Mazda has been the lovable failsquad of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship for several years, trying so hard for years to get their top-class prototypes merely working reliably in between bursts of promising speed. If there’s anyone who can make it work, it’s the team who gave Audi years of domination at the…
At the 12 Hours of Sebring, the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship’s Prototype cars brake super-late into turn 17 down from around 170 mph. By the time Joel Miller realized his No. 70 Mazda RT24-P’s brakes didn’t work, it was too late. Here’s the horror ride you never, ever want to take in a race car.
It appears as though Mazda didn’t solve all of their reliability problems with their new RT24-P endurance racer. Between today’s oil fire at the Rolex 24 and the fuel injector-caused fire at Petit Le Mans, this is the second race in a row where a Mazda prototype has had burst into flame during a race.
Pit lanes are one-way. Only one car in this photo is facing the right way. What’s this Mazda doing?
Jeff Gordon had just gotten into the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac for the first time in today’s 24 Hours of Daytona, only to accidentally pit maneuver the No. 70 Mazda RT24-P that was coming out of the pits. OOPS!
We wanted to find out more about Mazda’s brand-new RT24-P race car, so we handed a mic to Mazda North America Director of Motorsports John Doonan to explain everything that went into it. It’s a completely new car from last year’s prototype, and we got up close as the team was assembling their two cars for today’s…
The big Roar Before the 24 test weekend is happening at Daytona this weekend, with everyone furiously shaking down their cars ahead of the Rolex 24. Some cars, like these two Mazda RT24-Ps, are showing off their 2017 liveries for the first time. The end of IMSA’s offseason is so close, I can taste it. Delicious.
When a series releases a new spec for its cars that’s a significant departure from the past, the offseason is filled with uncertainty. A wealth of data collected from previous years suddenly tells teams much less. That is the situation facing Mazda, Cadillac and other manufacturers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar…
Mazda just knocked everyone at the LA Auto Show flat on their asses with the company’s gorgeous new RT24-P IMSA race car. You may never want to miss another race, because you don’t want to miss catching a glimpse of this stunning machine.