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Old 03-01-2019, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by z28lt1 View Post
Thanks for posting. The most interesting GTE-Pro news, I guess, is that the 3rd Ferrari is not a 3rd AF Corse car, like last year, but is an entry from Risi. Leaves us a glimmer of hope we might see them back in GTLM for some races this year.
It's a shame Ferrari doesn't take IMSA more seriously.
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When it rains, it pours:
https://sportscar365.com/imsa/iwsc/r...er-imsa-plans/
Great...no Risi in IMSA this year?
Pure crap IMO.
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Let's be honest: IMSA's fan base is really, REALLY, small. Other than Daytona and Sebring, not only does it not have any impact on European racing, it has little to no impact in the US either. If the BoP won't give you a chance to win, why compete?

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy watching the races, but it's just above club racing.

Have a good one,
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Seems to me I can recall saying something about bitching and fun not long ago...
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Will be very interesting to see what happens to the C8-R with the FGT calling it quits after this year and the C8 delays and GM's push toward electrification.

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Seems to me I can recall saying something about bitching and fun not long ago...
What can I say: I have a natural gift of water-throwing...

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When it rains, it pours:
https://sportscar365.com/imsa/iwsc/r...er-imsa-plans/
Great...no Risi in IMSA this year?
Pure crap IMO.
There's nothing new here. . Risi said all along "no plans beyond Daytona", so we are seeing that. They may still give it a go at Atlanta or something, but that's probably all we could expect. The BoP whining from them is pure BS. They were just given a significant BoP break, one that would certainly make them competitive if they chose to run. They don't have the money to run, and since they run so little, it seems factory drivers are being allocated/prioritized elsewhere.

Don't get me wrong, I really, really want to see them (or anyone run a Ferrari) in GTLM, so I hope they change their mind at some point, but I'm put-off by the excuse making.
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What can I say: I have a natural gift of water-throwing...

Have a good one,
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You have a "natural gift" of something all right...

Originally Posted by z28lt1 View Post
There's nothing new here. . Risi said all along "no plans beyond Daytona", so we are seeing that. They may still give it a go at Atlanta or something, but that's probably all we could expect. The BoP whining from them is pure BS. They were just given a significant BoP break, one that would certainly make them competitive if they chose to run. They don't have the money to run, and since they run so little, it seems factory drivers are being allocated/prioritized elsewhere.

Don't get me wrong, I really, really want to see them (or anyone run a Ferrari) in GTLM, so I hope they change their mind at some point, but I'm put-off by the excuse making.
I just wish Maranello would quit with the B.S. and make a commitment to IMSA.
Relying on Risi ain't cutting it; they need to pony up the euros.
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Will be very interesting to see what happens to the C8-R with the FGT calling it quits after this year and the C8 delays and GM's push toward electrification.
Don't bury the Ford program just yet...

(should have mulit-quoted this in my last post, sorry).
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[QUOTE=sunsalem;1598986186]You have a "natural gift" of something all right...[QUOTE]

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Originally Posted by VetteDrmr View Post
Let's be honest: IMSA's fan base is really, REALLY, small. Other than Daytona and Sebring, not only does it not have any impact on European racing, it has little to no impact in the US either. If the BoP won't give you a chance to win, why compete?

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy watching the races, but it's just above club racing.

