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CORVETTE RACING AT PETIT LE MANS: Garcia, Magnussen Claim Drivers' Championship

BRASELTON, Ga. – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen closed the American Le Mans Series era by winning the GT drivers' championship Saturday at Petit Le Mans. The pairing drove with Jordan Taylor to a sixth-place finish in the No. 3 Compuware Chevrolet Corvette C6.R at Road Atlanta. Garcia won his first ALMS title, and Magnussen claimed another to go along with his 2008 GT1 championship.

Chevrolet and Corvette Racing clinched the GT manufacturers' and team championships in the previous ALMS round at Virginia International Raceway two weeks ago. Garcia and Magnussen made it nine drivers' titles for the manufacturer and team since 2001. The results were fitting ones in the final year of the C6.R in the hands of Corvette Racing.

"Congratulations to Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and the No. 3 Corvette C6.R team on clinching the American Le Mans Series GT driver's championship," said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. Vice President, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. "Antonio, Jan and the team raced incredible competition in the GT class and persevered. Preparation, teamwork, efficient pit stops - along with a Chevrolet Powertrain that delivered the right combination of power, fuel efficiency and reliability - were key components of the team's success.

"It was a total team effort for Chevrolet to win the GT manufacturers' championship, Corvette Racing to win the GT team championship, and Antonio and Jan to win GT the drivers' championship in the final season of the American Le Mans Series."

Garcia and Magnussen led all drivers in the ALMS' GT class with three victories - Laguna Seca, Baltimore and Circuit of The Americas. They also finished on the class podium six times in 10 races, despite finishing with zero points at Sebring to start the year.
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