• Mar 11, 2010
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.



[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      wooohhhoo for the vette....bty when is sebring....I wonder if autoblog is going to showcase the other teams, BMW, porche etc
        • 4 Years Ago
        This isn't Autoblog showcasing Corvette, it's a 12 part series made by Corvette Racing. Unless another team decides to make a similar video, I don't suspect we'll see big features on them.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Whoops!! Sorry, Next Saturday, the 20th.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sebring is this Saturday, don't miss it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      All the second episode needs is the pure sound of the Vette. Damn that sound is good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      woot! so pumped for 12 hours of sebring!
      • 4 Years Ago
      WORD
        • 4 Years Ago
        doug "corvette is here to stay, corvette is here to win." love that line!
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Jan Magnussen slammed into a retaining wall with a 57 g impact after making contact with one of the Flying Lizards Porsches"

        Sam: Come on now, I'm quite sure that you saw the end of that race. Is what you wrote here really what you saw? This is a really awfully screwed up world we live in today. Are you afraid of offending Flying Lizard?, or did you feel as if you reported what you actually saw, would have the appearance of siding with the Corvette team.

        Reporting what ACTUALLY happened is not taking sides, its called journalistic integrity. Cowards sit on the fence. Man Up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have only watched F1 but after seeing this video I might need to check it out. Looks like it could be a great season. I love the sound of the Vette and I hope to se the Mustang compete at some point.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @LS2LS7 - Besides Grand Am, you see Mustangs racing against Porsches, Corvettes, and the like in World Challenge GT racing. I'm not that up on ALMS GT rules, but the reason you might not see the Mustangs in ALMS is they might have to keep the live axle. I know Rahal/Letterman had to get special dispensation to run A-arm suspension on the M3. The few Fords you see in ALMS are Ford GT's.

        @ Lutz - Laguna Seca is a great place to watch ALMS or any other races.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It'd be odd to see the Mustang show up at ALMS. But you can see Mustangs & Camaros and sometimes Vettes in Grand American racing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I've been to F1 races but ALMS is much more exciting. I highly suggest going to a race, particularly Sebring. I'm not sure about other tracks but at Sebring you can walk around the entire track and watch the race from any turn, any straight, you can walk down the pits and see what the teams are up to, check out all the rednecks and their ridiculous trucks and RVs. Unlike an F1 race, ALMS has a bunch of different sounding engines and tons of passing. The last turn there's some bleachers there and you can watch all the cars come howling down the straight and make some ABSURD passes at over 150mph+ there and you're only 30 feet away from it too. In all honesty I lost a lot of interest in F1 after going to Sebring.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Corvette... Go eat some flying lizards this season.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just watched the season ender again to get pumped up for this season.
      • 4 Years Ago
      When does the season starts?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am amazed at how good the GT2 racing is given the awesome variety in the machines and displacements and engine configurations. ALMS has done a great job figuring out the tech rules.
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