Team Joest To Separate From Mazda’s IMSA DPi Program
The team that has brought Mazda Motorsports back into the lime light in the last two years with their IMSA Daytona International Prototype program will be parting ways after the 2020 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
The German team Joest Racing which partnered with Mazda in 2017 to operate the Mazda RT24-P will end in March when the Japanese business year ends. Multimatic the programs technical partner over the years will be taking control of the DPi program moving forward after the March event with the Long Beach race being the first event Multimatic will entirely operate.
The ex-Audi LMP1 racing outfit took control of the RT24-P program in mid-2017 after SpeedSource’s contract was over with Mazda. Since then the team has gobbled up three wins in the 2019 IMSA season.