Oliver Jarvis
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Oliver Jarvis

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Hypercars will decide future of LMP2 class in WEC, says Jarvis

United Autosports driver Oliver Jarvis feels the future of the LMP2 class in the FIA World Endurance Championship hinges on just how fast the new breed of Le Mans Hypercars and LMDh cars capable of going.

United drivers praise "amazing" Pierson after Sebring WEC win

United Autosports drivers Paul di Resta and Oliver Jarvis have praised Josh Pierson's performance as the American teenager became the youngest-ever FIA World Endurance Championship race winner at Sebring.

MSR's IMSA full-timers say Rolex 24 win "just the beginning" Daytona 24
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MSR's IMSA full-timers say Rolex 24 win "just the beginning"

Meyer Shank Racing’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-timers Oliver Jarvis and Tom Blomqvist are convinced that their Rolex 24 at Daytona win is a sign of things to come for the Acura team in 2022.

Meyer Shank Racing confirms Pagenaud for Rolex 24 at Daytona
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Meyer Shank Racing confirms Pagenaud for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Former IndyCar champion and Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud will be the fourth driver for Meyer Shank Racing’s Acura ARX-05 in this month’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Jarvis makes return to WEC with United Autosports

Multiple Le Mans 24 Hours podium finisher Oliver Jarvis will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship with United Autosports next season.

Jarvis signs for full IMSA season with Meyer Shank Acura
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Jarvis signs for full IMSA season with Meyer Shank Acura

Oliver Jarvis will remain a full time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver in 2022, having signed up to drive the #60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05.

Against all odds: How Mazda earned its perfect IMSA swansong

The Mazda RT24-P came from three laps down to win its last IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race, the 2021 Petit Le Mans. Harry Tincknell, Oliver Jarvis and Jonathan Bomarito reflect on a thrilling race and the end of a chapter in their careers. By David Malsher-Lopez.

Petit Le Mans IMSA: Mazda wins race, AXR Cadillac takes title Road Atlanta
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Petit Le Mans IMSA: Mazda wins race, AXR Cadillac takes title

A tense final couple of hours saw Harry Tincknell claim Petit Le Mans victory for Mazda in the team’s final IMSA race, while Felipe Nasr held off a hard-charging Ricky Taylor to claim the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title for himself and Pipo Derani.

Risi already a match for Le Mans' top LMP2 teams, says Jarvis

Risi Competizione proved itself to be on a par with established top LMP2 squads like United Autosports and JOTA in its Le Mans 24 Hours debut in the class, believes Oliver Jarvis.

Holt hails Tincknell after “best drive he’s ever given us”

Multimatic’s Larry Holt says Harry Tincknell’s drive at Watkins Glen last Sunday, that resulted in victory for Mazda in the Six Hours, as his best yet.

Tincknell thrilled to win 30 years on from Mazda's LM24 victory

Harry Tincknell was thrilled to clinch Watkins Glen 6 Hours victory for Mazda on the 30th anniversary of the marque’s surprise triumph in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Risi announces Le Mans line-up, will race at Monza

Risi Competizione has announced its full driver full line-up for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, while also confirming an entry into the preceding round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Monza.

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Why a Mazda IMSA Prototype title would bring bitter joy

Can Mazda win this year’s IMSA Prototype championship? Undoubtedly. But it will be the culmination of an achingly hard struggle, after which the brand has decided to quit. David Malsher-Lopez tells the story of a bizarre blend of heartache and positivity.

Motivation high at Mazda despite program’s demise

Mazda Motorsports drivers Oliver Jarvis, Harry Tincknell and Jonathan Bomarito say there’s been no loss of focus despite the recent announcement that the marque's IMSA program is coming to an end.

Mazda to end IMSA Prototype program in October

This will be the final season for Mazda Motorsports in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's Prototype category, it was announced today.

Mazda drivers hopeful about LMDh commitment

Oliver Jarvis says he hopes to know soon if Mazda still plans to be a part of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship when the LMDh rules take effect in 2023.

Mazda cutting to one car has "positives and negatives"

Mazda cutting back to a single car for the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season has positive aspects as well as obvious negatives, believes Harry Tincknell.

Mazda to run just one IMSA Prototype in 2021

Only one Mazda RT24-P will be seen on the grid of next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races, with Oliver Jarvis and Harry Tincknell being retained as full-timers.

