Late-race incident robs Bomarito and Tincknell of Prototype victory | Norton Way Mazda

Late-race incident robs Bomarito and Tincknell of Prototype victory

A dominating performance for the number 55 Mazda RT24-P went unrewarded as Jonathan Bomarito and Harry Tincknell finished in fourth position on Sunday afternoon at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Starting the race from the fourth position, Bomarito advanced two positions to second place before pitting to turn the car over to Tincknell at the first stop. After the round of pit stops was completed, Tinckell had moved to the lead of the race which he continued to grow throughout the race until the closing stages. While lapping another car, contact forced him into a spin and he fell to sixth place.

Recovering and mounting a strong recovery drive, Tincknell advanced two positions and challenged the third-placed car in the closing laps of the race before taking the checkered flag in fourth place.

The number 77 Castrol/ModSpace Mazda RT24-P started by Oliver Jarvis ran in fourth place during the opening stint of the race but was slowed by a clutch hydraulic problem when Tristan Nunez took the car over in its first pit stop. The car finished the race in ninth position.

The final round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be Petit Le Mans on October 11-13 at road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia.