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Familiar Four: Corvette Racing Re-Signs Full Season Drivers for 2016

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 1, 2015) – With its 2015 racing season coming to an end this weekend at Road Atlanta, Corvette Racing already is casting an eye toward the future. The team and Chevrolet announced today that its group of full-season drivers – Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner – will return to drive two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in 2016.

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Corvette Racing at VIR:  Corvette C7.Rs Aim to Maintain GTLM Points Lead

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.

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Corvette Racing at Road America: Magnussen, Garcia Keep GTLM Points Lead with P4 Finish

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.

[PICS] The 'Big Nasty' Corvette Z06 Meets Royalty
Photo Credit: Chevrolet Europe

Last weekend we shared some twitter photos of Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin having a Corvette Stingray delivered to his driveway. Gavin in a new ambassador for Chevrolet in Europe.

This week, teammate Jan Magnussen was in his home country of Denmark where he served as an ambassador of sorts as well, introducing America’s Big Nasty Z06 to Danish Royalty.

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Corvette Racing in Canada: Garcia, Magnussen Reclaim GTLM Points Lead with P3 Finish

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (July 12, 2015) – Corvette Racing and the Corvette Daytona Prototype program each had days to remember Sunday in the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Hawk Performance. Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia regained the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans Driver points lead while Jordan Taylor and Ricky Taylor led a 1-2 overall finish for the Corvette DP at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

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Corvette Racing in Canada: C7.R to Start P5 at the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (July 11, 2015) – Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen was fifth in GTLM qualifying for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix with a lap of 1:15.325 (117.523 mph) in the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R he shares with Antonio Garcia. The duo is seeking to repeat as GTLM winners while Corvette Racing is going for its 12th victory at the circuit since 2001. That makes CTMP the team’s most successful track.

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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.