No. 74 Corvette Racing team looks to rebound after tough opening day

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No. 74 team of Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Richard Westbrook had a tougher time on the first day.

While their teammates in the No. 73 Corvette Racing entry were in the top three in both of Wednesday’s sessions at Le Mans, the No. 74 team of Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Richard Westbrook had a tougher time on the first day of official practice and qualifying.

The team encountered transmission problems on its Corvette C7.R, which limited its practice time and left them eighth on the provisional qualifying grid Wednesday night. The team then struggled with rear grip in the first of two qualifying sessions Thursday evening, but Gavin was optimistic about the team’s chances.

“Qualifying here doesn’t mean really anything at all,” he said. “It’s all about having a clean run from 3 p.m. on Saturday to 3 p.m. on Sunday. If you stay out of the pits and your car’s quick enough and everybody executes well, you’re going to be standing on the podium or standing on the top step.”

NASCAR Wire Service

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Series LEMANS
Event 24 Hours of Le Mans
Sub-event Thursday qualifying 2
Article type Qualifying report
Tags lemans, oliver gavin, richard westbrook, tommy milner