Oliver Gavin is having an outstanding start of the season in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The British GT ace has won the two opening rounds, the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. In both events he shared the winning #4 Corvette C7.R with Tommy Milner and Marcel Fässler.
At Long Beach, home of the third event of the season, Oliver Gavin will target a third straight victory in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. No less than ten GTLM cars will enter the Californian 90-minute race but Oliver Gavin is confident about Corvette Racing's strengh in the most demanding class of the IMSA series.
t’s always interesting going to Long Beach. You go from two of the longest races of the year to the shortest. It’s definitely a different mindset. You have one pit stop and one driver change. It’s all about making sure you can execute as fast and as well as possible.
Tommy and I have had a fantastic start, and we’re full of confidence. Our Corvette has been running extremely well. Coming into this race with the points lead is great. But this is a totally different beast.
You have to switch hats a little but fundamentally the car setup and how we attack a race weekend is somewhat similar to how we have so far this year. We know the race is extremely short and sweet. We have to execute thoroughly.