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Following the 2008 American Le Mans Series, Chevrolet announced that its Corvette Racing team would abandon the largely uncontested ranks of GT1 and take on the challenge of GT2. As General Motors careened toward bankruptcy court this spring, the team competed in its final GT1 races at Sebring, Long Beach and Le Mans - but the big question was whether the GT2 program would be still-born.

Well, Corvette fans can now breath a sigh of relief - the news has just come from the American Le Mans Series that GM has filed official entry forms to compete in the GT2 class at Mid-Ohio in August. The existing driver pairings of Johnny O'Connell/Jan Magnussen and Olivier Beretta/Oliver Gavin will pilot the new Vettes, which will feature bodywork inspired by the ZR1 - including double side vents. We're certainly looking forward to seeing Chevrolets take on Ferrari, Porsche and Aston next month as they take to the roadcourse the weekend of Aug. 6-8.


Gallery: Corvette Racing GT1 Mega Gallery



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[Source: American Le Mans Series]Corvette C6R GT2 cars officially entered for Mid-Ohio ALMS race originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 14 Jul 2009 08:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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Nice, I've been looking forward to this. ALMS GT2 is the best racing going right now and this will only fuel the fire.
 

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I've been looking forward to this too! I think this is a high point for sports car racing. Where have such professional efforts by Ferrari, Porsche, Corvette, DB, Vipers, etc been contested in recent memory? We're at a high point but I fear that a lot of people aren't appreciating that fact.:cheers:
 
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