Corvette Racing Tag

By IMSA Wire Service The Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park on Saturday, July 20 is the first of two standalone races for the pair of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT classes. It is the third consecutive year that the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class is the headliner alongside the GT Daytona (GTD) class at Lime Rock for a two-hour and 40-minute battle that will be televised on NBCSN at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Live streaming of the race will be available on the NBC Sports AppRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer WATKINS GLEN, New York — It has been a Mazda Team Joest show up front at the Sahlen’s Six Hours as the Japanese manufacturer seeks their first win in the DPi era of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Nos. 55 and 77 RT24-P machines have swapped the lead during pit stop cycles and at one point had lapped all the way up to sixth place in the first half of the race. The race had a difficult time getting started as Tommy Milner in theRead More
By IMSA Wire Service Between them, they have nine class victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is one more than their team’s impressive win total heading into this weekend’s twice-around-the-clock battle on the Circuit de la Sarthe. Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen have celebrated victories atop the Le Mans podium in front of a sea of fans three times together – in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Gavin also won once prior, in 2002, and one time since, in 2015 with co-drivers Tommy Milner andRead More
By IMSA Wire Service After two endurance races totaling 36 hours of competition, followed by a 100-minute sprint race, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads into its “regular season” with the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio. The race on Sunday, May 5, is the first of six two-hour and 40-minute races on the 12-race WeatherTech Championship calendar. The race features a 36-car entry list across four WeatherTech Championship classes, DPi with 11 entries, GTLM with eight, GTD with 15 and LMP2 with two. The GTD and LMP2 classes returnRead More
By IMSA Wire Service LONG BEACH, Calif. – Porsche’s stellar start to the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season continued Saturday afternoon at the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix. The No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR of Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor took the checkered flag at the end of a chaotic 100-minute sprint race one day after the team’s sister car, the No. 911 Porsche of Nick Tandy, scored the GT Le Mans (GTLM) pole at the iconic Long Beach street course. Bamber made the winning pass with 45Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Daytona Prototype international (DPi) and GT Le Mans (GTLM) machines return to action this Saturday, April 13 for the annual battle on the streets of Long Beach. It’s the 100-minute BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. Coming on the heels of the two longest races of the season – January’s Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts – this is one of the shortestRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – One hundred wins. It’s a big milestone, and one that Corvette Racing has been chasing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship since the 2018 BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. That was the storied team’s most recent victory, coming courtesy of the No. 4 Corvette C7.R team and co-drivers Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin. And there may be no better place for the team to get that elusive 100th win than Long Beach, where Gavin and Milner have wonRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It’s time – once again – for the battle at The Beach. And when we say battle, the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday, April 13 will be an all-out, 100-minute war featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Daytona Prototype international (DPi) and GT Le Mans (GTLM) machines on the iconic, 1.968-mile temporary street circuit in Southern California. Heading into its 45th rendition in 2019, the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is the granddaddy of allRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla. — The opening day of practice for the 2019 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring was great for some and not so great for others but three sessions have given us a better idea of who the favorites are ahead of Saturday’s endurance classic. At least, in most classes, it has. In Daytona Prototype International (DPi), six cars managed to place themselves in the top five multiple times across all three sessions with the No. 31 Cadillac DPi entry from Action Express Racing appearingRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 67th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring has a special position on the world motorsport stage this coming weekend with the added race for the FIA World Endurance Championship on Friday afternoon. While the Australian Grand Prix may have top billing around the world motorsport stage, Sebring will have more action than any other track in the world with not only the 1000 Miles of Sebring on Friday but the Michelin Pilot Challenge also has a two hour race on Friday. But enough aboutRead More