IRVINE, Calif. — official release — Mazda photo —
Jonathan Bomarito, a driver with extensive history and success in Mazda-powered open wheel cars and RX-8 sportscars, will return to the Mazda SpeedSource team for the 2015 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
From 2010 through 2012, Bomarito amassed 13 podium finishes and four victories with Mazda. His previous stint was also highlighted by his role on the 2010 ROLEX 24 at Daytona GT class winning team and the 2010 Grand American Road Racing Series Rookie-of-the-Year award.
Bomarito will be one of the four full-time drivers in the Mazda prototypes. SpeedSource owner/driver Sylvain Tremblay will focus more on team management, but will remain a third driver for the four endurance races; Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen, and Road Atlanta. Bomarito will partner with Tom Long, Joel Miller and Tristan Nunez. The final pairings to be determined during pre-season testing. Ben Devlin continues with the team for the four endurance races.
“I feel as though I’m coming home to be back with Mazda,” Bomarito said. “It excites me to see what the future holds with SpeedSource and Mazda in the prototype class. This program has been about development, and I’m honored to come on board to add to this collaboration and watch it continue to grow.
“It’s a great feeling to be back in the No. 70 car with Sylvain Tremblay. It all started for us when we won the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in 2010. I can’t think of a better way to kick off the 2015 race season.”