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[PIC] Corvette Racing Celebrates their Triple Crown Wins
Photo Credit: Richard Prince


This has been a magical year for Corvette Racing and the C7.R.

First they opened the season with a win at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and then followed that up with a win at the Twelve Hours of Sebring. Then it’s off to France for Corvette Racing’s most important race of the year. And when the odds looked stacked against them after losing the No.63 Corvette in a qualifying accident, the No.64 Corvette with drivers Gavin, Milner and Taylor stepped up and ran about the cleanest 24 hour race ever to win the GTE-Pro class at the 24 Hours at Le Mans.

Judge in 1960 Cunningham Corvette Le Mans Racer Dispute Agrees to Three-Way Partnership Deal


After nearly three years of legal wrangling, it appears that the fight over the recently discovered and unrestored 1960 Corvette that was one of three Corvettes campaigned at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans by Briggs Cunningham has come to end. The Federal Judge overseeing the case has signed off to a partnership agreement between the three parties for the former race car which is estimated to be valued at $2.5 million.

The Ford GTs are coming! Is it time for Chevrolet to Expand Corvette Racing?


Ford Motor Company has just announced an extensive racing program for their new Ford GT super car. Ford will attack both the Tudor United SportsCar Championship and the World Endurance Championship, each with a two-car effort under the auspices of Chip Ganassi Racing. Their real target, however, is Le Mans in 2016, the fiftieth anniversary of the earlier Ford GT’s first win and podium sweep. To take a car that has yet to turn a wheel in anger and make it into a fast and reliable racer to compete at the top level of the sport is a prodigious undertaking, even for an organization as experienced as Chip Ganassi Racing. But, as more information comes out, it is apparent that Ford has been hard at work under the radar and may be further along in the car development than we know.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: A Chevrolet Corvette Comeback Victory
Photo Credit: Corvette Racing


Gavin, Milner, Taylor Give Chevrolet, Corvette Racing an eighth class win at Le Mans

LE MANS, France (June 13, 2015) – Corvette Racing stood atop the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday as Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Jordan Taylor wrote the final chapter of a storybook comeback that ended with the team winning the GTE Pro category in their No. 64 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Eighteen-Hour Update
Photo Credit: Corvette Racing


No. 64 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R leads inside final six hours

LE MANS, France (June 13, 2015) – Entering the final quarter of the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing found itself well within reach of another class victory. A quick pit stop by the Corvette Racing crew put Tommy Milner into the lead just past the 18-hour mark ahead of Toni Vilander in what is shaping up to be a fantastic finish to this year’s race.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Halfway Update
Photo Credit: Corvette Racing


Milner surges back into lead after strong stints by Gavin, Taylor in No. 64 Corvette C7.R

LE MANS, France (June 13, 2015) – With 12 hours down and 12 to go, Corvette Racing is in the midst of a fight for top honors at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Tommy Milner retook the lead in GTE Pro in his first stint just past the halfway point Sunday morning at Le Mans. Oliver Gavin drove three stints on two sets of tires and led GTE Pro twice during his time in the No. 64 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R before handing off to Milner for his second round of driving duties.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Six-Hour Update
Photo Credit: Team Chevy/Twitter


Gavin, Milner strong in the open to push No. 64 Corvette C7.R to GTE Pro lead

LE MANS, France (June 13, 2015) – Corvette Racing powered its way through the GTE Pro field and into the lead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the first six hours. All three drivers of the No. 64 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R put in impressive lap times to go along with quick pit work by the Corvette Racing crew as Jordan Taylor ran second six hours into the event.

[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.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Ready for Another Classic
Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing


Drivers, crew, engineers focused on earning eighth class win since 2001

LE MANS, France (June 8, 2015) – Corvette Racing’s chance to write another chapter in sports car racing history is here. For the 16th consecutive season, Corvette Racing has its sights set on the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a two-car effort against the toughest competition in GT racing.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Plenty of Work - and Rain - on Test Day


Gavin sets second-quickest time in GTE Pro in No. 64 Corvette C7.R

LE MANS, France (May 31, 2015) – Corvette Racing’s two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs ran through a trouble-free – although damp – Test Day program Sunday ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The No. 64 Corvette C7.R set the second-fastest time in the GTE Pro class thanks to Oliver Gavin’s lap of 3:58.162 (128.003 mph) as both Corvettes compiled 121 laps between them.

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