CORVETTE C7.R SCORES BREAKTHROUGH FIRST GTLM VICTORY IN TEQUILA PATRÓN SPORTS CAR SHOWCASE AT LONG BEACH
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Company press release.

· Magnussen, Garcia Lead All But Two Laps In No. 3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 12, 2014)
– Corvette Racing entered Saturday's Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase with the goal of proving its new Corvette C7.R was ready to win races in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship's competitive GT Le Mans (GTLM) class.

Mission accomplished. From the pole position to the checkered flag, co-drivers Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen dominated the GTLM field under sunny skies on the famed Long Beach street circuit, leading all but two of the race's 75 laps in the yellow No. 3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R.

BMW Team RLL's No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE finished second, while it was a double-podium for Corvette Racing with the team's No. 4 entry finishing third.

'It was an important victory for the team,' said Magnussen, who scored his 38th career win in North American endurance sports car racing. 'The whole time we had a fast car. We just didn't make the most of it with reliability issues at both Daytona and Sebring. I couldn't be happier for Antonio, myself and this entire team.'

One day after Magnussen gave the Corvette C7.R its first pole, Garcia started the car and drove away from the field in the early stages of the 100-minute race. By the time Magnussen got behind the wheel for the final stint he was well ahead of the competition and navigated Long Beach's city streets – and GTLM lap traffic – for the victory.

BMW Team RLL earned its third consecutive podium finish to start the season with Dirk Mueller and John Edwards co-driving to a second-place finish in the team's No. 56 BMW. Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin crossed the line third in Corvette Racing's No. 4 Corvette C7.R. Just missing the podium after winning the season-opening endurance events at Daytona and Sebring was Porsche North America's pair of Porsche 911 RSRs.

The TUDOR Championship season resumes on May 4 at historic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. There will be a pair of two-hour races, one for the Prototype and GT Le Mans classes, the other for the Prototype Challenge and GT Daytona classes.

posted on conceptcarz.com

Recent News
Porsche Announces Rennsport Reunion VI To Be Held September 2018

-- Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca today announced the next Porsche Rennsport Reunion will take place at the famed California racetrack in 2018. The upcoming Family Reunion......

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 To Make North American Debut At Monterey Car Week

– Fresh from its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) will introduce its latest high performance creation, the Jaguar XE SV Project......

Mika Häkkinen To Drive Iconic McLaren M23 At Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

— McLaren ambassador Mika Hakkinen will delight fans when he gets behind the wheel of Emerson Fittipaldis 1974 world championship-winning McLaren M23 at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on August......

2017 Global Mazda Mx-5 Cup Challenge Announced

– Mazda Motorsports today announced open registration for the 2017 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Challenge featuring a 110,000 prize pool, with 75,000 going to the overall winner. The two-race, total points......

Related Vehicles
2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R  2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R  2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R  2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R  2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R  
2017 Dodge Viper
2017 Dodge Viper  2017 Dodge Viper  2017 Dodge Viper  2017 Dodge Viper  2017 Dodge Viper  
2017 Ford GT
2017 Ford GT  2017 Ford GT  2017 Ford GT  2017 Ford GT  2017 Ford GT  
2017 Honda Accord
2017 Honda Accord  2017 Honda Accord  2017 Honda Accord  2017 Honda Accord  2017 Honda Accord  
2017 Mazda RT24-P
2017 Mazda RT24-P  2017 Mazda RT24-P  2017 Mazda RT24-P  2017 Mazda RT24-P  2017 Mazda RT24-P  
2017 Porsche Cayenne
2017 Porsche Cayenne  2017 Porsche Cayenne  2017 Porsche Cayenne  2017 Porsche Cayenne  2017 Porsche Cayenne  
2016 BMW M6 GTLM
2016 BMW M6 GTLM  2016 BMW M6 GTLM  2016 BMW M6 GTLM  2016 BMW M6 GTLM  2016 BMW M6 GTLM  
2016 BMW M6 GTLM Art Car
2016 BMW M6 GTLM Art Car  2016 BMW M6 GTLM Art Car  2016 BMW M6 GTLM Art Car  2016 BMW M6 GTLM Art Car  2016 BMW M6 GTLM Art Car  
2016 Chevrolet Corvette
2016 Chevrolet Corvette  2016 Chevrolet Corvette  2016 Chevrolet Corvette  2016 Chevrolet Corvette  2016 Chevrolet Corvette  
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06  2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06  2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06  2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06  2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06  
2016 Dodge Viper 25th Anniversary
2016 Dodge Viper 25th Anniversary  2016 Dodge Viper 25th Anniversary  2016 Dodge Viper 25th Anniversary  2016 Dodge Viper 25th Anniversary  

Vehicle information, history, and
specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook  Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2017 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.