It can be hard to keep a team like Corvette Racing down.
Each and every team in IMSA’s GTLM class gets hit with some difficult Balance of Performance (BoP) at some point in the season, but Corvette Racing works around it. Clean driving, minimal mistakes and fast pit stops often keeps the No. 3 and No. 4 cars in contention no matter how difficult the situation is. They have eight class wins at Le Mans for a reason.
Mobil 1’s web show The Grid recently caught up with one of the most experienced pit crews in tin top racing to get the inside scoop on how the fastest pit stops are really done. The video features Corvette Racing boss and racing mainstay Doug Fehan, along with crew members Dan Binks and Brian Hoye. Drivers Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia are also around to give a driver’s perspective on the pit stop process.
Corvette Racing will contest the WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai next weekend – a departure from team’s usual appearance in IMSA. The team will run a special one-off silver and red livery at the race, which is inspired by Chevrolet’s Red Line special edition vehicles for China. Corvette Racing drivers Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin will pilot the Corvette C7.R in its Asian racing debut. The WEC dealt a small BoP blow to the team this week, though, forcing the C7.R to run second heaviest among the GTE class cars.
Corvete Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen also took the IMSA GTLM driver’s championship this year, locking up the title with a second place finish at Road Atlanta last month. The outfit also locked up the IMSA team’s championship for 2018. It was the 12th driver’s championship and 13th team title in Corvette Racing’s 20-year history. More good results may be on the horizon as well, with the team likely set to make the transition to a mid-engine platform for 2019 or 2020.