Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

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    Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

    ALMS Front Row Start For Oliver Gavin At Sebring
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    Corvette Racing’s two yellow and black C6.Rs will form the American Le Mans Series’ GT front row for tomorrow’s opening round of the joint ALMS and FIA World Endurance Championship after an exciting and action-packed 15-minute qualifying session this afternoon.

    Olly Gavin’s best lap in the No. 4 Corvette of 1:59.007 was shaved by Jan Magnussen by just one thousandth of a second to secure the series’ fastest GT lap. They GM factory drivers both narrowly missed out on the combined WEC/ALMS pole position which was taken by AF Corse’s Gimmi Bruni in a Ferrari 458 Italia with a record-breaking time of 1:58.427.

    “It’s great we’ve started the season off with a 1-2 qualifying performance in the ALMS,” said a satisfied Olly. “The guys have worked extremely hard over the winter getting this all together and that’s now paid off. We’ve got to convert it into a decent result tomorrow and this is just a very small step towards being victorious, but at least we’re up the sharp end. Hopefully we’ll be able to avoid most of the mess that often occurs mid field, but who knows what will transpire tomorrow?”

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    Re: Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

    Just to clarify, Corvette Racing qaulified 1-2 out of the ALMS teams, 3-4 in GT overall. There were a couple of FIA Ferraris that beat them to the pole by a small margin.

    Link to live timing and scoring:
    http://scoring.alms.com/
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    Re: Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

    Quote Originally Posted by PistonsFan View Post
    Just to clarify, Corvette Racing qaulified 1-2 out of the ALMS teams, 3-4 in GT overall. There were a couple of FIA Ferraris that beat them to the pole by a small margin.

    Link to live timing and scoring:
    http://scoring.alms.com/
    I just watched it happen where clearly the Ferrari was faster.. It seems like BMW's too are very competitive, Porches seem to have no Mojo...

    you can watch here

    http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/channel/espn3

    still early to go though

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    Re: Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    I just watched it happen where clearly the Ferrari was faster.. It seems like BMW's too are very competitive, Porches seem to have no Mojo...

    you can watch here

    http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/channel/espn3

    still early to go though
    The leading Ferrari is definitely the fastest GT car on the track, but I don't know how consistent the FIA rules are with ALMS. (the FIA Ferraris are faster than the ALMS Ferraris)

    It's good to see that the Corvettes and Ferraris are the teams to beat this year. You knew something wasn't right last year when the rules had BMW significantly faster than Corvettes and Ferraris.

    Overall, Ferrari has had a rough start at Sebring - two of them went out very early in the race.

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    Re: Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

    Quote Originally Posted by PistonsFan View Post
    The leading Ferrari is definitely the fastest GT car on the track, but I don't know how consistent the FIA rules are with ALMS. (the FIA Ferraris are faster than the ALMS Ferraris)

    It's good to see that the Corvettes and Ferraris are the teams to beat this year. You knew something wasn't right last year when the rules had BMW significantly faster than Corvettes and Ferraris.

    Overall, Ferrari has had a rough start at Sebring - two of them went out very early in the race.
    The Aston Martin is the wild card, Do you know if Corvettes are running direct injection motors?
    I love the camera at the backs of corvettes, you can see them just leaving the prototypes in the dust on the straights, that's amazing...

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    Re: Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

    Looks like one Ferrari is faster then the Corvette and the other Ferrari is just a tad slower then the Corvette. It seems like Corvette Racing is the team to beat this year in GT, which seems to be where the Corvette seems to always end up at.

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    Re: Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

    Quote Originally Posted by 63GrandSport001 View Post
    Looks like one Ferrari is faster then the Corvette and the other Ferrari is just a tad slower then the Corvette. It seems like Corvette Racing is the team to beat this year in GT, which seems to be where the Corvette seems to always end up at.
    Well, its down now to the hour, I feel like now the corvettes have a shot..

    corvettes are running 4th and 5th...

    are you watching?

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    Re: Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

    Corvette Racing is First Class, Everyone at GM needs to take notes and follow suit as soon as possible! Just Sayin!

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    Re: Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

    Quote Originally Posted by BEEJAY1948 View Post
    Corvette Racing is First Class, Everyone at GM needs to take notes and follow suit as soon as possible! Just Sayin!
    36 minutes left.. corvettes running 3 and 5, they have stayed on top 5 for the whole day, they just need to go all out now..

    There is also a corvette GT-AM running 2nd and another one at 3rd; its good to see corvettes challege the GT-AM porsches and kick butt...

    The C7 cannot get here fast enough, everyone else is running a next gen chassis but Corvette.
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    Re: Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

    I have a feeling the BMW's did not run all out at qualifying...

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    Re: Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

    The corvettes simply are not challenging the BMW and the Ferrari, that is disappointing...
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    BMW, corvette, ferrari, corvette

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    Re: Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

    corvettes still not allowed to run direct injection

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    Re: Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

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    corvettes still not allowed to run direct injection
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    Re: Corvette Racing Qualifies 1st and 2nd for 12 Hours of Sebring

    Quote Originally Posted by hrcslam View Post
    Huh? Why?
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