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Corvette Racing at Daytona: Roar Before the 24 Test Program Complete

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2016) – Corvette Racing ran through a three-day testing program as part of the Roar Before the 24 – the final opportunity for track time ahead of the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona. The two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs completed a total of 449 laps between them on a weekend focused on development and preparation for the start of the 2016 season.

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[PICS] Corvette Racing Reveals 'Made in America' Livery at Roar Before the 24
Photo Credit: @JanMagnussen/Twitter

On Thursday, teams in the now-titled WeatherTech SportsCar Championship unloaded their race cars at Daytona to participate in the Roar Before the 24 practice weekend in advance of the Rolex 24 at the end of January.

Two of the 54 cars participating in the Roar belonged the Corvette Racing and looking at the tweets from some of the team members, we can see an updated livery on the Corvettes for 2016.

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Corvette Racing at Daytona: Start of a New Season

No easing into 2015 for two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs

  • Second season with Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in IMSA competition
  • Both Corvettes led in GT Le Mans class in last year’s Rolex 24
  • Corvette C7.R based on production Chevrolet Corvette Z06

DETROIT (Jan. 20, 2015) – The second season for the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R begins this weekend with Corvette Racing set for the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona and the start of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Saturday’s start will be the second consecutive at the twice-around-the-clock race for the team, which prior to 2014 hadn’t raced at Daytona in 13 years.

[VIDEO] Tommy Milner Helmet Cam from the Daytona 24

Want to see what a few laps was like from a drivers perspective during the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona? Tommy Milner, co-driver of the No.4 Corvette C7.R, wore a GoPro camera mounted to his helmet during one of his practice stints. We get to see him suit up and then climb into the new Corvette racecar during a night time pit stop and then drive off to rejoin the field.

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Corvette Racing at Daytona: Final Dress Rehearsal for Rolex 24
Photo Credit: IMSA

Solid start for new Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in Roar Before the 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan 5, 2014) – Corvette Racing moved a step closer toward its return to the Rolex 24 At Daytona over the weekend with a successful three-day test at Daytona International Speedway. Oliver Gavin in the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R set the weekend’s second-best time for the GT Le Mans class during the Roar Before the 24 with a 1:45.743 (121.200 mph). It’s the annual test that serves as the last tune-up before the opening round of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.