Have a good one,
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I disagree. Europe is saturated with a ton of sports car racing series. IMSA is really the only option in the US now that PWC is in the middle of a rebranding, and it's attracting scores of drivers from top-level European series, not to mention IndyCar and F1. This year's Daytona grid was a who's-who. I would call PWC (now SRO something) just above club racing, but IMSA is picking up speed fast. Ferrari apparently just doesn't think they need to spend the marketing money here because their customer base won't care, but I think their customer base will start caring quickly. Porsche does it right in the US, and so should Ferrari.
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Ferrari apparently just doesn't think they need to spend the marketing money here because their customer base won't care.
To be honest, I think they're probably right.
For the typical American Ferrari OWNER racing has little to do with their ownership.
It's all about style, cachet, exclusivity.
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Originally Posted by fruitsalad View Post
I disagree. Europe is saturated with a ton of sports car racing series. IMSA is really the only option in the US now that PWC is in the middle of a rebranding, and it's attracting scores of drivers from top-level European series, not to mention IndyCar and F1. This year's Daytona grid was a who's-who. I would call PWC (now SRO something) just above club racing, but IMSA is picking up speed fast. Ferrari apparently just doesn't think they need to spend the marketing money here because their customer base won't care, but I think their customer base will start caring quickly. Porsche does it right in the US, and so should Ferrari.
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To be honest, I think they're probably right.
For the typical American Ferrari OWNER racing has little to do with their ownership.
It's all about style, cachet, exclusivity.
Both are likely true. Sportscar Racing goes up and down with the economy perhaps more than F1 and NASCAR as the field does have team owners and drivers who are gentlemen racers.

Hopefully the economy continues to be good and the field grows. The catch with GTLM is it is a manufacturer class and manufacturers are seeing less importance in racing which s likely a well grounded decision.
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Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts


Mar 13 to Mar 16, 2019
Sebring, FL
Track: Sebring International Raceway
Race Duration: 12 hours
Circuit Length: 3.74 miles


Television & Online Broadcast:

Entry by Class:
Datona Prototype International (11)
Le Mans Prototype 2 (2)
GT Le Mans (8)
GT Daytona (17)


Qualifying -Watch live IMSA TV
https://imsatv.imsa.com/


March 14, 2019 WEC:
LMGTE PRO & LMGTE AM: 9:30 PM-9:50 PM


March 15, 2019 WeatherTech Championship:


(GTLM)
10:20-10:35 AM EDT

(GTD)
9:55 AM to 10:10 AM EDT

(DPI/LMP2)
10:45 AM to 11:00 AM EDT


Television/Online Broadcast:


WEC:
TV-Motortrend channel 3:30pm -12:30 am ET
online: https://members.fiawec.com/en/ race purchase 5.49euros


Saturday, March 17
TV Coverage Eastern Time

10:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET CNBC
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET NBC SPORTS APP
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. ET NBCSN


International Viewers can watch on IMSA.com: http://imsatv.imsa.com/ 10:30 a.m. to 10:40 p.m.


Onboard Streaming:
http://www.imsa.com/camera/imsatv


LIVE TIMING:
http://scoring.imsa.com/


Live Timing for mobile device:
http://scoring.imsa.com/mobile.html


RADIO:
1) Streaming on IMSA TV on IMSA.com & RadioLeMans.com http://radiolemans.0157.org/nplayer.php
2) Scanner frequency 454.000
3) Sirius 216
4) XM 201
5) SiriusXM Online 972
6) local 99.1 FM, 730 AM, 1050 AM


PIT NOTES:
http://twitter.com/ @CorvetteRacing, @IMSA, @IMSAlive, @Sebringraceway, @FIAWEC


TICKET INFO: (Corvette corral sold out)
https://tickets.sebringraceway.com/o...103&language=9


Sebring Poster
https://sebringraceway.com/news/322-...9-event-poster


Sebring Event Guide
https://sebringraceway.com/sebring-e...ce-information


Event Schedule:
https://dbl4prfvem8p1.cloudfront.net...ule-1600-2.jpg

https://competitors.imsa.com/sites/d...12h_030619.pdf


Spotters Guide:
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Entry List:
WEC: https://press.fiawec.com/assets/file...dbd37163fb.pdf

IMSA: https://sportscarchampionship.imsa.c...trylist_v1.pdf


BoP
https://competitors.imsa.com/sites/d...n_1_030619.pdf


Track Map:
http://www.sebringraceway.com/fan-info/track-map


Pit lane Assignments:
https://competitors.imsa.com/sites/d..._lane_2019.pdf


WEATHER:
http://www.weather.com/weather/today/USFL0451:1

http://www.racecastweather.com/


Hotels:
https://visitsebring.com/accommodations/

Corvette Corral:
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One thing not to overlook in Cor123's post on Sebring details is that Motor Trend TV is covering the entire Sebring WEC race. The WEC TV package normally is only the first and last hours on TV, and everything else on the paid app, but the entire thing on TV is good news.
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Default CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING: ‘Super’ Weekend on Tap for Corvette C7.Rs


