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Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan was recently interviewed for the Speed City podcast known as Speedcast in advance of this weekend’s Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Two Corvette C7.Rs hoping to replicate past victory in Austin
DETROIT (Sept.16, 2015) – Corvette Racing returns to one of sports car racing’s biggest stages this weekend for the Lone Star Le Mans weekend at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. The team and its two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs will race in Saturday’s two-hour, 40-minute event for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, which shares the stage at COTA with the FIA World Endurance Championship.
We don’t know how much a petition will help solve the inequities of IMSA’s balance of performance adjustments that seem to have knocked Chevrolet and Corvette Racing out of the top spot in the Manufacturers and Driver’s championships for the second year in a row, but at this point we are willing to try anything to get the attention of IMSA’s top brass.
While the Corvette Racing team would like more time for testing, officials are confident that the second-generation C7.R will perform well at its on-track debut next month.
Hard-fought, GT-only race in team’s eighth TUDOR Championship event
DANVILLE, Va. (Aug. 23, 2015) – Corvette Racing remains in the hunt for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) championship in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship following the Oak Tree Grand Prix on Sunday at Virginia International Raceway.
Sunday’s eighth TUDOR Championship round for Corvette Racing is GT-only
DANVILLE, Va. (Aug. 22, 2015) – Corvette Racing’s two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs will continue their chase for the TUDOR United SportsCar GT Le Mans (GTLM) championships Sunday at Virginia International Raceway. Three races remain in the season including the two-hour, 40-minute Oak Tree Grand Prix.
We were pretty excited last year when Corvette Racing signed up their third C7.R chassis for duty in the FIA World Endurance Challenge Race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The all-American driver roster included Tommy Milner and the two Taylor brothers and was referred to as “Team America”.
But according to a report by Sportscar365, Corvette Racing will not be entering a Corvette C7.R as a wildcard in this year’s FIA WEC race which takes place September 19th.
GT-only race means Corvette Racing will go for overall TUDOR victory
DETROIT (Aug. 18, 2015) – Corvette Racing – and the rest of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class – takes center stage this weekend at Virginia International Raceway. The Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIR is a GT-only event for the TUDOR Championship with GTLM and the GT Daytona class. It means that Chevrolet’s Corvette Racing team – with 97 class victories around the world – is in prime position to win an overall event for the second time.
We know all about Corvette Racing’s close ties between the C7.R race car and the new 2015 Z06 street car. So it’s only fitting that following the team’s 8th class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the racing team and drivers gathered in Detroit to celebrate with Corvette Team members who design, engineer and build our Corvettes.
ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. (Aug. 9, 2015) – Despite a fourth place finish in the ultra-competitive GT Le Mans class, Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen were the big winners for Chevrolet in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America on Sunday.
In GT Le Mans (GTLM), Garcia and Magnussen used clever strategy late in the race to battle back to a fourth place class finish with their No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R and increase their lead in the class’ Driver’s Championship.