News>>tommy Milner Joins Corvette Racing!

It is now official! Dubai 24 Hour race winner, Tommy Milner has joined Corvette Racing for the 2011 American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of  Le Mans!

Tommy will join Olivier Beretta in the #3 Corvette for the full season, with Antonio Garcia joining regular drivers for the endurance round.

Less than a week ago, Tommy, along with Augusto Farfus, Edward Sandstrom and Claudia Hurtgen won the 24H of Dubai in the Team Need for Speed by Schubert Motorsport BMW Z4.

As regular Speedhunters will know, Tommy has driver for Rahal Letterman BMW for the past couple of seasons, but previously drove for Porsche and Panoz, which included the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Last year he finished third in the ALMS GT Championship.

Meanwhile, the #4 car will be piloted by Jan Magunssen and Oliver Gavin, joined in the endurance races by ex Porsche racer Richard Westbrook.

“When you look at sports car racing over the last 10 years, the biggest name in GT racing has to be Corvette,” Milner said. “With all of the team’s victories in Le Mans and the success they’ve had here in America, Corvette Racing has a history of winning. To have the opportunity to be a part of the Corvette program at this point in my career is very exciting. I’m looking forward to working with the engineers, the crew, and the other drivers to make Corvette the powerhouse in endurance racing.”

Milner and Westbrook have driven the Corvette C6.Rs in private tests, and will participate in the ALMS Winter Test in Sebring, Florida, on February 9-10, in preparation for the season-opening Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Congratulations Tommy, from everyone at Speedhunters, it has been quite a week!

– Andy Blackmore

Corvette Racing

Tommy Milner

Tommy’s Blog on Speedhunters



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YES!!!!!! Does this mean more Corvette Racing coverage from Speedhunters?


Congrats Tommy!!


WOW. Good luck Tommy, as an American, this is about as good as it gets for teams. Loved seeing you in the BMW, but hey, if the opportunity to race for the most prestigious team in USA comes your way, then by god take it. You're young, talented, and have the world at your feet. Learn EVERYTHING you can from Westbrook and Magnussen, those guys are warriors on track.

Hope you will still be part of Speedhunters and I hope to still catch your blog spots here!


They sure are doing their best to keep those last few C6Rs on the track arent they?


wow. im interested to see how this will turn out in terms of coverage on the site


Where is Johnny O’Connell going to be now? =(


the C6 corvette is the only and only american car i like...i wish speedhunters cover more corvette sh*tt but the productions ones, not no handmade race know the ones you and me can buy at the dealer lol


O'Connell is driving for Cadillac in the SCCA World Challenge


So what happened with Rahal/Letterman? Are they not campaigning the M3 anymore or something? Don't get me wrong, I love Corvette Racing and want to see us destroy all other manufacturers but that seems like an odd switch.


congrats tommy. enjoy the valve punching fury of the vettes.


Many Congratulations and hope for the best... You have the coolest jobs ever!


This is great news! I would love to see SpeedHunters cover more Corvette Racing stuff and even Corvettes in general.


way to go Tommy. Number 40 and 04 wish you luck. you will be hard to catch.


Great news. I'm very interested in where this will take Corvette racing, and congrats to Mr. Milner.