Oliver Gavin
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Oliver Gavin

1972-09-29 (age 48)


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Special edition Corvette Stingray commemorates IMSA glory

Chevrolet has revealed the 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition to celebrate the car’s dominance in its first season in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Corvette's Garcia 'gave it all' for Gavin send-off podium

Corvette Racing's Antonio Garcia says he 'pushed the whole race' in Saturday's FIA World Endurance Championship season opener at Spa to score a podium finish in Oliver Gavin's farewell race.

Corvette star Gavin to retire from racing after Spa WEC
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Corvette star Gavin to retire from racing after Spa WEC

Five-time Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Oliver Gavin will retire from the cockpit after this weekend's opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Spa. 

Corvette aces Gavin, Garcia relish unlikely Spa WEC partnership

Long-time Corvette stalwarts Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia are relishing the prospect of racing together in the same car for the first time at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa, after being competing teammates for over a decade.

Gavin, Bell to race Vasser Sullivan Lexus at Rolex 24

Oliver Gavin and Townsend Bell will be part of Vasser Sullivan Racing’s line-up for this month’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Taylor thrilled by Corvette’s season despite downbeat ending

Jordan Taylor is looking at the big picture of Corvette Racing’s championship-winning season, after mechanical failures blighted both C8.Rs in the Sebring 12 Hours.

Corvette teammates salute Gavin ahead of last full-time race

With Oliver Gavin about to step down from a full-time driving role for Corvette Racing, his teammates in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship have shared their thoughts on this cornerstone of the team’s driver line-up.

Corvette salutes Gavin as full-time role comes to an end

Chevrolet and Corvette Racing are paying tribute to the accomplishments of Oliver Gavin, who will step away from full-time competition with the program at the end of 2020.

Corvette drivers positive that sim work has improved the C8.Rs

Corvette Racing’s drivers believe that recent work on Chevrolet’s simulator, and the performance of the C8.Rs on their debut in January at the Rolex 24 Hours, are encouraging pointers to form in next week’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona.

New Corvette C8.R needs work to catch Porsche, say drivers

Although both Antonio Garcia and Tommy Milner were reasonably happy with the qualifying laps that earned the new Corvette C8.R third and fourth on the grid for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, both feel there is more work needed to catch the heavily updated Porsche 911 RSRs.

Garcia, Gavin uncertain of Corvette C8.R’s Daytona prospects

Corvette Racing’s veteran stars, Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia, are positive about the new mid-engined C8.R’s progress but are uncertain how it will perform relative to its GT Le Mans class opposition at this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Corvette C8.R already feels "solid and competitive"

Corvette's new C8.R already feels "solid and competitive" ahead of this week's Roar Before the 24 test at Daytona, according to team newcomer Jordan Taylor.

Magnussen: Corvette “needs VIR to be good to us again”

Defending IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar GT Le Mans champions Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia say they need a win in this weekend’s round at VIRginia International Raceway, scene of their previous win two years ago.

Corvette drivers rue misfortunes after brave strategies fail

Both Corvette Racing driver line-ups were left frustrated after the team split strategies for the Road America round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, yet neither squad was able to capitalize on the pace of the C7.Rs.

Fassler to sub for injured Milner in Corvette at CTMP

Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner has been sidelined by a hand injury incurred in last Sunday’s opening-lap shunt at Watkins Glen, and will thus make way for Marcel Fassler in this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Corvette's Gavin looks forward to Watkins Glen's “huge challenge”

Corvette’s Oliver Gavin says this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at Watkins Glen will be one of the most physically demanding races on the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule, as the team seeks its first race win since April last year.

Corvette drivers question "frustrating" safety car usage

Corvette drivers Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen have questioned the use of the safety car in the Le Mans 24 Hours, after a late intervention effectively ended the American marque's chances.

Gavin "battling to understand" how Fassler to blame for crash

Oliver Gavin says he finds it baffling that Corvette stablemate Marcel Fassler was judged to blame for the crash that eliminated the #64 car from the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Porsche will be "difficult to beat" in IMSA - Gavin

Corvette Racing's Oliver Gavin concedes that the on-form Porsche 911 RSRs will be "difficult to beat" in this year's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans class title fight.

Gavin: Corvette was victim of Daytona rain “lottery”

Oliver Gavin says the disasters that befell Corvette Racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona were largely a result of bad luck in the torrential rain, and that the venerable American coupes were fast in the dry.

Corvette needs more work to target Rolex 24 win - Magnussen

Reigning IMSA GT Le Mans champion Jan Magnussen has admitted that his fastest time in qualifying at Daytona on Sunday was “a little artificial” and that Corvette Racing needs to find more pace to contend for race victory in three weeks.

Corvette retains IMSA lineup for eighth season

Corvette Racing has announced an unchanged driver lineup for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Gavin: “A lot more to find” from Corvette in WEC spec

Oliver Gavin says he’s “not too disheartened” by the venerable Corvette C7.R’s performance in Shanghai, despite qualifying 1.36sec off the fastest GTE Pro car.

Corvette Racing reveals Redline livery for Shanghai WEC race

Chevrolet has unveiled the livery in which its solo Corvette will race in the Shanghai FIA World Endurance Championship round later this month.

“We can’t be depressed by second,” says Corvette’s Garcia

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia says that the team wasn’t expecting to win the GTLM class of the Watkins Glen Six Hours, so leading several laps and finishing runner-up was a major achievement.

Gavin: Corvette will bounce back from mediocre Le Mans

Oliver Gavin, a five-time Le Mans 24 Hours class winner with Corvette Racing, is convinced the team will “come back stronger in 2019” after a subdued performance at this year’s race.

