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Old 02-25-2006, 02:39 AM   #1
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Cool Corvettes racing around the world

This thread will have news, pictures, and more of Corvettes racing around the world in 2006.

One Corvette C5-R and two Corvette C6-Rs will race at the 74th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.

http://www.lemans.org/sport/sport/ac...ngages_gb.html

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Old 02-25-2006, 02:51 AM   #2
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Re: Corvettes racing around the world

that car is so hot . . . luv iin it!
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Dave Hill, the former Corvette chief engineer, said the following in the April 2006 issue of Corvette Magazine:

"We had titanium rods on the street [for the new Z06], but they didn't have them validated for racing. They'll be validated for 24-hour races by the time we go to Le Mans next year, though."

http://www.corvette-mag.com/

Does anyone know how much the 590 hp LS7-R weighs?





The following is from the January 2006 issue of Sports Car International on page 35:

"The net result is a fully trimmed engine that weighs 458 pounds, only 10 more than the 6.0-liter LS2."

Also, BMW's M5 Product Information Guide says that the 5.0 liter 500 hp (SAE net) V-10 weighs 240 kg/529 lbs.
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Corvette C6-R at Sebring testing

http://lmsr.net/jan1.html
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New Corvette Z06.R GT3s will race in the FIA GT's new GT3 Championship.

Go to google.com and search for "FIA GT" if the first link doesn't work.

http://fiagt.com/newsitem.php?key=816

http://corvettemotorsport.com/eng/z06_car.htm

PSI Experience will race one C6-R (raced by factory team last year) and one C5-R (updated by Pacific Coast Motorsport who raced it last year in ALMS) in the Le Mans Series which has 1,000 km races.

http://www.psi-motorsport.com/racing/index.php

http://www.lmes.net/uk/teams.asp

At the Paul Ricard Circuit in France.













The C5-R of Luc Alphand Adventures. They will race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 17th and 18th.








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The Mean Green Machine

GLPK Racing will enter a C5-R in Belcar this year. They won two races last year in FIA GT.

http://www.belcar.com/

http://www.glpk.net/2006/fotos/58/





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Corvette Racing seeks revenge in Sebring

http://www.americanlemans.com/News/Article.aspx?ID=1791

The green car is an Aston Martin DBR9. One took the GT1 victory in last year's Twelve Hours of Sebring.


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Sebring pole for Leighton Reese

Leighton Reese got the Speed World Challenge GT pole at Sebring.

http://www.world-challenge.com/news/story.php?ID=276

http://www.leightonreese.com/



From Sebring last year.



Mid-Ohio last year.



Lou Gigliotti races in the Speed World Challenge (GT class) with a Corvette C6. The Corvette C6s in the Speed World Challenge have the new Z06's body.

http://www.lgmotorsports.com/

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Corvette C6-Rs qualify 3rd and 4th in GT1 for Sebring

http://americanlemans.com/news/Article.aspx?ID=1820
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Corvette Racing Wins Sebring 12-Hour Race

http://www.americanlemans.com/news/Article.aspx?ID=1884

http://www.corvetteracing.com/

There was a great battle for 3rd at the end of the race between Papis in the # 3 Corvette C6-R and Tomas Enge in the # 007 Aston Martin DBR9.
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Pictures from the Twelve Hours of Sebring

Jan Magnussen, Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan, and the # 4 C6-R drivers Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta







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GLPK Racing won the Belcar race in Belgium recently.

http://www.raceresults.nu/uitslagen/...ve-results.htm
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The winning car from Belcar race at Spa





The second place car from the recent Belcar race.




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Six Corvette Z06.R GT3s will race in the FIA GT's new GT3 Championship this year.
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