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Corvette Racing Driver Profile: Antonio Garcia

Birthdate: June 5, 1980

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Residence: Barcelona, Spain

Family: Single

Notable: Won four major endurance races: 2008-09 24 Hours of Le Mans (GT1), 2009 Daytona 24-hour (overall), 2009 Sebring 12-hour (GT1).

Web site: www.antoniogarcia.com

American Le Mans Series Career Record

Year

Starts

Wins

Fast Qualifier

Notes

2007

1

0

0

Third in GT1 at Sebring (Aston Martin)

2008

1

0

0

Third in GT1 at Sebring (Aston Martin)

Total

2

0

0

 

24 Hours of Le Mans Record

Year

Finish

Class

Car

Co-drivers

2006

4th

GT1

Aston Martin DBR9

Piquet Jr., Brabham

2007

10th

GT1

Aston Martin DBR9

Fittipaldi, Menten

2008

1st

GT1

Aston Martin DBR9

Brabham, Turner

2009

1st

GT1

Corvette C6.R

O'Connell, Magnussen

Career Highlights

1988-98: Started karting at age 8 in native Spain, winning numerous junior karting championships

1997: Formula Renault Elf Campus, three victories and six podium finishes; karting Category FA champion of Europe

1998: Raced in Open Nissan championship, two wins and five podium finishes

1999: Competed in Euro Open Nissan championship, one victory and five podium finishes

2000: Won 2000 Euro Open Nissan championship, five wins and 10 podium finishes

2001: Raced in Formula 3000 and FIA GT, first in Spa 24-hour and won Super Pole in Estoril

2002: Finished fifth in Formula Nissan World Series, five podium finishes

2003: Moved to European Touring Car Championship, scored five podium finishes

2004: Competed in ETCC; second in Hockenheim, third in Brno and Spa. Competed in Belgian national GT series; won Nürburgring.

2005: Competed in WTCC; second in Puebla

2006: Raced in Le Mans Series, won GT1 at Donington, second in Spa; fourth in GT1 at Le Mans

2007: Made American Le Mans Series debut at Sebring with Team Modena, finished third in GT1; competed in Le Mans Series, British GT and Grand-Am, runner-up at Nürburgring and Silverstone GT1

2008: Won GT1 at 24 Hours of Le Mans with Aston Martin Racing, finished third in GT1 in Sebring 12-hour with Bell Motorsports; in Le Mans Series, won Monza, Nürburgring and Silverstone GT1

Antonio Garcia joined Corvette Racing in 2009 as the third driver for the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. He is teamed with defending ALMS GT1 champions Johnny O'Connell and Jan Magnussen in the Sebring 12-hour, Le Mans 24-hour, and 1000-mile Petit Le Mans endurance races.

Garcia has raced with distinction in the European Touring Car Championship, the World Touring Car Championship, and the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. He was part of the winning GT1 team in the 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans, and shared in an overall victory in the 2009 Rolex 24 at Daytona. He won the GT1 category in the 2009 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in his debut with Corvette Racing.

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Contact:

Rick Voegelin
Chevy Racing Communications