• Jul 16, 2010
Episode six of the Corvette Racing Track to Street series went up this week and as expected, it's a recap of what went down at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last month. 2010 marked the 50th anniversary or the American sports car's first appearance at the French endurance race and a parade of 50 'Vettes took to the track prior to the race.

The first French appearance of the works Corvettes in the GT2 class started off well, with the cars starting first and second in class after the Risi Ferrari F430 time was disallowed. The Corvettes ran strong for the first 16 hours before both eventually succumbed to engine failures. Team manager Doug Fehan promises the C6.Rs will be back for blood in 2011. Check out the video after the jump.




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      • 4 Years Ago
      It is my understanding that Corvette did not use Katech engines this time around?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Getting strafed by the Peugeot in the Porsche curves did not help things either. The speeds this year were way up due to conditions and this appears to have bitten Peugeot and Corvette hard this year. I did not realize Katech no longer builds the Vette engines.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's correct. The 5.5L is not from Katech. If I recall correctly, neither was the engine (6.0L?) that was used in the second half of 2009 in the GT2 C6.R.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The facts are incorrect... Both Corvettes had ENGINE FAILURE. #82 Lead Risi Ferrari had Transmission Failure and the Krohn/Risi Ferrari had ENGINE FAILURE.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can't wait to seem them @ Limerock this saturday.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great video....
      • 4 Years Ago
      BEAN-COUNTERS STRIKE AGAIN !
      • 4 Years Ago
      Quit possibly the best looking car of all time!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh, the glorious sounds at 4:40
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh so very true.....the Vette sounds awesome!!