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The Corvette Racing C5-Rs finished 1st and 3rd in the GTS class, 8th and 26th overall. The #4 car driven by Oliver Gavin, Andy Pilgrim, and Kelly Collins led for almost 10 hours and was as high as 7th overall when the drive shaft broke, putting them out with less than two hours left in the race.

The #80 Prodrive Ferrari 550 Maranello finished in 2nd place but was never actually a threat. The #88 Ferrari which was briefly in the GTS lead with the race only an hour old retired at the 9 hour mark with a complete engine failure.

Corvette Racing will have a completely new car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans which should help ensure that the team continues to dominate the GTS class both in ALMS and at Le Mans.

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RT66Z06 said:
The Corvette Racing C5-Rs finished 1st and 3rd in the GTS class, 8th and 26th overall. The #4 car driven by Oliver Gavin, Andy Pilgrim, and Kelly Collins led for almost 10 hours and was as high as 7th overall when the drive shaft broke, putting them out with less than two hours left in the race.

The #80 Prodrive Ferrari 550 Maranello finished in 2nd place but was never actually a threat. The #88 Ferrari which was briefly in the GTS lead with the race only an hour old retired at the 9 hour mark with a complete engine failure.

Corvette Racing will have a completely new car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans which should help ensure that the team continues to dominate the GTS class both in ALMS and at Le Mans.

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Ray
Completely new car? What are they doing with it?
 

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Re: Re: O'Connell, Fellows, and Freon win Sebring

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Completely new car? What are they doing with it?
Substantially lighter, with a new Katech engine putting out more torque and getting better fuel mileage, and revised electronics. Aerodynamic improvements especially in the undertray to increase top speed on the Mulsanne.

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Thanks for the updates! I'm still amazed at the reliability of the C5R's, just amazing race cars. :cheers: :thumbsup:
 

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BubbleHead said:
Thanks for the updates! I'm still amazed at the reliability of the C5R's, just amazing race cars. :cheers: :thumbsup:
I have always wanted to watch a few races to learn the strategy of "team racing" ... like the plots to hold back other cars, or do things to help your team-member out.

Can the driver talk to their team-mate while racing?:huh:
 

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Patrick96LT4 said:
I have always wanted to watch a few races to learn the strategy of "team racing" ... like the plots to hold back other cars, or do things to help your team-member out.

Can the driver talk to their team-mate while racing?:huh:
No, the driver of the #3 car can not talk directly to the driver of the #4 car but their respective engineers communicate with each other and with team manager Doug Fehan.

If you want to hear the communications between the hot pits and the drivers get a scanner and headset and listen to the team's frequency. It's very interesting stuff. You'll hear them tell the driver to short-shift to save the engine when they have a big lead. Or you'll hear them say "We need you to turn twenty-nines" which means they want him to turn up the wick and run laps of one minute twenty nine seconds. Or you'll hear "Box one" meaning pit in one lap.

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