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Corvettes Qualify Well At 24 Hours of Le Mans

By June 9, 2010

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The news out of France is good for Corvette competitors following the first day of qualifying. The two GT-1 class C6.R 'Vettes operated by Luc Alphand adventures (that website is all en Francais) qualified 3rd and 4th in an 8-car class. The less-good news is that they're almost four seconds off the fast lap set by the Young Driver AMR team in an Aston-Martin DBR9.

Our hometown heroes at Corvette Racing are doing well in the GT-2 class, qualifying their ZR1 'Vettes in second and third positions in an 18-car class. Only the Ferrari F430 of Risi Competizione is ahead of them, and only by about .864 seconds over an 8-mile race course!

There are more qualifying sessions on Thursday, and the actual 24 Hours of Le Mans race starts at 3 p.m. French time (that's 6 a.m Pacific time and 9 a.m. Eastern) on Saturday, June 12.

This race is the 50th anniversary of the Corvette's debut at Le Mans, so all hopes are high for a good performance this weekend.

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