Corvette Racing Earns First Win in C7.R

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Corvette Racing seems to have finally found its stride with the C7.R, earning a first- and third-place finish in the new Chevy race car this past weekend in Long Beach.

Driving the No. 3 Corvette, Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen took the top spot in the GT Le Mans class of the Patrón Sports Car Showcase, giving Corvette Racing its first win in the C7.R.

The racing duo led in all but one lap in the third round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and beat the second place winners by 5.408 seconds.

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Team members Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner placed third in class in their No. 4 Corvette C7.R, making it the fourth time since 2007 that Corvette Racing has placed both of its entries on the podium at Long Beach.

“Congratulations to Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and the No. 3 Corvette C7.R team on scoring the win today here at Long Beach,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. Vice President, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, in a press release statement. “It was the first win for the Corvette C7.R and a great day.”

That it was.