When General Motors’ Corvette Racing team hits the track at Le Mans this weekend, Chevrolet will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Corvette’s appearance at the 24-hour race. Before everything was packed up for the trip to La Sarthe, the celebration was initiated during the recent six hour race at Laguna Seca.
A trio of Corvette luminaries including Dick Guldstrand, Ron Fellows and Dr. Dick Thompson who drove one of the 1960 Corvettes were on hand with some of the classic racing Vettes for exhibition laps with the new GT2 C6.R and the limited edition Z06 Carbon. The new GT2 car is not in quite as strong a position this year as the GT1 has been in the past, but it should still put on a good challenge for class victory.
The 24-hour Le Mans race will begin at about 9.00pm Malaysian time this Saturday 19th June 2010.