Mazda leaves IMSA at the end of the year

Mazda has announced that at the end of this season it will leave the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship DPi and is not preparing a new racing prototype that will meet the new LMDh regulations.

The Japanese company has been participating in IMSA since its foundation in 2014, when it was created after the merger of the Grand-Am and ALMS championships. According to the company, its decision was made after “an internal evaluation of the current DPi series and the future LMDh series”.

Mazda North America President and CEO Mazahiro Moro said:

Mazda has a long history in racing and has recently added several wins and podiums during the 2020 season. as well as in 2021, but also the record rounds we achieved in the 24-hour Daytona race in 2019 and 2020.

These are significant achievements in the history of Mazda Motorsports. We thank our drivers, team, partners and fans for their years of support and look forward to a strong 2021 season.

Mazda’s withdrawal from the championship will leave only Cadillac and Acura in the 2022 IMSA DPi championship, with the new LMDh regulations coming into force from 2023.

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