[VIDEO] Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin Previews the 12 Hours of Sebring

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Oliver Gavin Previews the 12 Hours of Sebring

Our friends at Mobil 1 The Grid are back for the second video in as many days with Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin giving a preview of what to expect at Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Shorter version: Expect the Unexpected.

According to Gavin, Sebring International Raceway is one of toughest and most physicial tracks for drivers.

The 3.7 mile track dates back to the 1950s when it served as an airforce base. With 17 turns and multiple surfaces to drive, it’s already a challenge. Come race day and it’s even harder with 50 cars on the grid and full day of racing in the hot Florida sunshine which gives way to the dark of night where only your headlamps illuminate the road in front.

“It’s only a 12 hour race, but at the end of the 12 hour race at Sebring, you feel like you’ve done a 24 hour race at Daytona or Le Mans,” says Gavin.

“It’s just one of those tracks you can never, ever take for granted and you’re always up against it and you always feel like you’re driving 101 percent the whole time. And you get out of the car after a stint there and you are absolutely finished. But it’s a great, amazing race track…a great race to do,” he added.

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