Audi may have made endurance race news as of late with their R18 E-Tron Quattro, the very first hybrid supercar to win an American Le Mans Series event, but the real story of importance lately (as far as we’re concerned) is that of Corvette Racing and their C6 ZR1, driven to victory this weekend in the GT class at Florida’s Sebring International Raceway during their 61st Mobil 1, 12-hour endurance event.
Corvette Racing’s Number 4 ZR1 went on to win for the team their first GT victory since 2009, and driver Tommy Milner pulled-off this ALMS team victory in the race-spec C6 by passing Risi Competizione’s Ferrari 458 Italia, driven by Matteo Mallucelli with only 13 minutes left in the race.
Sebring International’s 12-hour, American Le Mans event may be over, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still have the chance to explore different parts of the racing milestone online. That’s because CorvetteBlogger.com has recently posted eight different hyperlinks, highlighting everything from Sebring’s racer entry list down to ALMS’ very own radio broadcast.
This year’s 12-hour Sebring race offered one of the best GT racing contests to be seen in a long time. With the Vette marquee going head-to-head with domestic rival Viper, along with some of Europe’s best, Corvette Racing’s ALMS conquest was nothing at all short of a sports car racing milestone. With these convenient links from Corvette Blogger, you can explore the Sebring venue while reliving the racing magic.
It’s definitely not the first time that Italian finesse has been squashed by American muscle, and with the way things are going for Corvette Racing and their Number 4 ZR1, we’re willing to bet that it won’t be the last time either!