It’s safe to say “Corvette Racing” has hit its stride in the first year running the new Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. With expected teething issues a thing of the past, Corvette Racing has gone on a tear in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, a tear that continued Sunday with a third straight TUDOR Championship victory in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International.
“We’re developing a new car and we keep finding new things to do with it. I just saw that all the fastest race laps for all the GTLMs were all within three tenths (of a second). It is a very competitive category. You have to be on your best game for everything you do. There is no room for any mistakes.”
Limiting mistakes is one of the reasons Corvette Racing has been so strong over the summer months. In addition to the team’s success in North America in the TUDOR Championship, the team finished second in GTE Pro at the 24 Hours of Le Mans two weeks ago with Magnussen, Garcia and Jordan Taylor.
Goossens and co-driver Dominik Farnbacher for SRT Motorsports finished second in the return of the red-and-white liveried Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R. The team’s No. 93 Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R driven by Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer finished third to round out the podium. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner drove the No. 4 Corvette C7.R to a fourth-place finish.
The No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP team did just that in Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, short-pitting in order to lead at the three-hour segment (earning the maximum five bonus points) in a race that saw the team and its drivers Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi extend their lead.
Chevrolet has finished in the top two in seven of the nine segments to date to lead the manufacturer standings, 38-34, over Ford. The No. 5 Corvette DP won the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Sahlen’s Six Hours, while the No. 01 Ford EcoBoost won the second leg of the Patrón Endurance Cup, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.
From the start of the race Team Visit Florida No. 90 was hard on the charge.
After running strongly all day long, the No. 90 Visit Florida Corvette DP raced to Victory Lane at Watkins Glen International on Sunday after Richard Westbrook made an assertive move for the lead in the final laps of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.
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The Glen Race Broadcast – Part 1
The full race prt. 1 and then prt. 2 Nothing better for a series to post the entire race for the fans, thanks guys!
The Glen Race Broadcast – Part 2