Further motorsport stars have been added to the line-up for this weekend’s Autosport International Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
Audi’s newest factory sportscar driver Oliver Jarvis, 2014 GP3 champion Alex Lynn and former World Touring Car Champion Rob Huff will join the likes of David Coulthard, Allan McNish, and Colin Turkington for the 25th anniversary of the show. Also in attendance will be Le Mans 24 Hours winner David Brabham who will launch the new Project Brabham initiative.
Jarvis – who has won the Macau Grand prix – has been selected by Audi to replace the retiring Tom Kristensen in its 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship line-up. Among a variety of sportscar racing in recent years, Jarvis has already finished third at Le Mans in 2012 and 2013, and won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2013. “As a nine-time Le Mans winner and FIA World Endurance Champion, I’ve got some big shoes to fill replacing Tom, but I’m excited about rising to this new challenge,” Jarvis said. “It’s an exciting opportunity and something I’ve been working towards. I’m looking forward to starting this new chapter of my career at Autosport International this weekend.”
Also a Macau winner, 21-year-old Lynn added to his already impressive resume in 2014 by winning the GP3 series as a rookie. Lynn won three races and was second in four others and was rewarded with his first taste of Formula 1 machinery in November, testing with Lotus F1 Team. “It seems like yesterday I was at Autosport International 2014 talking about my upcoming move from Formula 3 to GP3. It’s been an amazing 12 months since then, hopefully this weekend’s show can start another memorable year in 2015.” More of Britain’s rising stars, including Nick Yelloly, Oliver Rowland, Jordan King and Jack Harvey, will also be in attendance.
Last but not least is 2012 champion Rob Huff, who has won a race in the World Touring Car Championship in every season since 2006. Last year he won two races for Russian manufacturer Lada who had previously never finished higher than fifth. “I really enjoyed working with Lada Sport team in 2014,” Huff explained. “We made a lot of progress throughout the year and to claim Lada’s first WTCC victories was incredibly satisfying, particularly ending the season with a win at Macau. With an all-new car being developed for 2015, there’s a lot to be excited about, and I’m looking forward to sharing that with everyone at the NEC.”