Number 4 Corvette C6.R Wins Petit LeMans

Three cars ran GT1 Class in the Petit LeMans at Braselton on Saturday.  The No. 3 Corvette C6.R sustained major damage in an accident, and had to be flatbedded off the track.  The Maserati MC12 finished 50 laps out after also sustaining damage.

The winners of the race were Max Papis and the "Two Ollies" (Olivier Beretta and Oliver Gavin) in their No. 4 Corvette C6.R.  And, although there is a remaining race in this year’s American LeMans SeriesOlivier and Oliver have already secured for themselves their third GT1 championship.

"At the start of the race I was behind Jan (Magnussen) which was interesting because we had a pretty good race until he was punted by the 26 car," Gavin said. "From then on we were managing ourselves against the Maserati. The traffic was suicidal at some points today, people making some bold moves. Fortunately everyone in the No. 4 car kept it on the road."

According to the report from the American LeMans website, "Gavin, Beretta, and Papis repeated their 12-hour win at Sebring with a smooth and consistent run.  Their scariest moment was a tap by the No. 2 Audi going through the Esses which sent the Audi off track and into the outside wall. "

The final round of the 2007 American Le Mans Series is the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The four-hour race is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, October 20. SPEED will air the race live from 5:30 to 10 p.m. ET. Live coverage from American Le Mans Radio and IMSA Live Timing and Scoring will be available at

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