Mazda Takes Third Straight Win with AERO™ Sustainable Paint Technology

Mazda Takes Third Straight Win with AERO™ Sustainable Paint Technology

09.08.2019: It was a battle for the ages as Mazda Team Joest fought to the victory in the IMSA Road Race Showcase at Road America on Sunday. The beautiful AERO™ Sustainable Paint Technology on the Soul Red Crystal Mazda RT24-P has now become a staple in victory circ

It was a battle for the ages as Mazda Team Joest fought to the victory in the IMSA Road Race Showcase at Road America on Sunday.  The beautiful AERO™ Sustainable Paint Technology on the Soul Red Crystal Mazda RT24-P has now become a staple in victory circle as the team has claimed three consecutive IMSA wins for the Mazda squad.



A scrappy last lap battle saw the No. 55 Mazda of Harry Ticknell and Johnathan Bomarito fight off the Acura Team Penske DPi, while the sister No. 77 Mazda of Tristan Nunez and Oliver Jarvis rounded out the podium scoring third place. The No. 77 machine won at the previous IMSA race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.



The run of victories marks a significant change in fortunes for the Mazda program, which changed a wide range of key elements for the program ahead of the 2019 season, including adopting AERO for the bespoke Soul Red Crystal color that is synonymous with Mazda’s motorsports efforts.



The team’s breakthrough victory at Watkins Glen came despite a loose engine cover late in the race that was held on purely by layer of AERO™ paint as the car managed to race to the victory and avoid a stop in pit lane.



“It goes right back to Watkins Glen, where we had that engine cover issue—not only does it look good, but AERO is really STRONG!” said Director of Mazda Motorsports, John Doonan.



“Everyone at the agency and the marketing department worked so hard to celebrating these  wins, and the photography and the content that we’ve been able to gain to highlight Mazda’s Soul Red Crystal it really is due to the folks at AERO, so we are really grateful for that. It was a great day for Mazda and all the Mazda dealers, employees and customers - several hundred of which were eon site here at Road America.”



The GTLM battle was equally as intense which saw the No. 3 Corvette Racing machine drive to a fourth-place finish with Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia behind the wheel of the AERO™ painted entry as they look for championship momentum late in the season.



The GT-Daytona battle saw Compass Racing make its sixth IMSA WeatherTech outing as the team competes for the IMSA Sprint Cup title. Qualifying saw Matt Plumb wheel the No. 76 McLaren to third during qualifying, the best starting spot for the team this season. The Compass car ran in contention throughout the race's entirety until a misjudgment on fuel sent the unmistakable AERO-painted McLaren into pit lane during the final stint to finish 12th.



Prior to the IMSA Road Race Showcase, the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series saw several AERO teams put in the work during a complicated wet weather race which saw both rain and sunshine. The field varied on strategy, forcing teams to make split second decisions and only some being beneficial.



The No. 75 Compass Racing McLaren was set in a position to win the Road America 120 after starting from the back of the field. An amazing drive that brought closing driver, Kuno Wittmer to lead the field in the final laps quickly came to end just yards before the checkered flag. An unintentional driver error forced the McLaren to settle with second.



Making a bold move with a slick tire start, Tyler McQuarrie and Jeff Westphal showed front running pace throughout the hectic and shorted race event in the AERO painted No. 39 CarBahn with Peregrine Racing Audi R8 LMS. A last lap battle which saw the top four cars battling it out, forced the No. 39 Audi R8 LMS cross the line just off the podium in fourth.



The next round of IMSA action with head to Virginia International Raceway for an all GT weekend on August 23-25.
 

 


 

 


 
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