Corvette Racing - Flat Out - 2012 12 Hours of Sebring
Corvette Racing Finishes Second and Third in ALMS GT in Sebring
Wild Finish Propels Corvettes to Podium in Closing Minutes of 12-Hour Race
SEBRING, Fla., March 17, 2012 -- Corvette Racing celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in style, finishing second and third in the closely contested American Le Mans Series GT class. The final minutes of the 12-hour race saw dramatic shifts of fortune that shuffled the finishing order and propelled both Compuware Corvette C6.Rs onto the podium
Corvette Racing - 2013 12 Hours of Sebring
Tommy Milner made a late pass for the lead and then held on for the final
15 minutes as the No. 4 GT Compuware Corvette C6.R won the American Le Mans
Series GT class 61st Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring
International Raceway on Saturday.
The No. 4 Corvette C6.R - driven by 2012 Drivers' champions Tommy Milner
and Oliver Gavin, and Richard Westbrook - overcame an early electrical
issue and two key penalties to win the 2013 ALMS opener. It is Gavin's
fifth victory at Sebring; Milner and Westbrook each recorded his first.
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Race to Win Corvette | 427 Convertible Collectors Edition and a Trip to Le Mans
Enter for a chance to win a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector's
Edition with 60th Anniversary Package plus a trip to the 24 Hours of Le
Mans, France in 2013.
For those who do not know about the 60th Anniversary Package, from GM:
"The Corvette 427 Convertible blends elements of the Z06 and ZR1 models to
create the fastest and most-capable convertible in Corvette's history.
Its heart is the 427-cubic-inch (7.0L) LS7 engine from the Corvette Z06.
Rated at 505 horsepower (377 kW) and 470
lb.-ft. of torque (637 Nm), it is the most powerful engine ever installed
in a production Corvette convertible -- and, like the Z06, the 427
Convertible is only available with a six-speed manual transmission.
The LS7 was co-developed with the Corvette Le Mans-winning GT1 engine and
features lightweight titanium connecting rods and intake valves, as well as
racing-inspired high-flow cylinder heads and a dry-sump oiling system. It
is assembled by hand at GM's Performance Build Center, where customers who
purchase the 427 Convertible Collector Edition can purchase the Corvette
Build Experience option and assemble the engine that will power their new
Supporting performance elements in the Corvette 427 Convertible include the
driveline and rear axle system from the Corvette Z06, a rear-mounted
battery and standard Magnetic Selective Ride Control. The standard 19-inch
front and 20-inch rear wheels are wrapped in ZR1-style Michelin PS2 tires.
Lightweight machine-face Cup wheels -- introduced on the 2012 Corvette Z06
with Z07 and Corvette ZR1 with PDE performance packages -- come standard
and include unique gray-painted pockets. Black Cup wheels or chrome
ZR1-style wheels are also available."
Corvette Racing - Petit LeMans 2013
Team Chevy and Corvette Racing cap off the end of season, the end of the
ALMS and the end of the Corvette C6.R with a championship sweep in GT. With
a 6th place finish at Petit Le Mans, drivers of the #3 Corvette C6.R, Jan
Magussen and Antonio Garcia clinch the coveted Drivers' Championship.
Corvette Racing walks away from the 2013 season with the:
GT Manufacturer Champion: Chevrolet,
GT Team Champion: Corvette Racing,
GT Driver Champions: Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia,
Michelin Green X Manufacturer Champion: Chevrolet,
Michelin Green X Team Champion: No. 3 Corvette C6.R - Jan Magnussen
Team Chevy | Corvette Racing Introduction to new driver Jordan Taylor
In 2012, Corvette Racing and Team Chevy introduced their new 20 year old
driver Jordan Taylor.
His short bio from CorvetteRacing.com
Jordan Taylor, a 20-year-old college student from Apopka, Fla., joined
Corvette Racing in 2012 as the third driver in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette
C6.R for three long-distance events (Sebring, Le Mans, and Petit Le Mans).
He is teamed with full-season drivers Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia.
The son of championship-winning driver Wayne Taylor, this second-generation
racer literally grew up at race tracks. After progressing quickly through
karting and school series, he made his debut in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports
Car Series in 2008. Taylor and his co-driver piloted the Autohaus
Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro to a runner-up finish in
the 2011 Rolex GT championship, just two points short of the title. He will
continue to compete in the Rolex Series in 2012 with Autohaus Motorsports
in addition to driving for Corvette Racing in endurance races.
"Corvette Racing is one of the most iconic names in motorsports, and
joining this team is a huge opportunity for me," said Taylor, a student at
the University of Central Florida majoring in Business Marketing. "There
are certainly going to be challenges as I learn the capabilities of the
Corvette C6.R race cars, become familiar with the team, adapt to new
tracks, and race with new competitors. It's going to be amazing to race a
Corvette at Sebring, Le Mans, and Road Atlanta!"
Bosch and Pratt & Miller - Forward Focus Collision Avoidance
A Pratt & Miller Engineering and Bosch Motorsports partnership is taking
steps toward making the world of motorsports safer through an award-winning
radar system. The Collision Avoidance System, which tracks cars and
distances, works as an "extra set of eyes," as Corvette racer Richard
Westbrook described. Track images are captured and overlaid with radar data
on the rear view display. This allows for at-a-glance driver recognition,
even at night and in the rain.
This integration of multiple hardware and software components started
gaining a great deal of attention last March, with its debut at the 12
Hours of Sebring. Within a year's time, the system has received two awards
in the motorsports community, is now in its production ready version and is
about to be shipped across the world to teams in need.
The new version totes some serious improvements: 50% thinner, 30% lighter
and streamlined internal hardware components for improved reliability and
manufacturability. This has been the result of intense collaboration with
Bosch Motorsports and their production expertise over the last two months.
One of the advantages of this system is that the driver doesn't need to
take their eyes off the road; they can utilize it with just their
peripheral vision due to how the interface is designed. "This has kind of
been the goal all along," says Chris Hammond, the Lead Radar System
Engineer at Pratt & Miller. "It's funny that we are developing this product
and putting so much time into how it looks and functions, to have the end
goal of making it so the driver never has to look directly at it."
While the Corvette C7.R is one of the fastest GT cars, they aren't the
fastest overall on the track. With two other faster classes that run at the same time,
being able to see those cars as they are approaching creates a safer
environment for overtaking and provides teams and fans with what they
want— more green-flag racing.
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Chases 200 MPH in Europe - Epic Drives Episode 3
On this episode of Epic Drives, Angus MacKenzie and Justin Bell take a
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 from Munich, Germany to Maranello, Italy. Along the
way they push the limits on the Autobahn, gaze upon the Alps from the
Stelvio Pass and dance with a Ferrari 458 Italia in the hills of Maranello.
Epic Drives appears every fourth Friday on the new Motor Trend channel.
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24 heures du Mans 2012. Visite de la pit lane Test day
24 heures du Mans 2012. Visite de la pit lane Test day
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