Mazda Announces SKYACTIV Diesel for 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours
After the decision to bring the SKYACTIV-D to the US Grand AM racing series, it’s ben officially announced that their 2.2-liter clean diesel engine will also be tuned to compete in a prototype at next year’s Le Mans 24 hour race.
"Today we reopen our love affair with Le Mans and mark the beginning of a whole new chapter in motor racing for Mazda," commented Jay Amestoy, Vice President of Mazda Motorsports, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO).
"We’ve won international races with rotary engine technology at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring. Now we’re looking to return to the winner’s circle with what we believe will be the most advanced and cleanest production-based powerplant the sport has ever seen," Amestoy added.