Bentley Motorsport signs Oliver Jarvis
Bentley Motorsport has signed British racing driver Oliver Jarvis to join Bentley Boys Guy Smith (GB), Steven Kane (GB), Andy Soucek (ES), Maxime Soulet (BE) and Vince Abril (MO) in its pair of race-winning Continental GT3s.
Jarvis, who has an impressive career that includes nine years as a works team driver in LMP1 and DTM will race alongside fellow-Brits Smith and Kane in the #7 Continental GT3 for the Blancpain Endurance Series, while Abril moves to join Soucek and Soulet in car #8.
The team will start the season with a return to Bathurst 12 Hours on 3/4 February, where its two-car works team line-up will be joined by a new customer team, Heretic Motorsport.
“We’re delighted to welcome Oliver to the Bentley Motorsport team,” commented Bentley’s Director of Motorsport Brian Gush. “He is a quick, confident and well-rounded driver who is easy to work with, which means he will fit-in well immediately. He has a wealth of experience in various machinery and I think he will bring a lot to the team, now and in the future. We’re looking forward to welcoming him at our season-opener in Australia.”
Bentley Motorsport returned to racing in 2014 and has since taken multiple race wins, won major international championships; and has stood on the podium in all of the series it contests with its multiple customer and partner teams.