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The ALMS Privateer C6.R That Almost Was
The ALMS Privateer C6.R That Almost Was
November 23 2012 01:54:42 PM EST
Black Swan Racing, two time ALMS GTC Class Champions where looking at purchasing a used Pratt & Miller Corvette C6.R for the ALMS GTE-AM class that will never exist.

Black Swan Racing team owner and drive Tim Pappas and co-driver Jeroen Bleekemolen dominated the all Porsche ALMS GTC class in 2010 and 2011. For 2012 the team made a big switch up to the LMP2 class. Unfortunately after an accident at Long Beach and with Lola going into bankruptcy, the team was unable to aquire parts and had to pull the plug on it's LMP2 ambitions.

Pappas was a big pusher for the 2013 ALMS GT-AM Class. In the days before the race at 2012 Mid-Ohio round, Jeroen Bleekemolen posted on Twitter that he was testing with Corvette Racing at Mid-Ohio, and the rumors started flying.

Rumor had it that Pappas had his finger on the trigger to purchase the Corvette right as the news of the ALMS/Grand-Am merger took the world by storm and surprised everyone.

It is unknown at this point what the future holds for Black Swan Racing, but we wish them the best.

The above picture was created using the Forza Motorsport 4 livery editor showing what the car may have looked like.

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Encore, the Porsche 911 isn't available with a V8 either, but that's been legal to run in ALMS. They only have an upper engine size limit, so anything *LESS* than 5.5L is legal (except in the case of the Viper.....)
--- MFPerformance from unknown on 01.03.2013 at 12:37PM


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