Corvette Racing's misfortune at Sebring continued into the eighth hour, when Oliver Gavin in the No. 4 C6.R was hit by a flying tire that came loose from the Falken Porsche. The incident happened between Turns 6 and 7 as Gavin passed under the vehicle bridge. Fortunately it was a glancing blow and did no noticeable damage to the car. The tire marks on the Corvette's nose came from an earlier incident.