The crew behind the Corvette's factory effort in the American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans has led us through their season so far, and now they recap the high and low points of the biggest race of the year.

Before the race, John Fitch, one of the original Corvette drivers at Le Mans, led a parade around the course, behind the wheel of a 1953 Corvette.

After a gift in qualifying when the pole-winning Risi Ferrari 430 failed a post-run tech inspection, the Corvette Racing squad faced multiple trials on track, but struggled onward, even rebuilding the car in just over 30 minutes after it was put into the wall by a passing prototype car.

We think Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing program manger, sums it up perfectly, noting that despite the difficulties at this year's race, "You look for the good in an event like this. Le Mans makes you stronger, it makes you more dedicated, and it fuels your passion."

[Corvette Racing via YouTube]