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Corvette Racing Drivers Return for Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
Corvette Racing will make its season debut in the opening round the 12-race ALMS series, the Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in Florida. Its championship winning drivers are also back this season to race the Chevrolet factory team’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars in the 12-race American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Chevrolet's championship team ready for Sebring, photo courtesy of Richard Prince Photography
Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen will drive the No. 3 Corvette C6.R, joined by Ron Fellows for three endurance races at Sebring, Le Mans and the Petit Le Mans. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta will drive the N0. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, teamed with Max Papis in long-distance events.
Chevrolet factory team's twin Compuware Corvette, photo courtesy of Richard Prince Photography
“Continuity and consistency are two of the cornerstones of Corvette Racing’s success and that is reflected in our longstanding relationships with these drivers,” said Steve Wesolosky, GM Racing Road Racing Group Manager. “They thoroughly understand the team’s overall objectives, and they are total professional both on and off the race track.”
Corvette Racing’s six drivers have a combined total of 135 ALMS victories, 13 ALMS championships and 17 class victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. “No one is complacent at Corvette Racing,” said Gavin. “We all know that our jobs are highly sought after, and I begin each season with the thought that we are all starting with a clean sheet of paper and I have to prove myself again. Continuity in the lineup means you know how your teammates think and respond to situations. This allows us to get the job done in the most efficient way and that’s usually what produces the best results.”
“The development of Corvette Racing’s championship-winning racing engines presented a very challenging configuration for the air filter system,” said Dough Fehan, Corvette Racing Program Manager. “K&N Engineering met that challenge not only from the filtration perspective but from the performance perspective as well.”
The Sebring race will start at 10 a.m. ET and will be broadcast live by SPEED which begins it’s coverage at 9:30 a.m. ET.
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