Long Beach IMSA: AXR Cadillac wins, Corvette conquers GTLM

Split strategies by Action Express Racing paid off perfectly for Filipe Albuquerque and Joao Barbosa in a thrilling IMSA race at Long Beach, as a Corvette win in GTLM rounded off a great day for GM.

Corvette drivers positive for Sebring despite Daytona deficit

Corvette Racing’s aces are hopeful that data, experience and strategy can lead to a fourth consecutive Sebring 12 Hours victory this weekend despite their performance shortfall in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Corvettes “didn’t have enough” to fight Fords, says Garcia

The Corvette C7.Rs were simply lacking the pace of the Ford GTs at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, according to Antonio Garcia, a deficit accentuated by the dearth of full-course cautions.

Corvette stars wary of rookie endurance drivers at Rolex 24

Corvette Racing’s previous Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona winners are expecting it to be even more difficult to avoid trouble in this year’s race, due to the increased numbers of prototypes and drivers with little experience of endurance events.

Corvette’s top time was result of tow, says Gavin

Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin has admitted that second fastest time in Daytona’s Roar Before the 24 test was the result of drafting practice with teammate Antonio Garcia.

Corvette drivers reflect on pleasure and pain at Lime Rock

The mood in the Corvette Racing team was split between happiness and disappointment following the seventh round of the 11-race IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Lime Rock Park.

Taylor says Corvette is best he’s ever driven at Le Mans

Corvette Racing’s C7.Rs qualified only sixth and tenth for Saturday’s start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but both Jordan Taylor and Jan Magnussen say their car’s handling is far better than last year.

Gavin: LMP2 speed increase “like having 30 LMP1s”

Corvette driver Oliver Gavin says the massive speed increase of the new generation of LMP2 cars means it will be “like having 30 LMP1 cars” in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: All about preparation

Team eager for eight hours of track time ahead attempt at eighth class win

Corvette drivers puzzled by bizarre race ending

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia admitted that losing victory on the final turn of the final lap at Long Beach due to a traffic jam caused by crashed GTD cars had left him “confused.”

Milner optimistic about Corvette's Sebring prospects

Tommy Milner, who along with Oliver Gavin and Marcel Fassler won GTLM in last year’s Sebring 12 Hours, is hopeful that rising temperatures will play into the hands of his Corvette C7.R despite having to start from the back of the grid.

Corvette Racing focused on racecraft in 2017

Ben Johnson, team manager for Corvette Racing, says he expects a tough fight for GT Le Mans honors in 2017’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as rules stability forces teams to look to other areas to find an advantage.

Rockenfeller and Fassler return to Corvette for Daytona and Sebring

Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler have been confirmed as Corvette Racing’s endurance drivers for 2017, after helping the team to a 1-2 finish at Daytona last January.

Corvette drivers revel in IMSA's Prototype and GTLM titles

Chevrolet’s IMSA champions Dane Cameron, Eric Curran, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner were left awestruck by their title haul following last Saturday’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

Shank leads Ligier-Honda 1-2 finish at Petit Le Mans

Michael Shank Racing held on to beat ESM Racing to clinch victory in the finale of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as Dane Cameron and Eric Curran won the Prototype championship.

Corvette racers confident but wary ahead of showdown

Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner, who need only to finish seventh at Petit Le Mans to win the IMSA GT Le Mans Drivers’ championship, say they still need to be on their game to clinch the crown.

Gavin out of Supercars enduros

Oliver Gavin won’t take part in any of the Supercars endurance races, with LD Motorsport making an eleventh-hour change to its line-up.

Corvette Racing at Road America: On to the Race!

Looking to maintain GT Le Mans, Prototype championship leads

Corvette Racing at Road America: Race to 200 starts now

Historic venue again welcomes GT Le Mans championship contenders

Corvette boss pays tribute to drivers for 100th IMSA win

Doug Fehan has paid tribute to his four drivers for clinching a 1-2 finish and milestone victory in the WeatherTech United SportsCar Champonship’s GT Le Mans category at Lime Rock yesterday.

Corvette scores 1-2 as Ferrari falters

Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin led a Corvette Racing 1-2 in GT Le Mans at Lime Rock, as Magnus Racing captured GT Daytona and Starworks took the Prototype Challenge category and the overall win.

Corvette Racing in Canada: Going for a dozen north of the border

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park the most successful venue for leading GTLM team

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Garcia, Magnussen, Taylor complete 24 Hours

Trouble-free run for No. 63 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R at French endurance classic

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: 24 Hours of in-car and garage streaming

Watch and ride along with both Corvette C7.R teams at Le Mans on FOX Sports GO

Gavin: Every GTE Pro car has a chance to win Le Mans

Corvette driver Oliver Gavin says that the GTE Pro class in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours is so competitive that any one of the 14 entries could end up winning.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Time to take on the world once again

Pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs ready to go for ninth win at 24 Hours of Le Mans

Garcia fastest driver in GTE Pro Class on Test Day

Oliver Gavin fourth-quickest in class as No. 64 team goes for second straight Le Mans win

Corvette Racing satisfied with Le Mans test pace

After seeing the Corvette C7.Rs finish the Le Mans test first and fourth fastest in GTE Pro today, Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan praised the quality of his team’s preparation.

Chevy’s Milner admits to “extra pressure” from Ford

Chevrolet Racing driver Tommy Milner admits that the Corvette squad at Le Mans is under “extra pressure” this year due to the presence of Ford’s new GT contender.

Solid IMSA representation on 60-entry list for 24 Hours of Le Mans

The United States leads the entry list for the prestigious endurance race on June 18-19 with 12 cars, 10 of which compete in the WeatherTech Championship.