[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: CORVETTE RACING AT MID-OHIO: By the Numbers

CORVETTE RACING AT MID-OHIO: By the Numbers

DETROIT (April 30, 2018) – It’s been awhile, but Corvette Racing is finally heading back to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

The return is a fitting one for the team in the midst of its 20th season of competition. No team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has the level of history and success at Mid-Ohio than the Corvette Racing program. With the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Showdown looming, here are a couple of facts and tidbits to peruse…

  • 1: As in one team, one manufacturer and one model of car for 20 years: Corvette Racing, Chevrolet and the Chevrolet Corvette.
  • 3: Class victories at Mid-Ohio for Oliver Gavin, the most among Corvette Racing drivers. He and Tommy Milner won in 2012 – the team’s last visit to the track.
  • 5: Class victories at Mid-Ohio for former Corvette Racing pilot Johnny O’Connell, the most among team drivers.
  • 6: Years between Mid-Ohio events for Corvette Racing.
  • 7: Consecutive victories at Mid-Ohio for Corvette Racing between 2001 and 2008; the team didn’t race there in 2003 as it was not part of the American Le Mans Series schedule.
  • 8: Class victories at Corvette Racing at Mid-Ohio – more than any entrant in IMSA at the circuit.
  • 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.
  • 9: Number of drivers who have competed at Mid-Ohio for Corvette Racing – Olivier Beretta, Kelly Collins, Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen, Johnny O’Connell, Andy Pilgrim and Tommy Milner.
  • 12: Manufacturer Championships for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing since 2001.
  • 16: Number of GTLM wins for Corvette Racing since the start of 2014. That is the most of any manufacturer and team in the category.
  • 16: Number of victories for Corvette Racing drivers at Mid-Ohio.
  • 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.
  • 201: Event starts by Corvette Racing since 1999.
  • 5,282.31 Number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing in its 11 previous appearances at Mid-Ohio. That represents 2,347 laps.
  • 274,113.88: 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 Mid-Ohio

Year Class Drivers Result Car Notes
2001 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 1st Corvette C5-R
Collins/Pilgrim 2nd Corvette C5-R
2002 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 1st Corvette C5-R Fellows pole
Collins/Pilgrim 2nd Corvette C5-R
2004 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 1st Corvette C5-R Fellows pole
Beretta/Gavin 6th Corvette C5-R Gavin pole
2005 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 1st Corvette C6.R
Beretta/Gavin 2nd Corvette C6.R Gavin pole, fastest race lap
2006 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R
Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C6.R
2007 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R O’Connell pole, Magnussen fast lap
Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C6.R
2008 GT1 O’Connell/Magnussen 1st Corvette C6.R O’Connell pole
Gavin/Milner 2nd Corvette C6.R Beretta fastest race lap
2009 GT2 O’Connell/Magnussen 2nd Corvette C6.R
Beretta/Gavin 4th Corvette C6.R
2010 GT O’Connell/Magnussen 13th Corvette C6.R
Beretta/Gavin 2nd Corvette C6.R
2011 GT Beretta/Milner 6th Corvette C6.R
Gavin/Magnussen 2nd Corvette C6.R
2012 GT Garcia/Magnussen 13th Corvette C6.R
Gavin/Milner 1st Corvette C6.R

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