Gavin and Percat link up again for Enduros

Enduro Partners Oliver Gavin and Nick Percat
Pirtek Enduro Cup partners Oliver Gavin and Nick Percat. Photo: Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport

Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport has confirmed Oliver Gavin will team up again with Nick Percat for the 2015 Pirtek Enduro Cup.

Percat and Gavin raced together last year at Walkinshaw Racing, finishing eighth in the standings and taking third at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

After the success of 2014, Percat was adamant he wanted to renew their successful endurance race partnership for the 2015 events at Sandown, Bathurst and Surfers Paradise.

“Oliver was the first and last driver on my list of who I wanted to drive with,” said Percat.

“I was adamant on having Oli 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 Brit and feels Gavin is an invaluable asset for the endurance races and his personal progression in the #222 Repair Management Australia Commodore.

“He’s a consummate professional and I know that both Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport and I can learn a lot from him. He’ll bring a lot of ideas on how we can continue to develop,” he said.

“We can focus on making sure our car is strong from the outset, because I know he can drive a V8 Supercar fast.”

The four-time American Le Mans Series champion and Le Mans 24 Hour class winner, Gavin said driving with Percat was a highpoint of his 2014 season, and is thrilled to join him again.

“Nick and I had a great run at Bathurst and finishing on the podium was definitely a highlight of the year for me,” said Gavin.

“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.

“LDM is also a great young team and it’s passion, energy and enthusiasm makes me really excited about the enduros.”

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