Article: C5-R Corvette Retrospective: A Factory, World-Class, Race Corvette

March 18, 2019

By Nigel Dobbie in CorvetteOnLine

Corvette Racing as a concept, was something Zora-Arkus Duntov embraced and encouraged since the 1950’s. However, it took until 1996 for GM to officially create Corvette Racing as the factory race team. In 1996 Herb Fishel, then director of GM racing, established Corvette Racing under the leadership of the charismatic Doug Fehan. Doug was program manager for the Oldsmobile Aurora IMSA GTO program. Pratt & Miller engineered those cars, so it was no surprise Doug approached them when GM was launching the Corvette Racing program.

Read More: Click Here to read more about how General Motors partnered with Pratt-Miller to develop a winning C5-R Corvette and establish the Corvette Racing Team.

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