Corvette laps Le Mans video

Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin demonstrates the perfect lap of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe

Fresh from a class win in the GTE-Pro category at Le Mans 2011, the Corvette Racing has team decided to show everyone why it was so successful, producing a video of the perfect Circuit de la Sarthe lap. British racer Oliver Gavin talks through his lap, effortlessly explaining his route around the circuit. The sister car to the one in the video, Corvette number 73, took class victory for Chevrolet on the tenth anniversary of the team’s first victory in 2001. During the final six hours of the race, the team managed to overturn its one lap deficit to the leading number 51 Ferrari 458 Italia. The combined efforts of drivers Olivier Beretta, Tommy Milner and Antonio Garcia allowed the Corvette to overtake with just over two hours of the race left to run, and remain in front for the rest of the race. It was the seventh class win at Le Mans for Chevrolet, fittingly during the company’s 100th anniversary year.

Here's the video...

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!


Chevrolet Corvette

New C8-generation 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 spied

19 Jun 2020
Chevrolet Corvette

2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8 hybrid spied ahead of launch

23 Mar 2020
Chevrolet Corvette

New Chevrolet Corvette C8 review – America's sports car has turned supercar

26 Feb 2020
Chevrolet Corvette

C8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible revealed

3 Oct 2019

Most Popular


New 2020 BMW M4 throws off more disguise ahead of reveal

BMW’s next M4 coupe promises much, but will it deliver? Here’s everything we know so far
7 Aug 2020

New Bugatti Divo deliveries begin - £4.4m hypercar hits the road

The very first examples of Bugatti’s Divo hypercar have rolled out of its Molsheim HQ gates
7 Aug 2020
Best cars

Best cars to buy for £20,000 – evo garage

The evo team pick their favourite used performance cars
4 Aug 2020

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 004S: order books open for 674bhp three-seater

Announced in 2017, the road-legal Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 004S is now set to enter production later this year
6 Aug 2020