It has been recently announced that Mazda Motorsports will be supplying their race tuned and diesel fuelled SKYACTIV-D engines to the various teams who will compete in the Le Mans Prototype 2 class. This engine is set to make its debut at the Dempsey Racing in 2013. Mazda, currently the only car maker from Asia that has won in this endurance race, plans to develop a version of the 2.2 liter SKYACTIV-D race tuned and diesel fuelled engine for the various teams who will compete in the 2013 GRAND-AM Championship’s Advanced Technology GX Class. According to Jay Amestoy, the Vice President for Mazda Motorsports, the company has provided engines that have won international races and plans to have its roots back into the winner’s circle. He further adds that Mazda plans to showcase the latest developments in their engines in terms of clean and powerful powertains and fuel efficiency. The new race engines will be made available to the US and European customers who will compete in the World Endurance Championship’s Le Mans Prototype 2 Class as well as those who will compete at the national GRAND-AM Championship.

These new engines from Mazda motorsports are co-developed by the SpeedSource Engineering, the North American Mazda Operations and Japan’s Mazda Motor Corporation. Testing has begun on these engines.