Jarvis on Mazda: IMSA championship destiny is “in our hands”

Oliver Jarvis believes Mazda can beat the Cadillac teams to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Prototype title, providing it overcomes its Sebring deficit.

Jarvis predicts LMP2 car on overall Le Mans podium

There is a strong chance of an LMP2 car finishing on the overall podium in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, believes one of the drivers that achieved the feat three years ago, Oliver Jarvis.

Tandy, Jarvis to drive extra Algarve Pro Le Mans entry

Algarve Pro Racing has expanded to a second LMP2 entry for next month's Le Mans 24 Hours, with former LMP1 stars Nick Tandy and Oliver Jarvis among its drivers.

Daytona IMSA: Mazda’s Jarvis tops second practice

Mazda's Oliver Jarvis finished second practice for the IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Daytona with a quarter-second margin over his nearest pursuer.

Mazda's IMSA title hopes influenced by BoP and schedule

Mazda’s aces Oliver Jarvis, Jonathan Bomarito, Harry Tincknell and Tristan Nunez consider their chances of IMSA WeatherTech Championship glory are perhaps a little stronger with the street races eliminated, but that the outcome is far more likely to depend on Balance of Performance changes.

Mazda’s second place “like a victory” after previous troubles

Mazda ace Oliver Jarvis has described the marque’s second-place finish in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona "like a victory" as both RT24-Ps were classified in the top six.

Mazda now has more "business-like" mentality

Oliver Jarvis says the mentality of the Mazda Team Joest squad has become more "business-like" after scoring his second consecutive pole position for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Rolex 24: Jarvis takes pole for Mazda, Taylor shunts Acura

Oliver Jarvis took his second straight pole for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, opening round of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, but the Prototype session was curtailed due to Ricky Taylor shunting his Acura ARX-05.

Jarvis rejoins Bentley for full 2020 IGTC campaign

Former Audi LMP1 racer Oliver Jarvis will rejoin the factory M-Sport Bentley squad as part of major reshuffle of the British manufacturer's driver line-up for 2020.

Mazda announces IMSA line-ups for 2020 season

Mazda Team Joest has confirmed its 2020 IMSA WeatherTech Championship driver line-ups, with IndyCar ace Ryan Hunter-Reay coming on board for all four long-distance endurance events.

Motorsport.com's top IMSA drivers of 2019

In this special feature, we pick out the 12 outstanding drivers of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, across both Prototypes and the GT divisions.

Laguna Seca IMSA: Mazda leads but Cadillacs are closer

Oliver Jarvis’ Mazda RT24-P led opening practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Laguna Seca, but recent Balance of Performance changes appear to have boosted the Cadillac DPi-V.Rs closer to the ultimate pace.

Mazda's IMSA streak a result of "relentless effort"

Mazda Team Joest’s recent winning streak in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is the result of "two-and-a-half years of tenacity" according to Multimatic Motorsport boss Larry Holt.

Ginetta just needs to "get organised" for Fuji

Ginetta believes it can begin to challenge in the FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji next month after an encouraging display in last weekend's Silverstone season opener.

Jarvis joins Ginetta LMP1 squad for Silverstone

Ex-Audi LMP1 driver Oliver Jarvis has been drafted into Ginetta's line-up for the opening round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Silverstone.

Jarvis to fill in for di Resta at Fuji WEC round

Former Audi LMP1 driver Oliver Jarvis will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship with the United Autosports LMP2 squad at Fuji later this year. 

Mazda's IMSA success has been "a long time coming"

Mazda's recent run of success in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has been "a long time coming" according to Oliver Jarvis, who along with Tristan Nunez took victory in last weekend's Canadian Tire Motorsport Park race.

CTMP IMSA: Mazda scores second straight 1-2

Mazda scored its second consecutive 1-2 finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, with a fateful pitstop allowing Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez to finish ahead this time.

Jarvis: Mazda's first win more important than title bid

Mazda Team Joest securing its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory is more important than launching a bid for title honours this season, says Oliver Jarvis.

Jarvis: GTE Pro field as strong as LMP1's golden age

Former Audi LMP1 driver Oliver Jarvis believes the GTE Pro field in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours rivals the quality in that existed in the race's top category during the golden age of hybrids.

