Corvette Racing has scored a maiden victory for the new for 2014 C7.R as the Tudor United SportsCar Championship reached the coast at Long Beach.
It was the #3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen that carried on the strong line of Corvette Racing victories as they led all but two of the 75 laps in the GT Le Mans class.
“It was an important victory for the team,” said Magnussen, who scored his 38th career win in North American sportscar racing. “The whole time we had a fast car. We just didn’t make the most of it with reliability issues at both Daytona and Sebring. I couldn’t be happier for Antonio, myself and this entire team.”
Although the RLL BMW Z4 finished a strong second place, the yellow team achieved a double podium with the #4 of Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin finishing in third place.
The team made a solid start by starting in pole position – the first for the team with this new C7.R – and starting driver Garcia didn’t mess around, hustling his Corvette through the streets of Long Beach before handing over to Jan Magnussen to take the team to the finish in the 100 minute race.
The next race for the Corvette team is at the classic Californian circuit of Laguna Seca on May 4th.