– Team aims to turn Daytona pace into Sebring results at twelve-hour classic –
After leaving the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona without the desired result for Mazda Team Joest, the team arrives at the historic 12 Hours of Sebring looking to finish what it started in January at Daytona.
Just as Mazda Team Joest arrived at Daytona filled with confidence from the team’s performance at the Roar Before the 24, it arrives at Sebring with similar momentum after the pace displayed by the pair of Mazda RT24-Ps – highlighted by Oliver Jarvis taking pole position and setting a new track record in the No. 77 Mazda RT24-P.
The 12 Hours of Sebring is another venue that Mazda has enjoyed tremendous success, with the company having scored 13 class victories at the event. At the 2018 12 Hours of Sebring, the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P nearly scored Mazda’s first overall victory at the race as it led throughout the race before finishing in sixth position.
The No. 55 Mazda RT24-P will be shared by Jonathan Bomarito, Olivier Pla and Harry Tincknell while the No. 77 Mazda RT24-P will be shared by Timo Bernhard, Jarvis and Tristan Nunez. Bernhard is a previous overall winner at the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Qualifying for the 12 Hours of Sebring will be streamed live on Friday, March 15 at 9:45 AM ET at www.IMSA.tv.
The race will be broadcast on Saturday, March 16 starting at 10:30 AM ET on CNBC before continuing on NBC Sports at 3:00 PM ET with coverage concluding at 11:00 PM ET.