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CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING:
‘Super’ Weekend on Tap for Corvette C7.Rs
Team set for races in WeatherTech Championship, FIA WEC on same weekend


• Corvette Racing seeks 12th victory in Sebring 12 Hours with pair of Corvette C7.Rs
• Garcia, Magnussen, Rockenfeller to pilot Corvette in 1,000-mile WEC race
• Chevrolet among leaders in Sebring victories for manufacturers

DETROIT (March 11, 2018) – Corvette Racing is used to facing sports car racing’s toughest tests. But this year’s trip to Sebring International Raceway may be its challenging yet.


The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship each will race around the 3.74-mile, 17-turn Sebring circuit March 15-16 with Corvette Racing participating in both events. It’s another opportunity for the program to show why it’s one of the best in the sport’s history.


Two Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs will contest Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in the WeatherTech series’ GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. The day before, one Corvette C7.R will compete in the 1,000 Miles of Sebring in the WEC’s GTE Pro category. All in all, it makes for one of Corvette Racing’s most demanding events.


Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts
In its 20-plus years of competition, Corvette Racing has racked up more victories than any team in IMSA history. Those 99 have come on some of North America’s classic road courses with 11 at the famed Sebring International Raceway. That’s where Corvette Racing returns for the 21st time in search of a fourth victory in five years at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.


The event may as well be a home race. In 20 years, the Corvette Racing program has racked up 11,613 laps for 43,107.40 racing miles. There also are thousands of testing laps and miles that have filled the engineering and crew notebooks since 1999. What’s more, the six Corvette Racing drivers have combined to win 19 times at the circuit.


This year’s race offers a chance for a redemption of sorts following the first race of 2019 at Daytona. Both Corvettes led the GTLM class in the opening half of the Rolex 24. After coming back from a pitlane collision by its sister car, the No. 3 Corvette of defending GTLM Driver Champions Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen along Mike Rockenfeller made up three laps and led near the halfway point before running out of fuel on track. It was the result of a loss of telemetry between the Corvette and the pit stand.


Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Marcel Fässler were in contention at Daytona before a crash near the 16-hour mark after a high-speed hydroplane sent the No. 4 Corvette hard into the Turn 1 tires. It had been a remarkable run to the front for the trio, which started the race ninth in class.


FIA World Endurance Championship 1,000 Miles of Sebring
As if 12 hours around Sebring isn’t enough, Corvette Racing will be the only team to contest in both feature races of the Sebring weekend. Garcia, Magnussen and Rockenfeller will pilot the No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in Friday’s race for the FIA WEC, which goes either 1,000 miles or eight hours.


It will be the third event for Corvette Racing in the FIA WEC’s “Super Season”, which began with the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. Gavin and Milner also raced a Corvette C7.R in the Six Hours of Shanghai in November. That chassis will be the same one that Garcia, Magnussen and Rockenfeller will drive in the Sebring WEC round.


This will mark the second time Corvette Racing has competed in IMSA and FIA WEC rounds on the same weekend. The team entered a Corvette C7.R for Milner, Jordan Taylor and Ricky Taylor at Circuit of The Americas in 2014.


Chevrolet, Corvette on Display at Sebring
This year’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring will again feature a heavy dose of Chevrolet – the official vehicle of Sebring International Raceway. In addition to Corvette Racing’s three Corvette C7.Rs competing on the track, the field also will include a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that will serve as the event pace car. The Corvette C7.R and production Corvette Z06 represent the closet link between race car and street car with the two sharing a common aluminum chassis, engine technology and aerodynamic strategies.


In the Sebring Midway, the Chevrolet Motorsports Display is a must-see for any fan. A number of vehicles will be on-site for visitors to view and learn about, including the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 – a supercar that establishes a new standard at Chevrolet for power output, track performance and technology.


