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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing at the 2013 Petit Le Mans

by Keith Cornett on November 10, 2013

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing at the 2013 Petit Le Mans

Last month at Road Atlanta, Corvette Racing capped off a wildly successful 2013 campaign by adding the Drivers Championship for Magnussen and Garcia and the Michelin Green X Challenge award to the already clinched Manufacturers Championship and the Team Championship. Jan Magnussen was also named the ALMS Most Popular Driver.

Corvette Racing released this video documenting not only the final race of the 2013 season, but the final curtain for the team’s Corvette C6.R race cars.

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Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans: Garcia, Magnussen Claim Drivers' Championship

Sixth-place finish with Taylor enough to take title at Road Atlanta; No. 4 Corvette places 10th

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 19, 2013) – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen closed the American Le Mans Series era by winning the GT drivers’ championship Saturday at Petit Le Mans. The pairing drove with Jordan Taylor to a sixth-place finish in the No. 3 Compuware Chevrolet Corvette C6.R at Road Atlanta. Garcia won his first ALMS title, and Magnussen claimed another to go along with his 2008 GT1 championship.

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Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans: Solid Start in Last Title Push

GT championship co-leader Garcia qualifies No. 3 Corvette fourth in GT; Gavin seventh in No. 4

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 18, 2013) – The final race for the Chevrolet Corvette C6.R will see two of Corvette Racing’s GT challengers starting fourth and seventh on the GT grid for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Antonio Garcia qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette fourth with a lap of 1:19.128 (115.560 mph) in the finale of the American Le Mans Series.

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Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans: A Weekend of Curtain Calls

by Corvette Racing on October 18, 2013

Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans: A Weekend of Curtain Calls

Road Atlanta marks final race for Corvette C6.R and ALMS championship

DETROIT (Oct. 16, 2013) – This weekend’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta will see two of modern-day sports car racing’s most prominent names take the checkered flag. The Corvette C6.R competes for the final time in the hands of Corvette Racing for the final event of the American Le Mans Series. One of the most successful models ever fielded by Corvette Racing, the C6.R will make way for the all-new C7.R to debut in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona in the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

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Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans: One More Title To Go!

by Corvette Racing on October 15, 2013

Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans: One More Title To Go!

Garcia, Magnussen look for ALMS GT drivers’ title at end of 1,000-mile enduro

DETROIT (Oct. 14, 2014) – Only one more race separates Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen from the American Le Mans Series’ GT drivers’ championship. Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta is the site of the final round of the 2013 ALMS but also the series’ finale as well. The 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance classic has been a staple at Road Atlanta – an hour northeast of Atlanta – since its first running in 1998.

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[VIDEO] CorvetteBlogger Talks to Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter

Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter came to the 2012 Petit Le Mans ALMS race at Road Atlanta last week to unveil the 2014 C7 Corvette emblem and pegged 1.13.13 as the date of the public reveal. CorvetteBlogger talked to Tadge later in the day about his 19+ years as part of the Corvette Program, the legacy of the C6 and the coming of the C7.

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Corvette Racing Runner-Up in Petit Le Mans

by Corvette Racing on October 22, 2012

Corvette Racing Runner-Up in Petit Le Mans

No. 3 Corvette Finishes Second for Fifth Time in 10 American Le Mans Series Races

BRASELTON, Ga., Oct. 20, 2012 – The race for the GT class victory in the season-ending Petit Le Mans came down to speed versus fuel economy. With the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, and Jordan Taylor cutting seconds from the No. 01 Ferrari’s lead with every lap, Ferrari driver Toni Vilander made it to the finish without a final fuel stop. Thus the No. 3 Corvette finished second for the fifth time in 10 American Le Mans Series races this season.

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Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Fifth for ALMS Season Finale

by Corvette Racing on October 19, 2012

Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Fifth for ALMS Season Finale

Gavin and Garcia Separated by .021 Seconds in Intense Petit Le Mans GT Qualifying Session

BRASELTON, Ga., Oct. 19, 2012 – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia qualified the twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs for Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta with nearly identical lap times. Gavin put the No. 4 Corvette C6.R fourth on the GT grid with a 1:19.065 lap time (115.652 mph) on the 12-turn, 2.54-mile road course. Garcia was just .021 seconds behind his teammate with a time of 1:19.086 (115.621 mph) that secured the fifth spot in the production-based GT category for the No. 3 Corvette C6.R.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing and 2014 C7 Corvette Announcement from Petit Le Mans

On Thursday afternoon, winners and leaders of their respective ALMS classes talked to the press at Petit Le Mans held at Road Atlanta. Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner talked about winning the ALMS Drivers Championship and Gary Pratt was there to speak about winning the GT Team Championship.

When it was time to talk about Chevrolet winning the ALMS GT Manufacturer’s title, Corvette’s Chief Engineer used the platform to unveil the new 2014 C7 Crossed Flags emblem and the public debut date of 1.13.13.

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