Corvette has not won the American Le Mans Series GT class at Florida’s 12-hour Sebring since 2009. This year, however, America’s sports car pulled ahead of Risi Competizione’s 458 Italia in the race’s final 13 minutes. Thanks to our featured links from Corvette Blogger, you can relive the racing magic!
With two hours to go, ex-Corvette Racing driver Olivier Beretta in the Risi Ferrari 458 led by just over a minute from the recovering #4 Corvette with Oliver Gavin at the wheel. Tommy Milner took over for the final stints with still more than 30 seconds to find in the last hour…
For years, Forgeline wheels have been trusted to carry adrenaline junkies and even professional racing teams to the top of their games, and just last weekend, this was once again proven at the Road Atlanta Grand-Am Road Racing event when the Forgeline-equipped Stevenson Motorsports Camaro swept GS.
Corvette Racing finished 4th and 5th in the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach, and unofficially shares the top spot in Manufacturer Standings with BMW at 34 points. Looks to be a good start to the season on the heels of a first-place finish at Sebring for the No. 4 car.
After taking the win in the American Le Mans Series opener at Sebring, Corvette Racing dropped to a 4-5 finish at Long Beach just last month. But the season is far from over and the team is intent on proving their power for the remainder of the year, starting with their first-place finish at Laguna Seca.
On Friday, June 14th, Grand-Am Racing hit the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio for the seventh race of the season, but while there were many manufacturers entered in the competition, the Corvette teams left little room for the success of other brands over the weekend.
In fairness to the ACO / FIA, the balance of performance is a hugely difficult task, and all of the manufacturers will do whatever they can to make it appear their car is slower before the race. This year the ACO / FIA got it badly wrong….