behind BMW.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: The Chassis

by Keith Cornett on September 16, 2011

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: The Chassis

At the Baltimore Grand Prix, Program Manager Doug Fehan provided the next installment of the Corvette Racing’s Tech Transfer segment which aired during the race. While most of the tech transfer segments follow the transfer of technology from Track to Street, this is one segment where we look at the transfer from Street to Track. ACO rules that govern the ALMS require the GT cars to use many of the production-based components. For Corvette Racing, this means starting with the aluminum frame and chassis.

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[PICS] Corvettes on Display at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

by Keith Cornett on September 15, 2011

Corvettes on Display at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

The doors opened today in Frankfurt, Germany for the 64th International Motor Show and the halo car of the Chevrolet brand is well represented. Celebrating its 100 year anniversary, Chevy’s display offers a glimpse of past, present and future models in the Chevrolet lineup.

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Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca: Riding the Roller Coaster

by Corvette Racing on September 14, 2011

Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca: Riding the Roller Coaster
Photo Credit: Richard Prince / GM Racing

Strategy and Speed to Determine Success in Six-Hour Endurance Race

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 13, 2011 – The 2011 season has been a roller coaster year for Corvette Racing, with both victory celebrations and bitter disappointments. Saturday’s six-hour ModSpace American Le Mans Series Monterey, the penultimate round of the ALMS championship, will be contested on a track reflects this harsh reality of top-level motorsports competition, a circuit with enough ups and downs to qualify as America’s fastest amusement park ride.

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