Mazda6 SkyActiv-D Diesel Race Car Wins First Race

After its recent (though amicable) divorce from Ford, Mazda was left without a major technology partner, leaving it up to the small Japanese automaker to fend for itself. So how does a small car company tell the world about its awesome new turbodiesel sedan? Take it racing of course. Last weekend the Mazda6 Skyactiv-D diesel race car scored its first victory in the Grand Am series at Road Atlanta.

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Video: Audi Flaunts Its Own Hybrid Le Mans Racer In New Commercial

This morning I published a post about Toyota’s TV series with SPEED following their TS030 hybrid race car and its path to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But Toyota won’t be the only automakers with a hybrid racer at this year’s Le Mans. Audi is bringing its R18 e-tron quattro to compete in the world’s most famous endurance race, and they’ve launched their own marketing campaign promoting this evolution in race cars.

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