Corvette Dominates Le Mans 24 GT1 Class… Again

382 laps.
3,247 miles.
24 hours.
Corvette C6.R.
Compuware #63.

Put these together and you get a recipe for SUCCESS at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Man’s GT1 class race. Not only was this a proud win for Corvette, but it also marked history for driver Johnny O’Connell, who is now the first American driver to ever win four GT1 class titles at Le Mans.

"When you look at the Americans who have won here multiple times, they’re all important figures in motorsports history," O’Connell said. "To achieve my fourth win with Corvette Racing, driving a sports car that’s an American icon, it’s hard to put that into words. There is nothing more difficult and more rewarding than winning here, and sharing it with two awesome drivers like Jan and Antonio."

In second place was the white #73 Corvette. And, third place went to an Aston Martin DBR9. Had the black #64 Corvette not pulled out three hours prior to the end due to transmission trouble, the race would have marked a Corvette Racing sweep… But hey, there’s always next year!

Still, these GT1 class wins mark the 16th year of podium finishes for Corvette Racing at Le Mans since 2000.

Keep it up guys! Congratulations!

[ Vette ]

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