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Mid-Ohio debut for new Corvette

Corvette Racing will make its debut in the GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series at Mid-Ohio after a two-car entry was lodged into the sixth round of the season next month.

Having enjoyed years of success in the GT1 class, Corvette brought the curtain down on its GT1 programme at the Le Mans 24 Hours – where it secured a sixth win last month thanks to Jan Magnussen, Johnny O'Connell and Antonio Garcia.

The Mid-Ohio race will see Corvette join the GT2 battle to go up against the likes of Ferrari, Porsche and BMW, with its two cars running with the familiar numbers of three and four and continuing to be powered by cellulosic E85.

The driver pairings of Magnussen and O'Connell and Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta will remain unchanged.

"For several years now, the competition in GT2 has been the closest and most competitive among all our classes," Scott Atherton, American Le Mans Series President and CEO, said. "With the news of Corvette Racing's official entry into the category at Mid-Ohio, the class quite possibly becomes the most diverse and competitive ever. It also serves as another example of the continued growth and success of the American Le Mans Series.

"Corvette never truly left, but it's safe to say that they were missed by the countless participants at our Corvette Corrals and fans worldwide. We would like to be the first to officially say, Welcome back!"

Corvette makes the move to GT2 as the most successful entrant in ALMS history, with 70 victories and eight consecutive GT1 titles from 2001 to 2008.



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