Tom Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis with United Autosports in the FIA WEC
After winning the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this season, with victories at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, and Petit Le Mans last weekend, Tom Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis will once again join forces in 2023.
The two men join United Autosports in the FIA World Endurance Championship in the LMP2 category at the wheel of the Oreca 07 #23 of the American-British team, alongside Josh Pierson, the youngest driver at the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Oliver Jarvis has already raced with Josh Pierson at United Autosports in the first part of the 2022 season, at Sebring, Spa and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, while Tom Blomqvist finished second in the LMP2 category in the FIA WEC in 2021 with the team Jota.
“We are delighted to welcome Tom to our squad for the 2023 WEC season and having Olly stay with us for a second season cements a super strong team alongside Josh for next year, said Richard Dean, United Autosports team principal and co-owner. Both Tom and Olly had an outstanding season in IMSA this year, winning the 24 Hours of Daytona and Petit Le Mans and finishing the season as IMSA champions. »
“They both have very successful experience at Le Mans and in the WEC in LMP2, so we will strive to reclaim our WEC and Le Mans titles next year. »
“I am delighted to join United Autosports for the 2023 WEC campaign, says Tom Blomqvist. They have proven themselves to be one of the best teams in the world of endurance racing and I am delighted to work with the whole team.
“I had a successful year with Olly, winning the IMSA Championship together, so teaming up with him and Josh makes it really exciting!
“It’s great to be back in the WEC paddock, back at Le Mans and in the ultra-competitive LMP2 class – a big thank you to Zak and Richard for the confidence they have shown in me. »
Oliver Jarvis, who is set for his fifth full-time WEC program after racing in LMP1 with Audi, LMP2 with Jackie Chan DC Racing, added that he expects Blomqvist to be a « great addition » to the crew of #23.
« He and I have been teammates all year and we won the IMSA championship together, so it’s great to continue with him in the WEC.said Jarvis. The three of us together will be a force to be reckoned with, and I know we all have the same goal: to win Le Mans and the overall championship. »