The switch comes after Chris Dyson
suffered a wrist injury during a Trans-Am race at Road America over the past
“I had a pretty big hit after losing the brakes and whilst the injury isn’t too
bad it simply would not be sensible to put myself into an LMP1 car where I have
to do some very heavy lifting.
“I’m upset to be missing the season opener but looking forward to joining the
team in Japan for round 2.”
Jarvis has a hugely varied career record in single seaters, Touring Cars, GTs and Sports Prototypes, is currently a race winning Mazda
factory driver in the IMSA Series and competed last weekend in a Nissan GT3 car
for manufacturer nominated KCMG in the Suzuka 10 Hours.
He is an ex factory Audi LMP1 driver with two overall and three LMP2 class wins
in the FIA WEC to his name finishing second in the 2016 WEC overall, and second
in LMP2 in 2017, a season which included a class win at Silverstone.
He has 10
overall podium finishes in the WEC and a further 6 class podium finishes.
Team LNT Owner Lawrence Tomlinson said:
“It’s bad news for Chris and for the team but I agree with him, it simply isn’t
sensible to race in those circumstances.
“Chris is a very experienced racer and he’ll know when to take the advice of
his doctor and sit one out. We’ll welcome him back later in the season.
“I’m delighted though that we can call on the services of such an exceptional
talent as Oliver Jarvis at such short notice. I look forward to seeing
what he can do in the Ginetta on home ground amongst what is now an all-British
driver line-up in the #6!”
“I was surprised to get the call from Lawrence this morning, and whilst it’s
never good to have to step in in such circumstances I am really looking forward
to being behind the wheel of an LMP1 car.
“To be doing so on home ground with an all-British line-up and an all-British
car is the icing on the cake. I look forward to doing what I can to give
Ginetta a good result.”