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04-21-05, 08:57 PM
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Gavin plays part in Corvette history



american lemans series. march 16-19, 2005 mobil one 12 hours of sebring. sebring international raceway. sebring, fl. #4 corvette

Oliver Gavin played his part in making Corvette Racing history at the weekend as the Brit helped the team to secure its first ever one-two finish with the new C6-R in the second round of the ALMS season at Road Atlanta.

While Johnny O'Connell and Ron Fellows secured the first C6-R victory in the #3 car, Gavin and co-driver Olivier Beretta - had to fight back through the field to secure their place on the podium after a spin with Gavin at the wheel saw the #4 car drop from second in class down to fifth.

"I put a little drama into the day - going off in turn ten was not in the plan!" he said afterwards. "I think I had the brake balance just a little too far to the rear. When I got hard on the brake pedal, it just locked the rears and looped me into the gravel."

Gavin then proceeded to hunt down and overtake the Maserati MC12 and Saleen S7R that had benefited from his misfortune and with 12 minutes left in the race, he passed the Maserati ironically in turn ten - and secured the second spot on the podium.

"I had to pass the Saleen and pass the Maserati, and they were very strong," he said. "In the season to come we're going to have some very good races."

The next round of the American Le Mans Series will be at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on 22 May.

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