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Corvettes Fourth and Sixth in Wild Finish at Road America

by Corvette Racing on August 19, 2012

Corvettes Fourth and Sixth in Wild Finish at Road America

Magnussen and Garcia Denied Podium Finish on Final Lap, Gavin and Milner Suffer Setback on Final Pit Stop

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 18, 2012 – The Road America Road Race Showcase was going Corvette Racing’s way for the first three hours, but the final 60 minutes saw a reversal of fortune for the Chevrolet team. After running at the front from the start of the four-hour race, the Corvettes were shuffled down the finishing order in the closing minutes.

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Corvettes Qualify Third and Fifth in Record-Smashing Qualifying Session

Gavin and Garcia Among Seven Drivers Under GT Qualifying Record at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 17, 2012 – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia qualified third and fifth respectively for Saturday’s Road America Road Race Showcase as the record book took a beating. The seven quickest cars in the GT category eclipsed the previous qualifying record on the 4.0-mile circuit.

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Corvette Racing Wins GT in Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge

by Corvette Racing on August 5, 2012

Corvette Racing Wins GT in Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge
Photo Credit: John Dagys/SPEED

Gavin and Milner Score Third Win of Season, Take GT Championship Lead

LEXINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2012 – In Olympic terms, Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner won the gold today in the GT class at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series. Instead of medals, Gavin and Milner were awarded silver trophies and the maximum championship points as they notched their third win of the season in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R.

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Corvette Racing Finishes Second and Third in ALMS Northeast Grand Prix

Magnussen and Garcia Runners-Up in GT at Lime Rock Park, Gavin and Milner Extend Championship Lead

LAKEVILLE, Conn., July 7, 2012 – Corvette Racing came out of the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix with its best result at Lime Rock Park since 2008 as the twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs finished second and third in the hard-fought GT class.

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Corvettes Qualify Third and Sixth for ALMS Northeast Grand Prix

Gavin Grabs Third on Final Lap as Traffic and Red Flag Complicate Qualifying at Lime Rock Park

Update: The #44 Porsche that qualified 2nd failed the ride height check at tech inspection. Corvette Racing improves its positions to 2nd and 5th.

LAKEVILLE, Conn., July 6, 2012 – Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars qualified third and sixth in the GT class for Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Traffic played a key role in qualifying on the tight 1.5-mile circuit, and after a red flag interrupted the 15-minute session, it came down to a two-lap shootout to determine the GT grid.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing 'Flat Out' - 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans The Drivers

Team Focuses on Final Preparations in Four Hours of Qualifying

LE MANS, France, June 14, 2012 – When the clock struck midnight at Le Mans, the field was set for the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Corvette Racing’s Compuware Corvette C6.Rs will start third and fifth in the GTE Pro field in the classic endurance race. A pair of two-hour qualifying sessions that ended at midnight determined the final qualifying order, but the Corvette Racing crew concentrated on preparations for the upcoming 24-hour test of endurance.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing 'Flat Out' - 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans The Drivers

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.

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Corvette Racing on Provisional Pole for 24 Hours of Le Mans
Photo Credit: Sebastien BASSANI – ACO/ NIKON lemans.org

Gavin Quickest in GTE Pro in First Qualifying Session in No. 74 Corvette C6.R, Magnussen Third in No. 73 Corvette C6.R

LE MANS, France, June 13, 2012 – Preparations for this weekend’s 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans began today with four hours of free practice followed by the first of three two-hour qualifying sessions. Oliver Gavin qualified the No. 74 Corvette C6.R on the provisional pole in GTE Pro with a lap at 3:55.910 in the opening minutes of the qualifying session. Jan Magnussen provisionally qualified the No. 73 Corvette C6.R third at 3:57.181.

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[VIDEO] Have You Entered the Race To Win Corvette Contest?

If you haven’t entered the Race To Win Corvette contest that will put one lucky winner behind the wheel of the 2013 427 Convertible, you’re almost out of time. Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen are here to remind you exactly how huge of a contest this is. But you better hurry as the contest closes on June 20th.

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Corvette Racing at Le Mans Test Day: Rites of Passage for Rookie Jordan Taylor
Photo Credit: Frederic Gaudin/www.lemans.org

Gavin Sets the Pace in GTE Pro in No. 74 Corvette C6.R; Taylor Walks Away from Encounter with Tire Wall in No. 73 Corvette C6.R

LE MANS, France, June 3, 2012 – Corvette Racing ended the Le Mans Test Day first and fourth in the GTE Pro category. Oliver Gavin ran the quickest lap in the two four-hour sessions at 3:58.971 in the No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.R, more than half a second quicker than the car’s qualifying pace last year. The No. 73 Compuware Corvette C6.R covered the 8.5-mile circuit in 4:00.062, the fourth fastest time in the production-based class, before being sidelined by an encounter with a tire wall.

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