Corvette Racing will be starting 2nd and 3rd in Saturday’s 24 Hour of Le Mans with the Risi Ferrari F430 holding the pole. During the 3rd and final qualifying session Oliver Gavin was interviewed in Corvette Racing’s garage. Video is after the jump.
Thursday Practice/Qualifying Times:
1pm-3pm EST – Qualifying
4pm-6pm EST – Qualifying(night)
Wednesday Practice/Qualifying Times:
10am-2pm EST – Free Practice
4pm-6pm EST - Qualifying (night)
In the 5th episode of Track to Street: Corvette Racing Series, we’re given a history lesson on the story of Corvette Racing at Le Mans, and how it all began 50 years ago at the 24 hour race. Take a look at the behind-the-scenes footage, which includes a chronicle of the Corvette’s evolution as well as some interviews with key team-members of the past and present and what the 24 hours of Le Mans means to them. Among those interviewed were famed drivers Dick Guldstrand and Dick Thompson, as well as current team Ambassador, Ron Fellows.
Following Monday’s Scrutineering, the Corvette Racing team posed for the traditional team photos at Place des Jacobins, adjacent to La Cathedrale Saint-Julien in downtown Le Mans. The Corvettes were then loaded up and returned to Circuit de la Sarthe where the team was joined on the track in front of the world famous grand stands with the 1960 #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette.
On Monday before noon local time, Corvette Racing’s C6.Rs were picked up in the paddock and taken to downtown Le Mans where they officially underwent scrutineering. Thousands of fans gathered in Jacobin square and looked on as the Corvettes were studied, tested and then deemed good to go for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After pictures in front of the historic Le Mans Cathedral, team members headed back to the track for a photo shoot with the 1960 #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette that won at Le Mans 50 years ago.
If all goes as planned, one week from now the two Corvette C6.Rs will be racing through the French countryside in the dead of the night locked in battle with the best sport car manufacturers in the world. Two years ago we pulled this video off a French website during live streaming of a practice session. After watching the Johnny O’Connell behind the wheel of the #63 Corvette C6.R, I tell you I can’t wait for next weekend’s 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans!
Here are photos of the two Corvette C6.Rs being delivered to the Paddock at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After some baseless speculation about a possible livery change to match the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette’s white/blue stripes for the 50th Anniversary of Corvette’s first race at Le Man, we see both cars in dressed in their standard 2010 Yellow/Black livery. Like Monterey, both Corvettes feature the new 50th Anniversary logo front and center on the hood.
We just got word through Lance Miller that his 1960 #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette has made it safely to the port of Le Havre in France. The Corvette was placed in a large cargo container last month and made its trans-Atlantic voyage by ship. By now the Corvette should be resting comfortably at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum.