Jarvis, Brundle join Jackie Chan DC Racing for WEC campaign

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Jackie Chan DC Racing has announced that British drivers Oliver Jarvis and Alex Brundle will join its full-season line-up in the FIA World Endurance Championship for 2017.

The team founded by David Cheng and Hollywood star Jackie Chan confirmed last month it would be entering two ORECA 07 cars into the WEC’s LMP2 class, having linked up with Jota Sport for 2017.

On Sunday, the team’s line-up for the season was completed with the announcement of Jarvis and Brundle.

Jarvis arrives having spent the majority of his racing career as an Audi factory driver, being part of its full-season WEC line-up in the LMP1 class for the past two years.

The Briton secured a GT3 deal with Bentley for 2017 in the Blancpain GT Series, and will balance this with a full LMP2 campaign in the WEC.

Brundle – son of ex-F1 driver Martin Brundle – has raced in a variety of sportscar disciplines in recent years, winning the European Le Mans Series with United Autosports last year and racing in the final six rounds of the WEC season for G-Drive.

Despite being chased by United Autosports for a return in 2017, Brundle has signed up to race with Jackie Chan DC Racing instead for his first full WEC campaign since 2013.

Brundle will race in the No. 37 ORECA 07 alongside Cheng and Tristan Gommendy, while Jarvis slots into the No. 38 entry with Ho-Pin Tung and Thomas Laurent.

The new WEC season kicks off on April 16 at Silverstone.