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Mazda Road to Indy is a successful ladder where Made in Italy i a major

part into play. In the two series at the top of the open‐wheel system,

the chassis are provided by Dallara while in the two initial steps, Tatuus

is the leading character of the entry‐level USF2000 and, starting from

next season, of ProMazda. The latest product developed by the Italian

factory is the PM‐18, which will bridge between USF2000 and

IndyLights. Presented last December, it's now ready for testing.

The PM‐18 replaces the aging Elan Pro Mazda introduced in 2004 and

is set to redefine the parameters of the series. And that works terms of

costs too, considering that the new car uses the same chassis of

the already‐impressive USF2000. The safety‐levels are the ones

mandated by the FIA standards including anti‐intrusion lateral panels,

front and rear crash boxes, the Hans device, wheel tethers and some

additional measures for racing on ovals. It's a state of excellence in

terms of technology including upgrades, compared to USF2000, like a

2‐plane rear wing, a front wing with adjustable flaps studied for

ProMazda and other components. The engine is a 2‐liter Mazda

MZR‐PM18 with 275 horsepower, developed by Elite engines with a




America's queen

The Tatuus PM‐18 racecar completes the renewed Mazda Road to Indy

presented by Cooper Tires ladder. It will mark a step forward

in terms of performance while retaining the same safety standards

of the smaller USF2000 car with an eye on cost control.

Already on‐track for testing, it already impressed in the USA

Scot Elkins

project manager

Pro Mazda