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Filipe Albuquerque Wins Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship Pole

Ricky Taylor traversing the Corkscrew at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during practice for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship, 9/10/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque won the pole Saturday afternoon (Sept. 11) for Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with a lap at 108.231 mph.  The lap is a new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record. “[Getting the pole] means a lot actually,” Albuquerque said after the session.  “How the …

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Harry Tincknell, Filipe Albuquerque Fastest in Laguna Seca WeatherTech Practices

Oliver Jarvis, John Farano and Olivier Pla negotiate a foggy WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during practice for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship, 9/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice for Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  Tincknell turned in a lap Saturday morning (Sept. 11) at 108.070 mph. Practice No. 1 In the opening practice session Friday afternoon (Sept. 10), Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was …

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Harry Tincknell Quickest in Lightning-Shortened Opening Road America Practice

2020 Road America IWSC Harry Tincknell Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell was fastest overall in an abbreviated practice session Friday (Aug. 6) held in changeable conditions at Road America.  Due to the wet conditions, Tincknell’s lap at 112.298 mph was nearly 20 seconds off of the expected pace had the session been held in the dry. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday …

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Single Tire Strategy Gives Mazda Sahlen’s Six Hours At The Glen Victory

Jonathan Bomarito during the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, 6/27/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Mazda Motorsports chose to give Harry Tincknell only one fresh tire on his final pit stop with 51 minutes to go Sunday (June 27).  That allowed Tincknell to beat Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Olivier Pla out of the pits.  On the final run of the race, Tincknell pulled away from …

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Harry Tincknell Wins Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Pole

2021 Mid Ohio IWSC Oliver Jarvis Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell set an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record at Mid-Ohio Saturday (May 15) en route to winning the pole for Sunday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Presented by the Acura TLX Type S.  Tincknell’s lap at 116.081 mph was nearly seven-tenths of a second faster than the previous track record, …

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Mazda Motorsports Claims Victory in Wild Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

2020 Sebring IWSC Ryan Hunter Reay Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday (Nov. 14) was a rough-and-tumble affair.  Being in the right position to take advantage of others’ misfortune was key.  Mazda Motorsports was in position to score a one-two finish, but Oliver Jarvis cut his left rear tire with 28 minutes to go.  …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Earns 3rd Straight Le Mans Victory

2020 Le Mans WEC Kazuki Nakajima Car Harry Parvin Adrenal Media

(Photo: Harry Parvin@AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing once again dominated the proceedings at the Circuit de la Sarthe.  The pole-sitting No. 7 Toyota TS050 was in charge for nearly the entire first half of the race.  However, a turbo issue just past the halfway point resulted in a 30-minute stint in the garage.  That allowed the No. 8 Toyota …

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Mazda Motorsports Scores 1-2 Finish in WeatherTech 240 at Daytona

2020DaytonaIMSAJonathan BomaritoVictoryLaneIMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The former Mazda Team Joest entered Daytona with an all-new organization as Multimatic has replaced Joest Racing as the operator of Mazda’s RT24-Ps.  The changes didn’t change any of the pace shown in January as Jonathan Bomarito and Harry Tincknell claimed overall victory in the WeatherTech 240 at Daytona Saturday (July 5). “To be honest, …

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Mazda Team Joest Picks Up From 2019, Tops ROAR Day No. 1

2019 Daytona IWSC Oliver Jarvis Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Last year in Daytona, Mazda Team Joest’s Mazda RT24-Ps were the fastest cars in town during the Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend.  On Friday (Jan. 3), they brought the speed once again as Olivier Pla was fastest overall with a lap at 133.787 mph to top the day. Session No. 1 In the morning test …

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Mazda Team Joest Scores Debut Victory at Watkins Glen

2019 Watkins Glen IWSC Harry Tincknell Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda has struggled on and off for the past five years in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Their car is fast, but they’ve had bad luck.  Sunday (June 30) saw Mazda Team Joest put it all together as Harry Tincknell, Jonathan Bomarito and Olivier Pla claimed overall honors in the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the …

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