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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:13 AM

2013 Mobil 1 Presents the Grand Prix of Mosport

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
July 19 - 21, 2013

 
Tune-in Details:
 
 
Television Broadcast:
7/21/2013 at 1:00 pm EDT on ESPN 2
 
Live Streaming:
7/21/2013 at 11:45 am EDT on ESPN 3
 
Live Qualifying:
7/20/2013 at 3:20 pm EDT on ESPN 3
 
 
LIVE TIMING:
 
Live Timing for mobile device:
 
SEBRING PIT NOTES:
 
RADIO ALMS
 
Entry List:
Spotters Guide:
 
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]CORVETTE RACING IN CANADA: Happy Hunting Grounds[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been good to Compuware Corvettes[/font]

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO[/font][font="arial, sans-serif;"] (July 16, 2013) – It’s time for Corvette Racing to head north of the border for its annual visit to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The American Le Mans Series’ lone Canadian event is the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix – a race Corvette Racing has won nine times since 2001.[/font]

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]The 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course is one of the fastest in the ALMS and a favorite of all four Corvette Racing drivers. The layout features a variety of high-speed corners and daunting elevation changes that audiences can see live on ESPN2 at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 21. Qualifying for the GT class is set for 3:50 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 20 and will be available on ESPN3.[/font]

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen – second in the GT drivers’ standings – drive the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Defending ALMS GT champions Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner pilot the No. 4 Corvette. They are fourth in the class championship.[/font]

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (known to long-time fans as Mosport) sees a number of new looks. The facility – co-owned by former Corvette Racing star Ron Fellows – saw improvements to the entryway, paddock and sightlines in 2012. In the last 12 months, the track underwent more dramatic renovations with the additions of a pitlane extension of 300 feet, a state-of-the-art event center, new asphalt at every corner and paved runoff areas at turns 1 and 2 to improve safety.[/font]

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]The character of the track hasn’t changed much since its first race in 1961. Through the years, CTMP has played host to Can-Am, Formula 5000, USAC stock cars, IndyCar, Trans-Am, Formula Atlantic, and of course the American Le Mans Series and IMSA. Most notably, the circuit was the site of the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix eight times between 1967-77.[/font]

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]"There are not many race venues in North America, or the world for that matter, with a history like the track once known as Mosport,” Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan said with a smile. “Historically, it has tested drivers and teams with a combination of challenging high-speed corners, extreme terrain change and insanely quick lap times. We have enjoyed some memorable successes here and the support from the great Canadian crowd has always been inspirational. I know all our guys are excited to see all the improvements that have been implemented at the facility, and I am confident our inaugural trip to the new-look Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will be a big step forward in our effort to repeat our 2012 championship.”[/font]

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]EDITORS:[/font][font="arial, sans-serif;"] High-resolution images of Corvette Racing are available on the [color=#0000ff;]Team Chevy media site[/color][/font] for editorial use only.

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix [/font][font="arial, sans-serif;"](all times ET)[/font]

  • [font="arial, sans-serif;"]GT Qualifying:[/font][font="arial, sans-serif;"] 3:50 p.m., Saturday, July 20[/font]
  • [font="arial, sans-serif;"]Race:[/font][font="arial, sans-serif;"] Noon, Sunday July 21[/font]

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: Watch It![/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]Saturday, July 20-Sunday, July 21 (all times ET)[/font]

  • [font="arial, sans-serif;"]Qualifying:[/font][font="arial, sans-serif;"] 3:20 p.m., Saturday, July 20 (ESPN3)  [/font]
  • [font="arial, sans-serif;"]Race (TV):[/font][font="arial, sans-serif;"] Live – 1 p.m., Sunday, July 21 (ESPN2)[/font]
  • [font="arial, sans-serif;"]Web:[/font][font="arial, sans-serif;"] Live – 11:45 a.m., Sunday, July 21 (ESPN3)[/font]

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 COMPUWARE CORVETTE C6.R[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]“Even in a road car, it is difficult to understand how fast you go around the track. In my first practice there last year, it took me six or seven laps to not brake into Turn 1! In turns 2 and 3, you definitely need to pick your braking point and roll in. But for the first turn, it’s not how deep you brake but whether you need to lift to make it through in fifth or sixth gear. That was the corner that took me the most time to get right.”[/font]

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]JAN MAGNUSSEN, NO. 3 COMPUWARE CORVETTE C6.R[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]“For sure Corvette Racing has had great success at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. We are looking to go and build on what we have done in the last two ALMS races – a win at Laguna and second-place at Lime Rock. If we can get a win at Mosport, it would really help our run for the GT championship. It’s a much more high-speed track than Lime Rock but it’s also a track where you can attack a lot. Lime Rock wasn’t one of those; you had to be more precise and smooth. But at Mosport you can go hard at it all the time. It’s one of my favorite tracks and we for sure are excited to go back there.” [/font]

