Team LNT has announced that Oliver Jarvis will be standing in for the injured Chris Dyson at this Sunday’s 4 Hours of Silverstone.
Dyson was supposed to pilot the team’s #6 Ginetta G60-LT-P1 at the season opener of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship, but sustained a wrist injury when he crashed during Trans-Am race at Road America last weekend. In his place is current Mazda Team Joest driver Oliver Jarvis, who will be joining Guy Smith and Michael Simpson.
“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,” Dyson said. “I’m upset to be missing the season opener but looking forward to joining the team later in the season.”
Jarvis has a fair amount of experience in prototypes. He drove the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro for Audi Team Joest during the 2016 season, and later went on to join Jackie Chan DC Racing in LMP2, scoring a win, 10 class podiums and 6 overall podiums along the way.
Team owner Lawrence Tomlinson commented: “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 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 such circumstances I am really looking forward to being behind the wheel of an LMP1 car,” Jarvis added.
“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.”