Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin has announced he will contest this year’s Total 24 Hours of Spa, part of the FIA Blancpain Endurance Series, with the United Kingdom’s Barwell Motorsport. Gavin will be putting his duties behind the wheel of the Corvette C7.R on hold to drive a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in the Pro-Am class of the series.
“I was delighted when I got the call from Barwell Motorsport asking me to join it in its Lamborghini for the Spa 24 Hours,” Gavin said in a statement. “I’ve known Mark Lemmer and Chris Needell of Barwell for some time and they have a great history at the Spa event in the Pro Am class, and I am very much looking forward to the chance of adding another 24-hour classic to my repertoire.”
Gavin’s appearance at Spa this year won’t be his first time behind the wheel of a Lamborghini, Autosport reports. He formerly raced for German team Reiter Engineering as they developed the Lamborghini Diablo racecar in the 1990s and then again in the early 2000s when they fielded the Lamborghini Murcielago in the FIA GT1 World Championship.
In addition to his Blancpain Endurance Series efforts, Gavin is also working alongside BAM Motorsport Promotions to mentor and develop young drivers in Asian motorsports series. His first pupil is Australian teenager Aidan Read, who he will coach as he competes in the Formula Masters China Series with Eurasia Motorsport this year.