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Corvette Racing's Ryan Briscoe Looks to Duplicate Daytona's Success at the 12 Hours of Sebring
Ryan Briscoe (Left) with Antonia Garcia (Center) and Jan Magnussen (Right) after winning the 2015 Rolex 24 of Daytona

For the second year in a row, Chevrolet driver Ryan Briscoe will be once again join Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia in the No.3 C7.R Corvette at the 12 Hours of Sebring. The inclusion of Briscoe kept the team competitive in 2014′s Daytona 24 Hour race as well as the 12 Hours of Sebring, but issues with the new C7-based Corvette racer kept the team from achiving any kind of real success.

But that was last year.

For 2015, the No.3 Corvette C7.R with Briscoe, Magnussen and Garcia took the checkered flag in the opening round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship which gave Corvette Racing their first Daytona GT victory since 2001.

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[DRV ALERT] Velocity TV's AmeriCarna Looks at Corvette Racing's DNA From L88 to C7.R

One of the cool things about the Corvette is its long family line after 62 years of production.

For instance, take these two cars featured in an AmeriCarna video on Velocity.com.

Though they’re separated by nearly 50 years, it’s easy to tell that the 1968 Corvette L88 “gave birth” to the 2015 Corvette C7.R race car.

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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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Corvette Racing at Daytona: Rolex 24 GTLM Win for Corvette C7.R

Garcia, Magnussen, Briscoe team up for thrilling victory in TUDOR Championship opener

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2015) – Corvette Racing returned to Victory Lane for the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Sunday, scoring a hard-earned GT Le Mans class victory in the opening race of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Ryan Briscoe won in their No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in Corvette Racing’s second race back at Daytona since 2001.

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Corvette Racing’s No.3 C7.R Wins the Rolex 24 at Daytona

by Keith Cornett on January 25, 2015

Corvette Racing's No.3 C7.R Wins the Rolex 24 at Daytona
Photo Credit: Rolex 24 at Daytona

At the 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona, Corvette Racing’s two C7.Rs were in the mix from the green flag but it was the No.3 Corvette piloted by Jan Magnussen, Antonia Garcia and Ryan Briscoe who came out on top in the GTLM class. After a yellow caution period went green with just minutes left in the race, Antonio Garcia held off the second place No.25 BMW to bring home the checkered flag for the first race of the 2015 TUDOR United Sportscar Championship.

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Corvette Racing Working To Improve the Corvette C7.R

by Bruce Troxell on December 23, 2014

Competitors in the Tudor United Sportscar Championship, such as Corvette Racing, put in long, hard hours at the racetrack and traveling around the country from spring until fall. Crews and drivers must endure hot weather, rainy weather, days away from their families, and unbelievable stress trying to make a sometimes cantankerous racecar do what they want it to do. Then, on top of all that, the sanctioning body can suddenly change the balance of performance parameters on your car to make everything that much more difficult.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing 2014 – Why We Race

by Keith Cornett on December 18, 2014

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing 2014 - Why We Race

Pratt and Miller, the award-winning team behind the Chevrolet Corvette’s factory-supported racing effort known simply as Corvette Racing, released an interesting new video last night that takes a deep dive into the philosophy of racing. In the opener, the narrator asks the age-old question of why go racing.

Why does Chevrolet race the Corvette: “Ultimately, it’s to build a better sports car.”

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Via CorvetteVideos.TV

Watch Tommy Milner’s latest Driver POV in Corvette Racing’s C7.R as the team undertakes some off-season testing at NOLA Motorsports Park:

A couple laps from off season testing at NOLA Motorsports Park in the C7.R. Tried out adding a foot cam as well.

Visit CorvetteVideos.TV for the best selection of hand-picked Corvette videos.

 

[VIDEO] Track to Street - Corvette C7.R and Z06 Technology Transfer

One of the hallmarks of the new 2015 Corvette Z06 and the C7.R Corvette race car is that they were developed together utilizing the lessons learned from the C6 Corvette and the C6.R race car.

In a new video by Chevrolet, Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner and Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter talk about the transfer of technology from the racing program to the production Corvette.

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Vote for Corvette Racing for the 2014 Team to Win Award
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Chevy Racing

Every week following a TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Race, the Wall Street Journal hosts a vote sponsored by Microsoft’s Visual Studio for the race team of the week. As Corvette Racing won the vote in round 6 following their 3rd consecutive win at Watkins Glen, they are in contention for the 2014 Team to Win Award Grand Prize.

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