You can usually catch Oliver Gavin behind the wheel of The No. 4 C7.R for Chevrolet factory team Corvette Racing, but this weekend, the Briton delved away from the Corvette camp to compete in the Bathurst 12 Hour.
Gavin’s first outing to the Bathurst 12 Hour was in 2014 in a Rotek Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra. He returned to ‘The Mountain’ this year, once again finding himself behind the wheel of an Audi R8, this time the Skwirk-sponsored No. 5 car.
Gavin was hoping to avoid a repeat of last year, when he and his team scored pole position in the Rotek Racing Audi R8 and led much of the race before mechanical difficulties forced them to retire. Unfortunately his chances at winning were foiled this year, too, after teammate Nathan Antunes clipped the wall, damaging the car’s chassis, axle and gearbox.
Following the race, which was won by Nissan in a frantic last minute push, Gavin tweeted that he was “disapointed” about the result, but was just happy to have the oppurtunity to race at Bathurst. Gavin’s next appearance will be in a yellow Corvette at the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 19-21.