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For the second year in a row, the French Larbre Competition team has sent a Corvette to the winner’s circle in the GTE-AM division at the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France.
But it wasn’t easy to repeat.
The No. 50 Larbre Corvette C6R had to battle throughout the race with the No. 67 IMSA Matmut Porsche RSR, trailing by about 12 seconds with less than 20 minutes left.
Corvettes Overcome Adversity to Take Checkered Flag in GTE Pro
LE MANS, France, June 17, 2012 – Corvette Racing finished the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans for the 12th time in 13 attempts as both the No. 73 and No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars were running at the finish of the world’s most demanding sports car race.
We’ll be live blogging here throughtout the day and into the night as we follow Corvette Racing at the 24 hours of Le Mans.
Here is the 4th installment of Corvette Racing’s 24 Hours of Le Mans video series, “Flat Out”. Today the focus is on the Corvette C6.R and three drivers, Richard Westbrook, Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin chime in to give their perspective of the new GT race cars.
Here is the 3rd episode of Corvette Racing’s “Flat Out” series where attention is turned to the six drivers. We hear directly from Oliver, Tommy, Jan, Antonio, Richard and Jordon how they got their start racing as well as the impact that the 24 Hours of Le Mans has on a driver.
Here is the next episode of Corvette Racing’s “Flat Out” which features an in-depth look at all the people behind the six drivers and two race cars.