Jarvis stays in WEC with DC Racing LMP2 squad

Former Audi LMP1 driver Oliver Jarvis will stay in the FIA World Endurance Championship this season after securing an LMP2 seat with Jackie Chan DC Racing.

The Briton becomes only the second driver on Audi’s 2016 LMP1 roster to secure a full-time WEC drive for 2017 after the German marque’s withdrawal, following on from Andre Lotterer’s switch to Porsche.

Jarvis, who is also racing for Bentley in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup this year, joins Ho-Pin Tung and Thomas Laurent in the JOTA-Sport run team’s #38 Oreca 07-Gibson.

Team owner David Cheng will be partnered by Tristan Gommendy and Alex Brundle in the sister #37 machine.

“This is the perfect combination for the year ahead because I am racing with a manufacturer and continuing in the WEC in a prototype,” Jarvis told Motorsport.com.

“I love the WEC and have made many friends there, and I also love driving prototypes. I’m looking forward to driving the car and hopeful of a successful season if we can hit the ground running.

“It looks like there are going to be a lot of strong line-ups in P2 this year, but Jota’s results last year [as G-Drive Racing] speak for themselves.”