• Aug 1, 2009
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While the 24 Hours of Le Mans was the swan song for the GT1-class Corvette C6.R, the fellas at Corvette Racing will unveil the next chapter of the story this coming Tuesday, August 4th. According to the crew at BadBoyVettes.com, that's the day we'll see the new GT2-class Chevy Corvette racer, which will allegedly wear "ZR1-influenced" styling. Beyond that, well, we're waiting along with the rest of you. We can't imagine Corvette Racing would abandon the Jake-emblazoned Velocity Yellow-and-Black livery that has become synonymous with success over the years. They'll need all that mojo and then some in GT2, where the competition is fierce and Porsche and Ferrari rule. And that's fine. Consistent, healthy competition has been sorely lacking for the Vettes, which have essentially just raced each other recent years, so this ought to be fun. The GT2 Vettes spring into real action on August 8, when ALMS visits Mid-Ohio. To the GT2 field: Check your mirrors. They're coming. To the rest of you in readerland: Check your local listings and set those DVRs.


[Source: BadBoyVettes.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      What's happening with the Vipers? Has ORECA & the factory totally abandoned the Comp. Coupe? I've seen a couple in GT3 in the US...
        • 5 Years Ago
        How long ago was the last comp. coupe made?
        • 5 Years Ago
        ORECA was one of the European distributors for the FIA/ GT3 series. Only rich idiots would bother to use ORECA for American based races. Roush built most of the Viper Comp. Coupes & Evernham was handling the American distribution.

        The Primetime guys have taken a Comp. Coupe & done their best to run it in ALMS GT2. Dodge had no budget to support them & many of the Viper guys took buy-outs offered by Chrysler in November of 2008
      • 5 Years Ago
      this is going to be great i cant wait to see this it would great if they beat the ferraris!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Corvettes are doing great in Europe, so I hope that translates.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's too bad that Corvette has to drop to GT2 to get a race, but man am I excited to see Corvette run up against Ferrari and Porsche. Other than a couple of years where the Vipers had factory support, Corvette has had no challenge to its dominance. Hopefully they're strong out the gate in GT2.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I will be in the paddock next Saturday to see history made as Jake and the P & M Vettes take to the track at Mid Ohio.

      This will be as fun to watch as when I saw the First Ferrari F40 take to the track in IMSA GTO years ago At Mid Ohio.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sounds great. I can't wait to see even more tight competition in GT2.

      ALMS seems to have added ALMS-C (ALMS challenge) below GT2, it's similar to Europe's GT3 including the non-professional drivers.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, Ferrari rules the Le Mans title, but not the ALMS championship.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's not to say Ferrari (Risi) hasn't been competitive thus far. It's been a pretty close battle, though the points don't reflect that. And now that the RLR BMW's have been challenging podium spots, we have an honest 3-way battle for GT2. Corvette will only make this more interesting. I can't wait to see how the Corvette boys handle being in the thick of battle with so many good competitors... or rather having to race someone other than just the other 'vette. ;)
      David Ederer
      • 5 Years Ago
      The cars looked great in GT1. It should be great to watch and generate allot of interest in they series.
      • 5 Years Ago
      lets hope its good
      • 5 Years Ago
      Next year lemans will be AWESOME!!! the 997, 430GT, Gallardo, R8, C8, V8 Vantage and now Corvette! After watching this year opening lap close battle, I bet 2010 LMS be one of the best GT2 race in history...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wonderful!
      www.vogmall.com
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