Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Corvette Racing Prepares For Saturday’s 24 Hours Of Le Mans

It’s that time of a year again—a holiday for racing fans. The 24 Hours of Le Mans and Corvette Racing is embracing the challenge. Since 2001, Corvette Racing has emerged victorious in the GTE Pro class seven times, going for eighth this Saturday and Sunday June 22-23.

Posting the best time for the team was Jan Magnussen in the No. 73 Corvette at 3:59.491 (127.3 mph) to rank fifth in the GTE Pro class. It might seem sub-par, but the top six cars were all within a second of each other — signifying unprecedented depth in the competition for what is expected to be the last Le Mans race for the Corvette C6.R race cars, before the C7.R is expected to replace it next season.

Paired with Magnussen in the No. 73 car will be American Le Mans Series teammate Antonio Garcia, along with Jordan Taylor, who additionally races a Corvette Daytona Prototype in the Rolex Grand Am Series. In the No. 74 Corvette C6.R, defending ALMS GT champions Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner team with Richard Westbrook — who already proved a winning combination after taking first in the GT class during this year’s 12 Hours of Sebring.

Here’s where to watch:

SPEED: 8:30 a.m-2 p.m., Saturday; 4-7 p.m., Saturday; 7:30 p.m., Saturday-9:30 a.m., Sunday

SPEED.com: 2-4 p.m., Saturday; 7-7:30 p.m., Saturday

Corvette 24-Hour Live Stream: 9 a.m. Saturday-9 a.m. Sunday

Courtesy: GM Authority

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