Jarvis makes WEC return with United Autosports

Oliver Jarvis will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2022 after securing a seat at the United Autosports LMP2 team.

The 37-year-old will drive the team’s second Oreca 07 Gibson entry in the LMP2 category.

He will join Indy Lights star Josh Pierson who is set to become the youngest debutant in WEC history at the 1000 Miles of Sebring in March.

Jarvis said: “I am over the moon to be joining United Autosports and returning to race a full season in WEC for the first time since winning Le Mans in 2017.

“Having raced with the team in Fuji in 2019, I know how great they are so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to race a full season with them.

“I am excited to be teaming up with Josh [Pierson] who will become the youngest ever driver to compete at Le Mans.

“Having tested with him, I have no doubt he’s more than up to the challenge and is a star of the future.

“I believe we have the capabilities to challenge for not only wins but also the championship, in what is set to be the most competitive season in LMP2 history.”

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His vast experience within the sportscar discipline includes himself as a Mazda factory driver for the past four years in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

In 2017, the Briton drove for Jackie Chan DC Racing where he landed three LMP2 wins including at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

He has driven in all but the 2018 edition of the French classic since 2010 with ByKolles, with much of his time spent in Audi Sport’s LMP1 program.

For both the 2015 and 2016 WEC seasons, he finished as a runner-up in the drivers’ standings.

United Autosports’ #22 Oreca will be fielded by Phil Hanson, Filipe Albuquerque and Will Owen as announced earlier this year.

The third co-driver joining Jarvis and Pierson will be announced later this week.