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Corvette Racing at Watkins Glen: No.3 Corvette C7.R Finishes Fourth in the Wet


No. 3 Corvette C7.R fourth in GTLM in first race since 24 Hours of Le Mans

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 28, 2015) – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R led the Corvette Racing effort with a fourth-place class finish at Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday as rain wreaked havoc on the sixth round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

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When Jan Magnussen’s throttle stuck on the Porsche Curves at Le Mans last Thursday sending his No.63 Corvette C7.R into the wall, the resulting damage was significant enough to cause Corvette Racing to withdraw the car from race at Le Mans. Now we are learning that the Corvette won’t be ready for the upcoming TUDOR race at Watkins Glen later this month either.

The good news is that Larbre Competition will be loaning Corvette Racing their C7.R for the six hour race on June 28th.

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Withdraws No.63 C7.R From Le Mans After Qualifying Accident


On Thursday evening during qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a mechanical failure to Corvette Racing’s No.63 Corvette C7.R driven by Jan Magnussen resulted in a hard crash at the Porsche curves. The Corvette C7.R had significant damage to both the front and the rear and the team announced the withdraw from the race after it became apparent that the car could not be fixed on-site.

Following the crash, Magnussen was taken to the medical center where he was checked and released by the ACO’s medical staff.

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Corvette Racing at Long Beach: Podium Finish for Garcia and Magnussen
Photo Credit: JanMagnussen.dk

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 18, 2015) – It was a good day Saturday at Long Beach for Chevrolet and the Corvette Racing programs. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen raced their way to a third-place GT Le Mans (GTLM) finish in Corvette Racing’s No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. The 2014 Long Beach class winners added Saturday’s podium result to their victories at Daytona and Sebring to open the season.

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Corvette Racing at Long Beach: C7.Rs to Start Fourth and Fifth in GTLM
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing

Magnussen leads Corvette Racing in qualifying

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2015) – Jan Magnussen qualified Corvette Racing’s No. 3 Corvette C7.R in the fourth for the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase following Friday’s qualifying at the Long Beach street circuit. Last year’s pole-winner bettered that time Friday with a 1:17.739 (91.136 mph) in the car he shares with Antonio Garcia; the duo won last year’s Long Beach in GTLM and lead the TUDOR Championship standings with endurance teammate Ryan Briscoe.

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Corvette Racing at Sebring: A Florida Sweep for No. 3 Corvette C7.R

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.

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Corvette Racing at Daytona: Rolex 24 GTLM Win for Corvette C7.R

Garcia, Magnussen, Briscoe team up for thrilling victory in TUDOR Championship opener

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2015) – Corvette Racing returned to Victory Lane for the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Sunday, scoring a hard-earned GT Le Mans class victory in the opening race of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Ryan Briscoe won in their No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in Corvette Racing’s second race back at Daytona since 2001.

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Corvette Racing's No.3 C7.R Wins the Rolex 24 at Daytona
Photo Credit: Rolex 24 at Daytona

At the 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona, Corvette Racing’s two C7.Rs were in the mix from the green flag but it was the No.3 Corvette piloted by Jan Magnussen, Antonia Garcia and Ryan Briscoe who came out on top in the GTLM class. After a yellow caution period went green with just minutes left in the race, Antonio Garcia held off the second place No.25 BMW to bring home the checkered flag for the first race of the 2015 TUDOR United Sportscar Championship.

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Corvette Racing at Daytona: GTML Pole Position for Oliver Gavin in the No.4 Corvette C7.R

First pole position for Corvette Racing at Daytona since 2000

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2015) – For the first time in 15 years, Corvette Racing will start the Rolex 24 At Daytona from pole position. Oliver Gavin was the fastest qualifier in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.

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Corvette Racing at COTA: C7.Rs to Start Seventh and Ninth in GTLM
Photo Credit: JanMagnussen.dk

AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 19, 2014) – Jan Magnussen was the quickest qualifier for Corvette Racing in the GTLM class in the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Americas on Friday.

The Dane – a winner a year ago with teammate Antonio Garcia at COTA in the American Le Mans Series – set a best lap of 2:04.847 (98.040 mph) to place seventh in the session. Magnussen will make his return to racing in the Corvette after he missed the most recent TUDOR Championship round at VIR as a precaution following a hard crash in a practice session.

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