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- Doug Fehan led Corvette Racing to 14 crew championships, 13 producers and drivers championships and 113 race wins in additional than twenty years because the crew’s program director.
- Fehan was let go by Normal Motors and changed by Laura Klauser as Corvette Racing boss in December.
- The previous program director will return in a brand new position as a model ambassador starting with the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix offered by Lear in June.
After being relieved of his duties the week earlier than Christmas as this system supervisor for Corvette Racing for all its 25 years—a transfer that stunned the sports activities automobile racing world—Doug Fehan is again within the Corvette fold.
He’ll serve within the position as a model ambassador for 2021, beginning with the crew’s look on the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. Fehan will debut in his new position as a part of Chevrolet’s actions on Belle Isle throughout the June 11-14 joint weekend for the NTT IndyCar Sequence and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, after which at a number of races thereafter.
At Belle Isle and extra Corvette Racing occasions, Fehan will work together with Corvette prospects and Corvette Racing followers at numerous Chevrolet promotions such because the Corvette Corral and Chevy Racing’s advertising show. Corvette homeowners invariably pack the Corral with their automobiles in help of Chevrolet’s two-car IMSA WeatherTech GT Le Mans class, and Fehan had lengthy been an integral a part of the actions.
“This can be a welcomed alternative to assist proceed taking the Corvette model ahead,” Fehan stated. “We now have loads of thrilling challenges forward, however the competitors engineering crew is well-equipped to proceed taking the legacy of Corvette Racing into the long run. That’s evidenced by the win on the Rolex 24. I am positively trying ahead to seeing all our followers throughout the 2021 IMSA season.”
Fehan was named program supervisor of Corvette Racing in 1996 with the crew debuting with the Corvette C5-R in 1999. In 22 seasons with Fehan, Corvette Racing gained 14 Crew championships, and 13 Producers and Drivers titles to go together with 113 race victories together with eight on the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It is also the one crew to realize 100 wins in IMSA. In 238 races, the 2 Corvette Racing groups completed first and second 63 occasions.
Fehan labored with the crew to develop and race three extra generations of racing Corvettes: the C6.R, C7.R and the mid-engine C8.R, which made its competitors debut in 2020 and swept the IMSA GT Le Mans championships. Every race automobile served as improvement platforms for know-how switch to Corvette manufacturing automobiles, culminating with the C8.R and the 2020 Corvette Stingray.
Corvette Racing will head to Belle Isle with the lead within the GTLM standings, thanks largely to a 1-2 class end within the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The WeatherTech Championship race weekend on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park was initially set for June 5-6 with a purpose to keep away from a battle with the 24 Hours of Le Mans the next week.
However with Le Mans postponed till August, it opened the door to shift the WeatherTech Championship race and merge the 2 occasion weekends. IMSA’s top-tier sequence began racing on Belle Isle in 2007, with the one breaks in motion coming in 2009-11 and once more final 12 months due the coronavirus pandemic.
The shift implies that the GT Le Mans automobiles will race within the occasion in a non-points capability, so the 2 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C8.Rs will be capable of compete of their dwelling race, with Normal Motors headquarters on the Renaissance Heart in plain view a pair miles away. It should mark the primary time since 2008 that the IMSA Corvettes will race on their dwelling monitor.
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