Corvette Racing Series, Episode 1 – Click above to watch video after the jump

As Chevrolet Corvette Racing team heads into its first full season of competition in the American Le Mans Series GT2 class, the first full episode of a new General Motors video series chronicling their journey has been posted on YouTube. The 12-part series will follow the team as it gets ready for the nine race series as well as the annual June treck to Le Mans for the 24 Hours.

Episode one begins with a look back at where 2009 left off. On the final corner of the final lap of the Laguna Seca race last October, Jan Magnussen slammed into a retaining wall with a 57 g impact after making contact with one of the Flying Lizards Porsches.

As soon as the cars returned to the team's Wixom, MI shop, the crew set about getting ready for 2010 including preparing for the all-new 5.5-liter V8. First, though, they had to rebuild the #3 C6.R. Check out the first episode of the series after the jump.


  • Corvette Racing, Sebring Test, February 16-18, 2010, C6.R #3 driven in GT2 class by Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia, C6.R #4 driven in GT2 class by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Emmanuel Collard (Richard Prince/GM Racing Photo).
  • Corvette Racing, Sebring Test, February 16-18, 2010, C6.R #3 driven in GT2 class by Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia, C6.R #4 driven in GT2 class by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Emmanuel Collard (Richard Prince/GM Racing Photo).
  • Corvette Racing, Sebring Test, February 16-18, 2010, C6.R #3 driven in GT2 class by Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia, C6.R #4 driven in GT2 class by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Emmanuel Collard (Richard Prince/GM Racing Photo).
  • Corvette Racing, Sebring Test, February 16-18, 2010, C6.R #3 driven in GT2 class by Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia, C6.R #4 driven in GT2 class by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Emmanuel Collard (Richard Prince/GM Racing Photo).
  • Corvette Racing, Sebring Test, February 16-18, 2010, C6.R #3 driven in GT2 class by Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia, C6.R #4 driven in GT2 class by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Emmanuel Collard (Richard Prince/GM Racing Photo).
  • Corvette Racing, Sebring Test, February 16-18, 2010, C6.R #3 driven in GT2 class by Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia, C6.R #4 driven in GT2 class by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Emmanuel Collard (Richard Prince/GM Racing Photo).
  • Corvette Racing, Sebring Test, February 16-18, 2010, C6.R #3 driven in GT2 class by Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia, C6.R #4 driven in GT2 class by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Emmanuel Collard (Richard Prince/GM Racing Photo).
  • Corvette Racing, Sebring Test, February 16-18, 2010, C6.R #3 driven in GT2 class by Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia, C6.R #4 driven in GT2 class by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Emmanuel Collard (Richard Prince/GM Racing Photo).
  • Corvette Racing, Sebring Test, February 16-18, 2010, C6.R #3 driven in GT2 class by Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia, C6.R #4 driven in GT2 class by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Emmanuel Collard (Richard Prince/GM Racing Photo).
  • Corvette Racing, Sebring Test, February 16-18, 2010, C6.R #3 driven in GT2 class by Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia, C6.R #4 driven in GT2 class by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Emmanuel Collard (Richard Prince/GM Racing Photo).
  • Corvette Racing, Sebring Test, February 16-18, 2010, C6.R #3 driven in GT2 class by Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia, C6.R #4 driven in GT2 class by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Emmanuel Collard (Richard Prince/GM Racing Photo).
  • Corvette Racing, Sebring Test, February 16-18, 2010, C6.R #4 driver Emmanuel Collard watches crew chief Brian Hoye work to shape his seat insert (Richard Prince/GM Racing Photo).

[Source: YouTube]



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