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Bomarito Returns to Mazda for 2015

Jonathan Bomarito returns to SpeedSource program for 2015…

Photo: Mazda

Photo: Mazda

Jonathan Bomarito is the first of the former SRT Motorsports drivers to find a new home for 2015, and in doing so, he’s going back home to SpeedSource Mazda.

The Californian will share the No. 70 Mazda SKYACTIV-D prototype next season in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, with Sylvain Tremblay stepping back from full-time driving to focus more on team management.

Bomarito, Tom Long, Tristan Nunez and Joel Miller will be the four full-season drivers with Tremblay and Ben Devlin continuing on as third drivers in the endurance races.

Exact pairings will be confirmed after preseason testing.

For Bomarito, it’s a chance to return to a team where from 2010 through 2012, he amassed 13 podium finishes and four victories, including the 2010 Rolex 24 at Daytona in the GT class.

“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.”

Tremblay added: “The racer in me only wants to drive.  But the team owner knows that developing a program like the SKYACTIV-D Mazda Prototype requires every person to operate at their highest level. 

“We’re thrilled to have Jonathan back with SpeedSource.  I’m happy that I will remain as his co-driver as we both want at least another couple of Rolex watches.”

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony


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