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Gavin rejoins Percat for V8 enduros

British sportscar veteran Oliver Gavin will once again team up with Aussie Nick Percat in this year's V8 endurance races.

Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport has confirmed factory GM Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin as team-mate to Nick Percat for V8 Supercar's 2015 Pirtek Endurance Cup.

Percat and Gavin raced together in the competition last year, finishing eighth in the final points classification and claiming third in Australia's great race, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and, after that success, the Australian says Gavin was the natural choice to join him in the #222 Repair Management Australia Holden Commodore.

“Oliver was the first and last driver on my list of who I wanted to drive with,” Percat said, “I was adamant on having Olly back because he showed great speed, is a quality driver and brings a wealth of international and endurance racing experience.”

Percat has full faith in the 42-year old Briton and feels Gavin is an invaluable asset for both the enduros and his own personal progression.

“Olly is a consummate professional and I know that both Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport and I can learn a lot from him,” he said, “He will bring a lot of ideas on how we can continue to develop. We can focus on making sure our car is strong from the outset, because I know he can drive a V8 Supercar fast.”

A four-time American Le Mans Series (ALMS) champion and 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Gavin says driving with Percat was a highlight of his 2014 season, and is thrilled to be joining him once again.

“Nick and I had a great run at Bathurst and finishing on the podium was definitely a highlight of the year for me,” the veteran said, “Nick and I are a great combination; we work well together and are a strong mix of youth and experience, so I'm really looking forward to continuing what we started. Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport is also a great young team and its passion, energy and enthusiasm makes me really excited about the enduros.”

The Pirtek Enduro Cup commences with the Wilson Security Sandown 500 (11-13 September) and continues with the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 (8-11 October) before culminating with the final event, the Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 (23-25 October).

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