August 29, 2010 (IRVINE, Calif.). Mazda, along with its MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development racing partners, clinched the 2010 Rolex Grand-Am GT championship this weekend during the Montreal 200 race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Despite the Mazda brand being one of the most successful racing nameplates in the world, this is the first GT championship for the company since its 1991 win in the IMSA GTO championship.
The combined efforts of eight Mazda RX-8 race teams all season brought not only the manufacturer’s championship, but all three GT championships – driver, team, and manufacturer. Over the past three years in the hotly contested Rolex Grand-Am GT series, the Mazda RX-8 has won multiple races against the best from Porsche, Chevrolet, BMW, Ferrari and others, but this season has been the rotary-powered car’s most successful. Continue reading “Eight Mazda RX-8 Teams Deliver Rolex Grand-Am GT Championship”