The IMSA WeatherTech Championship heads to the Mid-Ohio Sportscar course this weekend for the Acura Sportscar Challenge. Mazda’s Jonathan Bomarito is looking forward to the event this weekend saying:
Mid-Ohio’s a great track. “It’s tough racing, it’s a hard, multi-class race. The twisty stuff on the last part of the lap, you can lose or gain a lot of time on track.
“People start getting desperate, make poor decisions. You just have to keep calm in the car, be smart. But it is a tough track for multi-class racing, for sure.
Jordan Taylor who drives the No.3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet C8.R goes into the weekend leading the GTLM standings has yet to win at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar course and looking ahead to the weekend he commented saying:
It’s a tough track to pass; that’s the big one. “It’s been a while since I raced there in a GT car but traffic’s always a big part of it, especially when you get on the back side of the track. … Strategy-wise, to keep you out front is going to be a big part of it.
Oliver Jarvis who drives the No.77 Mazda Dpi commented saying:
It’s been a great track for us in the past, certainly one I enjoy. “It’s one of those tracks where, certainly in qualifying I feel like the driver can make the difference.
“In the past few years, you could just keep pushing. The more risk you took, the more time you found, and it was about finding that balance between taking enough risk and finding lap time, and not sticking it in the wall.
Jack Hawksworth who won here lat year said:
“I look forward to going to that track regardless because it’s quite technical. “It’s an old-school road course that’s quite fun to drive anyway. Coming off last year, it was just a special weekend there, with my first win of the season. It was my first win in the Lexus, it was Richard’s first win in IMSA and the team’s first win, so a lot of good memories