Mazda targets Petit Le Mans victory

Mazda targets Petit Le Mans victory

Mazda Motorsports

Mazda targets Petit Le Mans victory


Lucas Di Grassi and Marino Franchitti will join Mazda Team Joest for the ten-hour Petit Le Mans, the season-ending event of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Di Grassi will join Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez in the No. 77 Castrol / Williams Scotsman Mazda RT24-P. Di Grassi is a Formula 1 veteran and a former Formula E season champion, but also has extensive sports car experience with Team Joest in the World Endurance Championship with a best finish of second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014.

Franchitti will join Jonathan Bomarito and Spencer Pigot in the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P. Franchitti is a sportscar racing veteran who has an overall victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring on his resume as well as a class victory at Petit Le Mans with Mazda, and was a part of Mazda’s American Le Mans Series lineup in 2008-2009.

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