MSR is riding a wave of five-consecutive second-place finishes, and enters the IMSA Fastlane SportsCar Weekend at Road America with a 56-point lead atop the DPi championship standings. Oliver Jarvis and Tom Blomqvist began the campaign by winning the 60th Rolex 24 At Daytona, and are now focused on winning the championship with only two races remaining in 2022.
Last year, MSR led 26 laps and set the fastest race lap at the 4.048-mile circuit with the Acura ARX-05, but an early-race pit gamble backfired when a long green-flag run resulted in a fourth-place finish for the No. 60 Acura DPi of Dane Cameron and Olivier Pla.
Jarvis raced four times at Road America onboard a DPi, finishing second a year ago and third in 2019. In his lone race at the circuit in 2019, Blomqvist started seventh and finished fifth in GTLM.
“Road America is one of the best tracks in the world, so it’s always a pleasure to race there. We go into the weekend with a very small lead in the Championship, so this weekend is crucial in the championship fight. The fast flowing nature of the track should suit the Acura ARX-05, but as we know from previous years it is also a track where our competitors are extremely strong. Having finished the last 5 races 2nd it would be great to go one better!”
“We’re coming down to the final stretch of the championship. Obviously we’re going into the weekend with a small lead and it’s super important for us to have a strong, clean weekend. I’m actually really looking forward to going to Road America, it’s one of my favourites, if not my favourite track on the calendar. I love driving there and I think in the DPi it’s going to be spectacular. The team have been working hard during this little break as usual. Hopefully we can continue our form and put ourselves in a good position going into the last round with a little buffer in the championship. We’re motivated, and super pumped, and I can’t wait.”
Source. Sunday Group