BRSCC INTRODUCES NEW MAZDA MX-5 SUPERCUP CLUBMAN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR 2022
The British Racing & Sports Car Club is delighted to announce an exciting addition to our Mazda MX-5 SuperCup programme for the 2022 season, with the introduction of the new Mazda MX-5 SuperCup Clubman Championship.
The hugely successful and popular Mazda MX-5 SuperCup Championship for Mk3 cars will continue under its current title and format, this providing racers with maximum track time consisting of a 20-minute Qualifying session followed by 3 x 20-minute races, normally spread over a 2-day event.
The all-new Mazda MX-5 SuperCup Clubman Championship will offer Mk3 competitors a lower cost “sprint” format of a 15-minute Qualifying session, followed by 2 x 15-minute races, normally held over a single day. SuperCup Clubman competitors will compete within a single Clubman Class.
To allow maximum efficiency for race teams and championship management, both the SuperCup and SuperCup Clubman championships, (as well as the BRSCC’s Mk1 MX-5 championships) will take place at the same circuits and events.
BRSCC Chief Operating Officer Paul McErlean provided the following reasoning behind the club’s decision to introduce the new SuperCup Clubman championship.
“Whilst we as a club along with our Mazda MX-5 coordinator team are immensely proud of the popularity and grid sizes delivered by our existing Mk3 MX-5 SuperCup Championship, we had become very frustrated at regularly having to disappoint numerous racing members when entry numbers exceeded grid capacities, this resulting in us having to place people on lengthy reserve lists.
We have a duty to provide our racers with the ability to race, and through communication between the club, our racers and teams in relation the this situation it became clear to us that some of our members would prefer to be provided with an option to continue racing their cars in an unchanged technical spec, but with less of a commitment in terms of days away from home, entry fees, car wear and tear and general costs. Having seen the growth and success of our Mk1 MX-5 dual-championship programme through 2021, we feel confident that this similar structure for Mk3 cars will be well received by our members and teams”.
BRSCC Race Operations, and MX-5 Championship Coordinator Mandy Andrew added,
“The addition of the new SuperCup Clubman Championship will help us retain the loyalty of all our Mk3 MX-5 racers, and will also allow further expansion.
In introducing this additional championship format, it shows that we are always listening to our customers, and that we are focussed on delivering the very best value and support possible. I’m delighted that we will continue to offer the 4 x 20-minute session format with our SuperCup Championship, and even more so that we have been able to add the new SuperCup Clubman format for those competitors who will prefer that.
Myself and my coordination team will continue to provide the highest levels of support possible, and although the addition of the new SuperCup Clubman Championship is going to make us even busier over a race weekend, it’s what our customers want and that’s what is most important to us”.
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(The BRSCC will retain the option to run both championships on a shared grid where circuit capacity allows)