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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.

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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Corvette Racing Qualifies Second and Ninth for Sebring 12-Hour Race

Gavin Posts Second-Quickest Time in Hotly Contested GT Class at ALMS Season-Opener

SEBRING, Fla., March 18, 2011 – On a glorious day in central Florida, Corvette Racing celebrated the rites of spring by qualifying second and ninth for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway. Oliver Gavin posted the second quickest time in the GT class at 2:01.743 (109.411 mph) in the No. 04 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Olivier Beretta was ninth in the No. 03 Compuware Corvette C6.R at 2:02.633 (108.617 mph).

[VIDEO] Oliver Gavin talks with CorvetteBlogger.com at Sebring

With the departure of Johnny O’Connell, Oliver Gavin assumes the unofficial role of senior driver at Corvette Racing. In the nine years since he’s been with factory race team, Gavin has posted 76 starts with 32 wins and 18 poles in ALMS competition and 9 starts with 6 podium finishes including 4 class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the 12 Hours of Sebring getting underway later this week, we spoke with Oliver about the strategy in dealing with 56 cars on the grid, off-season changes to the C6.Rs, and his new co-driver Richard Westbrook.

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#4 Corvette C6.R Being Prepped at Pratt & Miller

According to Oliver Gavin on Twitter, the C6.R Corvettes will be wrapping up their prep work at Pratt & Miller and will be heading down the road to Sebring shortly:

Oliver Gavin: Last day of prep 4 the #04 car before being loaded. Brian & all the guys have been flat-out getting her ready.

DVR Alert
Oliver Gavin is one of the features on Friday’s episode of Mobil 1 Mobil 1 The Grid. The show airs on SPEED at 10:00 pm Eastern.


[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Video Series: Episode 1 - Paddle Shifter Testing at Road Atlanta

Corvette Racing broke new ground last year with their Track to Street video series that chronicled the 2010 ALMS and 24 Hours of Le Mans campaigns. The series focused on everything from individual race results to the racing technology that is transferred to the regular production Corvettes (hence the name Track to Street). So it is good news for Corvette fans that GM Racing is continuing the series for the 2011 season which according to our watch, started the day after the #4 Corvette’s dramatic win at Petit Le Mans last October.

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[POLL] Do you Approve of Corvette Racing's 2011 Livery

Every year, Corvette Racing refreshes the design of the factory C6.Rs for the upcoming season. Some recent notables include the Jake Scrape and the reverse B-Pillar Jakes at Monterey. Fans, bored to death during the off-season, cite the annual unveiling of the livery as one of the things they look forward to. So yesterday’s sighting of the new 2011 Corvette Racing livery at the Sebring 2-day test burned up and down the intertubes and feedback is coming in. What we want to know from you is, do you approve?

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Corvette Racing Links for 1/11/11