Mazda6 Becomes First Diesel to Win at Indianapolis
This was the fifth consecutive win for the all-new Mazda6, who has surpassed Porsche in the GX manufacturers championship standings after eight of twelve races. Also, the Mazda6 was the first diesel vehicle to race at Indianapolis since 1952, when the Cummins Engine Special won the Indy 500 pole.
“We made history today, both for Mazda and for Skyactiv Clean Diesel Technology. While this is our fifth win of the season, and fifth in a row, it is by far the biggest win to date. To win at Indy is every racer’s dream, and that dream came true for Mazda here today. So many people at Mazda in the US and Japan, working hand-in-hand with the amazing SpeedSource team, have never stopped making progress in this program,” said John Doonan, motorsports director at Mazda North American Operations.