Lucas Di Grassi and Marino Franchitti will join Mazda Team Joest for the ten-hour Petit Le Mans, the season-ending event of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.Di Grassi will join Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez in the No. 77 Castrol / Williams Scotsman Mazda RT24-P.
Di Grassi is a Formula 1 veteran and a former Formula E season champion, but also has extensive sports car experience with Team Joest in the World Endurance Championship with a best finish of second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014.
Franchitti will join Jonathan Bomarito and Spencer Pigot in the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P. Franchitti is a sportscar racing veteran who has an overall victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring on his resume as well as a class victory at Petit Le Mans with Mazda, and was a part of Mazda’s American Le Mans Series lineup in 2008-2009.