Corvette Racing
Aug 16

In The Cockpit: Jan Magnussen, Road America

IN THE COCKPIT- Jan Magnussen, Road America

Photo Credit: John Dagys

The end result at Road America was fantastic for the whole team, really. Both for manufacturer and driver points.

It wasn’t really from being fastest on track – It was all about good strategy and fantastic work from the crew in the pits that did an absolutely brilliant second pit stop. That moved us from 7th and 8th to 1st and 3rd, which became 1-2 shortly after.

During the pit stop, our refueling time was much shorter because we didn’t have to take a full tank of gas like most of the other guys. But that all played into the strategy we chose earlier.

Aug 13

In The Cockpit: Oliver Gavin, Road America

IN THE COCKPIT- Oliver Gavin, Road America

Photo Credit: John Dagys

Three seemed to be the magic number for our weekend at Road America after qualifying 3rd, finishing 3rd and taking our 3rd podium placing from six races this year in the ALMS. Luckily there was one important number one amongst all those threes!

For my team mate Tommy Milner and me, our finishing place gave us enough points to bump us back up into the lead of the GT Drivers’ points’ classification ahead of Dirk Muller and our team mates, Jan and Antonio, who were also on the podium.

After having had a nice sunny, breezy week the rain which started coming down a couple of hours before the start of the race was a bit of a surprise and not a welcome one. It was still raining a bit as Tommy set out in our No.4 Corvette C6.R and there was a lot of spray and jostling for position as the 33-strong field set off.