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AER POWERS MAZDA PROTOTYPE TO FIRST PODIUM AT LONG BEACH IMSA

Long Beach Grand Prix

BASILDON, ESSEX (9 April 2017) – A smart drive by Tristan Nunez and Jonathan Bomarito with just the right mix of aggression and discretion yielded a third-place finish for the new Mazda RT24-P in Saturday afternoon’s BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. This marked the first podium finish in the for the Mazda Motorsports team in the young 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

“You have to be so flexible with the race environment,” Bomarito noted following the race. “Its risk vs reward. You don’t want to lose to the cars in front of you but you can’t take a big chance. Some took chances today and you saw their cars in the wall.”

While Bomarito and Nunez were kept busy dodging spinning and crashing cars, one thing they didn’t need to worry about was the performance of their AER designed, manufactured and supported Mazda MZ-2.0-T engines.

“Everyone at AER has worked tirelessly to make sure the engine is one factor the team doesn’t have to be concerned about,” noted Mike White, AER’s North American Programs Manager. “Mazda’s North American headquarters is about 30 minutes south of Long Beach, so it was particularly satisfying to contribute to our client’s success at its hometown track.”

For Racer.com’s coverage of the race click here.

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