Corvette C6 Racing History
C6.R – Chassis C6R-005
2007 – Corvette Racing Team
Above – 2007-07-20 – Mid-Ohio ALMS race. Excellent! The Manufacture Date is back. C6R-005 was completed on September 28, 2006.
Above – 2006-09-14 – Shop tour picture, assumed to be C6R-005 and 006 under construction.
Above – 2006-09-14 – Shop tour picture, header detail.
Above – 2006-09-14 – Shop tour picture, interior detail.
Above – 2006-11-15 – Sebring test – note that the yellow painted pieces are the same as the parts on the car in the shop picture – complete with stickers!
Above – 2006-11-15 – Sebring test – note that the number 3 car is always distinguished by a red windshield sun shade and body painted mirrors
Above – 2006-11-15 – Sebring test
Above – 2007-02-05 – Sebring test – they have it all painted (because the aero tweaking is about pinned down?)
Above – 2007-02-05 – Sebring test
2007-02-14 – Email – “David:
C6R chassis #005 and #006 are the cars that tested at Sebring (February, 2007) and will campaign the entire 2007 season.”
2007-02-21 – Email – “David:
Chassis #007 and #008 are built for the 2008 season and will be ready in the event we need one for the 2007 season. If any further cars are sold they would be #003, #005 and/or #006.”
Above and Below – 2007-03-17 – A big surprise on race day morning at Sebring! The #3 car showed up in “Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06” colors (below)! Probably the closest they will ever get to the traditional USA racing colors of white with blue stripes. This one is white with maple leaf red fender hash marks.
Above – 2007-06-17 – Le Mans – Pipped by the Aston to finish second.
Above – 2007-10-06 – A rather sad end to the 005 career at Corvette Racing – the Magnussen wreck at Petit
2008 – Phoenix Carsport Racing Team
2008-01-10 – Email – “#003 sold to Luc Alphand, #006 sold to SRT and #005 still pending. Talking to Phoenix about this one.”
“14/02/2008: Phoenix Carsport to double up their Corvettes for 2008 !
Phoenix Carsport have announced their plans for the 2008 season on their web site.
The team stated that “Phoenix Carsport will see the addition of both a second C6R Corvette as well as 2 new drivers.” The 001 chassis, which raced in the FIA GT Championship last year, will be raced by the all-Swiss line-up of Marcel Fässler and Jean Denis Delatraz.
2008-04-20 – Silverstone – The second car, which was the chassis 005 from the 2007 ALMS season, will be shared by Mike Hezemans – leading the FIA GT Championship in races and pole positions – and 2004 Champion Fabrizio Gollin. All four drivers were victorious in the 2007 edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa.
GMAC have also announced that they will be partnering the team as one of the main sponsors.”
From the FIA GT site.
2009 – PK Carsport Racing Team
2009-04-15 – Corvette Motorsport is proud to announce PK Carsports Corvette C6.R and its drivers Anthony Kumpen and Mike Hezemans are ready for the start of the 2009 FIA GT season. The new livery (developed over the winter with Corvette Motorsport) displays several new sponsors including the logos of Life!tv in Belgium.
2010 – Team Phoenix Racing Carsport
From the ever helpful Corvette Motorsport site comes this:
“In late 2005 Carsport Holland, owned by Toine Hezemans, brought the first Pratt & Miller C6.R chassis #001 to be raced in the FIA GT Championship. After competing in 2006 with Belgian team GLPK, Hezemans partnered up with the services of Phoenix in Germany and formed Phoenix Carsport. 2010 will see the reuniting of Mike and Toine Hezemans with Phoenix Racing. Both C6R Chassis 001 and 005 will be racing under the new 2010 FIA GT1 specification. The drivers for this season will be Marc Hennerici/Andreas Zuber (005 #13) & Mike Hezemans/Andrea Piccini (001 #14).”
Above – 2010-03-02 – Press presentation
Above – 2010-04-17 – Abu Dhabi – First race of the FIA GT1 World Championship
Above – 2010-04-17 – Abu Dhabi – Finished second