In Episode 9 of Corvette Racing’s Track to Street, Oliver Gavin, driver of the no. 4 Corvette, and Ken Flory, chief engineer of the no. 3 Corvette, show they know what it takes to compete in long distance races. Both are accomplished marathon runners and successful Corvette Racing competitors. Gavin speaks about his experiences both on and off the track, as he compares the mindset and environments for both sports. He also talks about the focus and determination that drive him to compete at a high level.
Testing and Development Yield Gains for Gavin and Magnussen
LEXINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 6, 2010 – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen qualified their Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars third and fourth respectively for Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the sixth round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series. Gavin will start the No. 3 Corvette third on the GT grid after lapping the 2.25-mile circuit in 1:20.019 seconds. Magnussen was fourth quickest in the No. 4 Corvette with a 1:20.189 time. Toni Vilander won the GT pole in the No 61 Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GT with the fastest lap in the 20-minute session at 1:19.682, and the sister No. 62 Ferrari was second quickest.
Here is the 8th episode of Corvette Racing’s Track to Street series, featuring the ongoing development process known as cascade engineering. There are dozens of faces that make Corvette Racing run and this episode explores their role in turning out a better Corvette. The team works continually to improve the Chevrolet Corvette, ensuring that each model is more advanced than the one that preceded it. Take a look and see what goes into producing the Corvette for the best overall experience, both on and off the track.
Oliver Gavin Olivier Beretta takes the #4 Corvette ZR1 C6.R for a spin around the damp track at Mid-Ohio during Tuesday’s testing session. You are going to want to turn this up!
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Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
Mid-Ohio ALMS to Mark First Anniversary of Corvette Racing’s GT2 Debut
LEXINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 3, 2010 – The upcoming Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the sixth round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series, will mark the first anniversary of Corvette Racing’s debut in the production-based GT category. Corvette Racing unveiled a pair of second-generation Corvette C6.R race cars last year at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, finishing second and fourth in the GT2 division. Now one year later, the team is in the midst of a fiercely competitive unified GT category that features entries representing BMW, Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, and Ford.
LAKEVILLE, Conn., July 24, 2010 – Lime Rock Park proved to be no walk in the park for Corvette Racing in today’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Suspension damage resulting from contact sidelined the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, while a stop-and-go penalty effectively took the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R out of contention for a victory.
This picture and the accompanying video pretty much sums up Corvette Racing’s chances to compete for the ALMS Championship this season. Johnny O’Connell was driving the first stint in the #3 Corvette C6.R at the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park when contact was made with the #88 GTC Porsche. The resulting damage knocked the Corvette out of the race.
It seems that Corvette Racing can’t get a break this season and the cloud of bad luck followed the team to Connecticut this Saturday for the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Olivier Beretta was assessed a stop-and-go penalty for blocking during a heated battle with the two BMWs which surprised many watchers including the SPEED commentators. For a minute it appeared that Beretta would refuse to come in, but eventually he let the BMWs go past and entered Pit road on his third circuit following the call.
LAKEVILLE, Conn., July 23, 2010 – On a rainy day at Lime Rock Park, Corvette drivers Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin qualified their Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars fourth and sixth respectively for Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Wet conditions prevailed through two hours of practice and the 20-minute qualifying session.
One of the most scenic road course in North America, Lime Rock Park draws impressive crowds when the American Le Mans Series rolls into town. The 1.5-mile, 10-turn circuit keeps the action flowing all race for both drivers and spectators.