Mazda, Patrick Dempsey Team up to Campaign Skyactiv-D Clean Diesel at 24 Hours of Le Mans

Mazda, Patrick Dempsey Team up to Campaign Skyactiv-D Clean Diesel at 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Earlier in the month, Mazda announced its diesel racing program for the Grand Am series, but the Skyactiv-D will also be present at next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Continue Reading...

Nissan Is Committed To Racing LMP2

Nissan Is Committed To Racing LMP2
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Nissan executive vice president of engineering Andy Palmer has announced no plans of fielding an LMP1 race car for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in the foreseeable future. For now, Nissan will remain committed to its production-based LMP2 entries, jumping into battle starting next week at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Expect its main… Continue Reading...

Honda Performance Development Unveils ALMS Racer Car, Acura Branding Dropped

Honda Performance Development Unveils ALMS Racer Car, Acura Branding Dropped
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Highcroft Racing has dominated the LMP2 class of the American Le Mans Series for the past 4 years, but the program didn’t seem to be doing much to promote the Acura brand. In light of that, the car will now be branded as a Honda Performance Development car, a move that signals both a positive… Continue Reading...

NISMO Announces VK45DE LMP2 Engine, Partners With Zytek Motorsports

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NISMO Announces VK45DE LMP2 Engine, Partners With Zytek Motorsports
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NISMO’s VK45DE powerplant, which has had huge success in the SuperGT series powering the Nissan GT-R to a championship in 2008, will be installed in LMP2 class race cars from 2011 and on. NISMO has partnered up with Zytek Motorsport, a noted Formula 1 engine builder, with Zytek taking responsibility for servicing and maintaining all the engines…. Continue Reading...

Report: Acura Headed to 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010

Report: Acura Headed to 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010
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An Acura will run at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year. British Strakka Racing intends to compete with the car, in the Europe Le Mans Series, including at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, with an Acura ARX-01b prototype that it is currently in the process of buying from the Lowe’s Fernandez… Continue Reading...