Corvette Racing will be starting the 2021 season with at least one new driver on the team.
The American team has announced, that Oliver Gavin no longer will be a part of the team as a full-season driver, once the season finale at Sebring has been run in two weeks time.
The announcement is made one year after Jan Magnussen ended his work for the team.
A common theme between Oliver and Jan, is that both have had several seasons without a single victory. Jan was replaced by Jordan Taylor, and instantly we saw #3 winning again, with them currently leading the GTLM standings, well on the road to winning the title, unless something crazy happens during the last two races.
The 2020 season for Gavin hasn’t been all bad, since he currently sits second in the Championship, but just without any victories.
The tall Brit came to the team in 2002, and has since then won 51 races, including 5 Le Mans victories, just as he has won the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 10-hour race at Petit Le Mans five times each. The biggest achievement is probably the 5 Championship title in the USA, for the American team.
Once he retired, he will have had 203 starts in the mostly yellow driving suits. He has however been part of some special liveries throughout the years, with a white C7.R at Sebring and a silver car in Shanghai, and the current grey and yellow car, as some of the examples.
Corvette Racing hasn’t announced the replacement for “Sarge” (his nickname due to his height), but there are several GTLM and DPi drivers available on the market, which could be quite convenient to have in the car.
Oliver Gavin will have to last races for the team – the first being this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, while the second one will be at Sebring in two weeks time.