The Dempsey Racing, co-owned by actor Patrick Dempsey, has intentions to become the first team to gain access and be able to utilize the SKYACTIV-D in next year’s LMP2. Dempsey and his co-driver and race partner Joe Foster have raced in the GT Category of the Le Mans 24 Hours and are clearly excited to go back in 2013 to race at the LMP2 class with the utilization of this particular diesel fuelled engine by Mazda. The Dempsey Racing Team had their operations duly expanded in order to compete in the LMP2 and LMPC classes of the American Le Mans Series in 2013.

Dempsey Racing, a team who has campaigned for the Mazda RX-8 since 2007 at the GRAND-AM GT class, has generated impressive results, particularly at the Rolex 24 Hours at the Daytona in 2011. According to Dempsey, the team has had a long term successful working relationship with Mazda and has continued plans for its partnership as the team prepares for their races in 2013. The team has been an essential contributor in enabling Mazda to win in the Manufacturers Championship in 2010.