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Corvette Racing Links for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

by Keith Cornett on June 11, 2010

Corvette Racing Links for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

This is our comprehensive list of links that will continue to evolve throughout Saturday as we follow Corvette Racing’s quest for the GT2 podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Check back throughout race day as we add additional points of interest.


#64 Corvette to Start on the Pole at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Photo Credit: Richard Prince/GM Racing Photo

Initial qualifying was the Risi Competizione Ferrari, then Corvette #64, Corvette #63 and Ferrari again.

Reason is unknown at this time but Risi Competizione has been sent to the back of the grid following inspection after qualifying. This leaves the # 64 Corvette on the pole with #63 C6.R second!

Oliver Gavin confirmed it on Facebook it we now have confirmation from from Corvette Racing after the jump.


Corvette Racing's Oliver Gavin Interview During Qualifying Session

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.


2010 Le Mans: Corvette Racing Links for June 10, 2010

by Keith Cornett on June 10, 2010

2010 Le Mans: Corvette Racing Links for June 10, 2010

Thursday Practice/Qualifying Times:

       1pm-3pm EST – Qualifying
       4pm-6pm EST – Qualifying(night)


Corvettes Second and Third in GT2 Qualifying

Corvette Racing made a fast start in its GT2 debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Corvette C6.Rs were first and third in the opening four-hour free practice session. After a two-hour break, the first of three qualifying sessions for Saturday’s 24 Hours of Le Mans ran from 10 p.m. to midnight on the immense 8.47-mile circuit.


2010 Le Mans: Corvette Racing Links for June 9, 2010

by Keith Cornett on June 9, 2010

Wednesday Practice/Qualifying Times:

       10am-2pm EST – Free Practice
       4pm-6pm EST  - Qualifying (night)


Corvette Racing Series Episode 5: A Salute to the Le Mans 50th Anniversary

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.


Team Pictures with the Corvette C6.Rs and the 1960 Le Mans Corvette

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.


Corvette C6.Rs Undergo Scrutineering

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.


2008 Le Mans Flashback: Night Practice On Board the Corvette C6.R

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!


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