MAZDA6 CONFIRMED FOR 2013 GRAND-AM GX CLASS

                 MAZDA6 CONFIRMED FOR 2013 GRAND-AM GX CLASS

ALL-NEW SKYACTIV-D CLEAN DIESEL WILL POWER LATEST MAZDA RACECAR

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations
today announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show that the racing version of the
2014 Mazda6 will make its motorsports debut at the Rolex 24 endurance race on
January 26-27, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Mazda6 racecar will be powered
by a Mazda SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel engine and is being developed for the new
GRAND-AM GX class. This will be the first time a diesel-powered vehicle of
any type has ever raced at the Rolex 24. Mazda will be seeking their 24^th
class win in the American endurance classic, having most recently won in 2008
and 2010.

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John Doonan, Motorsports Director, Mazda North American Operations noted that:
"We have been eager to announce this car for months, but had to wait until the
production car was revealed. The SpeedSource engineering team, working with
the Mazda engineers, have been flat out for months on engine development.
We're happy to report that the engine is meeting the performance targets for
both power and endurance. That means 400+ hp for over 50 hours, with an
engine that includes a very long list of production Mazda parts. This is not
a pure race engine; it is a production block SKYACTIV-D. We're excited about
having our newest engine powering our newest car."

About Mazda, Mazda Motorsports & MAZDASPEED
Mazda is the number-one brand for road-racers across North America. Thousands
of Mazda powered grassroots racers compete in various classes with the SCCA
and NASA highlighted by Spec Miata, the world's largest spec class with over
2,500 cars built. Mazda cars compete in over a dozen professional classes in
the U.S.

Mazda Motorsports is managed by Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). MNAO
is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts
and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico
through nearly 700 dealers.Operations in Mexico are managed byMazdaMotor
de Mexico in MexicoCity.

Consumer information can be found at www.mazdausa.com with press information
at www.mazdausamedia.com Racers and fans can follow the action on facebook
(Mazdaspeed Motorsports).

SOURCE Mazda North American Operations

Website: http://www.mazdausa.com
Contact: Dean Case, Communications Officer, Mazda Motorsports, Mazda North
American Operations, +1-310-318-4582, mazdaspeed@MazdaUSA.com
 
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