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CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD
ATLANTA: By the Numbers
DETROIT (Oct. 8, 2018) – Corvette Racing’s
campaign in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship comes to a close this
weekend at a track it has visited more often than any other during its
illustrious history. On the verge of another IMSA championship, Corvette Racing
is back at Road Atlanta for the 22 time since 1999 – this time for the 20th
running of Petit Le Mans.
of Corvette Racing’s statistics and honors at Road Atlanta is impressive – a
theme that has been present throughout the team’s 20th season of
- 1: As
in one team, one manufacturer and one model of car for 20 years: Corvette
Racing, Chevrolet and the Chevrolet Corvette.
- 2: Double-podium finishes
this season for Corvette Racing: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Road
- 3: Generations of Corvette
Racing entries at Road Atlanta since 1999 – Corvette C5-R (1999-04) Corvette
C6.R (2005-2013) and Corvette C7.R (2014-current).
- 6: Career victories at
Road Atlanta for Oliver Gavin – all with Corvette Racing. His first came in 2003
(Grand Prix of Atlanta), and five have come in Petit Le Mans (most among active
- 7: Consecutive GTLM podium
finishes for Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Corvette – Mid-Ohio
(third), Watkins Glen (second), Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (second), Lime
Rock Park (second), Road America (third), VIR (second) and Laguna Seca
- 10: Number of Road Atlanta
victories for Corvette Racing dating back to 2000 – eight of those at Petit
- 8: As in
Chevrolet’s small-block V8. More than 100 million units have been sold worldwide
and is the most successful engine in American motorsports.
- 10: Petit Le Mans
wins for Chevrolet – eight in GT and two in Prototype. That ranks third among
manufacturers in event history.
- 12: Manufacturer
Championships for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing since 2001.
- 16: Number of GT Le Mans
wins in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Corvette Racing since
the start of 2014. That’s the most of any manufacturer and team in
- 19: Consecutive Petit Le
Mans starts for Jan Magnussen, the longest streak for any driver in race
who have competed for Corvette Racing at Road Atlanta. Of those, 10 went on to
win at Road Atlanta including current drivers Gavin and Magnussen.
- 24: Tracks at which
Corvette Racing has won races – Baltimore, COTA, Canadian Tire Motorsport
Park/Mosport, Daytona, Detroit, Houston, Laguna Seca, Le Mans, Lime Rock, Long
Beach, Miami, Mid-Ohio, Portland, Road America, Road Atlanta, Sebring, Sonoma,
St. Petersburg, Texas, Trois Rivieres, Utah, VIR, Washington DC and Watkins
- 28: Number of drivers for
Corvette Racing since 1999.
- 107: Victories worldwide
for Corvette Racing – 99 in North America and eight at Le
- 211: Event starts by
Corvette Racing since 1999 following the most recent race at Laguna
- 31,699.44: Number of racing miles
completed by Corvette Racing in its 21 previous trips to Road Atlanta. That
represents 12,703 laps or nearly 500 trips around Interstate 285 – Atlanta’s
- 279,772.06: Total number of racing
miles completed by Corvette Racing since its inception. To put that in
perspective Apollo 13 – the longest manned spaceflight in history – covered
“just” 248,655 miles.