Corvette squad running strong in 1-2

January 25, 2015

Corvette squad running strong in 1-2

January 25, 2015

rolex_race_gal3 8As the race neared the 11 hour mark, Corvette Racing moved back into the top two spots to grab first and second on the GT Le Mans scoreboard in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Ryan Briscoe held the lead aboard the No.3 machine while Simon Pagenaud was at the wheel of the No.4 car.

Both cars have been highly competitive throughout the race – the No.3 ‘Vette quickly moving up from it’s fifth place on the grid to challenge the pole winning No.4 car.

Briscoe took over the lead at the 10 hour, 26 minute mark when the race leading Ferrari entered the pits with an engine problem and were forced behind the wall.

Risi, both Corvettes, the No.911 and No.17 Porsches have all taken turns in the race lead.

Magnussen was pleased with the progress of the car after his second stint in the velocity yellow No.3 machine.

rolex_gal_fri 12“The stint went really well. We’re eight-and-a-half or nine hours in, and we’re still battling like it’s a sprint race,” Magnussen (pictured right) said.

“It’s fantastic and a great feeling. You push really hard all the times and go for the gaps. So far so good. Everything seems to work like we hoped.

“There is good balance in the car. I’m able to tow up behind people and use that to pass. Unfortunately in that stop, I knocked one of the seat belts into the seat when Antonio got in. So that stop was a little slow. That was a little bit of a shame.”

“We know we are not immune to mechanical issues. It does feel like we are a lot more in control of things (compared to 2014). We will have to wait and see. This is a 24-hour race and we’re not even halfway yet.”

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