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]OLIVER GAVIN, NO. 4 COMPUWARE CORVETTE C6.R[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]“The track itself will be similar but the landmarks and cues you’d use to guide your way around the track – the stuff you pick up in your peripheral vision that all drivers learn – has changed because the runoff and places that were grass have gone to tarmac. There is a new pitlane with a different entry. All of that part of the track is different and will take a little bit of relearning. It will be challenging but interesting at the same time. I am looking forward to going there and seeing what’s been done. Ron is a big proponent of safety, and he’s worked at it very hard. You’re going at such a high speed and only have so much road to work with. Any slip up there can lead you into having a big moment. It will be once again a great place to go and I’m looking forward to going back there.”[/font]

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]TOMMY MILNER, NO. 4 COMPUWARE CORVETTE C6.R[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]“It’s fantastic. It’s my favorite track we go to. It’s fun, fast, flowing and has a good rhythm to it. It’s really challenging in our GT car. I’ve had success there and been on the podium a number of times but a win has eluded me. Typically I don’t like tracks where I don’t do well, but this one I like no matter what. The new runoff areas won’t change how we drive the track at all. Certainly now you can be a little more ambitious going into turns 1 and 2 but that won’t make us any faster. In past years, we still pushed the limits and it wasn’t a place where we needed the extra runoff to go quicker. Lap times I don’t think will change very much but should help guys who get in a bad situation then you have some room to spare.”[/font]

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]ALMS GT Championship Standings[/font]

 

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]Driver Standings[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]Team Standings[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]Manufacturer Standings[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]1. Dirk Muller – 62[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]2. Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen – 46[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]3. John Edwards – 46[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]4. Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner - 45[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]5. Bill Auberlen/Maxime Martin - 44[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]1. Corvette Racing – 72[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]1. BMW Team RLL – 72[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]2. SRT Motorsports – 45[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]3. Paul Miller Racing – 30[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]4. Risi Competizione - 29[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]1. Chevrolet – 75[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]2. BMW – 72[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]3. Ferrari – 51[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]4. SRT – 50[/font]

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]5. Porsche - 50[/font]

 

[font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park[/font]

 

 

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[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C5-R[/color][/font]

     

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[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]3rd[/color][/font]

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[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]1st[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C5-R[/color][/font]

     

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[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]2nd[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C5-R[/color][/font]

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[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]1st[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C5-R[/color][/font]

     

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Collins/Gavin[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]7th[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C5-R[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Gavin pole[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]2004[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]GTS[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Fellows/O'Connell[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]2nd[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C5-R[/color][/font]

     

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Beretta/Gavin[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]1st[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C5-R[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Gavin pole, fastest race lap[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]2005[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]GT1[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Fellows/O'Connell[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]2nd[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C6.R[/color][/font]

     

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Beretta/Gavin[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]1st[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C6.R[/color][/font]

 

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]2006[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]GT1[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Fellows/O'Connell[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]4th[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C6.R[/color][/font]

     

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Beretta/Gavin[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]2nd[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C6.R[/color][/font]

 

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[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]GT1[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Magnussen/O'Connell[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]1st[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C6.R[/color][/font]

     

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Beretta/Gavin[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]2nd[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C6.R[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Gavin pole, fastest race lap[/color][/font]

   

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Fellows/Pilgrim[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]3rd[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C6.R[/color][/font]

 

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[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]GT1[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Magnussen/O'Connell[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]1st[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C6.R[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]O'Connell pole[/color][/font]

   

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Beretta/Gavin[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]2nd[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C6.R[/color][/font]

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[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]1st[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C6.R[/color][/font]

     

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[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]3rd[/color][/font]

[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C6.R[/color][/font]

 

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[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Beretta/O'Connell[/color][/font]

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[color=#000000;][font="arial, sans-serif;"]Corvette C6.R[/color][/font]

 

 



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:33 PM

Thanks for the Corvette Racing info. Are you a big fan of Corvette Racing? I know I am!!! I can't wait to see the new C7R!!! :)



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:38 PM

Thanks for the Corvette Racing info. Are you a big fan of Corvette Racing? I know I am!!! I can't wait to see the new C7R!!! :)

One of the biggest!! 

 

Doug Fehan said that the C7R should be testing sometime in July so am hoping for some spy shots to come up. 


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:56 PM

One of the biggest!! 

 

Doug Fehan said that the C7R should be testing sometime in July so am hoping for some spy shots to come up. 

I am looking forward to the pics as well!! I'm also looking forward to reading your upcoming Corvette Racing posts in the future as well. :) It's great to have another Corvette Racing fan here as well!!


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:06 PM

One of the biggest!! 

 

Doug Fehan said that the C7R should be testing sometime in July so am hoping for some spy shots to come up. 

Welcome to the C7S Forum!!! Thanks for joining us!!! I am a HUGE fan of Corvette Racing as well!!!!!!! I saw my first race at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2012, the 60th anniversary of the race, and met some of my heros in Corvette Racing, as well as I got to see my favorite Corvette Racecars in action. WHAT A TRULY AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!! I also met Ron Fellows as well, and that was a great honor!!!!

