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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.

Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca:  Diappointing 6th and 7th Place Finish for Corvette C7.Rs
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing

It was a disappointing finish on Sunday for Corvette Racing’s two C7.Rs at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Both Corvettes were never in contention to challenge the BMWs who would go on to finish 1-2 in GLTM.

Corvette Racing finished sixth in seventh in class with the No.4 Corvette C7.R driven by Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner edging their teammates in the No.3 Corvette C7.R piloted by Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen.

During yesterday’s qualifying sessions at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Tommy Milner and the No. 4 Corvette C7.R led the factory-backed team with a time of 1:22.711 and will start fourth in class when the Green Flag drops this afternoon.

Antonio Garcia piloted the No.3 Corvette C7.R to P7 but after an engine was diagnosed with an issue after qualifying and was replaced, the points leaders in GTLM will be starting P8 at the back of the grid.

Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca: Going for Fourth Straight Monterey Win

Quartet of drivers have found Victory Circle each year since 2012

DETROIT (April 29, 2015) – Corvette Racing’s two-race California swing wraps up this weekend at a place where the team has found considerable success in the last decade. Mazda Raceway Laguna plays host to the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s fourth round, the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, and the last event before the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

[PICS] Chevrolet Pays Respect to Corvette Racing with the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition

On Friday, Chevrolet introduced all the changes and upgrades to the 2016 model year Corvette. Today, we take a closer look at the limited edition 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R edition which pays homage to the factory-backed Corvette Racing team.

The Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition will be available in fourth quarter 2015 and is limited to just 500 units. So if you want one of these, you better start talking to a dealership about getting on a list because we don’t expect these to hanging around dealership lots once they are produced.

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Corvette Racing Building a Second Generation C7.R for 2016's Rule Changes
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Chevy Racing

A new set of rules and regulations are coming to the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship in 2016 and according to an article by Sportscar365, Corvette Racing is already building a new Corvette C.7R to meet them head on. One of the major challenges that Corvette Racing will undertake in building the 2nd generation C7.R is the creation of an escape hatch located in the roof of the car.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Oliver Gavin Gives a Tour of the Corvette C7.R Cockpit

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

With some downtime during the Long Beach race weekend, Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin gives RACER Magazine a tour of his office – the inside of the Corvette C7.R. Watch Oliver go over all the systems he uses to pilot the Velocity Yellow Corvette – from buttons and functions on the steering wheel to all the settings on the main display to the innovative radar system that shows cars approaching from the rear. There’s a lot going on inside there!

Corvette Racing at Long Beach: Riding Momentum Out West
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing

Two victories in last four years on southern California street circuit

DETROIT (April 14, 2015) – Following the two longest races on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship schedule, Corvette Racing heads to the Long Beach street circuit for the shortest race of the season. The Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach is the third and shortest race on the TUDOR Championship schedule, and it historically has been good to Corvette Racing.

Watch Larbre Competition's Corvette C7.R Make Its FIA WEC Debut at Silverstone on Sunday
Photo Credit: Paolo Briatico

The FIA’s World Endurance Championship kicks off the 2015 season this weekend at the Silverstone Circuit in England and a Corvette C7.R campaigned by Larbre Competition will be making its debut in the GTE-AM class.

The C7.R chassis was most recently raced by Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Ryan Briscoe at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2015 where it won its class before it was sold to Larbre. Larbre Competiton is no stranger to racing Corvettes as they previously ran the C6.Rs in the series, which include a win in class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

[GALLERY] Corvette Racing at the 12 Hours of Sebring (30 Corvette photos)

On Saturday morning we made our annual pilgrimage to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring where we spent the day cheering on our Corvette Racing team while baking under the Florida sun. Right after noon, we started our trek of walking the circuit and finding many great opportunities to shoot the factory yellow Corvette racers on the historic track. Along with our sunburn, we brought home a bevy of Corvette racing pics share!

So here’s a photo gallery of 30 images featuring the Corvette C7.Rs racing at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Do you have a favorite? Please share this page on Twitter and Facebook.

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