Only one Mazda RT24-P will be apparent on the filigree of abutting year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races, with Oliver Jarvis and Harry Tincknell actuality retained as full-timers.
Mazda bankrupt through to achievement lane in summer 2019, aback Mazda Aggregation Joest was still active the program. Tincknell, Jonathan Bomarito and ability ‘extra’ Olivier Pla won the Watkins Glen 6 Hours, their teammates Jarvis and Tristan Nunez won at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, afore Bomarito and Tincknell completed a three-on-the-bounce arrangement with achievement at Road America.
Joest concluded its accord with Mazda on a aerial agenda with additional abode in this year’s Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona for Jarvis, Nunez and Pla, afore Multimatic took control. Tincknell and Bomarito led a Mazda 1-2 in the 2hr40min chase at Daytona in July, and this brace currently lie fourth in the championship, aloof eight credibility off the leaders. Jarvis and Nunez, meanwhile, are alone bristles credibility added back, with three circuit to go.
However, Mazda has adopted to arrangement its aggregation to aloof one car for 2021 while it is “evaluating the LMDh category” which is set for addition into IMSA in 2023.
An official account reads: “As Mazda looks to the approaching of its motorsports program, assets will focus on evaluating the LMDh category.
“For the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Mazda will chase a one-car aggregation with primary drivers Oliver Jarvis and Harry Tincknell.
“Jonathan Bomarito will be added for ability races. Tristan Nunez will abide to assignment carefully with Mazda as a cast agent and abetment with agent dynamics.
“We acknowledge all our admirers and ally for their connected abutment for Mazda Motorsports, and we achievement to accomplishment this accepted division on top.”