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Nov 14

SportsCars: Exclusive Q&A with Mazda’s John Doonan on New P2 Program

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John Doonan. (Photo: Mazda Motorsports)

On the heels of Mazda’s announcement of its entry into the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a pair of factory SKYACTIV-D powered Lolas, FOX Sports’ SPEED blog caught up with Mazda Motorsports director John Doonan for added insight into the program and its goals for 2014 and beyond.

Nov 14

SportsCars: Mazda To Enter Factory P2 Program In TUSC Series

2014 Mazda SKYACTIV-D Prototype Racer

Mazda has announced that it will enter next year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a two-car factory P2 program utilizing SKYACTIV-D technology. (Photo: Mazda Motorspotrs)

One of the worst kept secrets in the sports car racing paddock was made official Thursday morning, as Mazda announced that it will enter next year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a two-car factory P2 program utilizing SKYACTIV-D technology.

The Japanese manufacturer, which spent the past season campaigning Mazda6 race cars in the now-defunct GX category, will utilize the same 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel power plant in the back of Lola-based prototype chassis for the 2014 TUDOR Championship season.