Corvette Racing Track to Street Series – A Day in the Life

Corvette Racing Day in the life

Season two of Corvette’s Track to Street web series continues with episode six, showing us a day in the life from the mechanics perspective. As we follow the crew through an entire race day we quickly gain a good glimpse of the preparation and intensity that’s involved behind the pit walls. The ability to find success extends much further than the drivers performance, making racing just as much of a team sport as any other.

Corvette Racing is currently in second place for the ALMS GT Championship, behind BMW. Their effort will continue at the Grand Prix of Mosport on July 24.

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2011 American Le Mans (ALMS) Lime Rock Recap

2011 ALMS Lime Rock

The American Le Mans Series recent trip to Lime Rock this past weekend did not disappoint. The event lived up to expectations, by delivering what’s expected of the world’s top drivers, competing in four different classes, on a fun and small track, pure adrenaline. Never a dull moment, whether it be navigating the constant traffic from other classes, or battling fierce competitors within the same category, the action remained constant. Oh, and there was a fair bit of carnage as well. In a nutshell, that’s what makes the ALMS trip to Lime Rock so unique, and it’s really a perfect way to reinitiate the season after the short hiatus taken for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Corvette Racing Series – Episode 4 – Long Beach Highlight

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Episode four of the Corvette Racing series gives viewers an amazing, almost cinematic, highlight of the two hour battle that took place at Long Beach. The concrete circuit was the second stop in the ALMS season and delivered an exciting race within the GT category. Watch the video below to find out how the Corvette team performed.

The next stop for the team is the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans event.

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American Le Mans Series Long Beach Recap

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The American Le Mans trip to Long Beach ended under caution, but that did not detract from the overall race itself. In fact, the final yellow was almost a fitting testament to just how scrappy things were on the tight street circuit. Specifically the fierce battle that raged in GT, which featured a lot of door to door and bumper to bumper racing from all of the big players in that category. Ideally you want to see them finish the fight under the proper conditions, but in this case it’s hard to complain as the action up until that point was just that good.

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2011 ALMS at Long Beach Preview

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The second round of the ALMS series is upon us, as five distinct classes are set to clash at the picturesque, yet unforgiving street circuit of Long Beach this Saturday evening. The 11-turn circuit is demanding and intense, while its unique backdrop of palm trees and ocean provides an atmosphere that’s rivaled by few other tracks. It’s this intriguing combination that has made the streets of Long Beach a fan favorite since partnering with the American Le Mans Series in 2007.

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Falken ALMS 12 Hours of Sebring Recap Video

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As the anticipation for Long Beach continues to build let’s take another look back at Sebring to see how the Falken team performed. Campaigning a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR the Falken crew are relative underdogs in a competitive GT class. But, a lot of promise was shown and the recap video below will definitely get your heart pumping for the upcoming action.

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BMW ready to defend its ALMS GT class lead at Long Beach

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The contrast between racing the 12 Hours of Sebring and racing on the streets of Long Beach could not be greater, but BMW Team RLL is looking for a similar outcome – a one-two finish in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT class with the BMW M3 GT.

In the four weeks since its strong performance at Sebring, the team has been preparing for a race only two hours long. Quick acceleration out of the tight temporary street circuit corners is critical to fast lap times at Long Beach, especially exiting the hairpin turn that leads onto the longest straight. Both cars will be aerodynamically trimmed to maximise downforce.

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ALMS Sebring 12 Hour Highlights – #30 NGT Porsche

Witness the 12 hours of Sebring from the best seat possible, the cockpit, as NGT Motorsports takes us onboard their #30 Porsche for a 30 minute highlight of the exhilarating action.

After winning the 2010 GT3 Challenge the NGT team decided to take their program to the next level by entering the ALMS GTC competition, although they will not compete full-time in 2011. Their current plans are to run the endurance events only which would be Sebring, Laguna Seca, and Road Atlanta. At the controls of the team’s first foray into ALMS are drivers Sean Edwards, Henrique Cisneros, and Carlos Kauffmann.

Despite being new to the series the team made their presence known right out of the gate by setting a new track record of 2:05.678 in Wednesday’s practice session. Their speed would carry over into the race, but everything was not easy going. The video begins with their GT3 Cup Car losing control in turn 17 and colliding with the barrier (strong language at this part). Forcing the team to work all night on repairs and ultimately missing out on qualification.

That setback, along with more throughout the event would not deter the young team. Click through to watch the NGT GT3 Porsche fight through adversity and work their way to a podium finish.

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BMW’s Dirk Müller Comments on the 12 Hours of Sebring

BMW's Dirk Müller

Mr. Müller, how significant was the victory in the GT class at the Sebring 12-hour race?

Dirk Müller: “This race is simply fantastic and, apart from the Indy500, is possibly the most important motorsport event in North America. Sebring is also a very important fixture on the ALMS calendar, as more points are on offer there than at the other races. It was great to start the season with a win there. That was my second victory in Sebring, but this year’s success was very special.”

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