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24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Test Day Sets the Stage for 24 Hours
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Chevy Racing


Both Corvette C7.Rs ready for Le Mans dress rehearsal

DETROIT (May 26, 2015) – With victories in two of sports car racing’s biggest events already in 2015, Corvette Racing turns its focus across the Atlantic Ocean for the focal point of the season. The 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans again sees two entries from Corvette Racing competing in the twice-around-the-clock endurance race on June 13-14. It will be the second time at Le Mans for the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.

Registration is Open for the Corvette Museum's 24 Hours of Le Mans Viewing Party
Photo Credit: ACO/Nikon

If you would love to see the action at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France next month but don’t have a ticket, then the National Corvette Museum is coming to the rescue.

The museum announced today that it will be showing the entire 24 hours of competition on June 13-14 – one of only three places in the world where you can watch a commercial-free, direct feed of the entire race, Berlin and Tokyo being the other two cities!

See Mid America Motorworks' 1968 Rebel L88 LeMans Corvette Racer at Amelia Island

Attendees at next weekend’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida will have the chance to see one of the most well-known Corvettes of all time. Mid America Motorworks will be showing off their famous 1968 Rebel L88 racer during their 20th anniversary show. 2015 will mark the first time that The Rebel L88 has been displayed at Amelia Island.

Corvette Racing Receives Two Invitations for the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans
Photo Credit: Richard Prince/Team Chevy

While Corvette Racing has been planning on running the 83rd annual 24 Hours of Le Mans as part of its 2015 campaign, the race requires an invitation from the ACO. Last week the field was announced and the factory-backed race team did indeed receive two of the 21 at-large invitations available for the race at Circuit de la Sarthe in France this June.

The twin Velocity Yellow C7.Rs will join seven other cars to round out the GTE-Pro class which will feature a total of nine entries.

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Ryan Briscoe Set to Join Corvette Racing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Photo Credit: indycar.com

Helping the team of Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia win last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona apparently has iced another race for Ryan Briscoe.

Autosport is reporting that Briscoe has been tapped to compete again with Corvette Racing in the Le Mans World Endurance Championship in June, though official confirmation isn’t expected until Feb. 5 when the entry list will be released.

Briscoe himself is remaining quiet about the decision, saying only that “hoped to go back” to compete in Le Mans.

2003 Corvette Le Mans Safety Car to Cross Russo and Steele's Monterey Auction Block

Here’s a 2003 Corvette with a very special history, and it could be yours Friday night during Russo and Steele’s 14th annual Monterey California Auction.

The Corvette, of course, celebrated its 50th birthday in 2003, and Chevrolet offered a distinctive 50th Anniversary package to anyone who wanted to buy it.

This car, though, went much further than a paint job, as it served as an official Safety Car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France that year.

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

We’ve featured a couple videos now from the XCAR automotive video channel. Here is Drew from XCAR taking a few laps around the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a new Corvette Stingray the morning before the 24 hour race. This is one of the fastest “parade laps” we’ve seen yet for the Stingray and Drew just can’t believe his lucky stars to be driving the circuit de la Sarthe.

Drew from XCAR gets to drive a few laps of Circuit de la Sarthe before the start of the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans in a 2014 Corvette Stingray.

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Corvette Racing has been a mainstay at the 24 Hours of Le Mans annually for the last 15 years. This year, the team took the opportunity to thank all the local fans that come out to the track as well as all who support the factory-backed C7.Rs everywhere. Here is their latest video recapping the biggest and most important race of the year.

Since 1923, Le Mans, France has hosted a twenty-four hour race that has since become the world’s largest motorsport event of the year. For fifteen years, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has become a place of honor and pride for Corvette Racing. Winning the contest seven times against the world’s greatest sports cars is no small achievement.

This video is a celebration of the event and the fans who love it.

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