|Mazda And SCRAMP Confirm Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Partnership Through 2016|
| Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced it has extended its naming rights agreement for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) for another five years. The agreement was ratified by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and extends the two organizations' relationship, which began in 2001, through 2016. The world-famous Monterey, Calif., facility is home to one of the finest natural road-racing courses in the world, and has been a mainstay of professional auto and motorcycle racing since 1957.
Mazda's support has helped enable SCRAMP, operators of the Raceway, and Monterey County to make Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca one of the finest racing facilities in the world. Over the past decade, the circuit has received such major improvements as permanent pit lane garages, permanent luxury hospitality suites and expanded track runoff areas, plus spectator enhancements ranging from a new scoring trylon with hi-definition monitors to radar-controlled speed signs over the track's two straightaways.
Jay Amestoy, Vice President, Public Affairs and Motorsports for MNAO, said, 'We first fell in love with this track and the Monterey peninsula as fans in the 1970s and '80s when Mazda was new to the U.S. and we were establishing our name with the American public and race fans. Our successful partnership with SCRAMP and the Monterey County Parks Department during the last dozen years has made the raceway our home-away-from-home. At Mazda, we don't have company picnics, we have track days. We are enthusiasts at heart, and it shows in the vehicles we build. No Mazda reaches the showroom without extensive development and testing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.'
During its 50-plus years of racing, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has established itself as the premier road-racing track in North America. Worldwide, it is mentioned in the same breath with other historic tracks such as Le Mans, Nurburgring, Monaco and Silverstone. It is common for overseas tourists to visit Mazda Raceway even when there are no on-track activities. One of the reasons is that it is home to one of the most famous series of turns in motor racing, the Corkscrew, turns 8a and 8b, which has a heart-pounding six-story drop in elevation.
|Eager anticipation of Audi drivers' favorite track• DTM to visit Zandvoort on the North Sea coast this weekend |
• Many Audi drivers have special memories of the track
• Dieter Gass, Head of DTM: 'Manufacturers' title remains our goal'
The battle for the prestigious title of the best manufacturer is intensifying. Before the penultimate round of the DTM at Zandvoort next weekend (September 27 to 28) Audi and BMW are separated by only 18 points. The advantage for the four rings: There is no other track of which the Audi ....
|BACK TO SCHOOL WITH MAZDA MOTORSPORTS• Mazda's R.A.C.E. STEM Education Outreach Program Surpasses 10,000 Students|
September 19, 2014 (AUSTIN, Tex.) – It's back-to-school time for school kids across the county and the acclaimed R.A.C.E. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education outreach program is back in action. Launched by Mazda in January, the Racing Accelerates Creative Education (R.A.C.E.) outreach program has now positively impacted more than 10,000 middle and high school students. To date, ther....
|AUDI AT AUSTIN: SIGHTS ARE SET ON REPEATING LAST YEAR'S VICTORYAudi reaches for lead of WEC manufacturers' standings|
◾Adjusted rating of the hybrid sports cars
◾Eager anticipation of unusual roller-coaster ride in Texas
Ingolstadt, September 15, 2014 – Following its 13th victory at Le Mans, Audi is aiming to also grab the lead of the standings in the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in North America. Before the fourth race of the season at Austin, Texas, on Saturday, September 20, World Champions Audi are trailing challen....
|BREMBO CIRCUIT IDENTITY CARD FOR MOTOGP AT GRAND PRIX OF SAN MARINOWhat's the 'toughest' track in MotoGP?|
Brembo Circuit Identity Cards for MotoGP are available to the public on the Friday before each race at www.Brembo.com.
Each Circuit Identity Card graphic includes general characteristics of the track itself (layout, length, number of braking events and turns, percentage of time spent under braking per lap), along with technical information of the key braking zones, such as speeds before/after each brake event, braking time and distance, ....
|AUDI BANKS ON STRONG TEAMWORK AT LAUSITZSights set on lead of manufacturers' classification|
◾Many Audi fans traditionally turn out at the Lausitzring
◾Dieter Gass, Head of DTM: 'First season victory for Audi remains the aim'
Ingolstadt, September 8, 2014 – Motorsport fans can look forward to a thrilling battle for the crown in the manufacturers' classification in the remaining three races. Before round eight at the Lausitzring next weekend (September 12 to 14) Audi is within striking distance of the leader of the standings, BMW, ....
|FIRST 2014 MAZDA MOTORSPORTS CHAMPIONS CROWNED• Mazda Road to Indy Season Concludes: Others to Come|
August 28, 2014 (IRVINE, Calif.) – With involvement in over a dozen series, late summer and fall are a busy time for races and award dinners for Mazda Motorsports. This past weekend saw the 2014 season finales for the three Mazda Road to Indy Championships in Sonoma, California, and the clinching of the Cooper Tires IMSA Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda title at VIRginia International Raceway.
'When Mazda established the ....