Mazda Twin Turbo Diesel Wins GRAND-AM GX Manufacturers’ Title


Mazda SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel Turbo Mazda6 Wins GRAND-AM GX Manufacturers’ Title

Mazda closed out the inaugural season of the GX class, during the final year of the Rolex Sports Car Series GRAND-AM championship, with another race win and another championship title.\


The #70 SpeedSource Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel scored the final GX race win at Lime Rock Park (Connecticut), delivering Mazda more hardware for the trophy case, including the coveted manufacturers’ crown.

In twelve races, the SpeedSource Mazda team scored five wins for the #00 VISIT FLORIDA Mazda6 and four wins for the #70 SpeedSource Mazda6.

There were many highlights throughout the season:

  • First diesel to compete in GRAND-AM competition
  • First diesel to win in GRAND-AM competition
  • First diesel ever to win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Winner – North American Endurance Championship (GX Class)
  • Winner – GRAND-AM Manufacturers’ Championship (GX Class)

Joel Miller scored the most GX race wins (5) while Tom Long scored the most GX pole positions (7).

Mazda drivers Joel Miller, Sylvain Tremblay and Tom Long came equal second in the championship on points while Miller was recognised as the 2013 GRAND-AM Rookie-of-the-Year.


Quotes from John Doonan, Director, Mazda Motorsports, Mazda North American Operations:
“This year has been nothing short of amazing. To start an all-new program during the final year of GRAND-AM competition was an enormous task. We succeeded thanks to incredible efforts by everyone at Mazda and SpeedSource, and our great partners. Everyone from drivers Sylvain Tremblay, Tom Long, Joel Miller, Tristan Nunez, Andrew Carbonell and Yojiro Terada to the engineering and office staff, made sure we had 100% all year long. We’re thrilled to be making history by winning the GX manufacturers’ championship with a production-based Mazda SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel. This is an achievement that we share with all of our Mazda dealers and our fans.”

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Mazda6 Turbo Diesel dominating INDY!

Diesels Return to Indy After 60 Years – AND WIN

Mazda 6 SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel wins at the Brickyard

Text By: Agustin Jimenez, Monica Gonderman

It’s been over 60 years since a diesel powered race car hit the track at Indy but this week, Mazda is bringing the heat to the Brickyard with their Mazda-6 SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel Race Car. The last diesel to compete at Indy was the 1952 Cummins Diesel Special #28 Indycar and it shocked everyone and demonstrated how powerful a diesel engine could be by breaking lap time records right off the first lap of qualifying.

60 years later, Mazda is bringing diesels back to the Brickyard for this week’s Grand-Am race in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Mazda-6 Grand-Am GX cars are powered by a SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel 2.2-liter inline-4 cylinder dual-turbo common rail, direct injected diesel engine that produces 400 horsepower at 5000 RPM as well as 445 pound feet of torque at 3600 RPM.

[EDIT by Turbox:  This is courtesy of  Twin Turbochargers: Series Turbocharged
Honeywell Turbo Technologies (Garrett) Turbochargers
-GTR3776R Low Pressure Stage
-GTR2560R High Pressure Stage
And the appropriate tubing modifications to support efficient intake airflow at an unknown level of boost control! ]

2014 Mazda 6 SKYACTIV D Clean Diesel Grand AM GX Engine

Although the Mazda-6 Grand-Am cars are far more technologically advanced than the 1952 Cummins Diesel Special race car, they both share the same vision of showing up to Indy with a diesel than can run circles around the competition while testing production technology in the harshest of environments.

While most people correctly associate racing with fast cars, it is far more complex than just raw speed. The best race cars have been modified for efficiency in every conceivable area. Decreasing weight, friction, and aero drag are key elements to performance. Less obvious to non-race fans is the fact that better fuel economy can mean the difference between winning and losing as fewer pit stops can often determine the winner in endurance races.

The all-new SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel engine in the all-new Mazda-6 is a true production based engine. The engine is 51 percent stock by parts count, and 63 percent stock by weight. Mazda chose this path as it is the most honest way to demonstrate the quality, durability, and reliability of Mazda cars.

