Audi Sport “factory” driver Oliver Jarvis will contest the 2013 Blancpain Endurance Series (BES) for the German Phoenix Racing team at the wheel of an Audi R8 LMS ultra sportscar.
Jarvis, from Burwell near Newmarket, partners BES title defender Christopher Haase (D) and Harold Primat (CH) in the five-race race series that begins in Italy next Sunday (14 April).
“It’s great to be able to continue to race the R8 again alongside my Audi Sport sports-prototype commitment,” commented Jarvis. “Racing for Phoenix this year is like returning home as I spent two great years with the team driving an Audi A4 at the start of my DTM career (2008-09). So I know the majority of the team well and know that they will provide my team-mates and I with an extremely competitive car.”
Jarvis has a further two scheduled races in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. He shares a hybrid-diesel sports-prototype with Marc Gené (E) and Lucas di Grassi (BR) in the Spa Six Hours (4 May) and Le Mans 24 Hours (22-23 June).
Jarvis continued: “It will be my first full BES season and I am really looking forward to being part of the championship. An added bonus is I get the opportunity to race at Silverstone for the first time since finishing third in a British Formula Three Championship race in 2006. It will also provide me with the opportunity to race at the legendary Monza track in Italy which I have always wanted to do.”