LG announces Corvette C6 Entry GT2
Wylie, Texas - Carrying a long string of GT racing success, most recently in the SPEED World Challenge GT Series, LGMotorsports of Wylie, Texas, and Riley Technologies team up with their newly built Riley Corvette C6, to take aim at the likes of Porsche, Panoz, Aston Martin and Ferrari, setting their sites on the American Le Mans Series and the fiercely contested GT2 division.
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On the challenges of introducing a new car to the GT2 class of competition, team owner, 3-time SPEED World Challenge Champion and noted sports car veteran, Lou Gigliotti commented, “With the support of Riley Technologies we're extremely confident that the new Riley C6 Corvette will be a hit with Corvette fans and a stout performer in its class. Our team has worked long and hard putting all of the pieces in place in order to make this happen. I have total confidence in my guys. The 2008 ALMS season, specifically in the GT2 class, will be one of the biggest challenges we've ever faced as a team, but we're up for it."
Sharing driving duties with Gigliotti in the No. 28 LG Pro Longtube Headers Corvette will be Doug Peterson. Peterson is no stranger to LGMotorsports and compliments the team with his refuse to lose determination. Peterson has won numerous titles in his racing career, including the 2004 SCCA Formula Mazda crown at the SCCA Club Racing National Championship Runoffs, 2000 Masters Champion - Star Mazda Series and the 2001 Ferrari Challenge.
“It takes a strong dedication on all fronts to run the type of events the ALMS schedule provides," said Peterson. "I have a great co-driver and a very capable team behind me, so I am very confident.”
For the opening round at Sebring, the team will bring along Le Mans driver Marc Goossens to share in the driving duties. Goossens, who has had other efforts under the Riley banner, brings plenty of endurance skills to the program. Marc has competed in and won numerous European sportscar events.
Riley Technologies brings years of engineering accomplishments to the effort. Riley’s cars have earned victories across the globe.
“We expect to be competitive," stated Bill Riley. "We are looking forward to seeing this new Corvette in action at Sebring and against this world class GT2 field.”
The team will test the car in early March just prior to the 2008 season opener, the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, March 12-15.
The 10th season of the American Le Mans Series appropriately begins with where it all started in the first place - Sebring. North America's oldest and premier sports car event brings out only the best teams in endurance racing. They all will test their mettle on the historic 3.7-mile, 17-turn circuit that sits on the site of a former World War II air base. Coverage can be seen live on SPEED starting March 15, 9:30AM EDT.