BRSCC MAZDA MX-5 SUPERCUP
The MX-5 SuperCup takes this popular, fast and reliable sports car and with sensible performance modifications, creates a superb platform for competitive racing that is suitable for both experienced and novice drivers. These Mk3 cars, although modern, are not complicated and can be run from home (as many of our drivers do), or there are several specialist race preparers who offer race support as well as 'Arrive and Drive' packages.
The MX-5 SuperCup season is contested over 8 different meetings at the UKs top circuits, including world famous venues such as Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Oulton Park, with the final rounds set to be held on the Donington Park National circuit in October. Race weekends are all triple header meetings, with a 20 minute qualifying session and three 20 minute races at all events, giving drivers a lot of competitive track time.
There are always battles throughout the field meaning that the winner is rarely decided before the final lap and the winning margin is often only tenths of a second! Multiple race winners throughout the season is the norm and in the last 4 seasons, the championship remained undecided until the final racing meeting, two of which going down to the final race of the season! While certainly competitive on track, the SuperCup prides itself on having drivers and teams who are always willing to lend a helping hand to their fellow competitors and who enjoy the atmosphere back in the paddock as much as the on track action.
No other UK championship offers such close and competitive racing between identical modern production sports cars, this cost effectively! Former champions and race winners in the MX-5 Mk3 championship have gone on to successfully compete in series such as the British GT Championship, Ginetta GT4 Supercup and the Renault UK Clio Cup, showing that the MX-5 SuperCup attracts and creates some of Britain's best driving talent, including the likes of former BTCC race winner Paul O’Neill.
2016 saw the biggest year yet for the championship and it’s only set to continue growing, as it becomes one of the most exciting and well supported race series in the country of recent seasons. It does well to attract many new fans and drivers along the way, so there really is no better time to join the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 SuperCup!
The provisional 2017 calendar is as follows;
|Rounds 1, 2 & 3||April 8th/9th||Brands Hatch Indy|
|Rounds 4, 5 & 6||May 6th/7th||Cadwell Park|
|Rounds 7, 8 & 9||May 27th/28th||Silverstone National|
|Rounds 10, 11 & 12||June 17th||Oulton Park International|
|Rounds 13, 14 & 15||July 15th/16th||Snetterton 300|
|Rounds 16, 17 & 18||August 5th/6th||Anglesey International|
|Rounds 19, 20 & 21||September 16th/17th||Croft|
|Rounds 22, 23 & 24||October 14th/15th||Donington National|
Photos courtesy of Jon Elsey