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Most of us have been holding out hope that Johnny O’Connell would still be part of the 2011 Corvette Racing team as a team driver for the three endurance races (Sebring, Le Mans and Petit Le Mans). Unfortuately, that doesn’t appear to be the case as Johnny posted this on facebook just a couple of ours ago:

Since everyone is asking… no I won’t be in the Corvette for the long races. But hey, I might still be there.

We’ve also heard that 2010’s endurance race driver Manny Collard may be driving a prototype next year which would then leave that seat open for Corvette Racing. Looks like Fehan and the team’s management have some decisions to make…

 

Johnny O'Connell Makes Transition from Corvette Racing to Team Cadillac
(L-R) GM VP Jim Campbell, Johnny O’Connell, Andy Pilgrim and Cadillac Marketing VP Dan Butler

Record-Setting Racer Reunited with Corvette Racing Teammate Andy Pilgrim in New Cadillac SCCA World Challenge GT Program

DETROIT, Dec. 14, 2010 – Johnny O’Connell will move from Corvette Racing to the new Team Cadillac motorsports program in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) World Challenge GT in 2011. After 10 successful seasons in Corvettes, O’Connell will join former Corvette Racing teammate Andy Pilgrim in a pair of Cadillac CTS-V Coupes as Cadillac returns to racing in the SCCA production-based series.

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Corvette Racing's Gavin to Race in Grand-Am in 2011

It appears that Oliver Gavin will have a couple of rides in 2011, assuming that he maintains his seat with Corvette Racing in the American Le Mans Series. Olly announced that he will be racing in the Grand Am/Rolex Series with Banner Racing’s Chevrolet Camaro. Gavin will share the No. 07 The Cool TV Camaro with Gunter Schaldach for the seven round series. Where the calendar conflicts with the ALMS, the C6.R driver expects ALMS races to take precedence.

Luc Alphand to Retire Corvette Racing Program

Luc Alphand and his racing team Alphand Aventures carried the flag for Corvette in Europe since 2006. His white GT1 Corvettes were a mainstay at Le Mans as much as the factory yellow C6.Rs. A crash while competing in the Rand’Auvergne all-terrain motorcycle race last year resulted in severe back injuries and now the former champion downhill skier has decided to retire from motorsports.

[VIDEO] Chevy's Proof | Corvette Racing Victory | 2010 Petit Le Mans

Here is a great new :30 second commercial saluting Corvette Racing’s GT victory at last month’s Petit Le Mans. Tim Allen provides the narration and the new ‘Chevy Runs Deep’ slogan makes an appearance at the end.

GM and Corvette Racing presented the theme of cascade engineering for the 2010 racing season, and appropriately so, this factory race car commercial is the perfect bookend to the Still Buiding Rockets commercial featuring the Corvette ZR1.

Here’s a quick clip of the new Corvette C6.R chassis testing at Sebring on Monday. The matte black Compuware Corvette was joined on the track with the #3 Corvette C6.R. See photos and a couple more short videos on photobucket.

From Oliver Gavin’s Facebook page:
Just finished marathon day of testing at Sebring… Ran from 9am – 9pm…Stopped for 40mins at 6pm, Chateau Elan had a wedding…

From SEMA to Sebring, Jake Never Rests!

 

2010 SEMA: 2011 Corvette Z06X Concept

Corvette Racing’s now ubiquitous mascot Jake is sooo huge, Corvette owners will turn to Genuine Corvette Accessories to create their Jake special editions. That’s the thinking by GM with the release of the 2011 Corvette Jake Edition Concept which showcases many new GCA accessories featuring the factory race team’s icon.

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