CORVETTE RACING REWIND: Oliver Gavin, Long Beach 2018

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CORVETTE RACING REWIND: Oliver Gavin, Long Beach 2018
Victory was No. 50 with program for Corvette veteran

DETROIT (April 9, 2020) – With racing on hold all over the globe, Corvette Racing is taking a look back at some of its top highlights from its 20-plus years of competitions.

In the first of a new series titled "Corvette Racing Rewind", Oliver Gavin relives the 2018 Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach, which he won with long-time teammate Tommy Milner in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.

The result was extra-special for Gavin as it marked his 50th victory as part of Corvette Racing. Five of those wins have come at Long Beach three with Milner.

"Amazing the way that all came around," Gavin said after the race. "Yes we had a little bit of luck, but Tommy had to drive brilliantly at the end there and stay out of trouble. There were a number of incidents there. Man, we could have gotten taken out. We could have gotten in the wall. Tommy just navigated through it. We had a great pit stop. The guys did an amazing job. We jumped a number of people and put us in position there we could challenge for that victory. And we got it! That is our first win in season No. 20 for Corvette Racing. And it is my 50th victory with the team. That is pretty amazing… I am just thrilled."

The next edition of "Corvette Racing Rewind" will feature Antonio Garcia reviewing his drive to close the 2017 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.