The BRSCC is delighted to confirm that for the second season in succession, the Mazda MX-5 Clubman Championship will once again receive support sponsorship from long-standing online motorsport radio and media outlet Downforce Radio for the 2023 season.

Downforce Radio was the brainchild of motorsport commentator, journalist and all-round enthusiast Jake Sanson back in 2012, where he formed a core collective of team members to produce and present regular online podcasts and audio panel shows. Since then, Downforce has expanded into live race weekend radio coverage of a variety of motorsport events, including a number of BRSCC race meetings in recent years, plus their latest development in successfully launching and developing their own 24/7 online internet motorsport radio station.

Clapham North MOT’s George Grant, a friend and supporter of Downforce and its activities, purchased the Downforce Radio entity over two years go. Under George’s stewardship and with Jake and his team of journalists, presenters and team members, Downforce continues to grow and evolve alongside the ever-changing landscape of motorsport in which it both survives and thrives.

As it was in 2022, Downforce Radio will again be present as a support sponsor to a championship, this being the Downforce Radio Mazda MX-5 Clubman Championship, which debuted in 2021 as a second standalone grid for identical spec Mk1 Mazda MX-5 race cars. For the 2023 season, the Downforce Radio logo will continue to be present on the windscreen strips of all competing Mk1 race cars within the championship. Downforce branding will also be present again during live stream coverage of MX-5 Clubman Championship races throughout the year, as well as on respective promotional materials and social media graphics and a presence on the BRSCC website too.

George Grant, Clapham North MOT/ Downforce Radio: “Downforce Radio is a platform for fans to hear from and engage with the people who made British motorsport tick, so partnering with the BRSCC and the Downforce Radio Mazda MX-5 Clubman Championship was an easy decision for us. The station has grown massively in the past year and we’ve now got over 70,000 listeners worldwide, content is being produced every hour and more and more fans are enjoying our content. We’re really looking forward to continuing in partnership with the BRSCC.”

Jake Sanson, Downforce Radio: “It was always an ambition of us to partner with a racing championship and after the success of last year’s venture, we’re thrilled that we can continue to support the Downforce Radio BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Clubman Championship – one of the best forms of club racing in the country. We are delighted to support the series and we’re indebted to our ongoing partnership with Clapham North that allows us to tell the stories and promote the endeavors of great motorsport in the UK and further afield.”

Emma Palmer, BRSCC Mazda MX-5 coordinator: Many of the members of our Mazda MX-5 paddock have known both George and Jake through motorsport over the last few years and in that time, both of them and the Downforce team have been incredibly supportive and enthusiastic about motorsport in the UK, including our Mazda MX-5 paddock. To see Downforce Radio carry on as our support sponsor for the Downforce Radio Mazda MX-5 Clubman Championship is absolutely amazing, and we’re really looking forward to working even closer with Jake, George and everyone at Downforce alongside both the championship and the BRSCC. We’re all very excited for 2023 to get underway!”

You can find out more about Downforce Radio and its activities, including its 24/7 motorsport internet radio station, by visiting their website at



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