Chevy Visual Treat Coming for Le Mans Fans

A race that is hugely popular among car manufacturers and professional drivers, the Le Mans 24 hours has failed, until now, to draw as much attention as other similar, but by far shorter racing series. Even so, the hardcore few are in for a treat this year, when more than one automaker has decided it's time for them to take the crown.

Among them, the Americans from Chevrolet, who will be taking a pair of Corvettes to France to take on the giants of the motorsports, Ferrari, BMW, Porsche, Lotus and Aston Martin. For the experience to be complete, the car maker will be broadcasting live, on SPEED TV, its run for the title (we hope the "page does not exist" message displayed at the SPEED TV link will turn into an actual page soon).

What seems like nothing special is in fact a treat for racing fans. The entire race, especially the hours that will not be televised, will be aired. The cherry on the cake, Chevy will broadcast, live, from inside one of the two Corvettes.

Chevrolet will be fielding in Le Mans the No. 73 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Olivier Beretta, Tommy Milner and Antonio Garcia and the No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin (who will also be providing live commentary from inside the car, Jan Magnussen and Richard Westbrook.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the most prestigious and demanding events in all of racing,” said Jim Campbell, US vice president for performance and motorsports. “We jumped at the opportunity to work with SPEED to provide fans expanded coverage from Le Mans, with an inside view of how Corvette will battle its peers, the world’s best sports cars.” 
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