Also among the lineup of Chevrolets at the Display include:
• Production vehicles like the new Blazer RS, Traverse High Country, Silverado 1500 Trailboss, Colorado Crewcab Z71, Malibu RS, Equinox Premier and Traverse Premier Redline
• A Corvette C7.R show car
• Samples of Chevrolet engines, performance parts and accessories available to fans for purchase from their local Chevrolet dealer
• A variety of Chevrolet and racing related activities for adults and kids
• Corvette Racing t-shirts for fans who sign up with Chevrolet Motorsports


The Corvette Racing Display will be open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, and 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.


Fans at Sebring also can get behind the wheel of select Chevrolet vehicles at the Chevrolet Ride & Drive located at the Sebring skidpad near the drive-over bridge on the outside of the track. Vehicles available include Corvette, Camaro, Blazer, Silverado and Traverse.


The Ride & Drive opens at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.


The 67thMobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts is the second race of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season and begins at 10:40 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 16. It will air on live on CNBC starting at 10:30 a.m. ET with additional coverage across NBC Sports Network and the NBC Sports app. Live audio coverage of practice, qualifying and the race from IMSA Radio is available on IMSA.com.


The FIA WEC’s 1,000 Miles of Sebring is set for 4 p.m. ET on Friday, March 15. It will air live on Velocity with live audio coverage of practice, qualifying and the race on RadioLeMans.com.

ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 and NO. 64 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R: “This Sebring for sure will be much different than any we have done in the past. It’s the first time I have driven two GT races on the same weekend. Doing two races of these lengths on this track will be very tough to say the least! We have done enough laps and years at Sebring to know how much this will test us and our Corvettes. The cars should be very close to the same in performance for the IMSA and WEC races. So one of the benefits is that we will be able to gather extra data during the week.”


JAN MAGNUSSEN, NO. 3 and NO. 64 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R: “We come to Sebring every year to test ourselves and our Corvettes. This takes it to a new extreme! But we will be in racecars the whole time so it will good. Both of these races are important in their own way. Friday’s WEC race is good in that we get a chance to size up the competition we usually at Le Mans. It will be good race them on our turf this time. Of course everyone wants to win the 12 Hours. In a lot of ways it’s still the most physically demanding race we do. It’s important to everyone at Corvette Racing and you can see that with the number of victories over the years. We need a good showing in the 12 Hours to get ourselves in the championship again.”


MIKE ROCKENFELLER, NO. 3 and NO. 64 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R: “I always wondered what it would be like to race for 24 hours at Sebring. This will be close! I have done a few long-distance endurance tests at Sebring where we would run for 25-30 hours. But this event will be much different with the separate practices, qualifying sessions and the race. The good thing is that our WEC program should help us with data for the 12 Hours. Overall, having success at Sebring will be the best way to rebound after Daytona.”


OLIVER GAVIN, NO. 4 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R:“To say that Sebring is unique would be a massive understatement. Just like Le Mans, you can’t find a track like Sebring anywhere in the world. Add the atmosphere and you get an event that has a tradition like Le Mans, Monaco or any of racing’s great spots. Of course everyone at Corvette Racing enjoys coming to the 12 Hours. We have a long history at Sebring with a lot of wins. Adding another would make up for how we started the year at Daytona.”


TOMMY MILNER, NO. 4 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R: “We’re all still pretty disappointed with how Daytona ended up for us. Those kinds of races are few and far between for Corvette Racing. The encouraging part is that both our Corvettes were strong in the early going. We just had too many mistakes. I know everyone on the team has reflected and reviewed everything that went on, and we’ll come back at Sebring with hopes of getting back on the right track.”


MARCEL FÄSSLER, NO. 4 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R:“It’s always a challenge to have success at Sebring. In many ways you need more luck than other places because of the bumps and the way the track beats you up. That is what makes this race unique. You know that anything can happen. It will be a long weekend – longer for the guys on the No. 3 Corvette – but this is one of the most enjoyable races we do.”


