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24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: First Steps Toward Eighth Class Victory

Annual Test Day serves as dress rehearsal for Corvette C7.R’s Le Mans debut

DETROIT (May 28, 2014) – The biggest challenge yet for the new Chevrolet Corvette C7.R beckons across the Atlantic. Sunday is the annual Test Day ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and eight hours of track time for the C7.R and Corvette Racing’s six drivers. It’s the only time cars can run on the 8.3-mile circuit ahead of official practice and qualifying for the world’s most grueling auto race June 14-15.

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Corvette Racing's Doug Fehan to be Honored With The 2014 Spirit of Le Mans Award

Corvette Racing’s program manager wears many hats when it comes to managing one of the most successful racing programs ever for a manufacturer, but as our friends at BadBoyVettes.com recently reminded us, his role is much larger than you may think.

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Le Mans 1960: Corvette's Dramatic Debut

In the summer heat of Le Mans, France in June of 1960, Corvette took to its first steps onto the stage of world endurance racing at the 24 Heures du Mans. Three were entered by Briggs Cunningham’s racing team and the fourth by Lloyd “Lucky” Casner’s Camoradi USA team. One of the Cunnigham cars was involved in a dramatic finish that still stirs the souls of racing fans around the world.

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SRT Viper Production Halted and Factory Racers Sidelined for the 24 Le Mans

While the Corvette Stingray continues to fly off the showroom floors almost faster than Bowling Green can produce them, the same can’t be said for its long-time competitor, the SRT Viper.

In fact, Chrysler just announced that it would suspend production of the Viper for at least two months, leaving 91 hourly workers laid off at the assembly plant in Detroit.

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Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Corvettes Complete the 24 Hour Race

Fourth, seventh place in final Le Mans for C6.R with new car looming for 2014

LE MANS, France (June 23, 2013) – Corvette Racing and its two Compuware Corvette C6.Rs completed the most demanding auto race in the world today by finishing in the top seven of the GTE Pro class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Jordan Taylor brought home the No. 73 Compuware Corvette in fourth place after starting seventh. It was a remarkable comeback that saw the trio pick up three spots in the final six hours. The No. 74 Compuware Corvette finished seventh with Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen and Richard Westbrook driving.

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Corvette Racing at Le Mans: 18 Hour Race Report

by Corvette Racing on June 23, 2013

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: 18 Hour Race Report

Both Compuware Corvettes persevering through safety car periods

LE MANS, France (June 23, 2012) – Through three-quarters of the world’s greatest road racing, Corvette Racing’s two Compuware Corvette C6.Rs continued to persevere through the night and into the daytime. At the end of 18 hours, Tommy Milner ran seventh in GTE Pro and Jan Magnussen was eighth in the class.

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Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Six-Hour Race Report

by Corvette Racing on June 22, 2013

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Six-Hour Race Report

Compuware Corvettes keeping up fight in opening hours

LE MANS, France (June 22, 2013) – The two Compuware Corvette C6.Rs from Corvette Racing ran fifth and ninth in GTE Pro after six hours at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Changing track conditions throughout the opening of the race kept teams throughout the class on their toes.

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Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Factory-Backed C6.Rs Qualify 8th and 9th

LE MANS, France (June 20, 2013) – Qualifying is complete for the 90th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Corvette Racing firmly entrenched in what is its toughest fight at the world’s greatest endurance race.

The two Compuware Corvette C6.Rs will roll off eighth and ninth in the GTE Pro class at 3 p.m. CET/9 a.m. ET on Saturday following Thursday’s final qualifying sessions. Damp weather early in the first two-hour period hampered the team’s efforts to work toward improvements from Wednesday. The field did enjoy mostly dry running in the final period.

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[VIDEO] Le Mans 101 with Corvette Racing's Doug Fehan

How does a racing team win at Le Mans seven out of the last 14 years? You have to know the rules. Corvette Racing’s Program Manager Doug Fehan talks to Racer Magazine about the rules you have follow to have success at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Team Quotes from Media Day

by Corvette Racing on June 20, 2013

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Team Quotes from Media Day

LE MANS, France (June 19, 2013) – Members of Corvette Racing met with media at the Circuit des 24 Heures on Wednesday ahead of the first practice and qualifying session for the 90th anniversary running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The race begins at 3 p.m. CET/9 a.m. ET on Saturday.

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