Corvette Racing made their first appearance in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) outside of Le Mans recently at the Lone Star Le Mans in Austin, Texas. While their finish at the Circuit of the Americas wasn’t what they are used to and certainly not what they had hoped for, the experience doesn’t seem to have soured Corvette Racing’s interest in more racing in the WEC.
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AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 20, 2014) – Indeed sometimes when it rains, it does pour… as was the case Saturday for Corvette Racing’s No. 65 Konica Minolta/Michelin Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. The entry of Tommy Milner, Jordan Taylor and Ricky Taylor was a victim of cruel luck as the trio finished seventh in the GTE Pro class of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas.
DETROIT (Sept. 16, 2014) – With 15 years of competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing is more than familiar with competing against the world’s top production-based sports car teams. What’s new is that for the first time, that fight takes place at Circuit of The Americas. Tommy Milner, Jordan Taylor and Ricky Taylor will drive a Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s six-hour endurance race Saturday.
As Corvette Racing prepares a 3rd Corvette C7.R race car for the FIA’s World Endurance Championship at Circuit of The America’s next weekend in Texas, much of the speculation from fans has been focused on the livery and number the car will be wearing.
Sportscar365.com reports that the Corvette C7.R will be wearing Corvette Racing’s familiar Velocity Yellow and Black livery branded with the logos of Konica Minolta and Michelin Tires as sponsors. The C7.R will also be sporting the number 65 in the GTE-Pro class.
Sometimes we forget just how unpredictable and dangerous racing can be.
Take, for example, this Corvette C6 ZR1 that was involved in a pitlane fire during the penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance Championship over the weekend.
Callaway Competition GmbH, the German-based segment of Callaway Cars, has been chosen to develop the new Corvette C7 into a GT3-class race car and submit it for homologation from the FIA.
Original equipment manufacturers like Chevrolet have to authorize specialists like Callaway to submit the homologation forms needed to allow their version of the car to be the one allowed in FIA competition.
Written By: Walt Thurn / CorvetteMotorsport.com
Algarve Portugal – In race nine the Callaway Competition and Graff Racing Corvettes battled to second and third place finishes. This still gave the Graff Racing Callaway built Corvette a mathematical chance to win the 2010 Drivers championship. However that opportunity came to a close today when Christian Hohenadel and Daniel Keilwitz took the overall victory. The duo were awarded the 2010 FIA GT3 Drivers Championship with 181 total points. This is their fourth overall victory in what has become a dominant season for the little team from Leingarten Germany.
Spa-Francorchamps has always had a special place in the hearts of GT drivers – not only is it the circuit most frequently mentioned as their favourite circuit, but it is also the home of GT Racing’s blue riband event, the Total 24 Hours of Spa. This year the FIA GT1 World Championship will hold the fifth round at the famous Grand Prix circuit in the Ardennes forest. And, once the winners have been crowned, the inaugural season of the FIA GT1 World Championship will have reached its half-way point. However, instead of facing the rigours of the 24-hour race, this year’s Total 24 Hours of Spa will be reserved for the GT2, GT3, GT4 and GTN classes, while the GT1 cars will compete in their usual two one-hour races on the impressive seven kilometre circuit, one of the most challenging tracks in the world.
Christian Hohenadel took the chequered flag to record his and, teammate Daniel Keilwitz’s, second win of the 2010 season in a lights to flag victory during Round 7 of the FIA GT3 European Championship at Paul Ricard. Under the French summer sun the German crossed the line in the Callaway Competition Corvette Z06R GT3 6.6 seconds ahead of championship rival Mike Parisy in the nr16 Graff Racing Corvette.