Corvette Racing Gears Up

Now that the transition from GT1 to GT2 class is complete, Corvette Racing is back in full gear! Corvette Racing has been invited to race in the GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) as well as this year’s 78th 24-hour Le Mans race in France.

  • ALMS: Two twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs are amongst 17 entries to compete within the nine ALMS events this year. The season-opening event for Corvette Racing is the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, a 12-hour endurance race, on March 20. (Watch it live on the SPEED channel.)
     
  • Le Mans: Two C6.Rs will travel to France to compete in the ultimate 24 Hours of Le Mans from June 12 until June 13. Competition is fierce for this 17 vehicle GT2 race class, which will include five Porsche 911s, two BMW M3s, five Ferrari F430s, an Aston Martin Vantage, a Spyker C8 and the new Jaguar XKR.

With the success Corvette Racing has had in just receiving these invitations, Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan admits it’s still important to stay close to home. "While Corvette is truly a global brand, our most important market is North America," said Fehan. "Our participation in the American Le Mans Series is both a proving ground for our technology and a showcase to demonstrate Corvette’s capabilities for our customers and fans."

For the following races, Corvette Racing drivers will include Emmanuel Collard, Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, Antonio Garcia, Johnny O’Connell, Jan Magnussen and Ron Fellows.

Needless to say, stay tuned to Corvette Racing!

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