Mazda "so close" to first IMSA win, says Nunez

Mazda Team Joest is on the cusp of its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship win following its double podium finish in last weekend's Mid-Ohio race, says Tristan Nunez.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Jarvis takes pole in thrilling qualifying

Mazda’s Oliver Jarvis took pole position for the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship round at Mid-Ohio, even though his car broke down on the final lap of a thrilling qualifying session, as Ford’s supersub Sebastien Bourdais snatched GTLM pole.

Jarvis to make Le Mans return with Risi Ferrari

Former Audi LMP1 driver Oliver Jarvis will make a return to the Le Mans 24 Hours with the Risi Competizione Ferrari squad after a one-year absence.

Mazda, Acura drivers wary of Cadillac Sebring threat

Mazda Team Joest driver Oliver Jarvis says the threat of Cadillac cannot be discounted in the Sebring 12 Hours, despite the supremacy of Mazda and Acura in qualifying.

Mazda: Daytona reliability issues have “been addressed”

Mazda Team Joest is looking ahead to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring with optimism after claiming to have solved the issues that knocked both its cars out of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The 10 star drivers of the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona

Following the 57th Rolex 24 Hours that saw 47 cars embroiled in torrid battles with each other, the elements and misfortune, it’s difficult to pick just 10 standout drivers from the 180-plus participants. Difficult, but not impossible…

Jarvis “devastated” as Mazda unreliability strikes again

Rolex 24 polesitter Oliver Jarvis says he’s “devastated” that reliability woes have again wrecked Mazda’s Daytona challenge, after both RT24-Ps suffered problems almost simultaneously in the seventh hour of the race.

Rolex 24: Jarvis and Mazda beat Acuras to pole

Oliver Jarvis put the #77 Mazda RT24-P on pole for the 57th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, but the battle was closer than anticipated as Ricky Taylor was only two tenths slower in the lead Acura ARX-05.

Mazda in “completely different stratosphere” at Daytona in 2019

Mazda Team Joest ace Harry Tincknell says that he’s expecting race wins and championship contention after the “huge” shift in the team dynamic in the RT24-P’s third season.

Bomarito leads Mazda 1-2 in Daytona night test

The fifth session of the 2019 Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona saw Mazda Team Joest claim the top times, thanks to Jonathan Bomarito, who set the fastest lap the test so far, and Oliver Jarvis.

Mazda tops opening session in Roar Before the Rolex 24

Oliver Jarvis nailed the top time for Mazda Team Joest in the opening session in the Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona, as Fernando Alonso and Kamui Kobayashi got their first laps in the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac.

Jarvis joins Nissan squad for Macau GT World Cup

Oliver Jarvis will return to Macau in next month's GT World Cup for the first time since winning the Formula 3 Grand Prix on the Chinese street circuit in 2007. 

Road America IMSA: Trummer fastest, BMW tops GTLM

Simon Trummer set the pace in the final free practice session before qualifying for Road America’s IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship round on Saturday morning.

Road America IMSA: Jarvis tops incident-packed first practice

Oliver Jarvis set the pace for Mazda Team Joest in opening hour of practice for Road America’s round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.

Jarvis: "I haven't turned my back on WEC"

Oliver Jarvis insists he hasn't "turned his back" on the FIA World Endurance Championship even though he is now racing full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

WEC stars baffled by lack of cautions at Daytona

FIA World Endurance Championship stars Oliver Jarvis and Loic Duval have expressed their surprise at the abnormally low number of caution periods in last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Mazda upbeat despite disastrous Rolex 24 showing

Mazda Team Joest believes the latest version of its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship contender showed major signs of promise despite a torrid debut in last weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Jarvis: Mazda title challenge “a step too far” in 2018

Oliver Jarvis says the relative newness of the Mazda Team Joest partnership probably means it will struggle to beat the Cadillac squads over the course of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship this year.

Jarvis: “It’s a dream” to be racing in the USA

Mazda Team Joest signing Oliver Jarvis says that it’s been a long-held ambition for him to race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Mazda Team Joest reveals IMSA line-up for 2018

Mazda Team Joest has revealed a revised full-time line-up for its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship assault next year, while Spencer Pigot and Rene Rast will join for the four endurance events.

Jarvis: Le Mans issues "not a good advert" for LMP1 cars

Former Audi driver Oliver Jarvis believes the LMP1 failures in the Le Mans 24 Hours this year were "not a good advert" for the top class.

Le Mans lead battle was predicted to go to final lap

The top two teams in the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours initially believed their battle for victory was going to be resolved on the final lap of the race.