 

Here is some pics of me at the race. I will upload some more as well soon. :)

 

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:16 PM

From Oliver Gavin:

 

Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin this week heads back over the Atlantic to north of the US border for his annual visit to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, formerly known as Mosport. The Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix – a race Corvette Racing has won nine times since 2001 – takes place on Sunday 21st July, one of only two ALMS races not to be held on a Saturday.

 

The 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course is one of the fastest in the ALMS and a favourite of all four drivers. The layout features a variety of high-speed corners and daunting elevation changes, and there will be a new look to the facilities this year which, like everyone else, Olly is eager to see.

 

The facility – now co-owned by former Corvette Racing star Ron Fellows – saw improvements to the entry tunnel (enlarged to twice its original size), paddock and sightlines in 2012. In the last 12 months, the track underwent more dramatic renovations with the additions of a pitlane extension of 300 feet, a state-of-the-art event center, new asphalt at every corner and paved runoff areas at turns 1 and 2 to improve safety.

 

Olly, who will be arriving in Bowmanville, east of Toronto, directly from a final C7 seat fit at Pratt & Miller’s shop in Detroit, adds:  “It’s exciting to go back to Canada and it’s a circuit we all look forward to in the season.  The racing there is usually very close, and the outcome can be a nail-biter!  Our cars have traditionally done well there as the nature of the track suits the Corvette pretty well.  

 

“The track itself will be similar to past years, but the landmarks and cues you’d use to guide your way around the track – the stuff you pick up in your peripheral vision that all drivers learn – has changed because the runoff and places that were grass have gone to tarmac.

 

“There is a new pitlane with a different entry. All of that part of the track is different and will take a little bit of re-learning. It will be challenging but interesting at the same time.  Ron is a big proponent of safety, and he’s worked at it very hard. You’re going at such a high speed and only have so much road to work with. Any slip up there can lead you into having a big moment as many have seen in the past. 

 

“Tommy and I are going to be focusing on straight-forward racing and a strong strategy with no issues or problems so we can get back onto the podium.  We know we have the best team in the pit lane and Tommy is a fantastic partner in the car – we proved it to everyone last year by winning the championship and I’m keen to put the difficulties of our last few races behind us and get back to where we were at Sebring!”

 

The 2h 45 minute race starts at 12 noon and will be broadcast live on ESPN2 on Sunday, July 21 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET, LIVE on ESPN3 and ALMS.com from 11:45 am - 3:00 pm ET, and LIVE on Motors TV internationally.

 

17th July 2013


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:07 PM

From Oliver Gavin:

 

Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin this week heads back over the Atlantic to north of the US border for his annual visit to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, formerly known as Mosport. The Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix – a race Corvette Racing has won nine times since 2001 – takes place on Sunday 21st July, one of only two ALMS races not to be held on a Saturday.

 

The 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course is one of the fastest in the ALMS and a favourite of all four drivers. The layout features a variety of high-speed corners and daunting elevation changes, and there will be a new look to the facilities this year which, like everyone else, Olly is eager to see.

 

The facility – now co-owned by former Corvette Racing star Ron Fellows – saw improvements to the entry tunnel (enlarged to twice its original size), paddock and sightlines in 2012. In the last 12 months, the track underwent more dramatic renovations with the additions of a pitlane extension of 300 feet, a state-of-the-art event center, new asphalt at every corner and paved runoff areas at turns 1 and 2 to improve safety.

 

Olly, who will be arriving in Bowmanville, east of Toronto, directly from a final C7 seat fit at Pratt & Miller’s shop in Detroit, adds:  “It’s exciting to go back to Canada and it’s a circuit we all look forward to in the season.  The racing there is usually very close, and the outcome can be a nail-biter!  Our cars have traditionally done well there as the nature of the track suits the Corvette pretty well.  

 

“The track itself will be similar to past years, but the landmarks and cues you’d use to guide your way around the track – the stuff you pick up in your peripheral vision that all drivers learn – has changed because the runoff and places that were grass have gone to tarmac.

 

“There is a new pitlane with a different entry. All of that part of the track is different and will take a little bit of re-learning. It will be challenging but interesting at the same time.  Ron is a big proponent of safety, and he’s worked at it very hard. You’re going at such a high speed and only have so much road to work with. Any slip up there can lead you into having a big moment as many have seen in the past. 

 

“Tommy and I are going to be focusing on straight-forward racing and a strong strategy with no issues or problems so we can get back onto the podium.  We know we have the best team in the pit lane and Tommy is a fantastic partner in the car – we proved it to everyone last year by winning the championship and I’m keen to put the difficulties of our last few races behind us and get back to where we were at Sebring!”

 

The 2h 45 minute race starts at 12 noon and will be broadcast live on ESPN2 on Sunday, July 21 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET, LIVE on ESPN3 and ALMS.com from 11:45 am - 3:00 pm ET, and LIVE on Motors TV internationally.

 

17th July 2013

Thanks for the info!! :)


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Dave - NCM Lifetime Member #1590 - C7 Stingray Forum Founder