Tag Archive: Oliver Gavin

Jul 21

Corvette Racing, Level 5 win close races at CTMP – Mosport

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, CORE autosport and Alex Job Racing also score in Canada
 
Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 - no 4 Compuware The track name and surrounding facilities may have changed dramatically, but the excitement that has long been a hallmark of American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park remained in Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix.

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Sep 15

A Muscle Milk victory and Championships Galore at VIR (updated)

Gavin, Milner, Popow and MacNeil claim class titles

ALMSAM

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing returned to its winning ways Saturday in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, the same day where three class driver championship battles ended at VIRginia International Raceway. It marked a magical day for the ALMS in its debut at VIR. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Graf, Muscle Milk in the History Books at VIR

Record-setting qualifying lap headlines track’s first official ALMS action

ALMSALMS - Klaus Graf-1Klaus Graf and Muscle Milk Pickett Racing cemented their place in the history books Friday at VIRginia International Raceway. Graf set an all-time track record en route to pole position for Saturday’s VIR 240 – the first race at the circuit for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

(Muscle) Milk flowing through VIR’s hills

Quickest on test day for ALMS’ first visit to circuit

ALMS - Level5-1ALMSWith an eye toward regaining the form that won it five straight races earlier this year, Muscle Milk Pickett Racing set the fastest time in testing Thursday at VIRginia International Raceway for the weekend’s VIR 240. The No. 6 Honda Performance Development ARX-03a turned a best lap of 1:37.457 (120.792 mph) with Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr sharing seattime. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

100-Race Salute: Oliver Gavin

Honoring another Corvette Racing stalwart at VIR

ALMS - Oliver GavinALMSThe “Summer of 100 Starts” ends this weekend in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón with Oliver Gavin. The popular British star is a mainstay at Corvette Racing where he has spent the last decade. It’s been a fantastic marriage with three ALMS driver championships, 37 victories (fourth all-time) and 20 pole positions (tied for second all-time). We asked Gavin to take us down memory lane back to his first ALMS start, his joining Corvette and what his future may hold… Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

ALMS Northeast Grand Prix and Patrick Dempsey Racing at Lime Rock Park July 7

Entered: Hollywood’s Patrick Dempsey; Westport-based CEO; Indy 500 stand-out

ALMSLime Rock Park logoThe American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón starts its summer swing – six races over the next 11 weeks – with round four at Lime Rock Park July 6-7, the ninth annual Northeast Grand Prix. It’s got one of the biggest grids ever for this event: 32 entries made up of 15 prototypes and 17 GT cars.

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Jun 13

25 F1 drivers to tackle Le Mans this weekend

More than 25 drivers with formula one experience will be on the grid at this weekend’s 80th running of the fabled 24 hour Le Mans race.

24 Heures du MansAllan McNish  Audi 2 photo - DPPI  François FlamandNear the front, in the premier LMP1 prototype class, will be Allan McNish and Marc Gene, driving for Audi.  Scot McNish raced in F1 with Toyota in 2002, while Gene drove for Minardi and is still a Ferrari test driver. Toyota has since left F1 and for 2012 has entered Le Mans, and the Japanese marque’s number 8 entry is a grand prix-superteam featuring Anthony Davidson (Super Aguri), Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso) and one-off 1999 Minardi driver Stephane Sarrazin.

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Jun 04

Corvette, Level 5 lead ALMS contingent at Le Mans test

Gavin just 0.1 off best time in GTE Pro in quickest Corvette

24 Heures du Mans affiche 20122012-02-12 - ALMS - Corvette 2Oliver Gavin put Corvette Racing in a strong position heading into the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Briton set a lap of 3:58.971 on the 8.5-mile circuit to put the No. 74 Corvette C6.R second in the GTE Pro class during Sunday’s official test – a dress rehearsal for the world’s most famous auto race on June 16-17. Corvette Racing won the class in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

