C5R-011

Corvette C5 Racing History
David Palmeter


C5-R – Chassis C5R-011

This is the last actual racing C5-R (NOTE: A C5R-012 chassis was built but was skinned as a C6.R and used for testing).


Above  – 2007-05-14 – Since I missed shooting this chassis plate while the car was still in the USA, Nigel Dobbie very kindly sent me this photo that he shot in Europe.


2004 Racing Season – USA


Above  – 2004-03-18 – The last racing C5-R rolls out for testing in preparation for the C5-R swan song season.


Above  – 2004-03-18 – Brand new car, same colors, new stripes for the C5-R sendoff.


Above  – 2004-03-20 – Off and running for the 12 hours of Sebring.


Above  – 2004-03-20 – Best in the business, the Corvette pit crew goes to work.


Above  – 2004-03-20 – The last racing C5-R Corvette wins, at the always tough Sebring 12-hour, no less, the first time out in the final C5-R season.



Above  – 2004-10-16 – The last racing C5-R Corvette enjoys its 4th and final win, at the always tough Laguna Seca track, no less, in the final race of the final C5-R season.


Above  – 2004-10-16 – The Saleen, fast but fragile, always ran well at Laguna, but not well enough in 2004.


Above  – 2004-10-16 – The C5-R fades into history as a factory race car. However….

…………it was sold to GLPK Carsport team to race in European-based series:


2005 Racing Season – The First in Europe



Above  – 2005-04-04 – Arrival in Europe


Above  – 2005-04-05 – A fast stripe job and off Spa, Belgium for testing.


Above  – 2005-07-28 – C5R-011 at Spa Preview Parade for the FIA GT 24 hour


Above – 2005-10-23 – C5R-011 at Zhuhai, China winning FIA GT Race 9


Above – 2005-10-23 – C5R-011 at Zhuhai, China winning the FIA GT Race


2006 Racing Season – The Second in Europe



Above  – 2006-03-06 – GLPK launch for the 2006 season.


 Above  – 2006-03-06 – GLPK launch for the 2006 season. A different diffuser.


 Above  – 2006-04-09 – C5R-011 winning the first Belcar race of the 2006 season.


 Above  – 2006-04-09 – C5R-011 winning the first Belcar race of the 2006 season. Thanks to Decancq Brecht for the picture.


2007 Racing Season – The Third in Europe



Above  – 2007-03-25 – C5R-011 finishing 3rd overall in the FIA GT race at Zhuhai, China.


Above  – 2007-05-06 – C5R-011 finishing 3rd overall (again!) in the FIA GT race at Silverstone. A Nigel Dobbie photo


Above  – 2007-05-06 – C5R-011 at Silverstone. A Nigel Dobbie photo


From dailysportscar.com 2007-10-24:

PK Carsport Corvettes For Sale
C5-R & ZO6 GT3

Corvette C5R Chassis number C5-R 011

Last Pratt & Miller C5-R chassis ever built (Well, the last one with a C5-R body – see C5R-012.)
Built 2004
Run by PK Carsport since 2005; 11 podium finishes in FIA GT; 3 victories; Belcar champion 2006
Car in race-ready condition
Most podium finishes (6) in the 2007 FIA GT championship.


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