Mazda Team Joest hit a significant milestone at the last IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Mid-Ohio, when the No. 77 Castrol / ModSpace Mazda RT24-P driven by Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez finished on the podium for the first time since the rebooted program hit the track this season.
Now, with that target behind them, Mazda Team Joest is targeting a better result this weekend as IMSA competes on the temporary 2.3-mile Raceway at Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. Last season at Belle Isle, one of the team’s Mazda RT24-Ps finished in third place, further demonstrating the Mazda’s strength on street circuits. The team had also finished on the podium at the street circuit at Long Beach earlier in the season.
At Long Beach earlier this season, Harry Tincknell put the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P that he shares with Jonathan Bomarito in third position in qualifying. For Tincknell, as well as Jarvis, they will make their debut at the Raceway at Belle Isle. Nunez has won at Detroit before, in 2013 in a GX-class Mazda6.