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    A thought just occurred to me .......how does the new corvette C8 layout affect it's racing ?? Will the Corvette have to race in different classes, groups or schedules??

    Note: asked out of total ignorance..

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    Should stay the same.
    There is a madness to my method!

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      It would be cool to see them race in the GTD class as well. More opportunities to compete against the mid engine giants!
      The least we can do is wave to each other

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        Some privateer may decide to race one if it looks promising.
        There is a madness to my method!

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          xzotklr, a few ways to best answer your question. GM wants Corvette owners to have an educational track experience, and so at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch they offer a “Corvette Owners School.” It is a two day school for which Spring Mountain provides the C7’s for you to drive (next year will be C8’s.). The regular cost for the school is around $3,500, and to help induce Corvette owners to learn how to better handle their cars, GM will during the first year of ownership for the original owner of a new Corvette, reduce the price of the two day class (which includes meals and a night’s lodging), to just $1,000.

          To help answer the second part of your question, what do fellow MECF members think about Spring Mountain, here’s an earlier thread.

          https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.com/forum/me-discussion-photos-videos/8599-poll-spring-mountain-for-me

          Lastly, to add to the above response posts, moving from a front engine configuration to a mid engine one will not change our GM Corvette race team running in the IMSA Weathertech and related racing international ACO series — still in the GTLM class. However, for the rest of this calendar year, GM will continue to run the FE C7.R in those race series competitions. The ME C8.R will starting running competitively at the 24 Hours of Rolex in Daytona next January.

          Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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            Thanks for the info gents..I learned something today and as I always say.....a day in which you learn something new is a day you have really lived.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by xzotklr View Post
              A thought just occurred to me .......how does the new corvette C8 layout affect it's racing ?? Will the Corvette have to race in different classes, groups or schedules??

              Note: asked out of total ignorance..
              Since the Ford GT runs in the GTLM class, I'm going to say that the C8 will still run there.
              Save the wave.

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              • #8
                I went to Le Mans in 2018. Ford GT, Porsche 991 RSR, Ferrari 458, C7R raced in the same class. They'll stay in GTLM.

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                • #9
                  Agreed, they will continue to compete in GTLM and at LeMan. (The Ferrari in last years race is listed as a 488 GTE EVO) I believe Porsche and Ferrari run in GTLM class as well as GTD, along with McLaren, Lamborghini, Audi, and Acura mid engined cars......also BMW, Aston Martin, Lexus, Mercedes AMG front engine cars...
                  Last edited by Meldoon; 05-23-2019, 08:41 AM.
                  The least we can do is wave to each other

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                    Corvette racing doesn’t sell their cars to privateers. Only until recently Callaway Racing was allowed to race their Corvette in the PWC series in the states. The C8R is being tested to run in the GTLM class in IMSA. Things could change but I haven read anything that indicates that. Hope to see the C8R at Daytona next January.
                    Last edited by MikeC8; 05-23-2019, 08:42 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Meldoon View Post
                      Agreed, they will continue to compete in GTLM and at LeMan. (The Ferrari in last years race is listed as a 488 GTE EVO) I believe Porsche and Ferrari run in GTLM class as well as GTD, along with McLaren, Lamborghini, Audi, and Acura mid engined cars......also BMW, Aston Martin, Lexus, Mercedes AMG front engine cars...
                      Yep, thought I got it wrong. I forgot about the 488. They were slow compared to the GT and the RSR. The RSR was ungodly loud. By far the loudest car of anything racing in Le Mans that year (out of any class).

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by P-Tree View Post

                        Yep, thought I got it wrong. I forgot about the 488. They were slow compared to the GT and the RSR. The RSR was ungodly loud. By far the loudest car of anything racing in Le Mans that year (out of any class).
                        A visit to LeMan is on my bucket list, along with GP of Monaco......
                        This year though, tv will have to do.....
                        The least we can do is wave to each other

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Meldoon View Post

                          A visit to LeMan is on my bucket list, along with GP of Monaco......
                          This year though, tv will have to do.....
                          It was on mine too! It's a good time. I went with some friends, slept a couple hours at the camp ground. Eat, drink, watch cars. Goodwood Festival of Speed, Rennsport, Monteary Car Week (and The Quail), and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance are on my list. Maybe throw a F1 race and Top Fuel in there too.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by P-Tree View Post

                            It was on mine too! It's a good time. I went with some friends, slept a couple hours at the camp ground. Eat, drink, watch cars. Goodwood Festival of Speed, Rennsport, Monteary Car Week (and The Quail), and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance are on my list. Maybe throw a F1 race and Top Fuel in there too.
                            Done NHRA several times, rest are still wishes.
                            There is a madness to my method!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MikeC8 View Post
                              Corvette racing doesn’t sell their cars to privateers. Only until recently Callaway Racing was allowed to race their Corvette in the PWC series in the states. The C8R is being tested to run in the GTLM class in IMSA. Things could change but I haven read anything that indicates that. Hope to see the C8R at Daytona next January.
                              What he said. Chevrolet doesn't allow the Corvette to be run by privateers in the major sanctioning events and series. They just recently allowed Callaway to race in PWC which was the first time a non-Chevrolet backed Corvette team has been allowed to race in a US sanctioned event in over a decade. We all know the C8R has been in testing because it was the first glimpse we ever saw of the C8. They will definitely stay in GTLM but this platform now opens up the opportunity to run in GTD and GT3 as well. Would be nice to see Chevy open up the lower classes for privately backed teams to race the C8 while the factory team maintains the GTLM title class. Btw...you can thank Lou Gigliotti for Chevy banning private Corvette racing in major series'.

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