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Corvette Racing Gets GT1 Pole Position at Twelve Hours of Sebring

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Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin posted the fastest time in the GT1 category in qualifying for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Corvette Racing uses K&N air filters on Compuware Corvette C6.Rs
Corvette Racing uses K&N air filters on Compuware Corvette C6.Rs
The three-time American Le Mans Series GT1 champion piloted the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to a 1:57.882 (112.994 mph) lap around the 3.7 mile 17 turn road course. He edged teammate Jan Magnussen’s best time in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R by .321 seconds.

Corvette Racing's 10th Anniversary with GT1 starts off with Pole at Sebring Season-Opener
Corvette Racing's 10th Anniversary with GT1 starts off with Pole at Sebring Season-Opener
“It’s great to come away with a pole as we begin the 10th anniversary for Corvette Racing,” said Gavin. “Sebring is a tough event, very hard on the cars and the drivers, but its great preparation for Le Mans.”

Gavin said track conditions were difficult. “The track seems a little light on grip, and if someone runs off the racing line and gets some sand on the track, it can be a real effort to get the tires cleaned off for the next few corners,” he said. “Fortunately my second lap was quick enough to get to the pole.”

Corvette Racing runs special K&N air filters. “Dirt is a huge problem in these races,” said Crew Chief Dan Binks. “K&N protects our engines from the track debris.”

The Moble 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is scheduled to start at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 21. It will be televised on SPEED-TV.

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