Oliver Jarvis has joined Meyer Shank Racing as part of an expected all-new lineup for the Ohio-based squad’s Acura ARX-05 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next year.
The former Mazda and Audi factory driver, who claimed victory in last weekend’s season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans, is MSR’s first confirmed full-season driver for 2022.
Jarvis has competed full-time in the top prototype class for the last four years, earning 14 podium finishes and victories at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen International and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, all with Mazda.
Prior to that the 37-year-old was an Audi LMP1 factory driver that also contested DTM for several years.
“I am delighted to be joining Meyer Shank Racing for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship,” said Jarvis. “I can’t wait to start working with Mike and the team, and to get my first taste of the Acura ARX-05.
“Having competed against the Acura for many years, and watching it win numerous races and titles, I’m more than aware of how capable it is.
“With a new team, there will be lots to learn, but I am certain we will be up to speed quickly and I can’t wait to get on track and start challenging for victories.”
It’s unclear whether Jarvis is replacing the departed Pla or Dane Cameron in the team’s full-season lineup.
Cameron is widely understood to be joining Porsche Penske Motorsport and will likely contest selected FIA World Endurance Championship races for the team in 2022 ahead of Porsche’s LMDh program the following year.