2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – GTLM Standings (After One of 11 Events)


Driver Standings
1. Augusto Farfus/Colton Herta/Connor De Phillippi/Philipp Eng – 35
2. Alessandro Pier Guidi/Davide Rigon/James Calado/Miguel Molina – 32
3. Earl Bamber/Laurens Vanthoor/Mathieu Jaminet – 30
4. Richard Westbrook/Ryan Briscoe/Scott Dixon - 28
5. Frederic Makowiecki/Nick Tandy/Patrick Pilet – 26
6. Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen/Mike Rockenfeller – 25
8. Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler - 23


Team Standings
1. No. 25 BMW Team RLL – 35
2. No. 62 Risi Competizione – 32
3. No. 912 Porsche GT Team – 30
4. No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi – 28
5. No. 911 Porsche GT Team – 26
6. No. 3 Corvette Racing – 25
8. No. 4 Corvette Racing – 23


Manufacturer Standings
1. BMW – 35
2. Ferrari – 32
3. Porsche – 30
4. Ford – 28
5. Chevrolet – 26


Corvette Racing at Sebring
1999
No. 3 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Chris Kneifel/John Paul Jr. - 4th in GTS (Fellows pole)
No. 4 Corvette C5-R: Andy Pilgrim/Scott Sharp/John Heinricy - 7th in GTS (Pilgrim fastest race lap)


2000
No. 3 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Chris Kneifel/Justin Bell - 6th in GTS (Fellows pole)
No. 4 Corvette C5-R: Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins/Franck Freon -
5th in GTS


2001
No. 3 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Chris Kneifel - 3rd in GTS
No. 4 Corvette C5-R: Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins/Franck Freon - 2nd in GTS


2002
No. 3 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Oliver Gavin - 1st in GTS (Fellows pole)
No. 4 Corvette C5-R: Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins/Franck Freon - 4th in GTS


2003
No. 3 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Franck Freon - 1st in GTS
No. 4 Corvette C5-R: Oliver Gavin/Kelly Collins/Andy Pilgrim - 3rd in GTS (Gavin pole)


2004
No. 3 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Max Papis - 1st in GTS (Fellows pole)
No. 4 Corvette C5-R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Jan Magnussen - 6th in GTS (Gavin fastest race lap)


2005
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Max Papis - 2nd in GT1
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Jan Magnussen - 3rd in GT1


2006
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Max Papis - 4th in GT1
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Jan Magnussen - 1st in GT1


2007
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Jan Magnussen - 2nd in GT1 (Magnussen pole, fastest race lap)
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Max Papis - 1st in GT1


2008
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Jan Magnussen - 1st in GT1
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Max Papis - 2nd in GT1 (Gavin fastest race lap)


2009
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Jan Magnussen/Johnny O'Connell/Antonio Garcia - 1st in GT1
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Marcel Fässler - 2nd in GT1 (Gavin pole, fastest race lap)


2010
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Jan Magnussen/Johnny O'Connell/Antonio Garcia - 8th in GT2
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Emmanuel Collard - 9th in GT2


2011
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Tommy Milner/Antonio Garcia - 3rd in GT
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Oliver Gavin/Jan Magnussen/Richard Westbrook - 4th in GT


2012
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor - 2nd in GT (Magnussen pole)
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Richard Westbrook - 3rd in GT


2013
No. 3 Corvette C6.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor - 11th in GT
No. 4 Corvette C6.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Richard Westbrook - 1st in GT


2014
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Ryan Briscoe - 8th in GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Robin Liddell - 6th in GTLM (Gavin fastest race lap)


2015
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Ryan Briscoe - 1st in GTLM (Daytona/Sebring double)
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Simon Pagenaud - 9th in GTLM


2016
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller - 9th in GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler - 1st in GTLM (10th Sebring team win)


2017
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller - 1st in GTLM (3rd straight Sebring team win)
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler - 10th in GTLM


2018
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller - 8th in GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler - 6th in GTLM

