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10 Years After: Memories of Corvette Racing's First Le Mans Victory

A Look Back at Corvette Racing’s Breakthrough Win in 2001

You never forget your first – especially when it’s the first win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today Corvette Racing is recognized around the world as a powerhouse in international endurance racing, but a decade ago, the members of Chevrolet’s factory sports car team were innocents abroad.

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World Challenge: Corvette Finishes First in Rounds Five and Six

The Pirelli World Challenge held rounds five and six at Mosport International Raceway over the weekend and Mike Skeen of Charlotte, North Carolina would come away with back to back wins in the GT Class with his yellow No. 2 CRP Racing/Cragar Wheels Chevrolet Corvette. Former Corvette Racing driver Johnny O’Connell also earned back to back podium finishes in his Pratt & Miller prepped Cadillac CTS-V Coupe.

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[VIDEO] Japan's Better Motoring Pits LFA vs. GT-R, ZR1, 911 GT2 RS and F430 GT3

Here is a comparison video from Japan’s Best Motoring TV show that puts the Lexus LFA against the Nissan GT-R, Corvette ZR1, Porsche 911 GT2 RS and the Ferrari F430 GT3 for a 3-lap attack at Fuji Speedway.

The comparison is epic proof of why we don’t put too much stock into comparisons as this was all about the drivers and their lack of familiarity with any car that wasn’t Japanese. The Corvette driver seemed particularly tentative in the corners and really failed to utilize one of the ZR1′s core strengths: brakes. Despite that minor observation, it’s always fun to see these epic sports cars battling on a track. You have to watch the video to find out how it ends.

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Corvette Racing Completes Successful Test Day in Le Mans

by Corvette Racing on April 24, 2011

Corvette Racing Completes Successful Test Day in Le Mans
François Navarro – ACO/Nikon

Tommy Milner Sets the Pace in Preparation for Legendary Endurance Race

LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing completed a successful test day at Le Mans on Easter Sunday. Corvette Racing’s four full-season American Le Mans Series drivers – Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen, Olivier Beretta and Tommy Milner – used one of the team’s European customer cars to collect valuable data for the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 11-12.

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From Long Beach to Le Mans: Corvette Racing's Overseas Odyssey
Photo Credit: Richard Prince/GM Racing

Le Mans Test Day Sets the Stage for Sports Car Racing’s Main Event

LE MANS, France, April 20, 2011 – This is only a test – but it’s an important one. Corvette Racing will participate in the Le Mans Test Day on Easter Sunday, April 24. This one-day outing on the legendary French circuit will play a key role in the team’s preparations for the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 11-12, 2011.

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[VIDEO] Dragstrip Shootout: 1973 Corvette Stingray vs Corvette Z06

It’s new versus old in this video of an Atomic Orange C6 Corvette Z06 racing a 1973 Corvette Coupe down the strip. Obviously modified, the C3 Corvette gets the slightest of jumps on the Z06 at the start but that 505-horsepower LS7 kicks in and it’s neck and neck down the straightaway. Who wins is anyone’s guess. You’ll have to watch after the jump.

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[SPOILER] Corvette Racing at the ALMS Long Beach Street Race
Photo Credit: Richard Prince/GM Racing

The American Le Mans Series at Long Beach proved to be another tough battle in the GT class. Long Beach is often referred to as a street fight and that description was apt for describing the multiple lead changes and some shocking mistakes made by drivers during the two hour race. ESPN 2 carries the replay Sunday at 5:00 pm EST. Hit the jump for the results.

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Corvette Racing Qualifies Second and Ninth for Long Beach Street Race
Photo Credit: Richard Prince/GM Racing

Split Strategy Boosts Magnussen to Front Row, Milner Makes Strong Run in First Qualifying Run with Corvette

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 15, 2011 – Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnussen finished second in last year’s American Le Mans Series race on the Long Beach street circuit, and that is where he will start Saturday’s two-hour race on the bayside circuit. Magnussen posted the second quickest time in the GT class at 1:19.137 (89.526 mph) in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, just .047 seconds behind the pole-winning BMW of Joey Hand. Tommy Milner qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R ninth in the 14-car GT field at 1:20.724 (87.766 mph).

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How to Watch ALMS Racing on ESPN 3 Without an Affiliated Cable Provider

When the announcement came earlier this year that the ALMS would only be shown live on ESPN 3, a lot of us felt left out as we are on non-affiliated cable providers. The thought of missing the entire season was disappointing to say the least. Recently, I literally stumbled across a way to view ESPN3 content. We’ve tested this only twice and both times we were successful in being able to view the programming on ESPN3.com. I really hope I’m not screwing the pooch as they say but if it worked for me, perhaps it may work for you.

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Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS at Long Beach

by Keith Cornett on April 15, 2011

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS at Long Beach
Photo Credit: Richard Prince/GM Racing

There is no better place for the world`s most exotic racers than the streets of Long Beach in southern California. It has been standing-room only since the Series` first trip in 2007 and this year will be no different. Corvette Racing finished 2nd in GT in 2010. Will this be the race where they earn their first win of 2011?

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