The Corvette Racing was hard at work over the weekend as the team geared up for their first race of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship , the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The annual three day test prior to the race, known as the Roar Before the 24, serves as the final test session before the 2014 racing season kicks off.
Oliver Gavin in the No.4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R set the weekend’s second-best overall time for the GT Le Mans class around Daytona International Speedway with a 1:45.743, while teammate and 2013 GT driver co-champion Jan Magnussen set the third fastest time of the weekend in the No. 3 car with a 1:45.792. The #911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR driven by Nick Tandy was the fastest GT car of the day overall with a time of 1:45.564.
“It has been a productive couple days. This was the first time we got a chance to see how we stack up against the rest of our competition. But the main program has been to continue the development of the car,” said Magnussen. “Come race time, hopefully we will be where we need to be. It’s still early days but everyone will be very close during the race as it has always been in GT racing.”
The three days in Daytona Beach were spent developing and establishing a baseline setup for the all new Corvette C7.R GT race cars, which will make their official debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week, prior to their competition debut on January 25.
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