After nabbing just the 4th and 11th best times in GTE Pro class in the team’s initial practice last Sunday, Corvette Racing ascended into the top five for both cars, and will start 2nd and 4th at the drop of the green flag on Saturday at Circuit de la Sarthe for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Antonio Garcia set the best time of the team, at 3:54.777 (129.867 mph) in the No. 73 Corvette C7.R. Oliver Gavin qualified the No. 74 Corvette C7.R nabbed 3:55.190 (129.618 mph) to lock in the 4th-place start. Ferrari is starting first.
Exclaimed team manager Doug Fehan:
This is a solid start and represents a complete team effort. Our drivers, engineers and crew worked in sync to sort out a few handling issues with our Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs following multiple red-flag periods tonight and Wednesday. The time we did have on track was extremely beneficial as we were finally able to get back to a competitive aero package tonight. We don’t have much in the way of long-run performance testing, so that could still bite us. But the ultimate performance should at least let us compete. Now we just need to execute and have some luck for a clean race. We really appreciate our drivers for not putting a foot wrong in practice and helping us work through to good setups. From the time sheet, this looks like it could be a very exciting race!
Corvette Racing will be live streaming all 24 hours of the race on FoxSports.com, from 9AM Saturday to 9AM Sunday ET. And if you want to get your friends together to watch the live broadcast of the entire race, the information below should help:
- 8:30 a.m-4 p.m., Saturday, June 14 (FOX Sports 1)
- 4-5 p.m., Saturday, June 14 (FOX Sports 2)
- 5-6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 14 (FOX Sports GO)
- 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 14-1 a.m., Sunday, June 15 (FOX Sports 2)
- 1-7:30 a.m., Sunday, June 15 (FOX Sports 1)
- 7:30-9:30 a.m., Sunday, June 15 (FOX Sports 2)