Once a factory racing team steps into the frame you quickly realize how wide the gap is between amateur and professionals. Everything from stepped endplates on the front splitter to big extended rear diffusers sees wind tunnel time.
The IMSA SportsCar Championship driving team of Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner is packing up and heading to Shanghai next month for the Six Hours of Shanghai – the fifth round in the 2018-’19 FIA World Endurance Championship superseason. The Chinese race marks the final event on the WEC calendar for 2018, before the action resumes in March, 2019 with the 1,000 Miles of Sebring.
Gavin and Milner split time in Corvette Racing‘s No. 4 entry in this year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, managing a third-place result in the Team Championship, and securing Corvette’s sole race win of the season at Long Beach. The Corvette Racing outfit’s other driving pair, Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia, took first in the Team Championship co-driving the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, but Chevrolet narrowly missed out on the Manufacturer Championship title to Ford.