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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014: A Disappointing Year for Corvette Racing

2014 marked a new season, new platform, and a new racing format for Corvette Racing.  A year ago I hoped for a repeat of the successes Corvette Racing had in the ALMS series:

Final Thoughts on ALMS Racing: 2013

This year started so well.  Then like the season that Notre Dame Football had in 2014, something went terribly wrong.

As you can see from the graphic above, we started a little slow with the new C7.R platform but then won four races in a row.  I was euphoric with our commanding lead at mid-season.  One of my car-genius buddies needs to explain to me how we went from first to last.  Can this be another Ford conspiracy?

The final standings were:

Porsche,           1st place, 343 Points
SRT (Viper),    2nd place, 340 Points
Corvette,          3rd place, 330 Points
BMW,              4th place, 328 Points
Ferrari,            5th place, 320 Points

Some will point out that in the Prototype Class the Corvette DP cars won their series over Ford, Honda, Mazda and Nissan.  That's nice, but I prefer the GT Le Mans cars over the prototypes.

Here's hoping that 2015 and the new Corvette Z06 can get Corvette Racing back in the lead in the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA/TUDOR racing series.

2015 C7.R Based on New Corvette Z06

Chevrolet Corvette C7.R (2015)

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