Following Sunday’s IMSA race at Mid-Ohio, the Corvette Racing team headed out to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin and the home of Road America.
We’ve caught various tweets here and there and as this pic from Oliver Gavin this morning shows the Corvette C7.R wearing its Le Mans number “64”. Oliver says its the “Full @24heuresdumans spec #C7R” so we believe the team is doing some testing in advance of the next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The track at Road America is considered to be a fast track and offers the team some of the same characteristics that they will encounter at the Circuit de la Sarthe, so it’s an ideal location for testing suspension set-ups, tires and anything else that’s on the list.
Here’s a Corvette C7.R fly-by captured this morning by Antonio Garcia.
And the final test lap on Thursday afternoon was captured and shared by Tommy Milner:
It’s not just the Corvette racecars getting a tune up before Le Mans. The drivers are also undergoing a number of performance tests as shown in this tweet from Oliver Gavin. He and Antonio Garcia were at Michigan State’s Human Engery Research Laboratory earlier in the week where they underwent a number of physicial tests:
Big thanks to @DrDavidF13 , Sam and everyone who hosted @AntonioGarcia_3 and I today at #HERL @michiganstate . Some tough mental and physical tests, nothing like being put outside your comfort zone. ? pic.twitter.com/0dk4ojpft3— Oliver Gavin (@olivergavin) May 8, 2018
Corvette Racing will feature its two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in the 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans which takes place June 16-17. The official test day at Le Mans is Sunday, June 3rd.
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