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Photo Gallery: Corvette Racing at Sebring

by Keith Cornett on March 22, 2011

Photo Gallery: Corvette Racing C6.Rs at Sebring
Photo Credit: Charley Robertson

Corvette Racing kicked off the 2011 American Le Mans Series with two new cars and two new drivers at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. After 12 hours of going pedal to the metal, the twin C6.Rs finished third and fourth in GT. The No 03 Corvette C6.R with Olivier Beretta, Tommy Milner and Antonio Garcia earned the podium and was the only non-BMW to finish on the lead lap. The No 4 Corvette C6.R with Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen and Richard Westbrook fought off several potential setbacks and spent much of the race climbing out of a three-lap deficit to end in fourth place.

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[VIDEO] Behind the Scenes at Corvette Racing with #03 C6.R Crew Chief Dan Binks

Most Corvette Racing fans see him on TV or at the track, but very rarely do we hear from him. Dan Binks is the Crew Chief of the #03 Corvette C6.R and on the Wednesday leading up to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, we stopped by the Corvette garage to speak with him. We discussed the new paddle shift system, E10 vs E85, testing of a proximity alarm system as well as his impressions of new driver Tommy Milner.

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[VIDEO] Oliver Gavin talks with CorvetteBlogger.com at Sebring

With the departure of Johnny O’Connell, Oliver Gavin assumes the unofficial role of senior driver at Corvette Racing. In the nine years since he’s been with factory race team, Gavin has posted 76 starts with 32 wins and 18 poles in ALMS competition and 9 starts with 6 podium finishes including 4 class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the 12 Hours of Sebring getting underway later this week, we spoke with Oliver about the strategy in dealing with 56 cars on the grid, off-season changes to the C6.Rs, and his new co-driver Richard Westbrook.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Oliver Gavin Profiled on Mobil 1 The Grid

Here is the video of Oliver Gavin’s appearance on Mobil 1 The Grid which first aired Friday evening. Gavin talks about the importance of endurance training and how his training for the London Marathon translates to racing Corvettes. Gavin also talks about the upcoming ALMS season and the high level of competition in the GT class.

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[PIC] #4 Corvette C6.R Being Prepped at Pratt & Miller

by Keith Cornett on March 11, 2011

#4 Corvette C6.R Being Prepped at Pratt & Miller

According to Oliver Gavin on Twitter, the C6.R Corvettes will be wrapping up their prep work at Pratt & Miller and will be heading down the road to Sebring shortly:

Oliver Gavin: Last day of prep 4 the #04 car before being loaded. Brian & all the guys have been flat-out getting her ready.

DVR Alert
Oliver Gavin is one of the features on Friday’s episode of Mobil 1 Mobil 1 The Grid. The show airs on SPEED at 10:00 pm Eastern.

 

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Video Series: Episode 1 - Paddle Shifter Testing at Road Atlanta

Corvette Racing broke new ground last year with their Track to Street video series that chronicled the 2010 ALMS and 24 Hours of Le Mans campaigns. The series focused on everything from individual race results to the racing technology that is transferred to the regular production Corvettes (hence the name Track to Street). So it is good news for Corvette fans that GM Racing is continuing the series for the 2011 season which according to our watch, started the day after the #4 Corvette’s dramatic win at Petit Le Mans last October.

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Corvette Racing Sets the Pace in ALMS Winter Test

by Corvette Racing on February 11, 2011

Corvette Racing Sets the Pace in ALMS Winter Test
Photo Credit: Richard Price/GM Racing

Corvettes Run Fastest Lap in GT Class in Every Session of Two-Day Sebring Test

SEBRING, Fla., Feb. 10, 2011 – Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs ran the fastest laps in all four sessions of the two-day American Le Mans Series Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway. After Jan Magnussen turned the quickest times in the first three sessions on the historic circuit in the No. 4 Corvette C6.R, Olivier Beretta posted the fastest lap of the test in the GT class with the No. 3 Corvette C6.R in the final session.

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Corvette Racing Links for 02/09/11

by Keith Cornett on February 9, 2011

Corvette Racing Links for 2/09/11

The Sebring Winter Test is now underway and with all the news coming out of Central Florida and other parts of the world, a quick round up of news was in order. Here’s what’s going on now:

 

[POLL] Do You Approve of Corvette Racing’s 2011 Livery

by Keith Cornett on February 9, 2011

[POLL] Do you Approve of Corvette Racing's 2011 Livery

Every year, Corvette Racing refreshes the design of the factory C6.Rs for the upcoming season. Some recent notables include the Jake Scrape and the reverse B-Pillar Jakes at Monterey. Fans, bored to death during the off-season, cite the annual unveiling of the livery as one of the things they look forward to. So yesterday’s sighting of the new 2011 Corvette Racing livery at the Sebring 2-day test burned up and down the intertubes and feedback is coming in. What we want to know from you is, do you approve?

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Corvette Racing's New 2011 C6.R Livery Spotted at Sebring Test

Facebook user John Machaqueiro spotted Pratt & Miller’s trailers set up for the two day test at Sebring International Raceway that begins tomorrow. Parked next to it was the #4 Corvette C6.R showing off its new livery for the 2011 season. Once again, the team’s livery maintains the yellow and black paint scheme with the major change being the silver “barbed wire/throwing stars” look giving way to a silver stripe beginning as a point on the doors and then wrapping around the rear. Another new addition is the commemorative Chevrolet 100 Years logo on the hood.

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