Owner’s Quotes – Sean’s 2014 Callaway Corvette

September 9, 2014

Hey Guys,

So I’ve had the car for about 3 hours, and thought I’d share my initial feedback.

1. Holy s**t. Power. How do I keep this thing on the ground? Seriously, do you recommend any tires to help with traction?
2. Exhaust is waaaay better than I anticipated. Just loud enough without being obnoxious. I’m going to post some sound bytes to the forum later. You guys should have some on your web site.
3. Is there a break in period/procedure? I assume not.

Thanks guys. There is seriously way more power than I expected! Not complaining :) just would like some tips on how to better harness it!

Thanks again,

Sean

Callaway Corvette Racing – Lausitzring


May 22, 2014

CALLAWAY COMPETITION NEWS FROM LAUSITZRING

  • Oliver Gavin in the ROLLER-Corvette again
  • Callaway Competition with three wins so far at Lausitzring
  • New opponents from Formula 1 and World Rally Championship in ADAC GT-Masters
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Keilwitz and Gavin start in the ROLLER-Corvette.

The third round of the 2014 ADAC GT Masters series starts next weekend (May 23-25) at the Lausitzring, located between Berlin and Dresden. After a rainy outing last weekend in Zandvoort, Callaway Competition’s Corvette Z06.R GT3’s are ready to attack. Corvette racer Oliver Gavin is back in the ROLLER-Corvette for the two races on the Lausitzring together with ADAC GT Masters champion Daniel Keilwitz. Patrick Assenheimer and Diego Alessi will be driving the AutoArenA.de-Corvette.

The Lausitzring has been a good track for Callaway Competition. Last year, Daniel Keilwitz and Diego Alessi were on their way to the ADAC GT Masters championship, winning there. “I’m really looking forward to the race at the Lausitzring”, says Daniel Keilwitz. “In the past, we were always very fast there. This weekend, we’re ready to score some points. The track was recently resurfaced in some areas and, consequently, it has apparently become somewhat faster. I’m very curious to see how the track is now. We’ve seen in both of the first two races this year that, over only a quick lap, we’ve lost to the competition. Over the distance we should be good, from now on we’re building for the two races.”

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The AutoarenA-Corvette of Patrick Assenheimer and Diego Alessi.

Keilwitz is joining forces with the Briton Oliver Gavin; for the Lausitzring he’ll be breaking new ground. In addition, the Corvette racers have new opponents this weekend in the form of World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier and ex-Formula 1 star Jaime Alguersuari. Keilwitz: “The Lausitzring is not particularly difficult to learn. Therefore, Oliver certainly will quickly find his way around. I am very curious to see how the new entries from World Rally Championship and Formula 1 will attack. The ADAC GT Masters series is highly competitive and has very high standards. Even as a World Rally Champion, one could not just come along and drive over everyone else.”

After a rainy weekend in the Netherlands, the Assenheimer/Alessi team also want go on the attack again. At the start of the season at Oschersleben, the duo drove the AutoArenA.de-Corvette straight into a top-six finish: A strong performance, one that the former champion and the defending champion of the Lausitz region want to build on.

“First and foremost, after the flood in the Netherlands, we hope for a largely dry weekend,” says Callaway Competition Crew Chief Giovanni Ciccone. “At the Lausitzring we want to take our first podium this year. We’ve analyzed the first four races and, unfortunately, we’re not currently expecting pole position, but over the distance we expect, hopefully with dry conditions, a good outcome.”

Callaway Competition continues, in cooperation with Toni Seiler Racing, two other Corvette Z06.R GT3 teams with Toni Seiler/Jeroen Bleekemolen and Remo Lips/Lennart Marioneck in ADAC GT Masters’ Gentlemen Class.

The Callaway Competition customer team, RWT Racing, will miss both races at Brandenburg and will again attack at the Red Bull Ring races.