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    GMI Goes To The Races @ The 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

    GMI Goes To The Races @ The 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix
    Alexander Rossi Seeks To Replicate Indy 500 Success On Belle Isle Circuit
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    June 4, 2016
    By: Carl Malek




    Hello everyone, with the winds of summer now upon us, it is once again time for our annual live coverage of the 2016 Detroit Chevrolet Grand Prix. Stay tuned to this thread throughout the weekend for up to date photos and coverage of this yearly event. Can Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi continue his winning ways on the winding twists and turns of Belle Isle? and can Corvette Racing notch another victory in the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic?

    All these questions and more will be answered on the challenging Belle Isle street circuit stay tuned!!!
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    re: GMI Goes To The Races @ The 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

    Rough day for Corvette Racing in the Sports car classic. Marc Goossens and Ryan Dalziel out for the day due to on track crash. (more to come soon)
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    re: GMI Goes To The Races @ The 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

    I don't get it, is someone from GMI actually racing, or was the thread title just a thing?

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    re: GMI Goes To The Races @ The 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    I don't get it, is someone from GMI actually racing, or was the thread title just a thing?
    The title was just my attempt to be creative with it ))))) wish i had the skills of some of those drivers though
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    I don't get it, is someone from GMI actually racing, or was the thread title just a thing?
    Think its just a bad title. I believe its meant to say GMI will have live coverage

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    The title was just my attempt to be creative with it ))))) wish i had the skills of some of those drivers though
    It makes it sound like GMI had a car and won the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    It makes it sound like GMI had a car and won the race.
    will take that feedback into consideration for next years coverage. Thanks guys
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    It makes it sound like GMI had a car and won the race.
    Fershur! So, who did win?
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    Jordan And Ricky Taylor Nab 1st Place In Chevrolet Sports Car Classic
    Taylor Brothers 1st place finish balances out mixed day for Team Corvette
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    In what turned out to be a mixed bag of an outing for Team Corvette, brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor and their No. 10 Corvette Daytona Prototype racer took the checkered flag at Belle Isle. Today's victory in the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic was the fifth victory for Wayne Taylor Racing in the past seven events that have taken place on street courses, with the brothers nabbing their second consecutive street victory following their win in Long Beach back in April. The action was filled with numerous crashes especially in the prototype division. However, Jordan Taylor managed to maneuver his way through the chaos, and edge out the pole sitting No.5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP driven by Joao Barbosa by a mere 1.740 seconds. Barbosa and his teammate Christian Fittipaldi ended up finishing second despite having a rough qualifying session when Fittipaldi spun and then flat spotted his tires, which put the duo at a slight disadvantage at the start of the race in pole posistion.




    The 1-2 podium finish in the shadow of GM's headquarters also made up for a nasty crash midway through the race when the No. 90 Visit Florida Corvette DP (pictured) driven by Marc Goossens smacked the wall with 13 minutes left in the event due to his rear wing being dislodged by prior contact. The ensuing crash also collected the championship contending No.31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP piloted by Eric Curran which ultimately caused him to finish the race in 23rd place. As of this writing, Race 1 of the Dual in Detroit is currently underway, and I will have the full details of that race here on this thread. Stay tuned!!!
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    Is Alexander Rossi on GMI?
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    re: GMI Goes To The Races @ The 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

    The Goofy and playful demeanor of the Taylor kids should not fool you, they are serious and really top notch drivers, I have watched them long enough to realize, they can take on F1 or any series for that matter and come out on top...

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    Am I reasonable to assume that when it's said that these are "Corvette Daytona Prototype racers" that this is the first time they've been developed and raced?

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    re: GMI Goes To The Races @ The 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    Am I reasonable to assume that when it's said that these are "Corvette Daytona Prototype racers" that this is the first time they've been developed and raced?
    No, they race in a class called prototype and were from the Daytona series before the two series merged (hence DP for Daytona Prototype) and are likely on their way out. It is sad because at their peak it was some good racing with lots of brands fielding prototypes in which the chassis's were common however they ran different engines in them. This form of racing can really drive down the cost to compete and as a result you had Pontiac, Ford, BMW, etc... .

    It wasn't until later that rules were changed and you had the Corvette Daytona Prototype with styling cues from the C6 Corvette thrown in and now some C7 styling cues. Also maximum engine size went from 5.0L to 5.5L, sadly the class has really died off and is looking to be gone in its current form next season.

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