The life of a professional racing driver is a busy one, a fact Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin knows all too well. The Briton still has the final two races of the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship ahead of him, but has bookended those races with two V8 Supercars races in Australia.
Gavin, who signed a deal with Walkinshaw Racing to race the Heavy Haulage Australia/Coates Hire Holden VF Commodore, is testing all this week at Winton Motor Raceway in Victoria, Australia for the Sandown 500 endurance race scheduled for the 12-14 of September. From there, he will hop on a plane and head for Texas for the Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Americas, where he will race in the No. 4 Corvette C7.R.
Following the race at COTA, Gavin will return home to his family in the United Kingdom for a week before heading back to the United States for the final round of the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship, the 10-hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Then, almost immediately after, Gavin will hop on another plane and fly back to Oz for the Bathurst 1000 at the legendary Mount Panorama track near Sydney.
The rest of the Corvette Racing team will also be particularly busy in the coming months, with plans to run both the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship race and the FIA World Endurance Championship races back-to-back at COTA later this month. Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner will be especially worn out, with plans to race both the events.