Oliver Gavin, co-driver of Corvette Racing’s No.4 Corvette C7.R, was honored on Monday afternoon at the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC) annual awards luncheon. Oliver was presented with the Colin Chapman trophy which is presented to drivers that display great team spirit.
Presenting the Colin Chapman trophy to Gavin was former Formula One World Champion Damon Hill. Previous recipients include Sir Frank Williams, Ron Dennis, Ross Brawn and Christian Horner.
Oliver’s racing career now spans 25 years and includes many notable milestones which includes winning the British Formula 3 Championship and being awarded the McLaren Autosport Young Driver of the Year title to now winning his 5th 24 Hours of Le Mans as a world class GT endurance driver for the factory Corvette racing team.
On his website, OliverGavin.com, he said, “I was very honoured to receive the Colin Chapman Trophy. My season this year was defined by one event, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the roller coaster of emotions and events that week made it an extraordinary race. This award reflects the efforts of the whole team throughout that week which resulted in our ultimate victory in the GTE Pro Class. To get my 5th victory at Le Mans is very special.”
Oliver and rest of the Corvette Racing crew will be back in the States for the 3-day test session known as the “Roar Before the Rolex 24” scheduled for Jan. 8-10. The season kicks off later in January with The Rolex 24 at Daytona which runs Jan. 30-31.
Congratulations once again Oliver on your recognition by the British Racing Drivers Club!
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