“This year has been one for the record books. In January, our SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel Mazda6 became the first diesel racecar to ever compete at Daytona. In April, we became the first ever diesel to score a Grand-Am win at Road Atlanta. Now, we are about to bring clean diesel to one of the most famous proving grounds in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Being students of motorsports heritage, it wasn’t lost on us that the last diesel to compete at Indy, a Cummins, made a strong impact in the 1950’s, hence our interest in looking at the state of the art from the past with our latest innovation,” noted John Doonan, Motorsports Director, Mazda North American Operations.

2014 Mazda 6 SKYACTIV D Clean Diesel Grand AM GX Green Car

Mazda-6 Grand-Am GX Specs:
Engine: Mazda SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel
Configuration: Inline 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel
Displacement: 2.2L (2191cc) Bore: 86.0 mm Stroke: 94.3 mm
Power: 400 horsepower at 5000 RPM – Grand-Am GX class target
Torque: 445 pound feet of torque at 3600 RPM
Fuel System: Common Rail, Direct Injection
Turbochargers: Series Turbocharged
Honeywell Turbo Technologies (Garrett) Turbochargers
-GTR3776R Low Pressure Stage
-GTR2560R High Pressure Stage
Transmission: EMCO 46P1 Transaxle
Clutch: Quarter Master
Suspension: Double A-Arm Front and Rear
Dampers: Dynamics DSSV
Brakes: Alcon
-Front: 355mm Disc, Monoblock 4-piston Caliper
-Rear: 328mm Disc, 4-piston Caliper
Wheels: BBS 1-piece Aluminum
Tires: Continental Racing Slicks (GRAND-AM Spec Tire)
Front: 285/645R18 Rear: 305/645R18
Weight: 1111 kg (2450 lb) — GX class minimum
Weight Bias: 50:50
Dimensions: Length: 4935 mm (194.3 inches)
Height: 1298 mm (51.1 inches)
Width: 1880 mm (74.0 inches)

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Mazda Celebrates A Giant-Killing 2011 Targa Finish


Mazda Celebrates A Giant-Killing Targa Finish

Mazda Motorsport is tonight celebrating the end of a highly successful Targa Tasmania campaign which has seen the team secure a dominant Showroom class win and two spots in the outright top six including a stunning fourth overall for the Showroom Mazda3 MPS.

Mazda RX8 at Targa Tasmania

With the Showroom class in the bag courtesy of Brendan Reeves, Mazda Motorsport can now lay claim to having won four consecutive Targa Tasmania Showroom titles.

The manner in which victory was secured this year was particularly impressive with the MPS being the fastest 2WD Showroom car on every stage.

In addition, the MPS made it to the finish in Hobart faster than any of the nine 4WD Showroom cars with a buffer of over eight minutes to its nearest 4WD rival.

Up and coming World Rally Championship driver Brendan Reeves was a happy man as he savoured the win. “We’ve led the 2WD Showroom class from the start of the event but to win in such a manner, beat all the 4WD Showroom cars and also get a fourth outright against much more expensive machinery is something Rhianon and I are very proud of. I can’t speak highly enough of how the Mazda3 MPS has performed this week but I also need to give credit to the Mazda Motorsport team for giving us such a great car every day,” he said.


Mazda3 MPS Taga Winners

Determined not be out-done, Jamie Vandenberg today put in an equally impressive performance in the RX-8 SP.

Vandenberg had been steadily climbing the field over the past few days and today took his performance to new heights by winning the epic 58km Mount Arrowsmith stage and lifting himself into the top six outright, narrowly missing fifth place by just one second.

This achievement is made all the more impressive by the fact that this was Vandenberg’s first competitive event in the RX-8 SP.

Mazda Motorsport manager Allan Horsley was full of praise for the entire team. “This is our best ever Targa result and it’s thanks to the efforts of the whole team. Jamie and Brendan obviously played key roles in the success as did co-drivers Simon and Rhianon but we can’t forget the efforts of the Mazda service crews who worked tirelessly all week. To have finished with two cars in the top six in such a gruelling event really shows just how far this team has come,” said Horsley.


