Oliver Jarvis confirmed as an Audi factory driver to contest in the DTM

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 26, 2011

Audi has confirmed that Britain’s very own Oliver Jarvis will be its official “factory” driver as he participates, for the fourth consecutive season, in the German Touring Car Masters (DTM). Born in Burwell, Cambridge, this 27-year-old racer will be part of the Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline and will be racing with the “current” Audi A4 DTM.

This will be the second consecutive year that Oliver will be driving for Audi. Oliver revealed that he is happy to be part of the Abt team for the second year. While the previous year’s result was not what the team expected, Oliver added though that he had built a strong relationship with Audi’s team and that it remains to be an environment that he is more than happy to work in.

As this is his fourth year to race in the DTM, Oliver further added, he is familiar with most of the tracks. However, a new track located in Austria was included for this year’s competition, he cautioned.

Still, Oliver continued, he will continue to enjoy the chance to run in a new track as learning about them is what he has been doing his entire career. Jarvis started with a single-seater racing car but prior to the start of the 2008 season shifted to the Audi A4 DTM touring car.

Currently he is having a wonderful career with the brand in the DTM. In just his second year with the Audi Sport Team Phoenix, Jarvis raced in 2009 inside a “used” A4. That year he managed to make it to the rostrum two times.

He then rounded off this season by being named as the best Audi driver for a car that was a year old. Aside from participating last year in the DTM, he also showed his driving skills using an Audi R8 LMS and racing on Nordschleife’s Nürburgring 24 Hours.

Jarvis was also part of Team Kolles and raced in the Le Mans 24 Hours driving an Audi R10 TDI sports-prototype. Oliver shared further that while last season, his first year with the Audi A4 was a bit tough, his goal continues to be same which is to win at races and be able to compete for championships.

It will be just as important this year, he continued, as he seeks a place in the podium. This 12-race series will start in May with part of the race being held at Brands Hatch and set to end by November in Shanghai, China.

With a new tyre manufacturer for this season, Jarvis revealed, everyone will have a level playing field. He remains to be optimistic that both he and the brand will continue to be competitive, said Jarvis. Jarvis has recently been part of the annual fitness training camp sponsored by Audi Sport and held in Ofterschwang, Germany.

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Britain’s Oliver Jarvis has been confirmed as an Audi “factory” driver to contest the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) for a fourth consecutive season.

The 27-year-old from Burwell near Cambridge, will drive a “current” Audi A4 DTM for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline for a second consecutive year.

“I am delighted to be staying with Abt for a second year,” confirmed Oliver. “Although last season’s results were not what we were hoping for, I built a very strong relationship with the Abt team and it is an environment that I’m happy to work in.

“With this being my fourth year in DTM, I now know the majority of tracks very well although we will race at a new track in Austria this year. However I always enjoy the opportunity to race on a new circuit and learning them is something that I’ve had to do throughout my career.”

Jarvis, who switched from single-seater racing to an Audi A4 DTM touring car ahead of the 2008 season, is enjoying a terrific career in the DTM with Audi. In his second season with Audi Sport Team Phoenix in a “used” A4 in 2009, he made it onto the rostrum twice and rounded off the season as the best Audi driver of a year-old car.

In addition to contesting the DTM last year, Jarvis demonstrated his skills behind the wheel of an Audi R8 LMS on the Nordschleife in the Nürburgring 24 Hours and raced an Audi R10 TDI sports-prototype in the Le Mans 24 Hours for Team Kolles.

Oliver continued: “Despite a very tough first year in the current Audi A4 last season, my aims remain the same and that is to win races and fight for the championship. This year it will also be important to be consistently aiming for the podium.”

The 12-race series begins in May, again includes a race at Brands Hatch, and is scheduled to conclude in Shanghai (China) in November.

“There is a new tyre manufacturer for this year so it should be a level playing field for us all and I am optimistic that both Audi and myself will be competitive,” suggests Jarvis who recently attended Audi Sport’s annual fitness training camp in Ofterschwang, Germany.

DTM (German Touring Cars)
May 1 – Hockenheimring
May 15 - Zandvoort
June 5 - Red-Bull-Ring Spielberg
June 19 - EuroSpeedway Lausitz
Jul 3 - Norisring
Jul 17 - Showevent Olympiastadion München***
Aug 7 - Nürburgring
Sep 4 - Brands Hatch
Sep 18 - Oschersleben
Oct 2 - Valencia
Oct 23 – Hockenheimring
Nov 6 – Shanghai
(DTM dates/venues to be confirmed)


Topics: audi, dtm

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