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Mazda Returns to Racing with 1-2 Finish at Daytona

Mazda North American Operations

July 6, 2020

Quotes from Mazda Motorsports

Nelson Cosgrove
Director, Mazda Motorsports

“After so many months away from the track, and restrictions limiting our time in the shop, our return to racing could not have gone better. When we overlay that with the operational change to a fully Multimatic run team, this serves as a great validation of the whole team. The cars were flawlessly prepared and ran without issues throughout the race. The 77 guys missed the first practice due to a contaminated fuel issue, but once that was discovered and rectified they were fantastic. Jonathan was so strong in the first half and Harry matched him to bring the car home for the pair’s third win. Ollie and Tristan were just as impressive, especially in traffic. It was a great performance from everyone on the team.”

No. 55 Mazda RT24-P
Jonathan Bomarito

“What an amazing day! Another 1-2 finish at Daytona for Mazda Motorsports feels fantastic. Everyone on the team did an amazing job and we pushed hard through the changing weather conditions to get our first win of the season.”

Harry Tincknell

“What an incredible return to racing for Mazda Motorsports with a dominant 1-2 finish. It can’t be underestimated what a fantastic job Multimatic has done to inherit the programme and have a brand new workshop, race trucks, pit stand and crews ready to come and achieve a result like this. The skeleton team back at base in Moorseville led by Stephen Charsley and Charlie Cadieux have had a Herculean task to get everything ready in time so this result is for everyone who has made big sacrifices to ensure we turned up to Daytona at a high level. I can’t wait to go again at Sebring in two weeks!”

No. 77 Mazda RT24-P
Tristan Nunez

“There really couldn’t be any better way to start the season back up after being out of the car for half the year. Being away from something you love for so long and getting back to it truly makes you feel alive. With the limited preparation due to COVID restrictions, I was so impressed with the team’s execution of the whole weekend. The Multimatic guys really stepped up to the plate. All in all, it’s great to be back and what a way to come back.”

Oliver Jarvis

“Huge congrats to everyone at Mazda Motorsport, Multimatic, and especially the 55 guys. A 1-2 finish is a dream result after 5 months away from the track and is the outcome of the tremendous amount of hard work that has gone in since leaving Daytona in January. It gives us even more motivation as we head to Sebring in just over a week’s time.”

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