Mazda RX-8 SP Turbo at 2011 AIMS

Mazda Motorsport on show at AIMS

Motorsport enthusiasts will be given the chance to get up close to Mazda Motorsport’s RX-8 SP at the Australian International Motor Show which opens in Melbourne on July 1.

The RX-8 SP has been a key player in Mazda Australia’s factory racing team since it first took to the tarmac to compete in Targa Tasmania in 2009.

Since its debut, the RX-8 SP has earned a long list of notable achievements, including a top ten finish in its first ever outing and an impressive second outright at Targa Wrest Point in 2011.

The 2011 Australian International Motor Show will provide show-goers with the rare opportunity to witness first-hand the level of work that has gone into making the RX-8 SP the racing machine it is.

Show goers will be given the opportunity to not only view the RX-8 SP, but will be invited to sit in the driver’s seat of Mazda Motorsport’s prized racing machine.

Mazda staff will be on hand to capture the exciting moment, supplying a memento photograph of the experience.

Mazda Motorsport boss Allan Horsley is excited about the opportunity to showcase the RX-8 SP. “The RX-8 SP has played an important role in the success of the Mazda Motorsport team.

This very car is in the midst of preparations for its next rally outing, but we have taken some time out of development to make this car available for what is sure to be one of Mazda’s most exciting Motor Show displays”

The Australian International Motor Show runs from July 1 – 10 and the Mazda stand will be packed full of interactive activities and exciting vehicles to keep the crowds entertained.


Grand Prix Mazda Motorsport unveils new 2011 Mazda3 MPS Turbo race car

Grand Prix Mazda Motorsport has unveiled the new Mazda3 MPS race car that will be driven by Jake Camilleri as he stakes his claim on the 2011 Australian Manufacturers Championship.

Grand Prix Mazda 3 MPS Turbo Motorsport contender

Replacing the previous generation Mazda3 MPS that Camilleri drove to Class C victory in last year’s Australian Manufacturers Championship, the new-generation Mazda3 MPS is expected to further strengthen Grand Prix Mazda Motorsport’s 2011 campaign.

Significant upgrades to the fuel system, suspension and brakes have taken performance to a new level and the Grand Prix team are now looking forward to seeing how the improved package stacks up against the competition.

The team’s first chance to shine will be the round one of this year’s championship to be held at Philip Island on 16 and 17 April.

Jake Camilleri is looking forward to the season ahead and is optimistic about the team’s chances of success. “The team has worked hard to prepare the new car and get it to the race-ready condition that it’s now at. We’ve done a bit of testing and we’re happy with the results of that. The next stage now is to get it on the grid and see if we can build on last year’s results. With the team as strong as ever and the new Mazda3 MPS ready to go, we’re keen to get stuck in and start collecting points,” said Camilleri.

In addition to a Class C victory in the 2010 Australian Manufacturers Championship, Jake Camilleri was voted the year’s Best and Fairest Driver by his peers.

Powertrain MPS
Engine type 2.3 litre Direct Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) turbocharged in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC
Engine capacity 2,261 cc
Bore and stroke 87.5 mm x 94.0 mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Maximum power 190 kW @ 5,500 rpm
Maximum torque 380 Nm @ 3,000 rpm
Throttle control Electronic (drive-by-wire)
Fuel system Electronic direct injection
Fuel tank capacity 60 litres
Recommended fuel Premium unleaded (95RON or higher)
Fuel consumption (combined) 9.9 litres per 100km
Manual transmission 6-speed
Gear ratio 1st 3.214
Gear ratio 2nd 1.913
Gear ratio 3rd 1.366
Gear ratio 4th 1.025
Gear ratio 5th 0.948
Gear ratio 6th 0.790
Gear ratio reverse 3.456
Gear ratio final drive 4.187 (1st-4th) 3.526 (5th-6th)




hassis MPS
Brake diameter front 320 mm
Brake diameter rear 280 mm
Brake type front Ventilated disc
Brake type rear Solid disc
Steering type Electro hydraulic power assist steering
Suspension front MacPherson strut
Suspension rear Multi-link
Turning circle kerb to kerb 11.9 m
Tyre size 225/40R18 88Y
Wheel size 18 x 7.5 J
Wheel type Alloy
Wheel type (spare) Temporary