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|November 15 2013 11:36:50 PM EST|
|2013 may be the end of the C6.R era, but it's only the beginning. Jake has not been around for one full decade, yet has made a permanent stamp in the 60+ year history of the Corvette. Nothing short of the car itself has made a greater impact in contributing to the lore of this incredible American icon. Jake will live on in the C7.R era and beyond.|
Until now, little has been made public knowledge about the origins of Jake. Now all has been documented and revealed for all to enjoy.
Click the link and enjoy Jake - The History of an Icon.
|October 20 2013 05:17:47 PM EST|
|Corvette Racing came to the ALMS finale already champions, but drivers Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia still had the driver's championship up for grabs. They needed a 7th place finish or better to take the championship.|
Weather had been a factor all weekend, causing tricky conditions for qualifying in particular. The Vettes ended up qualifying P4 and P7.
Petit is always tough. The smallest things can kill your race. The #4 crew saw their bad luck continue with an alternator failure early in the race, ultimately putting them 8 laps down and out of contention. In true Corvette Racing fashion, the crew never gave up, got the problem fixed, and got back out on the track to represent Chevrolet and Corvette and put on a show for the thousands of Corvette fans.
The #3 crew ran a good race, but "good" wasn't enough for victory. Untimely cautions and pit strategy put the #3 1 lap down from the leaders and ultimately a P6 finish. Luckily, that was good enough to clinch the driver's championship.
Final Driver's Championship Points:
135 - Jan Magnussen / Antonio Garcia
129 - Dirk Muller
105 - Tommy Milner / Oliver Gavin
Final Team Championship Points:
171 - Corvette Racing
141 - BMW RLL
120 - SRT Motorsports
Final Manufacture's Championship Points:
174 - Chevrolet
154 - BMW
137 - SRT
We would like to thank the American Le Mans Series for an incredible 15 years! This is truly and end of an era. At the same time we are looking forward to the start of a new era with the Tudor United Sports Car Championship.
In the coming weeks leading up to the start of the 2014 season, check this space and our Twitter page for C7.R and 2014 updates!
|October 08 2013 09:06:01 PM EST|
|We are relaunching our Twitter page! If you use Twitter, follow us @badboyvettes.|
If you are already following us, spread the word! We will be posting daily. We may even have some C7.R sneek peaks!
|October 07 2013 07:46:44 AM EST|
|Corvette Racing came to Virginia with a chance to clinch the Manufactures and Team Championship. Check, and Check!|
The weekend did not start off great, with the Vettes qualifying P8 & 9 due to weather conditions and dirty race track.
Come race day, the team had the major task of battling back up through the field. With some great driving, and blistering pit stops, both cars saw as high as 3rd and 4th. A tough battle at the end pushed the #4 back to P6, with the #3 finishing P3.
Congrats goes to Risi Competizione for their first win of the season.
With only 24 possible points to score at the final race, Corvette Racing and Chevrolet clinched the Team and Manufactures Championship.
On the same note, Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin are now mathematically out of the drivers championship, 25 points behind the leaders.
Drivers Championship points after VIR:
125: Antonio Garcia / Jan Magnussen
-16: Dirk Mueller
-25: Tommy Milner / Oliver Gavin
The final race the the 2013 season will be Pitit Le Mans on October 19th.
Also, we are re-launching our Twitter page! Please follow us @badboyvettes.
|September 30 2013 08:58:18 PM EST||Corvette Motorsport|
|The 2013 season of the ADAC GT Masters came to a close this past weekend in Germany at the Hockenheim Ring. Drivers Daniel Keilwitz & Diego Alessi managed win the drivers championship, making it a 3rd championship for Callaway Competition.|
Big congrats guys!
See the full report at CorvetteMotorsport.com
|September 24 2013 11:33:12 PM EST|
|Corvette Racing came to Circuit of the Americas 1-2 in the championship points with the #4 crew leading by only 2 points over the #3 crew, and the #56 BMW team hanging closely in reach in 3rd.|
Texas seen a massive storm late in the week with approximately 2.5" of rain in Austin on Thursday night and all day Friday.
This being sportscar racing, the show continued and qualifying proceeded in the wet. All cars were mandated to run marked rain tires. The Vettes managed to pull out a P2 and 3 result, with BMW P1 and 4. The #56 BMW (3rd in the points) had to move to the back of the grid after not marking their tires in qualifying.
Come race day there was no rain in sight and made for one of the best sportcar races in recent memory. The GT battle was hot and heavy from start to finish with Corvette, Viper, and BMW battling back and forth for the entire 2hr 45min.
All was not good news though, with the championship points leading #4 Corvette having gearbox issues early in the race and resulting in a DNF. The gearbox seems to be the Achilles heel of the Corvette C6.R and has caused Corvette Racing several very important races in the last few years. Very frustrating.
To cap things off, the #3 Corvette C6.R driven by Antonio Garcia in the final stages of the race managed to hold off the #56 BMW while struggling for grip. With only a few minutes left in the race the #93 Viper battled back through the field and mounted a pass on the BMW, putting an end to the pressure on the Corvette. Garcia and Magnussen took their second victory in a row and third of the season.
ALMS GT Points after COTA:
112 - Garcia / Magnussen
-13 - Mueller
-18 - Gavin / Milner
-23 - Farnbacher / Goossens
Full Race Broadcast - Circuit of the Americas 2013
Race Recap Video
BBV was on site for the weekend. Checkout our photo gallery here.
The next race is at Virginia International Raceway on 10/5.