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24 Hours of Le Mans and 12-Race American Le Mans Series for Corvette Racing
Corvette Racing plans to compete in the GT1 class in all 12 events on the American Le Mans Series schedule in 2008. The Chevrolet two car factory road racing team will also return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in pursuit of a sixth GT1 title in the world’s most famous sports car race.
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Corvette Racing has a full 2008 racing schedule
“Corvette Racing began as a long-term program to showcase the performance, technology and value of Chevrolet’s world class sports car,” said Mark Kent, director of GM Racing. “Corvette is a performance icon that’s recognized around the world and Corvette Racing’s continued participation in the ALMS and the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be an important element in the global celebration of GM’s 100th anniversary in 2008.”
Corvette Racing at Le Mans
Corvette Racing uses K&N Engineering products
Corvette Racing has won seven consecutive GT1 manufacturers and team championships and six straight driver’s championships in ALMS competition. The team holds the series’ records for class victories (57) and 1-2 finishes (40).
“We run a special K&N Engineering Air Filter,” said Crew Chief Dan Binks. “In France, dirt is a huge problem. There is a lot of gravel and they put kitty litter on the track to soak up the oil. K&N protects our engine. The only thing we have to do at pit stops is change out the tires and put in fuel.”
Corvette Racing will test two new Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars in February in preparation for the season-opening round of the ALMS series, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, on March 15, 2008.
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