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CORVETTE TODAY #129 - Corvette News and Headlines, Early October 2022

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Z06 Auto-Media Testing Results & Impressions

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    Try as it might, Corvette Racing couldn’t replicate its Monza magic on

    CORVETTE RACING AT FUJI: No Monza Repeat in Japanese Debut

    OYAMA, Japan (Sept. 11, 2022) – Try as it might, Corvette Racing couldn’t
    replicate its Monza magic on Sunday as it finished fifth in the GTE Pro
    class of the Six Hours of Fuji for the FIA World Endurance Championship.

    Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy, coming off a victory together in the previous
    WEC race in Italy, soldiered through a difficult day in the No. 64 Mobil
    1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R during the team’s first race at Fuji

    Milner, Tandy and the rest of the team had a tough time coming to grips –
    figuratively and literally – with the unfamiliar Fuji circuit and track

    The Corvette team found itself in a hole early as the No. 64 had to serve a
    drive-through penalty for exceeding track limits just shy of the 30-minute
    mark. Tandy rejoined the track undeterred and managed to gain a spot up to
    fourth with an inside dive on the No. 91 Porsche – which also was called in
    for a similar penalty – at the first corner just shy of the one-hour mark.

    The tire management of the Corvette progressed nicely for the remainder of
    Tandy’s stint compared to the other GTE Pro runners. Another stroke of
    misfortune struck, however, as the Corvette ran out of fuel on pitlane as
    Tandy headed for his first stop. After some assistance from the Corvette
    Racing crew, the No. 64 took on fuel and left-side tires for Tandy’s second

    The struggles continued with Tandy reporting a severe lack of rear grip and
    a tire issue through the back half of his run.

    Milner drove the middle two stints and took on four tires for each run in an
    effort to claw back into contention. Unfortunately the continuing struggles
    with pace and grip plus a caution-free race limited any ground that he and
    Tandy could make up at the end.

    Corvette Racing closes its first-year WEC campaign with the Eight Hours of
    Bahrain on Nov. 10-12.

    not our best day on many fronts, for sure. It was a frustrating day I think
    for Nick, frustrating for our engineers and frustrating for me all in our
    own ways. We’ll give ourselves some time after the race to decompress and
    think about those lessons and take them with us to Bahrain. In general, we
    had some struggles through practice and we improved the car for Nick through
    FP3 and qualifying. We were still behind the eight-ball a little bit, and in
    the race we saw some residuals from that. I was pretty slow the first couple
    of laps of my stint just because I was realistically driving a new car from
    what I had from the practice sessions. The second stint was a bit better but
    for me not as good as it needed to be. In the grand scheme of things, no
    thing that one person did or one group did had an ultimate effect on today;
    it was a collection of many things. We’ll isolate the mistakes and at the
    same time highlight the positives and find the things we did well. We’ll
    take our lumps from today and focus on Bahrain to be more prepared, be
    faster and make less mistakes. Hopefully that’s enough and we can have a
    good race there.”

    NICK TANDY, NO. 64 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R: “The story of
    the race wasn’t so great. Really since Friday morning, it’s been a struggle.
    I think the characteristics of this track and the track surface just don’t
    suit our car. You’re never going to have the fastest car at every track you
    go to; that’s not how racing works. So what we have done is learned a lot.
    If we could start the race again tomorrow, there are things we absolutely
    would change but you only learn things from experience. This is something we
    can take forward. We’re not going to win every race. What we need to do is
    capitalize on days where the car is competitive. We had some issues but this
    was the one take because this was our least competitive showing from a pace
    perspective. This shows again the things we need to focus on in practice and
    in simulation when we are coming to a new track. And it shows that racing is
    difficult. It shows that the day we had Monza is just as big as we thought
    it was at the time. This weekend shows just what a good job we did there and
    how tough it can be if the stars don’t align.”

    Ryan Smith
    Judy Kouba Dominick

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    Thanks cor123. Try as the team could, it could not make up for its lack of power. However, watching the race for quite a while, while we were clearly last in power, it was not by a significant amount. Enough so we could not move forward by much even using all our skills and capabilities, and every time we moved forward a little, we had an unrelated setback. Just the way 2022 is going.
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