First-Half surprises in the ALMS

Howe: There are several but here is my top-three

12 Hours of Sebring Corvettes2011.07.24 - ALMS Mosport.I  01We now have three races of the 10-round American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón complete, and the GT class has lived up to expectations while the other classes have yet to disappoint. That being said, there are a few standouts and surprises. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Gavin, Bremer hold lead at Six-Hour Mark of competitive Rolex 24

 A record criowd is on hand for the action in the 50th Rolex 24 At Daytona

Rolex 24 At DaytonaCorvette Grand-AmIt’s still anyone’s race six hours into the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona. At the one-quarter mark of the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Series opener, Oliver Gavin held the lead, with his , one of eight cars to hold the lead.

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Jan 07

Testing begins in Daytona

 At The Roar Before The Rolex 24
   
Rolex 24 at Daytona 2012 logoCorvette Rolex 24 DaytonaFor teams preparing for the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 28-29, 2012, the final test event — the Roar Before the Rolex 24 – got underway today at Daytona International Speedway after the fog that had blanketed the area burned off to leave behind sunshine and comfortable temperatures in the high 60s. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Day 1 Roar Before The Rolex 24

Allmendinger ready to run for Rolex again with Shank Racing

Daytona International Speedway AJ Allmendinger DallaraThe Roar Before The Rolex 24, the three-day test session for the historic 50th  Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29, kicked off on Friday at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Corvette wins GT in manic Mosport race (+result)

 Muscle Milk wins overall from pole while GT and GTC battles dazzle

Klaus Graf  Saturday-GP of MosportALMS-PatronMuscle Milk Aston Martin Racing collected its second victory in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón on Sunday at Mosport International Raceway with drivers Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Audi takes top spot in Tuesday Sebring test

Stage set for Thursday’s first official practice

ALMS Audi 112 Hours of Sebring 2011 logoAudi answered back Tuesday with the two quickest times in testing for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Muscle Milk wraps up dominating Sebring test

Lola-Aston Martin quickest in all four sessions, as is Corvette in GT

Aston Martin MM 2011-02-10Olivier Beretta Corvette Sebring 2011-02-10Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing ended the annual Sebring Winter Test with the fastest time of the week during Thursday’s final session – a 1:49.997 (121.094 mph) lap by Lucas Luhr at Sebring International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Muscle Milk Aston Martin setting the Sebring pace

Quickest time in both of Wednesday’s Winter Test sessions

Aston Martin Racing Sebring test 2010-02-09Muscle MilkMuscle Milk Aston Martin Racing opened the Sebring Winter Test in strong style Tuesday with the fastest times in both sessions with its Aston Martin-powered Lola. The exotic closed-top prototype turned in a best lap of 1:50.530 (120.510 mph) with team owner Greg Pickett, Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr sharing driving duties. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

No place like home: Dumas quickest in Porsche prototype

Sets three fastest laps for Muscle Milk Team CytoSport in Mosport test

In his first laps driving the Porsche RS Spyder since 2008, Romain Dumas set the fastest lap in testing for the Mobil 1 presents Grand Prix of Mosport. The Frenchman set a time of 1:07.801 (130.564 mph) in the Porsche prototype he will drive with Klaus Graf. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Since you asked…Lime Rock Trivia !

Facts and fun from the great Northeast

To get everyone in the racing spirit this weekend, here are a few fun facts you can use to show off to your friends! Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Guy Smith puts Dyson Mazda on pole in Monterey (+result)

First pole for Brit and first overall for Dyson Racing since 2004

Guy Smith gave Mazda power its first overall pole position on its home track Friday. Dyson Racing’s popular Brit set a fast lap of 1:12.338 (111.377 mph) in qualifying for the American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

Force India engineer runs London Marathon

Even faster was F1’s former safety car driver Oliver Gavin

Force India’s chief engineer Dominic Harlow made it back from China in time to contest the 2010 London Marathon. Read the rest of this entry »

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