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Old 07-31-2010, 11:43 AM   #1
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ALMS @ Mid-Ohio



August 5-7, 2010
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Corvette Racing debuted the GT2 Corvette C6.R at this track last year and finished 2nd and 4th.

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I'll be there..............all three days. Flying, er I mean, driving each day to the Corvette Corral and utilizing the speed limit of course.

I believe the above dates should be August 6, 7 and 8th
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I believe the above dates should be August 6, 7 and 8th
Looking at the event schedule, ALMS races on Saturday the 7th, and Indy Car races Sunday the 8th.
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In other ALMS news, Robertson Racing is set to debut a 2nd Ford GT at Petite Le Mans this year. The car will be piloted by double Le Mans Series GT2 champion Rob Bell, former NASCAR and IndyCar driver Anthony Lazzaro (also a winner in the Series’ GT class) and current Robertson Racing regular David Murry – the GT2 pole-winner last year at Petit Le Mans.


RSR is also in the process of building a 2nd updated version of the Jaguar. No confirmed date for the debut if this car.
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There must be a major disturbance in the Corvette motorsports world.

At SPA 1hr sprint race this weekend, the Mad Croc Corvette qualified on poll in the GT1 race. Yet out of the 4 GT1 Corvettes, the top finishing Corvette was 13th.

And in the SPA 24hr, for some reason NONE of the Callaway or ADAC GT3 Corvettes entered the race. And the Callaway GT3 team has been the lone success story for Corvette racing this year.

Someone at Corvette HQ needs to make an offering to the racing gods.
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I'll be there..............all three days. Flying, er I mean, driving each day to the Corvette Corral and utilizing the speed limit of course.

I believe the above dates should be August 6, 7 and 8th
We'll be there Saturday. Not sure who else is going or what kind of caravan we'll have.
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We'll be there Saturday. Not sure who else is going or what kind of caravan we'll have.
Interesting...........You'll have at least me flying wingman on Saturday. Since I will be flying roundtrip, er obeying all posted speed limits on Friday, the 6th for qualifying. I may need a escort wingman to do it all over again on Saturday, the 7th.

Here's hoping my column lock stays clear, my horn stays off and the early morning commandos are too busy in the neighbors garage..
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Corvette Racing in GT: One Year On

Corvette Racing in GT: One Year On


Mid-Ohio ALMS to Mark First Anniversary of Corvette Racing's GT2 Debut



LEXINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 3, 2010 – The upcoming Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the sixth round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series, will mark the first anniversary of Corvette Racing's debut in the production-based GT category. Corvette Racing unveiled a pair of second-generation Corvette C6.R race cars last year at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, finishing second and fourth in the GT2 division. Now one year later, the team is in the midst of a fiercely competitive unified GT category that features entries representing BMW, Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, and Ford.



Based on the Corvette ZR1, the GT-spec Corvette race cars were an all-new design that shared virtually no chassis and body components with their GT1 predecessors. Corvette Racing closed out the 2009 season with five podium finishes and one victory in the GT2 class. In the five ALMS races contested in 2010, Corvette Racing drivers Johnny O'Connell and Jan Magnussen finished second in Long Beach and third in Salt Lake City in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta posted a third-place finish in Monterey, Calif., in their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R.



"Corvette Racing's objectives are more than a checkered flag and a trophy," said GM Racing manager Mark Kent. "Technology transfer, product relevance, and customer enthusiasm are key elements of the Corvette Racing program.



"We knew that the level of competition in the GT class was going to be intense, and that was the primary reason that Corvette Racing moved to the category," Kent said. "Competition drives us to develop the Corvette race cars, which in turn ultimately results in technically advanced production cars for Chevrolet customers like the Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition. Media coverage of Corvette has increased dramatically, new marketing initiatives have improved Chevrolet's return on its investment in road racing, and Corvette owners and fans have rallied around the team."



The transition to the GT division has exceeded the expectations of the team and drivers.



"We've had some fantastic races, and all of us have enjoyed our time in the GT-spec Corvette," said Gavin, a two-time GT1 winner at Mid-Ohio with Beretta. "In the first race we did with the GT2 car at Mid-Ohio a year ago, our car was very, very good. Now we realize that we are in a dogfight every single weekend. You cannot give any quarter, and you cannot make any mistakes.



"I think we are really in a golden period of GT racing," Gavin noted. "In five or 10 years, people will look back and say, 'That was really fantastic!' Winning is what we're here to do – and to win in this class is quite an accomplishment. When that first victory does come for the No. 4 Corvette, it will be really great."



Johnny O'Connell knows the thrill of victory at Mid-Ohio after GT1 wins in 2001-02 and 2004-05 (with Ron Fellows) and in 2008 (with Magnussen).



"The transition to GT has been a learning process for the entire team," O'Connell said. "The mantra of Corvette Racing is always to move forward and make things better, and that will pay dividends for us in the future. This team is as focused and as determined as it's ever been. Racing goes through cycles, and the mark of a champion is to keep doing the things that have made you successful, knowing it's going to come back around. I'm confident that with this team we're going to start hitting our stride."



Corvette Racing’s next event is the Mid-Ohio Sports Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The 2-hour, 45-minute race will start at 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 7, and will be televised by CBS Sports on Sunday, August 15, at 12:30 p.m. ET. Live streaming video can be viewed on americanlemans.com, and live radio coverage will be available on American Le Mans Radio, Sirius Channel 127, and XM Channel 242.
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In car video from testing yesterday.

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See you all up there! I will be driving up tomorrow morning.
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I'm really looking forward to this race. Keep thinking this week will be the one where Corvette Racing gets its groove back.

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Don't forget to sign up to watch Mid Ohio live online. If you have already signed up previously at the Monterey race you still have to log in to activate your account. Sign up or log in now to reserve your spot to watch the race live!

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Interesting...........You'll have at least me flying wingman on Saturday. Since I will be flying roundtrip, er obeying all posted speed limits on Friday, the 6th for qualifying. I may need a escort wingman to do it all over again on Saturday, the 7th.

Here's hoping my column lock stays clear, my horn stays off and the early morning commandos are too busy in the neighbors garage..
I am so bummed!! Perfect weather and the whole crew......minus Zombie will be there.......
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Two hour testing has been going on for a little bit.

Corvette Racing: O'Connell now in No. 3 Corvette, Gavin in No. 4 Corvette at #followMidOhio. Monday-Tuesday test at #MidOhio has paid dividends.

Live Timing:

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