One team announces its driver lineup for 2018, and it includes a former champion


Mazda Team Joest is making a comeback to IMSA DPi Racing in 2018, and the team's RT-24 prototype is reportedly ready for the WeatherTech Series according to The Drive.

The team announced its driver lineup for next season, and it includes British driver Harry Tincknell and Oliver Jarvis.

Tincknell has driven for Chip Ganassi Racing in the World Endurance Championship, and he had a successful campaign for the team.

"I am really honored to be able to race for Mazda Team Joest this season in the WeatherTech Championship," Tincknell said. "The whole Mazda team has put in so much effort and made a lot of progress in every area, and after my first test in the car, I can't wait to see how we get on at Daytona."


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Jarvis has had plenty of success throughout his racing career, and he has plenty of experience in prototype racing.

"It was an easy decision when the opportunity arose to be part of it," Jarvis said. "Having raced in and won both the Daytona 24 Hours and Sebring 12 Hours, the IMSA championship is one I know very well.

"It has always been a goal of mine to race in the championship full-time and I don't think there's ever been a better time to be part of it as the championship continues to grow."


It's an exciting time for the German racing team, and they should have a very competitive team next season.