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Callaway Competition Clinch 2010 FIA GT3 Drivers Title in Portimão

by Corvette Motorsport on September 19, 2010

Callaway Competition clinch 2010 FIA GT3 Drivers Title in Portimão

Written By: Walt Thurn / CorvetteMotorsport.com

Algarve Portugal – In race nine the Callaway Competition and Graff Racing Corvettes battled to second and third place finishes. This still gave the Graff Racing Callaway built Corvette a mathematical chance to win the 2010 Drivers championship. However that opportunity came to a close today when Christian Hohenadel and Daniel Keilwitz took the overall victory. The duo were awarded the 2010 FIA GT3 Drivers Championship with 181 total points. This is their fourth overall victory in what has become a dominant season for the little team from Leingarten Germany.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Series Episode 10: Team Effort

by Keith Cornett on September 16, 2010

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Series Episode 10: Team Effort

In the tenth episode of Corvette Racing’s Track to Street series, the team talks about the importance of team work and continuity to their overall success. For the first time in several years, the team altered its driving line up in an effort to gain an advantage in the highly competitive GT2 class. Take a look and see for yourself how Corvette Racing is all about teamwork.

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[VIDEO] Road vs Track Showdown: The Corvette C6.R and the ZR1

by Keith Cornett on September 13, 2010

[VIDEO] Road vs Track Showdown: Corvette C6.R and the ZR1

During Round 5 of the American Le Mans Series at the Utah Grand Prix, Road & Track Magazine put five GT race cars against their street counterparts to compare and contrast in what they call the Road vs Track Ultimate Showdown. Here is a teaser video featuring Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen who talks about how the Corvette ZR1 compares with the C6.R and what his choice would be if he could select one to drive on the German autobahn.

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Corvette Racing: Vote for Doug Fehan!

by Keith Cornett on September 13, 2010

Your emails to the American Le Mans Series nominating Corvette Racing’s program manager were answered and now Doug is one of five finalists for the coveted “From the Fans” award. Doug is currently running second in the voting so we need to get the word out to Corvette Racing fans everywhere to put him over the top.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's O'Connell Speaks in Baltimore as ALMS Ambassador

The American Le Mans Series will join the IZOD IndyCar series for a “Festival of Speed” in Baltimore over Labor Day weekend in 2011. At the live announcement in Baltimore, Corvette Racing’s Johhny O’Connell spoke briefly on behalf of the series. It’s a quick clip, but O’Connell is as humorous as ever.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Beretta and Fehan Discuss Driver Change at Mosport

Corvette Racing made waves when they announced a shake up in the drivers lineup two days before racing at Mosport. Olivier Beretta discusses his shift to the #3 Corvette C6.R where he joined Johnny O’Connell. Program Manager Doug Fehan tells us the change is an effort to minimize setups on the GT Corvette, which he called “sensitive to change”.

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Corvette Grand Sport Does a Hot Lap of the 'Ring

Here’s a video posted on Facebook by the FIA GT1 World Championship guys showing a stock Corvette Grand Sport on a hot lap of the Nurburgring. Who doesn’t love a Corvette attacking the green hell, right? But what makes this video really interesting is that the Grand Sport doing the hot lap is wearing Michigan Manufactuer license plates. Kinda makes you wonder why it’s over there…

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Corvettes Finish Fourth and Fifth in Abbreviated Mosport ALMS

Red Flag Stymies Corvette Comeback in Canada

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 29, 2010 – After an eventful two hours and 15 minutes of racing at Mosport International Raceway, a red flag brought the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport to a premature end. When the guardrail lining the high-speed Andretti Straightaway was severely damaged in an accident, officials stopped the race with 30 minutes remaining on the clock. After efforts to repair the guardrail proved futile, the race was subsequently restarted for a ceremonial final lap under caution. The No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen was fourth across the finish line in the GT class, followed by the No. 3 Corvette driven by Johnny O’Connell and Olivier Beretta.

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Corvette Racing Qualifies Fourth and Sixth for Mosport ALMS

by Corvette Racing on August 28, 2010

Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two in Road America

Gavin and O’Connell Qualify in First Race with Revised Driver Lineup

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 28, 2010 – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Johnny O’Connell qualified their Compuware Corvettes fourth and sixth respectively for Sunday’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Canada at Mosport International Raceway. Both Corvettes posted their quickest times on their second qualifying laps on the 2.459-mile Canadian road course. Gavin turned a time of 1:17.668 (113.977 mph) in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, and O’Connell clocked in at 1:17.794 (113.793 mph) in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Just .634 seconds separated the top six GT qualifiers.

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Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Mosport

by Keith Cornett on August 28, 2010

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Mosport

The only Canadian stop for the American Le Mans Series also is traditionally the quickest. Mosport is Canada’s first permanent road-racing facility and has played host to the F1 World Championship, IndyCar, Can-Am and World Sports Car over the years, among others.

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