DETROIT (May 31, 2018) – Le Mans. The mere mention of the name stirs the soul and emotion of anyone who has experienced one of the biggest motorsports events around the globe. It’s especially true for Corvette Racing and its following, with the world’s premier GT racing program back for the 19th consecutive year. Corvette Racing’s record at Le Mans is impressive, to say the least…
1: As in one team, one manufacturer and one model of car for 20 years: Corvette Racing, Chevrolet and the Chevrolet Corvette.
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 Pruitt and Jordan Taylor.
90,130.78: Number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing in its 18 previous trips to Le Mans.That represents 10,698 laps and nearly four full trips around the Earth at its equator.
32,516: Pounds of air freight sent by Corvette Racing to Le Mans – parts, spares, supplies and other items. That doesn’t include the two Corvette race cars, a semi-rig and a spare car!
274,646.76: 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!