2016 was an amazing year for Corvette Racing and the No.4 Corvette C7.R driven by Oliver Gavin and teammate Tommy Milner. The duo won the 2016 GTLM Drivers Championship while helping to also capture the Team and Manufacturers awards as well.
After a disappointing showing at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the team will be back in Florida where Corvette Racing has won the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring two years running. Is three in a row even possible?
It is according Oliver Gavin, who told Mobil 1 The Grid that the success the team has had in recent years is all due to hard work. But the competition is also stepping up their game.
“GTLM in IMSA is just taking another step forward. Porsche comes with a brand new car and they mounted their engine in the middle of the car, you have Ford with four cars, exactly as they were at Le Mans last year, Ferrari did two cars, you got BMW back with their M6, so we know its gonna be unbelieveably tough. All those manufacturers are gunning for us, so we know we’ve got to be completely 100% every lap, every pit stop, every decision on strategy. There’s no room for mistakes, there’s no room for a little bit of weakness ’cause someone will pounce on it straightaway.”
Here is Oliver Gavin courtesy of Mobil 1 The Grid:
Mobil 1 The Grid
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