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Corvette Racing’s 100 IMSA Wins, By The Numbers

Plus the 8 Le Mans wins!

The GTLM class win for the #3 Corvette Racing C8.R at the WeatherTech Daytona 240 on Saturday evening marked not only the first race win for the new-for-2020 mid-engined Corvette but also the 100th race win in IMSA competition for the factory team.

Add in the eight class wins at the Le Mans 24 Hours and that’s an astounding 108 wins so far for the Corvette team in top-line competition.

And any way you break it down it leaves some impressive records already on the table:

60 of the 108 have been one-two finishes for the team

  • 17 race wins in the WeatherTech (formerly TUDOR) SportsCar Championship,
  • 82 American Le Mans Series race wins (a record)
  • One race win in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series (the 2001 Daytona Win).

Championhips

  • Ten Manufacturer and Team Championships in the American Le Mans Series
  • Nine ALMS driver titles
  • Three drivers titles and three manufacturers titles in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar championship
  • The North American Endurance Cup for drivers, teams and manufacturers in 2016

Blue Riband races

  • Eight class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Three class wins in the Rolex 24
  • An overall victory at the Rolex 24 in 2001
  • 11 class wins at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
  • Eight class wins at Petit Le Mans (including 5 consecutive)
  • Corvette Racing also claimed endurance racing’s triple crown in 2015 with wins at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans. It was the first team in 15 years to accomplish the feat.

By The Numbers

The Corvettes have won carrying only six different racing numbers

  • #2 – 1 race
  • #3 – 52 races
  • #4 – 47 races
  • #63 -3 races (Le Mans)
  • #64 – 4 races (Le Mans)
  • #73 – 1 race (Le Mans)

The Cars

  • C5-R – 35 (inc 3 x Le Mans)
  • C6.R (GT1) – 43 (inc 3 x Le Mans)
  • C6.R (GT2) – 13 (inc 1 x LM24)
  • C7.R – 17 (inc 1 x LM24)
  • C8.R – 1

Drivers

19 different drivers have won for Corvette Racing

  • Oliver Gavin – 50
  • Johnny O’Connell – 41
  • Jan Magnussen – 35
  • Olivier Beretta – 31
  • Ron Fellows – 30
  • Antonio Garcia – 17
  • Tommy Milner – 14
  • Kelly Collins – 6
  • Andy Pilgrim – 5
  • Frank Freon – 4
  • Max Papis – 3
  • Marcel Fassler – 2
  • Ryan Briscoe – 2
  • Jordan Taylor – 2
  • Mike Rockenfeller – 1
  • Chris Kniefel – 1
  • Scott Pruett – 1
  • Manu Collard – 1
  • Richard Westbrook – 1

The Classes

Those wins have been scored in 6 different classes:

  • GTS – 35 (inc 3 Le Mans)
  • GT1 – 43 (inc 3 Le Mans)
  • GT2 – 2
  • GTE Pro – 2 (both Le Mans)
  • GT – 10
  • GTLM – 17

Circuits 

And finally, the wins have been collected at no fewer than 24 different circuits

  • Sebring – 11
  • Mosport/ CTMP – 11
  • Road Atlanta – 10
  • Le Mans – 8
  • Mid Ohio – 8
  • Laguna Seca – 7
  • Long Beach – 7
  • Road America – 7
  • Lime Rock – 5
  • Sears Point – 5
  • Daytona – 4 (inc 3 x Rolex 24)
  • Portland – 4
  • VIR – 3
  • COTA – 2
  • Detroit – 2
  • Houston – 2
  • Miller – 2
  • St Petersberg – 2
  • Texas Motor Speedway – 2
  • Trois Rivières – 2
  • Baltimore – 1
  • Miami – 1
  • Washington – 1
  • Watkins Glen – 1

With thanks to Ryan Smith at Corvette Racing