Callaway-Corvette successful in November
Customer teams victorious at Vallelunga and Dubai
Leingarten, 26.11.2009. Callaway built GT3-Corvette kept their winning performance in November. At Vallelunga, a Corvette Z06.GT3 developed and built by Callaway Competition in Germany won the GT3-class of the classic 6h race, while another Callaway customer team was successful in the UAE-GT-championship at Dubai.
Class victory at Vallelunga:
Callaway's Italian customer team Scuderia 22 finished sixth in last weekends six hours of Vallelunga and won the GT3-class in the nineteenth edition of the Italian endurance classic. The Corvette of Emanuele Pirro / Elio Marchetti and Carlo Graziani beat two Ferrari, one driven by no one else then current motorcycle world champion Valentino Rossi. Especially the five times winner of the 24h of Le Mans, Emanuele Pirro, who drove a Callaway built Corvette for the first time, expressed his enthusiasm about the Corvettes great performance and handling characteristics. Callaway Competition team principal Ernst Wohr was pleased with the latest success: "The Corvette raced by the Scuderia 22 is one of the first GT3 cars built by us. It's great to see that this car is still competitive after so many racing miles and proves the durability of our Corvette."
The second victory in Dubai
The Corvette Z06.R GT3 of Callaway's latest customer team "House of Portiers/TAM Engineering" is still the car to beat in the UAE GT-Championship. Karim Al-Azhari won also the second round of the new championship at the Dubai Autodromo and extended his lead in the championship.
Big interest in Callaway built Corvette Z06.R GT3
The European sports-car season is barely finished, but preparations for the 2010 season are already well underway. During the last weeks, Callaway Competition tested several times with interested teams and drivers at the Hockenheimring. "The drivers and teams were exceptionally impressed by the Corvette", Callaway's ADAC GT Masters-driver Christian Hohenadel said, who explained the Corvette to the drivers. "All drivers were surprised of the really easy handling of the Corvette."
"We have a big interest from a number of teams for next year", Callaway-team head Ernst Wohr revealed. "Our Corvette is not only quick and extremely reliable, but offers also one of the best price-performance ratios of all current GT3 sports-cars."