Driver Oliver Gavin steps down from Corvette Racing

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Driver Oliver Gavin has announced that he will depart Corvette Racing at the end of the 2020. He has not announced any other plans at this time.

Gavin made the announcement on Facebook.

Oliver Gavin driving a Corvette at a race (Photo by Oliver Gavin/Facebook)

“I will step away from full-time competition with the Corvette Racing program at the end of 2020,” he said. “I will complete my 18th full-time season with the team at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in two weeks.”

The five-time IMSA/ALMS Champion has spent the past 19 seasons with his current teams. He’s going to be with a new team in 2021.

“To have been with the same team for 19 seasons has been an immense privilege, and I thank from the bottom of my heart each and every person who has shared that journey with me,” he said. “It’s been an amazing run, and I’ve been very lucky to have been able to drive at such a high level for so long. I’m extremely proud of what we’ve achieved together, especially the championship wins and milestone victories at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring, among others.

“I’m also very proud of the part I played in developing four generations of Corvette race cars for both IMSA and at Le Mans, and I look forward to exploring opportunities to represent Chevrolet and Corvette Racing in the future.”

Gavin is a well-traveled driver. He has competed in Virgin Australia Supercars, NASCAR Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series, American Le Mans Series, and the Weathertech SportsCar Championship.

In the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, he won one race during the 2020 season. He won the Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring on July 18, 2020 at Sebring International Raceway, in Sebring, Florida.

“I’d like to thank my Mum and Dad, Brother Marcus and his family,” he said. “Most of all, I must thank my wife Helen and my three fantastic children, Lily, Isaac and Fergus. They have been my rock throughout all the highs and lows. So much love and support, couldn’t have done any of this without them.”

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