There's a lot of things Corvette Racing's Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner have achieved this year en route to capturing the American Le Mans Series GT championship, arguably one of the toughest and most competitive forms of road racing in North America.
The question Thursday was whether they could achieve clarity and concise answers in 140 characters on Twitter.
Gavin and Milner joined RACER web editor Tony DiZinno for a Twitter interview, dubbed #RACERasksCorvette, Thursday at Petit Le Mans in Road Atlanta. More than once, the pair needed more than 140 characters to answer the questions, but the gist of it was elaborated on in that short amount of space.
Some thoughts from the pair on their title-winning season, in byte-sized answers, are below.
.@OliverGavin 's PS3 has provided the @CorvetteRacing crew a wealth of entertainment as the drivers do #F1 laps. He'll be here shortly
The @CorvetteRacing crew is here! @OliverGavin and@TommyMilner are ready for the #RACERasksCorvette Twitter interview! #ALMS
Q1: What advances have been made to the car, how has it improved, and have you needed to alter driving styles? #RACERasksCorvette
From @tommymilner: "It's was just behind on pace to always in contention. From super hard to drive to now within limits.#RACERasksCorvette
Q2: Tommy, where have you felt you've improved year-on-year from 2011 to 2012 in your 2nd yr at @CorvetteRacing?#RACERasksCorvette
@tommymilner: "Just minimize mistakes. Having @olivergavin is a great teammate and helps guide me along. #RACERasksCorvette
Q3: To @olivergavin, after other co-drivers in past, how do you rate@tommymilner as a co-driver? #RACERasksCorvette
.@olivergavin: "It's been great. He fits right into how the 4 car works. Super fast, smart and cool under pressure." #RACERasksCorvette
Q4: What were each of your best races, and best team race this year? @olivergavin @tommymilner @CorvetteRacing #RACERasksCorvette
.@tommymilner: "Pretty pleased w/VIR, knowing it could decide title. Where I started racing GT cars, 1st title is cool."#RACERasksCorvette
.@olivergavin: "Mid-Ohio (RIGHT, -Ed.) was a great team effort. Boiled down to TM's in lap, phenomenal stop, out laps, pass of Jorg."#RACERasksCorvette
Q5: How hard is it for both of you to find a compromise on setup?#RACERasksCorvette
.@olivergavin: "I don't think we need to. We look for similar things. It's why this works." @tommymilner: "Agree 100%" #RACERasksCorvette
Q6: For @olivergavin, what's been biggest between season jump? C5 to C6? Tire switch Goodyear to Michelin? Co-drivers?#RACERasksCorvette
.@olivergavin: "It was tires. We had very good relationship w/GY, but when we switched, we realized why Ferrari beat us."#RACERasksCorvette
Q7: What to you two is the best part about working with@CorvetteRacing? #RACERasksCorvette
.@tommymilner: "It sounds PC, but the fact it's a whole team effort."@olivergavin: "Great family atmosphere for 11 yrs"#RACERasksCorvette
Q8: Initial thoughts for both you on the combined sports car series for 2014? #RACERasksCorvette
.@tommymilner: "Potential is now there for sports car racing to become a bigger talking point." #RACERasksCorvette
.@olivergavin: "I agree it will be good for SC racing. Lot of hurdles to clear, but positive they'll be achieved." #RACERasksCorvette
Q9: Lastly, a little more off-the-wall, who/what has been the quirkiest part of the year? #RACERasksCorvette
.@olivergavin: "Anything @RWestbrook1. Lot of banter w/him. Revolving around parking, losing things, love of products."#RACERasksCorvette