Although our factory Corvette C6.Rs have the weekend off, we’ll be watching the Nurburgring 24 hour race with Jan Magnussen, Tommy Milner and Richard Westbrook who’ve teamed up with Daniel Keilwitz, winner of the 2010 FIA GT3 Drivers Championship, to drive this gold GT3 Z06R #90 Callaway Corvette for Haribo.
The Nurburgring 24 begins this Saturday, May 19th at 4pm (10 am Eastern Time) and finishes on Sunday at the same times. The race lap features the 12.9 mile Nordschleife (North Course) that Corvette enthusiasts are well familiar with, as well as the 2.3-mle F1 circuit for a combined 15.2 mile lap. Over 175 entries are registered for the contest.
Our friends at Corvette Motorsport tell us that two privately built Corvette are entered. Both were built by Callaway Competition in Leingarten, Germany. One is entered in the slower SP8 category for Guttroff Racing and the other one is in fastest SP9 category for HARIBO Racing. HARIBO is a German candy company that is famous for their gummy bear products. This year they are celebrating the company’s 90th anniversary.
The #90 Callaway Z06R Corvette qualified 5th at the VLN test a few weeks back.
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