Corvette C7.R Lime Rock 2016 #3 in 1:18 Scale by AUTOart
Corvette Racing's 100th Win. The 2016 Corvette C7.R at Lime Rock #3 in 1:18 Scale by AUTOart. This high quality detailed composite diecast model is manufactured by Auto Art in 1:18 scale.
CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R LIME ROCK 2016 2ND PLACE ANTONIO GARCIA/JAN MAGNUSSEN #3 NEW RECOMMENDED
Model Number : 81607
Category : Composite die cast model
Scale : 1:18
Make : CHEVROLET
Approximate shipping weight : 1 Kg
Availability : Available
Corvette Racing, the longest surviving factory-backed racing effort in the United States, scored its 100th win at Lime Rock Park yesterday at the end of the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix. The result also marks the teams 60th 1-2 finish, an impressive achievement for a squad thats been around for some 17 years.
Driven by Gavin/Milner and Garcia/Magnussen, respectively, the No. 4 and No. 3 Corvette C7.Rs of Corvette Racing took the checkered flag in first and second in the GT-LM class at Lime Rock Park, ahead of the Ford GTs of Chip Ganassi, and the Ferrari 488 GTE of Risi Competizione. The achievement brought the Chevy-backed team its 100th victory and 60th 1-2 finish, two feats not many racing squads can brag about.
Their record is also impressive and includes events from all over the U.S., as well as the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. Since its official inception in 1999, Corvette racing has booked ten manufacturer and team championships in the American Le Mans Series, nine driver titles in the same competition, eight class wins at Le Mans, three class and one overall victory at Daytona, and ten class wins at Sebring.
Corvette Racing also scored nine race wins in the IMSA SportsCar Championship, a record 82 American Le Mans Series race wins, and a Grand-Am Sports Car Series victory. In 2015, the team also claimed endurance racings triple crown with wins at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans, becoming the first squad to do so in 15 years.
Why It Matters?
With 100 wins in 17 years, Corvette Racing is not only the winningest modern-day squad, but also one of the most successful racing teams since motorsport began gaining traction about a century ago. Making this achievement that much more impressive is that it was achieved against stiff competition from the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, and Dodge over the years, just to name a few. Also, the Corvette Racing legacy now includes no fewer than three different generations of the race-spec Corvette. In 1999, when the Pratt & Miller Engineering - which has been preparing race cars since 1989 - teamed with GM, the C5-R was born and wins became the norm just a year later. The Corvette C6.R followed in 2005 and added more trophies to the cabinet, while the latest C7.R began its racing career in 2014.
All told, its an effort the entire racing scene needs to applaud and a legacy that must endure for the sake of motorsport. Thankfully, the folks over at Corvette Racing arent done yet and they will probably continue to race Corvettes as long as GM keeps making the road car.
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