Everyone at Petit Le Mans last weekend was talking about the end of an era. The 1000-mile enduro was the final race for the Daytona Prototype class, but there was a much more significant curtain-call that was largely overlooked.
The Road Atlanta event was surely the last appearance for Lola in an international motor race of any importance.
The cars that appeared on the IMSA SportsCar Championship entry list as Mazda Prototypes were really Lolas. I'd taken to calling them Lola-Mazda B12/80s given that's the configuration in which they have run over the past three seasons, but you could also call them B08/80s because that's when the final Lola LMP coupe design came on stream.