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Old 07-02-2006, 02:03 AM   #31
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Re: Corvettes racing around the world

Luc Alphand Adventures finished third in the LMGT1 class with a C5-R. it was the very c5-r that won le mans in 2004 in factory hands.

http://www.valeo-motor-sports.com/le...f_victory.html

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Old 07-14-2006, 04:46 PM   #32
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Re: Corvettes racing around the world

Johnny O'Connell in his # 3 C6-R lost the race at Lime Rock Park recently to Pedro Lamy in his factory Aston Martin DBR9 by 0.033 seconds.

The Corvettes were carrying 199 more pounds than the Aston Martins, running smaller intake restrictors, and using smaller fuel tanks as a result of "balance of performance" adjustments mandated by the sanctioning body.

- http://www.corvetteracing.com/histor...imerock3.shtml

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Old 07-15-2006, 01:30 AM   #33
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Re: Corvettes racing around the world

I was there at Limerock and that ALMS race kicked ass. It was also the first road race I'd ever seen, aside from the 6 races before ALMS that day. Definitely the fastest.
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Old 07-18-2006, 05:23 PM   #34
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2nd place for Luc Alphand in the 1,000 km of Nürburgring

press release

The third race in the Le Mans Series European Championship was completed with
success by the Luc Alphand Aventures (LAA) team, which finished second in the
LMGT1 category. Luc Alphand, Jérôme Policand and Patrice Goueslard relayed each
other at the wheel of the Corvette C-5R throughout the six-hour race at the Nürburgring
track in Germany.

The LAA team continues to turn in solid performances in the field of endurance auto
racing. Despite the intense heat, the entire team perfectly managed the 1,000 km race.
Jérôme and Patrice were able to double their driving times and optimize their
performance thanks to the Corvette’s air-conditioning system.

“We are relieved, since we weren’t sure we would ever cross the finish line,” said
official LAA driver Patrice Goueslard. “On top of that, I burst a tire because of a stone,
six laps from the last relay. I had to manage this factor as well and find the right
balance since the track was very abrasive. It was extremely tight between the first five
cars in the LMGT1 category, and we finished only 10 seconds behind the official Aston
Martin… It’s great; we are more than satisfied!”

After his first race in the LMS Championship, Luc Alphand is confident about the
team’s position in the rankings. “Yesterday I had some tough moments during
qualifying, when I unfortunately hit one of the prototypes and ended up in the gravel.
Obviously I went to bed very frustrated but today we more than made up for it. We
improved our time and had no incidents. We made the podium once again and I am
really thrilled. We managed the race perfectly.”

Reliability is the key to this performance. The technical team did a great job of
managing the race since the Corvette C-5R crossed the finish line with less than one
lap’s worth of fuel in the tank, after refueling only five times instead of six like its
competitors.

There are still two races left in the 2006 LMS European Championships, and the
pressure is on. The LAA team is currently in third place in the overall rankings, well
positioned to achieve its objectives. Next rendezvous: late August at Donington in the
UK.
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:12 PM   #35
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Re: Corvettes racing around the world

In the program I have, It says the C6-R's engine only has 590hp. Is this true? I thought it would be a lot faster in GT1. I watched miller motorsports race on CBS. Vettes didn't do so good against the Astons.
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They had the following three restrictions in Utah:

- 1 mm smaller intake air restrictors (34 less hp)

- 10 liter smaller fuel tank

- 199 more pounds than the non-factory Aston Martin DBR9s

"The restrictions added to the Corvette C6.Rs at Salt Lake City have been rescinded. The Corvettes will race under the same rules as they had at Lime Rock, which means a greater fuel capacity and a larger diameter on its air restrictor." [They will still have 199 pound penalty].

- http://www.americanlemans.com/news/Article.aspx?ID=2330

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Re: Corvettes racing around the world

That's more like it!
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Corvette Racing scores 50th victory

http://corvetteracing.com/history/20...ortland3.shtml

Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta won the Portland Grand Prix yesterday with their # 4 Corvette C6-R.

Beretta now has 28 class wins which is the most of any ALMS driver.

I was at the race and saw the brake rotors glowing red on the Corvette C6-Rs as they were braking on the backstretch for turn 10.



Gigliotti wins in Utah

Lou Gigliotti won his second race of the season with a win last weekend at Miller Motorsports Park.

http://www.world-challenge.com/news/story.php?ID=356
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