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!
Briscoe, Garcia, Magnussen follow Rolex 24 win with Sebring 12 Hours victory
SEBRING, Fla. (March 21, 2015) – Corvette Racing won in class for the ninth time at the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida as Ryan Briscoe, Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen added Saturday’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) victory to their Rolex 24 At Daytona win from January. The trio started the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season with consecutive victories and lead in GTLM points after two rounds.
Endurance is definitely the name of the game when it comes to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – and not just on the track.
At Saturday’s 63rd annual event, for example, the title sponsor – ExxonMobil – will be celebrating some endurance of its own, observing a remarkable 20 years as title sponsor, one of the longest sponsor relationships in motorsports.
Mobil 1, of course, plays a big role for Corvettes in general and Corvette Racing in particular. All Corvettes have come from the factory filled with Mobil 1 oil for years, and that loyalty carries over to the track, too.
Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia is fresh off winning the GT Le Mans Class at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and now the Spanish driving ace is looking forward to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring this week. Known by his teammates at the Matador and the King of Spain, Garcia has really come into his own since becoming one the four full time drivers for Corvette Racing in 2012.
In this IMSA Driver Spotlight, Garcia talks about winning the Rolex 24, the keys to success at Sebring and being a new father.
Eight previous class victories at North America’s oldest sports car race
DETROIT (March 16, 2015) – Corvette Racing already has one victory in Florida to its credit in 2015. The focus now turns to the second race for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship: the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida at Sebring International Raceway. Both of the team’s Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs are entered in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class at a race Corvette Racing has won eight times.
Two days of testing were packed full of news from the Larbre Competition team at Sebring International Raceway on March 9-10.
Larbre used the two days on the track to find out more about the new Corvette C7.R they’ll be running in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship LMGTE Am category.
Last week we showed this cool video from Chevrolet Europe featuring Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin arriving at the Geneva Motor Show in the new 2015 Corvette Z06. The No.4 C7.R driver checked the car with the valet and headed into the show wearing his full racing gear.
Now we have the bookend to that entrance with Oliver walking off the show floor and out the door, handing his ticket to the valet and getting into the Velocity Yellow Corvette Z06. As he drives off, text on the screen reads “One step closer to Le Mans.”
IMSA has released the entry list for the 63rd running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring which will be run on Saturday, March 21st.
Corvette Racing will have both its C7.Rs running and will be competing against seven other entries in the GTLM class.