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Can Mazda win this year’s IMSA Prototype championship? Undoubtedly. But it will be the culmination of an achingly hard struggle, after which the brand has decided to quit. David Malsher-Lopez tells the story of a bizarre blend of heartache and positivity.
Mazda lost a shot at victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona with a rear wing issue that robbed its solo entry of downforce in the closing stages.
Mazda cutting back to a single car for the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season has positive aspects as well as obvious negatives, believes Harry Tincknell.
Harry Tincknell, who won Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship finale with Jonathan Bomarito and Ryan Hunter-Reay, says the result was “a dream way to end the season.”
Oliver Jarvis believes Mazda can beat the Cadillac teams to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Prototype title, providing it overcomes its Sebring deficit.
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.
Mazda Team Joest has "by far" its best-ever package ahead of this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona as it seeks to convert its strong performance in the Roar test, claims Harry Tincknell.
Olivier Pla edged Mazda Team Joest teammate Jonathan Bomarito by less than 0.1sec to top the second of four practice sessions before Saturday’s qualifying for the 58th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Mazda Team Joest’s recent winning streak in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is the result of "two-and-a-half years of tenacity" according to Multimatic Motorsport boss Larry Holt.
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.
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 scored a brilliant 1-2 in the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of Watkins Glen, Jonathan Bomarito, Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla’s #55 car leading the #77 of Oliver Jarvis, Tristan Nunez and Timo Bernhard to end more than five years of heartbreaking near-misses in emphatic style.
Mazda Team Joest securing its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory is more important than launching a bid for title honours this season, says Oliver Jarvis.
Harry Tincknell in the #55 Mazda RT24-P delivered a late flyer to usurp the two Acura ARX-05s and top warm-up for Saturday’s Detroit IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round.
IndyCar star Ryan Hunter-Reay will return to IMSA action next weekend at Mid-Ohio when he stands in for Harry Tincknell at Mazda Team Joest.
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.
Formula E star Lucas di Grassi will make his first prototype start since Audi's withdrawal from the FIA World Endurance Championship in this month's Petit Le Mans IMSA season finale.
Harry Tincknell sent hisMazda RT24-P to the top of the times at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca as teams completed their final preparation for the Continental Tire Monterey GP featuring America’s Tire 250.
The Joest Mazda team believes it is ready to start winning IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races after challenging for the victory deep into last weekend's Sebring 12 Hours.
Rene Rast and Harry Tincknell put the Joest-run Mazda RT24-Ps on top of the times at Sebring during third practice for Saturday’s Sebring 12 Hours.
Oliver Jarvis says the relative newness of the Mazda Team Joest partnership probably means it will struggle to beat the Cadillac squads over the course of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship this year.
The Mazda RT24-P Prototypes will compete in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship under the Mazda Team Joest banner, as the legendary endurance team replaces SpeedSource.
Marino Franchitti has been added to the Mazda Prototype team for next month's Sebring 12 Hours.
The Mazda Prototype team has announced IndyCar drivers James Hinchcliffe and Spencer Pigot will join the squad for this month's Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Oliver Askew, who last week won the Mazda Road To Indy $200k Scholarship Shootout, says he’s aiming to take that momentum into next season with a realistic tilt at winning the USF2000 championship.
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.
Olivier Pla put the Michael Shank Ligier on top for the fourth straight practice session at Petit Le Mans, as Ferrari 488s headed the GTLM class.
New IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud will join Action Express Racing for the WeatherTech Championship’s season finale at Road Atlanta next month, leading a host of IndyCar stars spread across two of IMSA’s classes.
The two-car Mazda prototype team will run a special livery at the Sahlen Six Hours of the Glen this weekend.
Jonathan Bomarito says he is “gutted” for the team after both Mazda Prototypes failed to score a representative result at Laguna Seca, after dominating the weekend.
Mazda chief engineer Marcus Shen spoke one-on-one with Motorsport.com's Nick DeGroot regarding the new petrol engine for their prototype entries and where they stack up against the competition ahead of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
After winning the 2015 Indy Lights title in dominating fashion, Spencer Pigot is at a turning point in his racing career.
Reigning champ teams with Mazda for sports car debut