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Mazda getting into IMSA's DPi-class?

Mazda's apparently about to jump into racing in IMSA's Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class next season and will presumably continue developing the MZ-2.0 Turbo which powered the Mazda prototypes in the Rolex 24H back in January....

At Least Five Manufacturers Eyeing 2017 DPi Programs - Sportscar365


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I like the potential. I wish they wouldn't call it a Daytona Prototype anything...

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IMSA Set to Release DPi Constructors Manual

"In terms of DPi interest, Raffauf said four manufacturers have been working diligently with them since last fall, with a few others potentially waiting in the wings should their programs get the go-ahead."


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ACO Opposed to IMSA’s DPi Regulations; LM24 Eligibility Unclear

"ACO President Pierre Fillon has voiced his displeasure on the evolution of IMSA’s DPi platform, admitting the manufacturer-based prototype formula is not what they had originally envisioned.

"Speaking to assembled media Friday at Paul Ricard, site of this week’s FIA WEC Prologue test, Fillon said a decision has yet to be made on the DPi’s eligibility for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. [...]

"While DPi cars may not be eligible in the LMP2 class, Fillon hinted that they could potentially be placed in LMP1 Privateer, as a non-hybrid prototype."


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Not good. DP1 was supposed to compete in P2.

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slowly dying on the vine... De Chaunac (ORECA): “I Don’t See Many DPi Manufacturers in 2017”


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Voila! Can't wait to see if some of this stuff trickles down into mass production road cars....

"Mazda has unveiled its DPi challenger, the RT24-P, which will make its debut in January’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, with a two-car factory Prototype class effort."

Mazda Unveils RT24-P DPi Car - Sportscar365

"Unlike a regular LMP2 car, which uses standard bodywork, a standard Gibson V8 engine and a chassis from one of four sources, Mazda’s RT24-P hopes to exude a lot more 'Mazda' by using the company’s own bodywork and powertrain. [...]

"The RT24-P gets its name from the Mazda Road to 24 driver development program and the fact that the car will be racing in the prototype class. The company said in its press release that the number '24' also represents the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four, which somehow manages to pump out an insane 600 horsepower."

Mazda's Gorgeous RT24-P*Racecar Will Make You Never Want To Miss A Single Race










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"While plenty of credit needs to go to the stylists and aerodynamicists at Mazda and Multimatic, one of the companies Mazda partnered with on the car, some of the credit needs to go to IMSA's new DPi rules for 2017. The new DPi class is very similar to the LMP2 class that it competes with in the WeatherTech series, with some noteworthy differences. The DPi class allows manufacturers to create unique bodies and engine packages for one of the four chassis available. The LMP2 class requires competitors to use the chassis companies' bodies, and are restricted to one engine package."

Mazda RT24-P brings KODO style to the Rolex 24 at Daytona - Autoblog










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Mazda Unveils RT24-P Daytona Prototype ? News ?*Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog




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Dayum, might have to pay more attention to IMSA next year....

Cadillac Debuts Wicked New Prototype Race Car ?*News ?*Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog




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