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24 Hours of Le Mans

Larbre Competition Campaigning the


The factory-backed Corvette C7.Rs aren’t the only Corvettes to tackle La Sarthe this weekend for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The French racing team Larbre Competition are enjoying their 23rd appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and this year they will be driving the No.50 Corvette C7.R known as the “French American” in the GTE Amateur Class.

This is the same C7.R chassis the No.3 Corvette C7.R drove to a class win at the Rolex Daytona 24 Hour race in January. Larbre Competition also drove the car at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March and the team now has its sights set on the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Ready for Another Classic
Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing


Drivers, crew, engineers focused on earning eighth class win since 2001

LE MANS, France (June 8, 2015) – Corvette Racing’s chance to write another chapter in sports car racing history is here. For the 16th consecutive season, Corvette Racing has its sights set on the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a two-car effort against the toughest competition in GT racing.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Plenty of Work - and Rain - on Test Day


Gavin sets second-quickest time in GTE Pro in No. 64 Corvette C7.R

LE MANS, France (May 31, 2015) – Corvette Racing’s two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs ran through a trouble-free – although damp – Test Day program Sunday ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The No. 64 Corvette C7.R set the second-fastest time in the GTE Pro class thanks to Oliver Gavin’s lap of 3:58.162 (128.003 mph) as both Corvettes compiled 121 laps between them.

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.

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