A CAREER OF CHANGES
Having started his racing career in motocross, Jarvis progressed through karting with the works Tony kart team before moving to cars in Formula Ford at the age of 18. After two years he moved into Formula Renault UK, where he won his first championship title in 2005 running with Manor ( right).
Jarvis graduated into British F3 for 2006, and finished second in the championship to Mike Conway. In 2007 he won the prestigious Macau GP.
Jarvis was called up to drive for Team GB in the A1GP series and took the country’s first race victory by triumphing in Mexico during the 2006-’07 season. He won again at Zandvoort in the Netherlands the following season. Jarvis also made sporadic appearances in Japanese F3 and Super GT throughout 2007.
Jarvis joined Audi in 2008 for a DTM programme, handling an A4 with Team Phoenix. He finished 13th in his first season. His breakthrough podium came in the 2009 season-opener at Hockenheim with a thirdplace finish. He also finished second at Zandvoort on his way to ninth in the championship points.
After four years in the DTM, which sadly failed to yield a race victory, Jarvis moved to Audi Sport’s LMP1 team. He made his Le Mans debut in 2010 at the wheel of a Kolles-run R10 TDI, but failed to finish. His first shot with the full works team came in 2012 where he finished third alongside Marco Bonanomi and Mike Rockenfeller aboard an R18 ultra ( above). Jarvis would record two more Le Mans podiums with Audi [2013, and 2016]. Jarvis also joined Team WRT for his only season so far in GT3 racing, tackling the 2012 FIA GT1 World Championship in an R8 GT3.
Jarvis enjoyed his strongest season of prototype racing by finishing second in the FIA World Endurance Championship alongside Loic Duval and Lucas di Grassi. The trio took a breakthrough win at Spa and capped the year with victory in the Bahrain finale. Audi withdrew from sportscar racing at the end of the year.