A selection of photos showing the formula in action courtesy of Jon Elsey.
One of the best-supported championship in UK club motorsport with more than 110 registered drivers across the 2019 season, the Mazda MX-5 Championship provides intense, door-to-door single-make sports car racing on a budget.
The series makes use of the Mk1 Mazda MX-5, one of the best small sports cars of all time that provides a true challenge to master for drivers of all experience levels, backgrounds and ages. Cars can be both prepared from home or maintained by one of several race teams and outfit, providing a cost-effective way for anyone to compete in a contemporary small sports car and succeed, no matter what their budget.
An average of more than 50+ cars entered on any given weekend, allowing for split grids with a promotion/ relegation system to allow drivers to race their way to the front of the field across three races.
The championship features a Masters contest within the main series to allow all drivers aged 45 and over to fight and achieve their own victories and titles.
The MX-5 Championship will feature an amended four-race meeting calendar due to the delayed start to the UK motorsport season. The championship is usually settled on the final weekend of competition and has been for the last six seasons, with multiple drivers in contention right down to the final race!
Brilliant camaraderie and welcoming paddock allow any driver to feel welcome and make friends straight away, with regular social gatherings at every race weekend, plus a dedicated Awards Dinner at the end of the season.
Mazda MX-5 Mk1 (1989 – 1997)
Engine: Mazda B6 1600cc with standard induction, exhaust manifold and fuel system
Suspension: GAZ Gold shocks only w/2.25-inch springs, standard bushes and free top mounts
Transmission: Standard w/ free clutch
Brakes: Standard discs & callipers, free choice of brake pads
Minimum Weight: 960kg
All mandatory Motorsport UK safety requirements inc. 6-point roll cage w/ twin door bars
Typical second hand Mk1 MX-5 race car: £4,500 – £6,000
Safety Clothing incl. Helmet & FHR: £600
Medical/ ARDS test/ MSA licence: £450
BRSCC Racing Membership: £150
Championship Registration: £295 Includes Hospitality
Race entries (8 meetings, triple headers): Approx. £3,400
Race fuel: £650
Consumables: Approx. £475
Tyres: Approx. £260 per set of 4
|8 - 2019||05 Oct 2019 - 06 Oct 2019||Silverstone International||Download PDF|
|7 - 2019||17 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019||Donington Park GP||Download PDF|
|6 - 2019||03 Aug 2019 - 03 Aug 2019||Oulton Park International||Download PDF|
|5 - 2019||29 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019||Snetterton 300||Download PDF|
|4 - 2019||08 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019||Anglesey International||Download PDF|
|3 - 2019||11 May 2019 - 12 May 2019||Cadwell Park||Download PDF|
|2 - 2019||20 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019||Pembrey||Download PDF|
|1 - 2019||23 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019||Brands Hatch Indy||Download PDF|
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