Jonathan Bomarito1982-01-23 (age 38)
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Mazda ace Harry Tincknell says that it was his “pleasure” to drive the #55 Mazda RT24-P as he believes he and co-driver Jonathan Bomarito had the car to beat in yesterday’s IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Daytona.
Mazda’s aces Oliver Jarvis, Jonathan Bomarito, Harry Tincknell and Tristan Nunez consider their chances of IMSA WeatherTech Championship glory are perhaps a little stronger with the street races eliminated, but that the outcome is far more likely to depend on Balance of Performance changes.
Drivers Jonathan Bomarito and Harry Tincknell, as well as Mazda North America’s motorsports director John Doonan, have admitted they didn’t expect to beat the Acuras at Road America’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round but that made the win more satisfying.
Harry Tincknell and Jonathan Bomarito beat points-leading Acura pair Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya at Road America to clinch Mazda Team Joest’s third consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship win.
Jonathan Bomarito, who along with Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla led a Mazda Team Joest 1-2 in the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of Watkins Glen yesterday, says the RT24-Ps were so fast that fulfilling their potential came down simply to “execution”.
Mazda Team Joest is looking ahead to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring with optimism after claiming to have solved the issues that knocked both its cars out of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Mazda Team Joest ace Harry Tincknell says that he’s expecting race wins and championship contention after the “huge” shift in the team dynamic in the RT24-P’s third season.
Scott Goodyear, Jonathan Bomarito and two reigning Mazda Road To Indy champions will be on the panel of judges that will assess competitors in the second annual MRTI $200k shootout on December 9-10 at the Bondurant Race School.
Jonathan Bomarito gave the heavily revised Mazda RT24-P a shakedown at Donington Park ahead of a US return to prepare for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship opener at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.
Jonathan Bomarito will join last week’s IMSA Laguna Seca winners Marc Goossens and Renger van der Zande in the Visit Florida Racing Ligier-Gibson for the 10-hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
Porsche’s World Endurance champion Neel Jani edged Action Express Racing’s Cadillacs to take pole position for the 65th running of the Twelve Hours of Sebring, as Christian Fittipaldi ran out of fuel on his final flying lap.
Cadillac and Ford lead the two pro classes in the 55th Running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, while a Ferrari heads GTD.
Action Express scored an impressive 1-2 on the grid with their pair of Cadillac DPi-V.Rs, but WEC champion Neel Jani took a brilliant third in Rebellion Racing’s Oreca-Gibson.
Mazda sportscar ace Jonathan Bomarito says the marque’s new Prototype has been startling in terms of balance and also downforce, which he says requires a lot of commitment.
John Doonan, director of motorsports at Mazda North American Operations, says the greater physical and mental demands of the faster DPi-spec Mazda RT24-P should be an advantage for the IMSA team’s youth-led driver lineup.