Mags In A ‘Vette Suit
dailysportscar.comCorvette Racing has got a driver on its hands with this man (right).

Team PR Reilly Brennan provides the conclusion that the Sebring test (just finished, yesterday) was “very productive as it gave us all a chance to have all the new guys in and out of the cars and start to gel the new personalities.”

And haven’t they got a few in their cars this year?

It was Magnussen’s first test in a C5-R, and the second for Max Papis and Olivier Beretta. The Italian had come straight from Daytona of course. No, we don’t know how these guys do it either!

“While I won't say specifically what our best lap times were, we are seconds faster than our qualifying time in 2003 and, from reading the dsc article on Saleen's test, the GTS battle should be fun for all of us,” says Brennan.

Ron Fellows is finding that a revised driving style is required for the Michelins, but the new rubber is apparently very consistent over a long stint – as well as being very quick. Fellows now has 45 starts under his belt in the C5-R on Goodyears – so there’s a degree of retraining going on, for the man with the healing shoulder. Here he is talking to Oliver Gavin.

The image of the Corvette being pushed (below) is actually the car being bump started: new starter ring gear is still being sorted. Presumably that will be in time for one more test before Sebring.

The Sebring chassis will be #010 and #011: #10 ran twice last year, including taking pole at Road America, while #11 has just had its shakedown. Oliver Gavin was in and out of both cars, providing feedback and the two cars performed all but identically.

Reilly Brennan passes on the information that #011 will be the last C5-R. #012 is going to be developed as the C6-R test chassis.


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