Mazda Team Joest Riding Roar’s Momentum Back To Daytona

2020 Daytona Rolex24 Mazda

IRVINE, Calif. (January 21, 2020) – After setting the fastest time of the weekend for the Daytona Prototype international class at the Roar Before the 24, Mazda Team Joest returns to Daytona International Speedway this weekend with one goal in mind.

Driving the Arctic White No. 77 Mazda RT24-P, Olivier Pla unofficially broke the Daytona International Speedway course record at the Roar Before the 24 earlier in January. The course record was set by his teammate, Oliver Jarvis, during qualifying for the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Pla and Jarvis will share the car with Tristan Nunez.

The team’s other car, the Soul Red Crystal No. 55 Mazda RT24-P, will be driven by Jonathan Bomarito, Harry Tincknell and Ryan Hunter-Reay. Hunter-Reay, the former IndyCar Series champion and Indianapolis 500 winner, will take part in the endurance races this season with Mazda Team Joest. The two Mazdas combined to lead six of the eight sessions at the Roar Before the 24.

Bomarito and Jarvis have previous class victories at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, with Bomarito winning in the GT class in 2010 driving a Mazda RX-8 and Jarvis winning in the GT-Daytona class in 2013.

Qualifying for the Rolex 24 at Daytona will be streamed live on Thursday, January 23 at 4:05 PM EST at The race broadcast will begin on NBC on Saturday, January 25 at 1:30 PM ET before moving to NBC Sports and the NBC Sports App before finishing again on NBC on Sunday, January 24 at 12:00 PM ET. The race is also available in its entirety on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.

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