CORVETTE RACING IN CANADA: Corvette Racing Fast Facts

Ahead of Round 5 of the American Le Mans Series

2013-07-21

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What: Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, Round 5 of the 2013 American Le Mans Series. The race airs live at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and noon ET on ESPN3.

No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R – Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner
· Starting fifth in GT. Tommy Milner qualified at 1:16.083 (116.352 mph) Saturday.
History at Lime Rock Park
· Oliver Gavin – Ten ALMS starts. Best finish: 1st (2004-05, 2011). Two fastest race laps (2004, 2007)
· Tommy Milner – Seven ALMS starts. Best finish: 3rd (2007, 2010)

No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen
· Starting 10th in GT. Jan Magnussen qualified second at 1:15.601 (117.094 mph) Saturday. Magnussen crashed hard at Turn 3 with the damage sending the car to the rear of the grid.
History at Lime Rock Park
· Antonio Garcia – One ALMS start. Best finish: 2nd (2012)
· Jan Magnussen – 11 ALMS starts. Best finish: 1st (1999 – overall, 2007-09, 2011)
· The Corvette Racing crew – from both the No. 3 and No. 4 cars – worked until just after midnight to repair the damage from Magnussen’s shunt. No. 3 crew chief Dan Binks said the car was more or less rebuilt all the way up from the chassis. The car rolled through IMSA technical inspection just before 8 a.m.

Corvette Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
· Number of races: 13
· Victories: Nine (2001-05, 2007-09, 2011)
· Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Debut: 2000
· Team 1-2 finishes: Five (2002, 2004-05, 2007-08)
· First race: 2000 (2nd in GTS)
· First win: 2001 (Ron Fellows/Johnny O’Connell)

They Said It
“What makes us good is that everyone at Corvette Racing digs deep. As long as that thing didn’t need a new chassis, it was going to make the race. Everybody poured their hearts into this thing – both the 3 and 4 car guys worked hard on it and left about midnight. We changed literally everything: the transmission, all the control arms, front and rear swaybars, nose, bodywork, door, exhaust system, steering rack… it was wiped out. But it was a lot of stuff that all had been fit at the shop so it goes on pretty good. To be ready seven hours after a shunt like that is pretty amazing. I don’t think any other car or team here could do that. Everyone worked really hard. We have a really great race car and still have a chance to win this thing.” – Dan Binks, Corvette Racing No. 3 Crew Chief

“That sort of sinking feeling (downhill through Turn 2) is what makes driving these cars so much fun. It’s a big challenge, obviously. I look forward to those opportunities. A tough track like that is fun to learn. When you have a quick lap there, it feels very rewarding. In that regard, that’s why I like it so much.” - Tommy  Milner

EDITORS: High-resolution images of Corvette Racing are available on the Team Chevy media site for editorial use only.

Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix (all times ET)
· Warmup: 9:10 a.m. ET, Sunday, July 21
· Race: Noon ET, Sunday, July 21

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: Watch It!
Sunday, July 21 (all times ET)

· Race (TV): Live – 1 p.m., Sunday, July 21 (ESPN2)
·  Web: Live – 11:45 a.m., Sunday, July 21 (ESPN3)

ALMS GT Championship Standings

Driver Standings

Team Standings

Manufacturer Standings

1. Dirk Muller – 62
2. Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen – 46
3. John Edwards – 46
4. Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner - 45
5. Bill Auberlen/Maxime Martin - 44
1. Corvette Racing – 72
1. BMW Team RLL – 72
2. SRT Motorsports – 45
3. Paul Miller Racing – 30
4. Risi Competizione - 29
1. Chevrolet – 75
2. BMW – 72
3. Ferrari – 51
4. SRT – 50
5. Porsche – 50

Corvette Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Year

Class

Drivers

Result

Car

Notes

2000

GTS

Fellows/Pilgrim

2nd

Corvette C5-R

Fellows pole, fastest race lap

2001

GTS

Fellows/O'Connell

1st

Corvette C5-R

 
   

Collins/Pilgrim

3rd

Corvette C5-R

 

2002

GTS

Fellows/O'Connell

1st

Corvette C5-R

 
   

Collins/Pilgrim

2nd

Corvette C5-R

Pilgrim fastest race lap

2003

GTS

Fellows/O'Connell

1st

Corvette C5-R

 
   

Collins/Gavin

7th

Corvette C5-R

Gavin pole

2004

GTS

Fellows/O'Connell

2nd

Corvette C5-R

 
   

Beretta/Gavin

1st

Corvette C5-R

Gavin pole, fastest race lap

2005

GT1

Fellows/O'Connell

2nd

Corvette C6.R

 
   

Beretta/Gavin

1st

Corvette C6.R

 

2006

GT1

Fellows/O'Connell

4th

Corvette C6.R

 
   

Beretta/Gavin

2nd

Corvette C6.R

 

2007

GT1

Magnussen/O'Connell

1st

Corvette C6.R

 
   

Beretta/Gavin

2nd

Corvette C6.R

Gavin pole, fastest race lap

   

Fellows/Pilgrim

3rd

Corvette C6.R

 

2008

GT1

Magnussen/O'Connell

1st

Corvette C6.R

O'Connell pole

   

Beretta/Gavin

2nd

Corvette C6.R

Beretta fastest race lap

2009

GT2

Magnussen/O'Connell

1st

Corvette C6.R

 
   

Beretta/Gavin

3rd

Corvette C6.R

 

2010

GT

Beretta/O'Connell

5th

Corvette C6.R

 
   

Gavin/Magnussen

4th

Corvette C6.R

Magnussen fastest race lap

2011

GT

Beretta/Milner

6th

Corvette C6.R

 
   

Gavin/Magnussen

1st

Corvette C6.R

 

2012

GT

Garcia/Magnussen

2nd

Corvette C6.R

Magnussen pole

   

Gavin/Milner

10th

Corvette C6.R

 

 

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