Audi A4 driver Oliver Jarvis is glad to be back on home soil as the DTM series crosses over to Britain this weekend.
2009 saw the 26-year-old finish in the points for the first time at his home round, something he will be looking to repeat. “It’s great to be back in the UK and to run at Brands Hatch.” says Jarvis. “It’s one of my favorite tracks. I’m hoping for a successful race and many points. I want to fight for a podium position.”
The 2005 Formula Renault UK champion has been in DTM since 2008 and this year stepped in to the driving seat previously occupied by Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen.
Jarvis is understandably excited to be back at a circuit he knows very well: “Brands Hatch is a fascinating circuit with a lot of tradition. Although the Indy circuit is very short, I’d say it was a very difficult one. It only takes the smallest mistakes in the qualifying sessions to drop back a number of starting positions because the time differentials are so minute. My favorite section is the Paddock Hill bend, which is one of the best and most challenging corners around.
“How you come out of the bend is also crucial so that you can really put your foot down up to Druids Bend. This is the most important section for overtaking maneuvers. What makes Brands Hatch so special is that the spectators in the grandstands above Brabham Straight can see the entire circuit and therefore don’t miss a thing.”