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Corvette Racing's Gavin to Race in Grand-Am in 2011

It appears that Oliver Gavin will have a couple of rides in 2011, assuming that he maintains his seat with Corvette Racing in the American Le Mans Series. Olly announced that he will be racing in the Grand Am/Rolex Series with Banner Racing’s Chevrolet Camaro. Gavin will share the No. 07 The Cool TV Camaro with Gunter Schaldach for the seven round series. Where the calendar conflicts with the ALMS, the C6.R driver expects ALMS races to take precedence.

Here’s a quick clip of the new Corvette C6.R chassis testing at Sebring on Monday. The matte black Compuware Corvette was joined on the track with the #3 Corvette C6.R. See photos and a couple more short videos on photobucket.

From Oliver Gavin’s Facebook page:
Just finished marathon day of testing at Sebring… Ran from 9am – 9pm…Stopped for 40mins at 6pm, Chateau Elan had a wedding…

From SEMA to Sebring, Jake Never Rests!


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Corvette Racing Wins Petit Le Mans on Last Lap

Gavin, Magnussen and Collard Take Dramatic GT2 Win on Fumes as Ferrari Runs Dry on Final Lap

BRASELTON, Ga., Oct 2, 2010 – Corvette Racing concluded its first full season in the ultra-competitive GT2 category with a victory tonight in the 13th running of Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Going into the final lap, the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin was trailing Toni Vilander in the class-leading No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari by 10 seconds. With a low-fuel alarm flashing on his own instrument panel, Gavin watched incredulously as the Ferrari slowed on the back straight as it ran out of E85 fuel. Gavin then raced across the finish line 5.763 seconds ahead of the runner-up No. 01 Ferrari of Dominick Farnbacher, which also passed Vilander’s hapless Ferrari.

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Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two in Road America

Gavin and O’Connell Qualify in First Race with Revised Driver Lineup

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 28, 2010 – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Johnny O’Connell qualified their Compuware Corvettes fourth and sixth respectively for Sunday’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Canada at Mosport International Raceway. Both Corvettes posted their quickest times on their second qualifying laps on the 2.459-mile Canadian road course. Gavin turned a time of 1:17.668 (113.977 mph) in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, and O’Connell clocked in at 1:17.794 (113.793 mph) in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Just .634 seconds separated the top six GT qualifiers.

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Corvette Racing Realigns Driver Lineup for Mosport ALMS

Beretta and O’Connell in No. 3 Corvette, Gavin and Magnussen in No. 4 Corvette for Grand Prix of Canada

Bowmanville, Ont., Aug. 26, 2010 – Corvette Racing will have familiar faces in different places at the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Canada at Mosport International Raceway. Olivier Beretta will move to the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, joining Johnny O’Connell for the eighth round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series. Jan Magnussen will be reunited with former teammate Oliver Gavin in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R.

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Corvette Racing Finishes Third and Fourth in Road America

Gavin and Beretta Post Second Straight Podium Finish

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 22, 2010 – Corvette Racing finished third and fourth today in the seventh round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series at the fast Road America circuit. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta followed up their runner-up finish at Mid-Ohio with a third today in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R after a charge from ninth in the final hour. They completed 66 laps on the 4.048-mile circuit and finished 4.945 seconds behind the winning No. 90 BMW of Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand. Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell piloted the No. 3 Compuware Corvette to fourth, 8.405 seconds behind their teammates as the top nine GT cars finished on the lead lap.

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Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two in Road America

Gavin Wins First GT Pole of Season for Corvette, Magnussen Takes Second Spot

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 21, 2010 – Corvette Racing qualified first and second in the GT class for Sunday’s American Le Mans Series powered by eStar at Road America. Oliver Gavin set the time to beat with his fastest lap at 2:06.509 (115.192mph) in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Jan Magnussen responded with a 2:06.674 to put the No. 3 Compuware Corvette in the second qualifying spot, just .165 seconds off Gavin’s pole-winning time.

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Series Episode 9: Endurance Racing

In Episode 9 of Corvette Racing’s Track to Street, Oliver Gavin, driver of the no. 4 Corvette, and Ken Flory, chief engineer of the no. 3 Corvette, show they know what it takes to compete in long distance races. Both are accomplished marathon runners and successful Corvette Racing competitors. Gavin speaks about his experiences both on and off the track, as he compares the mindset and environments for both sports. He also talks about the focus and determination that drive him to compete at a high level.