Mazda Takes Pole in Star-Studded 2019 Rolex 24
Daytona Beach, FL/ The 26-year-old Oliver Jarvis took his Mazda Team Joest DPi (Daytona Prototype International) to pole position for the 2019 running of the Rolex 24 endurance race at the Daytona International Speedway. Jarvis took his Mazda to the top of the charts early on in the qualification session on Thursday afternoon with a 1-minute, 33.685 second blistering lap around the Rolex 24 road course.
The lap Jarvis laid down during qualifying breaks the track record that was set in 1993 by P.J. Jones in his GTP-class Toyota. Following Jarvis in second and third starting positions for the twice-around-the-clock event starting Saturday will be Team Penske with their Acura ARX-05. Jarvis’s sister car No.55 piloted by Jonathan Bomarito ended up fourth on the starting grid in row two.