Every now and then, some sports editor at a newspaper or magazine will claim that "Auto racing isn't a sport, because racing drivers aren't real athletes." Nothing could be further from the truth, as the latest video from Corvette Racing clearly shows.
Driving a Corvette under racing conditions for hours at a time requires tremendous physical fitness and stamina - Driving a C6.R Corvette race car is like walking fast on a treadmill in a 120-degree sauna, while playing speed chess at the same time. You have to keep your brain cool and engaged, while your heart is beating 160 times per minute and you're out on the razor's edge of control. In this video, Oliver Gavin talks about his physical training regimen and how it helps him on the race track - it's worth the time to watch!