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Jan Magnussen

From Long Beach to Le Mans: Corvette Racing's Overseas Odyssey
Photo Credit: Richard Prince/GM Racing

Le Mans Test Day Sets the Stage for Sports Car Racing’s Main Event

LE MANS, France, April 20, 2011 – This is only a test – but it’s an important one. Corvette Racing will participate in the Le Mans Test Day on Easter Sunday, April 24. This one-day outing on the legendary French circuit will play a key role in the team’s preparations for the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 11-12, 2011.

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Corvette Racing Qualifies Second and Ninth for Long Beach Street Race
Photo Credit: Richard Prince/GM Racing

Split Strategy Boosts Magnussen to Front Row, Milner Makes Strong Run in First Qualifying Run with Corvette

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 15, 2011 – Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnussen finished second in last year’s American Le Mans Series race on the Long Beach street circuit, and that is where he will start Saturday’s two-hour race on the bayside circuit. Magnussen posted the second quickest time in the GT class at 1:19.137 (89.526 mph) in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, just .047 seconds behind the pole-winning BMW of Joey Hand. Tommy Milner qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R ninth in the 14-car GT field at 1:20.724 (87.766 mph).

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Photo Gallery: Corvette Racing at Sebring

by Keith Cornett on March 22, 2011

Photo Gallery: Corvette Racing C6.Rs at Sebring
Photo Credit: Charley Robertson

Corvette Racing kicked off the 2011 American Le Mans Series with two new cars and two new drivers at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. After 12 hours of going pedal to the metal, the twin C6.Rs finished third and fourth in GT. The No 03 Corvette C6.R with Olivier Beretta, Tommy Milner and Antonio Garcia earned the podium and was the only non-BMW to finish on the lead lap. The No 4 Corvette C6.R with Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen and Richard Westbrook fought off several potential setbacks and spent much of the race climbing out of a three-lap deficit to end in fourth place.

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[VIDEO] Inside the Corvette Racing Garage After Win at 2010 Petit Le Mans

The Corvette Racing garage at Petit Le Mans was a very happy place following the team’s first win which came at the last race of the 2010 ALMS season. C6.R driver Oliver Gavin recounts the rollercoaster season and then describes the final moments of passing the #62 Risi Ferrari on the last lap to win the checkered flag.

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Corvette Racing Wins Petit Le Mans on Last Lap

by Corvette Racing on October 2, 2010

Corvette Racing Wins Petit Le Mans on Last Lap

Gavin, Magnussen and Collard Take Dramatic GT2 Win on Fumes as Ferrari Runs Dry on Final Lap

BRASELTON, Ga., Oct 2, 2010 – Corvette Racing concluded its first full season in the ultra-competitive GT2 category with a victory tonight in the 13th running of Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Going into the final lap, the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin was trailing Toni Vilander in the class-leading No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari by 10 seconds. With a low-fuel alarm flashing on his own instrument panel, Gavin watched incredulously as the Ferrari slowed on the back straight as it ran out of E85 fuel. Gavin then raced across the finish line 5.763 seconds ahead of the runner-up No. 01 Ferrari of Dominick Farnbacher, which also passed Vilander’s hapless Ferrari.

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Vote O’Connell or Magnussen for ALMS Favorite Driver Award

by Keith Cornett on September 23, 2010

We’ve always said that Corvette Racing has the best fans in the American Le Mans Series. Now its time to prove it. Stop what you’re doing right now and go vote for one of the two C6.R drivers on the Most Popular Drivers ballot: Johnny O’Connell or Jan Magnussen. Remember, you can vote every 5 hours.

Link: http://www.americanlemans.com/primary1.php?cat=poll

 

Corvette Racing: Vote O'Connell or Magnussen for Favorite ALMS Driver
Photo Credit: Richard Prince / GM Racing

All right Corvette Racing fans. Give yourself a big pat on the back as it looks like Doug Fehan got the most votes for the “From the Fans” awards. Now we turn our attention to the favorite driver award and both Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen made the final round. The last time O’Connell made it to the finals, he lost by just three votes. So let’s make amends and vote early and often (you can vote about once every 5 hours) and let’s put a C6.R driver at the top.

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[VIDEO] Road vs Track Showdown: The Corvette C6.R and the ZR1

by Keith Cornett on September 13, 2010

[VIDEO] Road vs Track Showdown: Corvette C6.R and the ZR1

During Round 5 of the American Le Mans Series at the Utah Grand Prix, Road & Track Magazine put five GT race cars against their street counterparts to compare and contrast in what they call the Road vs Track Ultimate Showdown. Here is a teaser video featuring Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen who talks about how the Corvette ZR1 compares with the C6.R and what his choice would be if he could select one to drive on the German autobahn.

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Corvette Racing Realigns Driver Lineup for Mosport ALMS

by Corvette Racing on August 27, 2010

Corvette Racing Realigns Driver Lineup for Mosport ALMS

Beretta and O’Connell in No. 3 Corvette, Gavin and Magnussen in No. 4 Corvette for Grand Prix of Canada

Bowmanville, Ont., Aug. 26, 2010 – Corvette Racing will have familiar faces in different places at the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Canada at Mosport International Raceway. Olivier Beretta will move to the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, joining Johnny O’Connell for the eighth round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series. Jan Magnussen will be reunited with former teammate Oliver Gavin in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R.

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Corvette Racing Finishes Third and Fourth in Road America

by Corvette Racing on August 22, 2010

Corvette Racing Finishes Third and Fourth in Road America

Gavin and Beretta Post Second Straight Podium Finish

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 22, 2010 – Corvette Racing finished third and fourth today in the seventh round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series at the fast Road America circuit. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta followed up their runner-up finish at Mid-Ohio with a third today in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R after a charge from ninth in the final hour. They completed 66 laps on the 4.048-mile circuit and finished 4.945 seconds behind the winning No. 90 BMW of Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand. Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell piloted the No. 3 Compuware Corvette to fourth, 8.405 seconds behind their teammates as the top nine GT cars finished on the lead lap.

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