Jarvis out to cement his racing legacy

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Oliver Jarvis is determined to write his name into the motor racing history books by winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans race this weekend.

The Newmarket-based ace is preparing for the third round of his first full FIA World Endurance Championship campaign in northern France, having secured promising fifth and seventh-place finishes in the previous two rounds.

But having scored two third-place finishes in the prestigious world-renowned race, after making his debut in the around-the-clock marathon contest in 2012, the 31-year-old is determined to go two steps further up the podium.

“I’m really excited,” said Jarvis, who sits sixth in the standings.

“Le Mans is considered one of the biggest sporting events in the world with 300,000 spectators expected over the weekend and over the years it has really captivated everyone.

“This will be my fifth time competing in the race and I’m desperate to get on that top step of the podium; doing that can really change your career.

“The race is an incredible experience. The three drivers have to stay 100 
per cent focused, particularly through the night when there are a lot of incidents.

“To win it would be a dream come true and it truly sets you apart from other drivers.

“People still talk about Le Mans winners years after and some are still involved with their teams; that’s how important it is.

“To achieve victory here would be special and would guarantee my legacy.”