2018 Corvette C7.R

Corvette Racing: By the Numbers

Corvette Racing: By the Numbers

The 2019 drivers line-up for Corvette Racing include (from left to right): Mike Rockenfeller, Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Marcel Fassler
The 2019 drivers line-up for Corvette Racing include (from left to right): Mike Rockenfeller, Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Marcel Fassler

As many of you know by now, this year’s running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is a landmark event for the Corvette Racing team.  This race marks the 20th consecutive appearance for the Corvette Racing program at the famous event.  With eight class victories in 19 starts, Corvette Racing is one of the most successful teams in the history of Le Mans.  

The statistics below were assembled by Randall Shinn, a writer at CorvetteRacing.com.  Each year, he provides us with many interesting statistics about the Corvette Racing program.  As we’re now less than a week from the start of the world-famous 24-hour race event, we thought we’d take this opportunity to share these statistics with you to help get you “fired-up” to cheer on Corvette Racing as they attempt their ninth class victory at this year’s running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

By the Numbers

• 1: As in one team, one manufacturer and one model of car for 20 years at Le Mans: Corvette Racing, Chevrolet and the Chevrolet Corvette.
• 3: Generations of Corvette Racing entries since 2000 – the Corvette C5-R (2000-04), the Corvette C6.R (2005-13) and the Corvette C7.R (2014-current).
• 3: Number of wins for the Corvette C5-R2001, 2002, 2004.
• 4: Number of wins for the Corvette C6.R2005, 2006, 2009, 2011.
• 8: As in Chevrolet’s small-block V8. More than 100 million units have been sold worldwide and is the most successful engine in American motorsports.
• 8: Class victories for Corvette Racing at Le Mans – all since 2001.
• 9: Number of drivers who have won races at Le Mans for Corvette Racing – Olivier Beretta, Ron Fellows, Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen, Tommy Milner, Johnny O’Connell, Scott Pruett and Jordan Taylor.
• 12: Manufacturer Championships for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing since 2001.
• 16: Number of GT Le Mans wins in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Corvette Racing since the start of 2014. That’s tied for the most among manufacturers and entrants in GTLM.
• 19: Number of victories for Corvette Racing’s lineup at Le Mans: Oliver Gavin: 5, Jan Magnussen: 4, Antonio Garcia: 3, Marcel Fässler: 3, Tommy Milner: 2, Mike Rockenfeller: 2
• 21: Number of drivers to compete for Corvette Racing at Le Mans. Oliver Gavin leads with 17 Le Mans starts for the program while Jan Magnussen has 15.
• 21: Tracks at which Corvette Racing has won races – Baltimore, COTA, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park/Mosport, Daytona, Detroit, Houston, Laguna Seca, Le Mans, Lime Rock, Long Beach, Miami, Mid-Ohio, Portland, Road America, Road Atlanta, Sebring, Sonoma, St. Petersburg, Texas, Trois Rivieres and Utah.
• 107: Victories worldwide for Corvette Racing – 99 in North America and eight at Le Mans.
• 218: Event starts by Corvette Racing since 1999.
• 95,221.25: Number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing in its 19 previous trips to Le Mans. That represents 11,299 laps… or nearly four full trips around the Earth at its equator. The two Corvettes need to complete 4,778.75 miles to reach the 100,000-mile mark at Le Mans.
• 104,671: Approximate pounds of freight sent by Corvette Racing to Le Mans by air and by sea!
• 289,913.28: Total number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing since its inception. To put that in perspective Apollo 13 – the longest manned spaceflight in history – covered “just” 248,655 miles.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans (Wins in bold)

2000

2000 Corvette C5.R
2000 Corvette C5-R

No. 63 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Chris Kneifel/Justin Bell – 4th in GTS
No. 64 Corvette C5-R: Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins/Franck Freon – 3rd in GTS

2001

2001 Corvette C5.R
2001 Corvette C5-R

No. 63 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O’Connell/Scott Pruett – 1st in GTS
No. 64 Corvette C5-R: Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins/Franck Freon – 2nd in GTS

2002

2002 Corvette C5.R
2002 Corvette C5-R

No. 63 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O’Connell/Oliver Gavin – 1st in GTS
No. 64 Corvette C5-R: Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins/Franck Freon – 2nd in GTS

2003

2003 Corvette C5.R
2003 Corvette C5-R

No. 53 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O’Connell/Franck Freon – 3rd in GTS
No. 50 Corvette C5-R: Oliver Gavin/Kelly Collins/Andy Pilgrim – 2nd in GTS

2004

2004 Corvette C5.R
2004 Corvette C5-R

No. 63 Corvette C5-R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O’Connell/Max Papis – 2nd in GTS
No. 64 Corvette C5-R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Jan Magnussen – 1st in GTS

2005

2005 Corvette C6.R

No. 63 Corvette C6.R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O’Connell/Max Papis – 2nd in GT1
No. 64 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Jan Magnussen – 1st in GT1

2006

2006 Corvette C6.R

No. 63 Corvette C6.R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O’Connell/Max Papis – 7th in GT1
No. 64 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Jan Magnussen – 1st in GT1

2007

2007 Corvette C6.R

No. 63 Corvette C6.R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O’Connell/Jan Magnussen – 2nd in GT1
No. 64 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Max Papis – 14th in GT1

2008

2008 Corvette C6.R

No. 63 Corvette C6.R: Ron Fellows/Johnny O’Connell/Jan Magnussen – 2nd in GT1
No. 64 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Max Papis – 3rd in GT1

2009

2009 Corvette C6.R

No. 63 Corvette C6.R: Jan Magnussen/Johnny O’Connell/Antonio Garcia – 1st in GT1
No. 64 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Marcel Fässler – 4th in GT1

2010

2010 Corvette C6.R

No. 63 Corvette C6.R: Jan Magnussen/Johnny O’Connell/Antonio Garcia – 12th in GT2 (DNF)
No. 64 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin/Emmanuel Collard – 10th in GT2 (DNF)

2011

2011 Corvette C6.R

No. 73 Corvette C6.R: Olivier Beretta/Tommy Milner/Antonio Garcia – 1st in GTE Pro
No. 74 Corvette C6.R: Oliver Gavin/Jan Magnussen/Richard Westbrook – 14th in GTE Pro (DNF)

2012

2012 Corvette C6.R

No. 73 Corvette C6.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor – 5th in GTE Pro
No. 74 Corvette C6.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Richard Westbrook – 6th in GTE Pro

2013

2013 Corvette C6.R
2013 Corvette C6.R

No. 73 Corvette C6.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor – 4th in GTE Pro
No. 74 Corvette C6.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Richard Westbrook – 7th in GTE Pro

2014

2014 Corvette C7.R

No. 73 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor – 2nd in GTE Pro
No. 74 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Richard Westbrook – 4th in GTE Pro

2015

2015 Corvette C7.R

No. 63 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Ryan Briscoe – DNS (Qualifying crash)
No. 64 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Jordan Taylor – 1st in GTE Pro

2016

2016 Corvette C7.R

No. 63 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Ricky Taylor – 7th in GTE Pro
No. 64 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Jordan Taylor – 10th in GTE Pro (DNF)

2017

2017 Corvette C7.R

No. 63 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor – 3rd in GTE Pro
No. 64 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler – 8th in GTLM

2018

2018 Corvette C7.R

No. 63 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller – 4th in GTE Pro
No. 64 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Marcel Fässler – 15th in GTE Pro (DNF)

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