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Corvette Racing Sets Fast Time at Sebring

By February 15, 2011

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Corvette RacingCorvette Racing's twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs ran the fastest laps for their class in all four sessions of last week's two-day American Le Mans Series Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway. After Jan Magnussen turned the quickest times in the first three sessions in the No. 4 Corvette C6.R, Olivier Beretta posted the fastest lap of the test in the GT class with the No. 3 Corvette C6.R in the final session.

Magnussen piloted his Corvett to a smoking-fast 2:02.260 in the Wednesday morning session, and then improved to 2:02.235 in the afternoon session and 2:02.197 on Thursday morning. Beretta turned a 2:02.186 in the No. 3 Corvette C6.R in the final minutes of Thursday's rain-shortened afternoon session. That lap set the performance standard among the 16 entries in the GT class for the only official test before the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 19.

The thing to note in this is that all of those laps were within one tenth of a second of each other! Consistency is a hallmark of great racing drivers, and Magnussen and Beretta were consistently turning hot laps throughout this track session - that their laps were so close to each other also shows that each driver is getting the most out of his Corvette, and that the Corvettes are likely to lead the field this year.

Read more about Corvette Racing and the 2011 ALMS season.

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