This weekend, in between two ALMS events, Olly has rushed back to Europe for a round of the ADAC GT Masters in Austria. He was contacted by old friend Hans Reiter who runs Camaros in Europe and, having not raced at the Red Bull Ring before, and always keen to add any European events to his season where possible, he jumped at the chance.
Here is the series’ press release about his particpation:
Mühlner Motorsport led by Renate Carola and Bernhard Mühlner return to the Super Sports Car League for the one and only Austrian fixture on the calendar – the Red Bull Ring on the weekend of 10th – 12th August. The Belgian team (based at Spa-Francorchamps) is entering a Chevrolet Camaro. To drive the American muscle car, Bernhard Mühlner has signed up two well-known names: sports car star Oliver Gavin (39, GB) will be partnering touring car legend Roland Asch (61, Ammerbuch).
“Sareni United, developers of the racing version of the Chevrolet Camaro, asked us whether we were interested in trying out the Camaro,” says Bernhard Mühlner, explaining the background to the decision. “Our main priority for this season, the FIA GT1 World Championship, has been subject to some changes and postponements, so we had the capacity at very short notice for a guest start in the ADAC GT Masters. The Camaro is an interesting car, and we have a long and very successful history with General Motors’ products. Essentially, our guest appearance at the Red Bull Ring is a test run, and we will be fascinated to see how the Camaro performs.”
For the trial run with the U.S. steam hammer, Bernhard Mühlner has recruited a sensational driver line-up that is sure to delight the Austrian fans. Established Chevrolet works driver Oliver Gavin will share the Camaro with touring car legend Roland Asch. This will be Gavin’s first venture into the ADAC GT Masters. The Englishman comes hot foot from the United States where he posted a win in the American Le Mans Series last weekend to take the lead in the GT classification. Former DTM driver Asch, father of Sebastian Asch (26, Ammerbuch) who is currently third in the ADAC GT Masters standings, contested last year’s race at the Red Bull Ring and has so far competed in the Super Sports Car League eight times.
Mühlner Motorsport is one of the most successful teams in the ADAC GT Masters. Between 2008 and 2011, the Belgian outfit scored five wins and claimed the 2008 drivers’ title with Tim Bergmeister.
ADAC GT Masters on TV: All 16 races of the ADAC GT Masters are broadcast live at 12.15pm on Saturdays and Sundays in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on free-to-air TV channel kabel eins. Sports channel SPORT1 will feature highlights of the ADAC GT Masters from the Red Bull Ring in the ADAC Masters Weekend Magazine on 18th August at 12.15pm. In addition, live timing from all practice sessions and races to supplement live TV broadcasts can be found at www.adac-gt-masters.de.