C7.R Corvettes take 2nd and 4th in LMGTE Pro class at 82nd 24 Hours of Le Mans, Sat/Sun Jun 14/15
Photos courtesy of Patrick Durand, AMP Mag
The Corvettes are off at the start!
LMGTE Pro results Corvette racing fans can be proud of:
1st # 51 AF Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia, Bruni/Vilander/Fisichella 339 laps
2nd # 73 Corvette Racing C7.R Magnussen/Garcia/Taylor 338 laps, Air Jack valve stem break
3rd # 92 Team Manthay Porsche 911 Hilzer/Makowiecki/Lietz 337 laps
4th # 74 Corvette Racing C7.R Gavin/Milner/Westbrook 333 laps, Slipped Alternator belt, transmission leak
Same 2 Corvettes shipped home and prepped for USCR Watkins Glen Jun 28!
As rumored, Corvette racing team manager Doug Fehan received the Spirit of Le Mans Awardfrom the Automobile Club de l’Oest for his leadership and marketing and communication skills during a time when the technical demands of racing are multiplying. Some have observed “you can learn from Doug in 5 minutes what can take an hour from others”. 2014 marks the 15th year Fehan has managed the Corvette racing team, most likely a motorsports record. Virtually all the Le Mans teams look to Doug Fehan for leadership, inspiration and advice and of course none has benefited more than the Corvette team.
Next race: 6 hrs of Watkins Glen on Saturday June 28, 2014