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shitty ... just when Mazda finally has the cash to start racing again!
__________________ "We do not intend to withdraw from the rotary. In fact, were are now developing the next generation of that engine."
--Hisakazu Imaki, Mazda's president and chief executive, Los Angeles Times 11/11/06
i don't think they still are tribal, 'cause just last year (i'm nearly 100% positive, or on a whooooole lotta crack) that there was a private french team who ran a Dallara chassis (or SOMETHING, i dunno) with the old R26B in the back... and i remember (or hallucinate) too that it was doing pretty well, set some trap speed records or something, but blew up pretty early in the race...
They are longer banned at the Le Man 24-hour race.
Last year Auto-Exe of Japan went over with Mr. Terada, Jim Dowing and Rick Engman with a French Chassis'd, 4-rotor racer. Unfortunately, the tranny blew up on the 1st few laps and they were out of the race early.
to go a little off topic, that 11 year old design in the R26B was still makin' a reported 500hp at the flywheel WITHOUT the variable length intake trumpets (more like trombones!! ahahaha!! :p i'm a goof) and WITH a 42mm intake restrictor... holy christ, that'd be something damned tough to drive...