Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Debuts on iRacing

The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, Corvette Racing’s first-ever mid-engine GT Le Mans challenger in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, is now available on iRacing.
The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, Corvette Racing’s first-ever mid-engine GT Le Mans challenger in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, is now available on iRacing.

SEP 10 2020

DETROIT — The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, Corvette Racing’s first-ever mid-engine GT Le Mans challenger in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, is now available on iRacing. As part of the 2020 Season 4 build, iRacers can purchase the new car to compete in events throughout the service, including iRacing’s IMSA Online SportsCar Championship.

“Corvette Racing is on a roll this season with the C8.R, and we are excited for iRacing fans to experience the exhilarating mid-engine performance of this car in the virtual world,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports.

“We’re excited to continue our long-standing relationship with Chevrolet as we welcome the Corvette C8.R to iRacing,” said Steve Myers, iRacing executive vice president, and executive producer. “The C8.R has already proven to be incredibly popular in the real world, and our users have been requesting it ever since it made its public debut last year. We’d like to thank General Motors, Pratt & Miller, and Corvette Racing for their support in bringing the C8.R to the virtual world, and we look forward to iRacers getting their hands on it for the first time this week!”

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray made history as the first-ever mid-engine car to carry the Corvette name, and the Corvette C8.R was designed to live up to that legacy. There is a deeper level of technology transfer between the race car and production Corvette than ever before, which helps contribute to many of its advancements. The C8.R produces approximately 500 horsepower from a 5.5-liter V-8 engine and made its racing debut in the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Dominant out of the box, the new entry took a victory in just its third race with drivers Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor, launching Corvette Racing into a four-race winning streak that included back-to-back 1-2 finishes at Sebring International Raceway and Road America. Within iRacing, the C8.R joins a diverse fleet of Chevrolets available to users, from both current and vintage NASCAR cars and trucks to past Corvette sports cars that have won iconic events at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans.

The world leader in the online racing simulation and gaming market, iRacing was founded in 2004 by Dave Kaemmer and John Henry. Kaemmer was co-founder of Papyrus Design Group, developer of award-winning racing simulations, including Grand Prix Legends and NASCAR Racing 2003 Season. Henry is principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, as well as co-owner of NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing. iRacing has developed dozens of formal partnerships in the motorsport industry to help create the most authentic racing simulation in the world, and stages dozens of championships each year across multiple racing disciplines. The Corvette C8.R will be available for use in multiple series open to the public, including the IMSA iRacing Online SportsCar Championship.

Corvette Racing and the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R continue the quest for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sept. 25-27 with a visit to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, Corvette Racing’s first-ever mid-engine GT Le Mans challenger in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, is now available on iRacing.
The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, Corvette Racing’s first-ever mid-engine GT Le Mans challenger in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, is now available on iRacing.

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Corvette Racing’s new Chevrolet Corvette C8.R finished its debut race with a fourth-place finish in the Rolex 24 At Daytona 2020.

2021 WeatherTech Championship Schedule Released

The IMSA has released the provisional schedule scheduled 12 weekends for the 2021 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season tart in Florida and finish in Georgia.

The #4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R driven by Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner races to a second place finish in the GTLM class Saturday, September 5, 2020 during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s TireRack.com Grand Prix at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. The finish puts Gavin and Milner into second place in the drivers standings. (Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing)

Corvette Racing Recap at the IMSA TireRack Grand Prix at Atlanta 2020

Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner completed a stellar comeback to finish as class runner-up Saturday in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s TireRack.com Grand Prix at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

Corvette's victory at VIR is the fourth consecutive for Corvette Racing for 2020.

Corvette Racing Wins Three for Three: No. 3 Corvette Gets Third Win of 2020 in IMSA GT Challenge at VIR

Congratulations to Corvette Racing for their third win in a row in the IMSA GT Challenge at Virginia International Raceway! This makes three for three and another win for Garcia, and Taylor. This was also the third win for the No. 3 Corvette C8.R, and the team’s fourth straight win since the return to racing.

2020 Corvette Stingray Official Pace Car for 104th Indianpolis 500

2020 Corvette Stingray Official Pace Car for 104th Indianapolis 500

A Torch Red 2020 Corvette Stingray coupe will serve as the Official Pace Car for the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, continuing Chevrolet’s tradition of leading the field to the green flag. The Pace Car will be driven by GM President Mark Reuss.

Corvette Racing took its second consecutive 1-2 finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM class) following a chaotic finish Sunday at Road America 2020.

Corvette Racing Wins 1-2 Finish at Road America 2020

CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD AMERICA 2020 was another wild 1-2 finish for Corvette C8.R. Garcia, Taylor took second GTLM win of the season while Gavin, Milner finish as runners-up.

By 1994 a more traditional red color was used in a slightly modified paint scheme. Photo Credits Walt Thurn

TOMMY MORRISON AND HIS CORVETTES (Part 2)

We are looking at Part 2 in our series on Tommy Morrison and his Corvettes. In Part 1 of the Morrison story, we covered the period from 1984 to the end of the 1989 race season. In Part 2 of the story, we picked up the thread in 1990.



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