Pre-Six Hours of the Glen news and views from Oliver Gavin

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  • Oliver Gavin heads to The Six Hours of the Glen in the 2016 WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship (30 June – 3 July)
  • Gavin took some time out after Le Mans to visit the Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • Gavin and Corvette Racing teammate Tommy Milner lead the GTLM Championship with 130 points
  • The #4 Corvette Racing pairing hold a 12-point lead over Porsche North America with four rounds complete.

    Gavin says…

    On his short break following Le Mans

    “I spent a good few days with my family, relaxing and trying to catch up on lost sleep from the Le Mans week. It’s only when you get home that you realise how much you’ve put into the biggest race of the year.

    “Last Friday I went to the Goodwood Festival of Speed to drive the C7.R race car up the hill. It’s such an amazing event and it was fantastic to drive the car up past the house. Over the weekend it was also great to see my boss Mark Reuss drive the race car.”

    On the next round at Watkins Glen

    “I’m really looking forward to going back to Watkins Glen, I always enjoy driving there and the weather is looking good at the moment, unlike last year. The Six Hours of the Glen is a special event, a good mix of flat out racing, strategy and fuel management.

    “For two drivers it can be pretty physical, especially as they’ve resurfaced the track and all the reports are that the circuit is significantly quicker with higher grip level and so G-loads.”

    On the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R post Le Mans

    “We will revert back to our sprint package (higher downforce) on the C7.R. The car has been stripped down and fully rebuilt after the Le Mans accident. The guys having been working hard and we are ready!”

    On the championship battle

    “Tommy and I are ready to get back to the battle and the fight in the GTLM class of the WeatherTech championship. The Corvette C7.R ran strongly at this race last year, the car was quick in most conditions. We are still leading the championship and looking to take the fight to everyone else in our class.”

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