2011 Le Mans: Corvettes at Scrutineering and other Links


The Corvette Racing team took the C6.Rs to downtown Le Mans where the two factory racers underwent the pre-race technical inspection better known as scrutineering. Following the inspection, they lined up for the official team photo before heading back to the track for more photography with Richard Prince. After the jump, catch up with the day’s excitement and events through those that are there as well as those of us who are not.

Big news for Corvette Racing fans in the States is the announcement that SPEED will provide a dedicated video feed of the entire race from the #73 Corvette C6.R. We’ll be especially grateful when SPEED goes to other programming during the day. We just got our own dedicated Le Mans channel! Check out the details here from the press release.


MichelinAlley.com has some excellent photos of Corvette Racing at scrutineering.

With the former GT2 class split now into GTE PRO and GTE AM, the Chevy Corvette has a legitimate shot for winning both classes. Meet the contenders in GTE AM, Larbre Competition.

Corvette Racing Driver Jan Magnussen on the 24 Hours of Le Mans

SPEED’s Marshall Pruett captured the crew practicing a tire change during a Pit Stop

From an incident at Silverstone involving Robert Westbrook and Aston Martin driver Stefan Mücke, the FIA has imposed sanctions. It appears Westbrook received a three-race probation while Mucke’s punishment is more severe (but due to poor translation, I can’t be sure). Both drivers will be racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.


There’s a lot of info flying back and forth on twitter and we are passing along the more interesting tweets we see. If you’ve got a twitter account, go to our profile and next to the follow us button, click the text message icon and you’ll get instant messages when we tweet with the latest news. Visit CorvetteBlogger on Twitter.

Oliver Gavin

  • Last 1 4 tonight, #74 rolling downhill from Dunlop Chicane photos, lads riding on rear wing/diffuser. Rik in back. http://twitpic.com/57yoyf

  • Jan & Gary trying to get Richard organised;-) http://twitpic.com/57w6xo

  • Down at scrutineering downtown in Le Mans, all going ok except, all the drivers r complaining that the scales r weighing heavy…

  • @rwestbrook1 & I looking a little moody… Someone had said, ‘MUCKE’ http://twitpic.com/57ui7e

  • Arrived here at Le Mans, great to be here! http://twitpic.com/57ru9i

    Tommy Milner

  • Olivier tries out his new ride at Le Mans http://ow.ly/i/czVZ

  • Just back from scruitineering! All good. http://ow.ly/i/czDl

  • At the track! Only one bag missing of course. Set up here is awesome. Ill take a few pics but our home for the race is just outside garages!

    Photo Credit: Rick Dole Michelin North America

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