Corvette Racing at the Grand Prix of Baltimore
Updated: Thursday, August 29 2013, 04:52 PM EDT
A two-hour race of two Compuware Chevrolet Corvette C6.R race cars will comprise the seventh round of the American Le Mans Series at the Grand Prix of Baltimore over Labor Day weekend.
ALMS GT championship leaders Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner drive the No. 4 Compuware Corvette that has won two races this season.
"Baltimore is a lot of fun," Gavin said. "I have some pretty good memories from there. I won pole last year, which was very satisfying. I enjoy the circuit. It is, alongside Sebring, the most aggressive circuit we race on in terms of the bumps and how physical the circuit can be. It’s tight and challenging. The walls are right there and you have to run right against them."
Meanwhile, Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen look to win for the second time in 2013 with their No. 3 Corvette. The pair stands fourth in the drivers’ standings, six points out of first place.
"Street circuits have always been some of my favorite tracks," Garcia said. "Last year I discovered both of the ALMS street circuits for the first time – Long Beach and Baltimore. Because the schedules were so tight, it was harder to get on the pace right away without knowing the track. This year is completely different. I have a race at Baltimore under my belt now – even if it wasn’t a good one because we got a puncture right at the start."
There are only four races remaining in the ALMS season. The Inner Harbor circuit measures 2.02 miles in length and features 12 turns.
Baltimore Grand Prix (all times ET)
Practice 1: 8:50 a.m., Friday, Aug. 30
Practice 2: 12:05 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30
GT Qualifying: 4:50 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30
Warmup: 10:10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 31
Race: 3:45 p.m., Saturday Aug. 31
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