2018 marks Corvette Racing's 20th year of competition. 398 race starts. 106 victories. 12 manufactures championships.
The boys are back as defending champions, with hopes of continuing the success. And it all starts at the Daytona 24hrs.
Qualifying Broadcast: Thursday January 25 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM EST on IMSA.tv
Race Broadcast: Saturday January 27 2:30 PM to 11:55 PM EST on IMSA.tv 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST on FOX 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST on FS2 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST on FS GO 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM EST on FS1 Sunday January 28 12:05 AM to 2:40 PM EST on IMSA.tv 1:00 AM to 8:00 AM EST on FS GO 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST on FS2 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST on FS GO 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM EST on FS1
Not happy with some of the statements I've seen - "remain in contact with the leaders", "almost on lead pace", etc. What's the reason for this? I think Team Vette is running out of tactics, their pitwork, distance strategy and teamwork is the best but what other things can they do if they're not "on pace"? Afterall, there's no such thing as a Vette that's "down on pace", right?
--- 72 from st coll on 01.23.2018 at 3:46PM
They rarely need "pace" to win. Last year was the perfect example.
--- Chris Draper from unknown on 01.24.2018 at 10:28AM
Chris, that's what I'm thinking... how many more tricks up the sleeve are left? Sooner or later, they can't take the championship without all assets. I guess we'll see for their 20th year in front-line racing...
--- 72 from st on 01.24.2018 at 5:13PM
Besides the leading Ford GT, everyone else was very close for FP1
--- ma7mgte from unknown on 01.25.2018 at 9:49AM
Awesome qualification effort. Now lets race!
--- ma7mgte from D.M.V. on 01.25.2018 at 3:39PM
Great qualifying effort by Jan Magnussen to put the #3 on pole, although that makes very little difference in a 24 hour race. With today's race cars there is no such thing as "pacing yourself", even a 12 or 24 hour race is basically a series of sprint races between pit stops, everybody is pretty much flat out for the whole race. All about not taking any unnecessary chances, staying clean and taking care of the car and having something to fight with the last 2 hours or so, because it's my guess there will be several GTLM cars on the lead lap as the clock winds down. #4 qualified in P5, so still pretty close, looking for a good race this weekend. Is anybody else wondering if this will be the last season for the C7R? It's a proven winner and 2 time defending champion, but also the oldest car in GTLM or GTE Pro at LeMans, and turbocharging seems to be the direction most teams are headed, Aston Martin will be running an AMG Mercedes turbo V8 in their new GTE Pro car, so that leaves Corvette and Porsche as the only N/A cars left in the class. Thoughts?
--- GS10tk from Syracuse, NY on 01.25.2018 at 5:34PM
C8R news. I read an interview with the owner of Labre Competition talking about the LMP2 car they are racing this year. Why LMP2? He said that Corvette Racing couldn't give them any assistance this year since Corvette Racing is working the development of the C8 car. Interesting....
--- Nemesis from GA on 01.26.2018 at 12:04PM
Just what I was thinking about a C8R, with all the spy pics and rumors about the C8. I'm guessing that since they're doing all the testing on the road car, the race car can't be too far behind, and the fact that they aren't providing any help to long-time European partners Larbre, that makes sense. Not to say the C7R or the C7 in general are outdated, but the tech moves on, you either adapt or fall behind. Myself, I'm looking more forward to the C8R than the street C8, I'm just not that thrilled with a mid engine car, and the fact that I just bought a 2018 ZO6 supports that. Then again, when the C7 came out, I still liked my C6 GS better, but after driving a C7 ZO6, here we are.....
--- GS10tk from Syracuse, NY on 01.26.2018 at 11:08PM
So at 5pm Fox dropped out,IMSA tv only works on in car cameras, I don't have Fox 2 so I get to wait until 10pm for Foxgo or 11pm for Fox 1 to come on. What a bunch of crap.
--- encore from sunny,fl on 01.27.2018 at 5:31PM
this is a joke, imsa and fair racing BS the ford's are 10 second's a lap faster hmmmm...
--- Z51C7 from florida on 01.27.2018 at 10:27PM
Not sure where you get 10 seconds. Right now they are about 1 second slower.
--- F4Gary from N. TX on 01.28.2018 at 10:44AM
edit, the Corvettes.
--- F4Gary from N. TX on 01.28.2018 at 10:45AM
f the fords and f4 guy
--- z51 from fl on 01.29.2018 at 9:34PM
the ford f40gt is not even a production car.... so piss off
--- z51 from fl on 01.29.2018 at 9:37PM
and here we go again with "the rulz". Doug Fehan made a comment before the race at the Vette tent about the BoP being screwed-up and that they owe us one (not an exact quote). It's up to Team Vette to defend to the fullest against this bop anatagonism as they continue doing what they do best. I'm rootin' like hell for them but amazed at what they're up against - off the track. btw - yeah, how many ford GT's are out there and daily driven? I think they did a 1:38 at VIR recently. Fine... the ZR-1 may now attack, attack, attack!
--- 72 from st coll on 01.30.2018 at 4:31PM
Errata: VIR: a 2:38, not 1:38.
--- 72 from s t on 01.30.2018 at 4:34PM
@72. The ZR1 has now lapped VIR with a time of 2:37.25. The Z06 with the updated dampers has done it in 2:39.77. https://youtu.be/j7j1gCM6-5M
--- ma7mgte from D.M.V. on 02.01.2018 at 4:28PM
Last comment: @72. The ZR1 has now lapped VIR with a time of 2:37.25. The Z06 with the updated dampers has done it in 2:39.77. https://youtu.be/j7j1gCM6-5M
https://youtu.be/HQIzuzF9CL8 --- ma7mgte from D.M.V. on 02.01.2018 at 4:28PM