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Tandy Set to Replace Gavin at Corvette

Nick Tandy expected to be announced as Oliver Gavin’s replacement at Corvette Racing…

Photo: 2020 Sebring

Nick Tandy appears set to replace Oliver Gavin as a full-season driver in Corvette Racing’s lineup in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next year.

Multiple sources have confirmed to Sportscar365 that the longtime Porsche factory driver will make the switch to GM, taking over driving duties of the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R alongside Tommy Milner for the 2021 season.

It comes as the latest high-profile driver move within the WeatherTech Championship paddock and amid Porsche’s exit from the GTLM class.

Tandy, who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans overall in 2015 as well as all other major enduros with the German manufacturer, claimed what is likely his final victory as a Porsche driver in Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Sportscar365 understands the 36-year-old Englishman had been in the mix for Corvette seat over the past few months, with a deal having been recently secured.

A Corvette Racing spokesperson declined comment when reached by Sportscar365, stating they will their 2021 lineups at a later date.

No word has been given on when that announcement will be made.

Fassler to be Dropped from Team’s Endurance Lineup

Corvette, which won the GT Le Mans drivers, teams and manufacturers’ championships, is expected to have another change to its 2021 lineup with Marcel Fassler’s contract not having been renewed.

Sportscar365 understands that ex-BMW factory driver Alexander Sims is the leading candidate to replace the Swiss ace, who had been the third driver in the No. 4 car.

Nicky Catsburg, meanwhile, appears set to return to the No. 3 Corvette alongside newly crowned class champions Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia.

It would thus leave Gavin, who was announced as stepping down from full-time driving duties, without a place in the team’s lineup altogether for next year.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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