ZR1-Bodied Corvette Racing C6.R GT2 Racers To Debut At Mid-Ohio

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The Acura Sports Car Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will be the first venue to host the newly built and designed ZR1-bodied Corvette Racing C6.R GT2 racers marking a new era for Jake.

It's still unknown which drivers will pilot which car, but Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, Olivier Beretta and Oliver Gavin will be making a comeback in the two new GT2-spec cars.


Scott Atherton, American Le Mans Series President and CEO had this to say of the new entry:

"For several years now, the competition in GT2 has been the closest and most competitive among all our classes. With the news of Corvette Racing's official entry into the category at Mid-Ohio, the class quite possibly becomes the most diverse and competitive ever. It also serves as another example of the continued growth and success of the American Le Mans Series. Corvette never truly left, but it's safe to say that they were missed by the countless participants at our Corvette Corrals and fans worldwide. We would like to be the first to officially say, ‘Welcome back!'"

We can't wait to see the new Vettes directly compete with the likes of Aston Martin, Ferrari, Ford, Dodge and others as it's become a bit mundane seeing them basically racing themselves for the past season. [CorvetteBlogger via PlanetLeMans]

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Since Corvette Racing is one of the brightest stars on the GM galaxy, I fully expected it to be cut by management. Possibly the beancounters are simply unaware of CR's existence. (Also, Pratt and Miller is the only team to have won both Le Mans and LeMons. They totally rule.)