Corvette Sweeps Utah Grand Prix

Once again, the GT1 Class was "Corvettes only" at the Utah Grand Prix over the weekend.

Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta scored their fourth win in five starts this season, taking the GT1 class honors in the American Le Mans Series Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park. The "two Ollies" completed 61 laps of the 4.5-mile circuit in their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, finishing 26.550 seconds ahead of Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. The two Corvettes finished eighth and ninth overall.

According to the report at the Corvette Racing website, "It was a very important day for us because it was the last practice before Le Mans," said Beretta. "We had to finish with the car in one piece because it will fly to France in a few days. We want the mechanics to be well rested because they’ve done a fantastic job since the start of the season. We went through three street races without any accidents and now we’ve completed a successful Michelin tire test. We are ready to go to the big one now."

Corvette Racing‘s next event is the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Le Mans, France, on June 16-17. The 75th running of the classic 24-hour endurance race on the 8.5-mile Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans will begin at 3 p.m. local time (9 a.m. EDT). Portions of the race will be televised live on SPEED.

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