Corvette Racing By the Numbers at Sebring
• 1: As in one team, one manufacturer and one model of car for 20 years: Corvette Racing and Chevrolet.
• 3: Wins in four years for Corvette Racing heading into the 2019 Sebring weekend. Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen/Ryan Briscoe won in 2015, Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler in 2016, and Garcia/Magnussen/Mike Rockenfeller in 2017.
• 3: Tracks where Corvette Racing has competed in each of its previous 20 years: Sebring, Laguna Seca and Road Atlanta.
• 4: GT class pole positions at Sebring for Oliver Gavin and Ron Fellows, tied for most in event history.
• 8: Sebring victories – a race record – for Johnny O’Connell, a Sebring Hall of Famer who drove for Corvette Racing from 2001-10. It includes one overall and seven class wins.
• 8: As in Chevrolet’s small-block V8. More than 100 million units have been sold worldwide and is the most successful engine in American motorsports.
• 11: Number of Sebring victories for Corvette Racing. It’s tied with Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the most at any venue in team history.
• 12: Manufacturer Championships for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing since 2001
• 16: Number of GTLM wins for Corvette Racing since the start of 2014. That is the most of any manufacturer and team in the category.
• 20: Starts at Sebring for defending GTLM race and Driver Champion Jan Magnussen. He broke Johnny O’Connell’s record for consecutive Sebring starts last season.
• 21: Tracks at which Corvette Racing has won races – Baltimore, COTA, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park/Mosport, Daytona, Detroit, Houston, Laguna Seca, Le Mans, Lime Rock, Long Beach, Miami, Mid-Ohio, Portland, Road America, Road Atlanta, Sebring, Sonoma, St. Petersburg, Texas, Trois Rivieres and Utah.
• 24: Corvette Racing drivers at the Sebring 12 Hours through the years: – Justin Bell, Olivier Beretta, Ryan Briscoe, Emmanuel Collard, Kelly Collins, Marcel Fässler, Ron Fellows, Franck Freon, Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, John Heinricy, Chris Kniefel, Robin Liddell, Jan Magnussen, Tommy Milner, Simon Pagenaud, Max Papis, John Paul Jr., Andy Pilgrim, Mike Rockenfeller, Scott Sharp, Jordan Taylor and Richard Westbrook.
• 30: Number of hours that Corvette Racing entries will be on track at Sebring during both the FIA WEC Sebring 1,000 Miles and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
• 107: Victories worldwide for Corvette Racing – 98 in North America and eight at Le Mans
• 215: Event starts by Corvette Racing since 1999.
• 43,107.40: Number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing during the 12 Hours of Sebring. That’s close to two full trips around the Earth at its equator (approx. 24,900 miles).
• 281,650.90: Total number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing since its inception. That is enough to launch a shuttle from Earth to the moon with more than 30,000 miles in excess.


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I know all the press releases have stated the second car was the #64, and so i was guessing they might run the car as the 64 since that was the car that ran Shanghai, so that team/car would get additional points versus splitting between the 2 cars. That said, Corvette Racing sent out a picture of the car today, and it was wearing the #63....

Not really relevant at all to anything, as neither car will get enough WEC season points to matter at all, just found it interesting the press releases went one way and the car seems to have gone the other....
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I know all the press releases have stated the second car was the #64, and so i was guessing they might run the car as the 64 since that was the car that ran Shanghai, so that team/car would get additional points versus splitting between the 2 cars. That said, Corvette Racing sent out a picture of the car today, and it was wearing the #63....

Not really relevant at all to anything, as neither car will get enough WEC season points to matter at all, just found it interesting the press releases went one way and the car seems to have gone the other....
Press Release is incorrect. The car is suppose to be numbered #63
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Another rainy mess of a sports car race. I just don’t think the Corvettes are as good in the wet as some of the other entries. It sure helps to have as much weight over the rear wheels as you can in these wet conditions....
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Another rainy mess of a sports car race. I just don’t think the Corvettes are as good in the wet as some of the other entries. It sure helps to have as much weight over the rear wheels as you can in these wet conditions....
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Having a race end under a Safety Car is the pits.
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