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Two Mazda RT24-Ps battled over 24 hours at the Daytona International Speedway to record the company's best overall finish at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

29 Jan 2020 | International News : U.S.A


Two Mazda RT24-Ps battled for over 24 hours of racing at Daytona International Speedway to record the company's best overall finish at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The #77 Mazda RT24-P completed 833 laps over the 24-hour race to finish in second position
The #77 Mazda RT24-P driven by Olivier Jarvis, Tristan Nunez and Olivier Pla finished in second position, completing 833 laps over the 24-hour race. Jarvis qualified the car on pole position, and from the drop of the green flag it was a factor for the victory, leading 190 total laps in the race.

After having to serve a penalty just before the halfway point of the race, the team's three drivers battled back into contention for the win and ran in second position throughout the final hours of the race, with Jarvis ultimately taking the chequered flag one minute and five seconds behind the overall winner. This result improves on Mazda's previous best overall finishing position, which was fifth place in 1989 with a Mazda 767B.

The #55 Mazda RT24-P driven by Jonathan Bomarito, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Harry Tincknell overcame a challenging race to finish in sixth position. The drivers had to battle back from incidents in traffic and were slowed by damaged bodywork as well as a penalty, but remained in contention for the victory throughout the race. Although it was slowed by a mechanical problem in the final hours, the #55 Mazda RT24-P finished the race in sixth position and collected valuable championship points.
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