The Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 team has added Oliver Gavin to the driver squad of their #14 car for the 2021 Rolex 24 at Daytona alongside Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz.
Gavin, who stepped away from Corvette Racing after twenty years of full-time competition following the 2020 season, adds massive experience to the Rolex 24 effort, his only programmed race with the team, now the last major Lexus RC F GT3 programme outside Japan.
“I’m quite pumped to be joining Vasser Sullivan for the Daytona Rolex 24 and I’m excited to compete in the GTD class taking on the challenge of trying to win another Rolex.”
“I’m joining a great driver lineup with Jack and Aaron in the #14 Lexus RC F GT3 and will be looking for my 50th win in IMSA. I can’t wait to get started. Really looking forward to driving the Lexus, and big thanks to Jimmy and Sulli for having me on board to compete in the Rolex 24.”
Having has campaigned in GT3 machinery before with starts at Spa in a Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini, Bathurst in Audi R8 LMS cars and in ADAC GT Masters in both Callaway Corvette C6 GT3 and Sareni Chevrolet Camaro GT3 cars on his cv.
The sister #12 Lexus RC F GT3 meanwhile sees Townsend Bell take on endurance duties in 2021 after serving as a full season driver last year.
He’ll team up with 2020 team-mate Frankie Montecalvo and his 2021 full-time co-driver Zach Veach.
“I’m very happy to be competing for the Vasser Sullivan Lexus family in the 2021 Rolex 24 at Daytona,” said 2014 GTD class winner Bell. “We’ve had a lot of success there, including finishing first and second last year in the Daytona sprint race and placing second in the team’s debut at the Rolex 24 in 2019. We are all committed to continuing and building on that success, and I am looking forward to driving again with Frankie and working with Zach Veach as he transitions to sports cars.”