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Corvette C6.R GT2 American Le Mans

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Corvette C6.R GT2 American Le Mans

I have been following the American Le Mans Series for a while now and love the excitement of the race. With four classes racing on the track at the same time and 12 hour to 24 hour endurance racing it’s loaded up with what car guys want to see. For the last year and this season the GT1 class has been mostly uncontested as the Corvette team in the C6.R has dominated in the American Le Mans.  Right in time for GM to announce its financial trouble and looming bankruptcy the Corvette team was announcing that it was pulling out of the GT1 class to run in the GT2 class. When the team finished its last race, at Sebring as a GT1 car, there had been speculation if they would even enter back in as GT2. With all the news about GM pulling funding to racing programs and filling bankruptcy their speculation was well deserved.

source AMLS Corvette C6.R GT2 Class

source: American Le Mans Corvette C6.R GT2 Class

I have been following the American Le Mans Series for a while now and love the excitement of the race. With four classes racing on the track at the same time and 12 hour to 24 hour endurance racing it’s loaded up with what car guys want to see. For the last year and this season the GT1 class has been mostly uncontested as the Corvette team in the C6.R has dominated in the American Le Mans.  Right in time for GM to announce its financial trouble and looming bankruptcy the Corvette team was announcing that it was pulling out of the GT1 class to run in the GT2 class. When the team finished its last race, at Sebring as a GT1 car, there had been speculation if they would even enter back in as GT2. With all the news about GM pulling funding to racing programs and filling bankruptcy their speculation was well deserved.

Then the announcement came today, They are Back! The Corvette team has officially entered in the Mid-Ohio race as a GT2 class racing with more competition with the likes of Porsche, Aston, Panoz, Ford GT, and Ferrari. This does leave the GT1 class empty and brings the American Le Mans down to 3 classes racing, but most enthusiast welcome this change as there will be more competition and fun.

[source: ALMS]

Adam Moore

Adam was one of the founding members of txGarage back in 2007 when he worked for a Suzuki dealership in Dallas, TX. He is now our Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He's always been into cars and trucks and has extensive knowledge on both. Check Adam out on twitter @adamaoc.

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