BRSCC MAZDA MX-5 CHAMPIONSHIP
The BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship really is the affordable way to go motor racing and is the perfect starting point for those coming into the sport for the first time. There is a plentiful supply of Mk1s ready to race but even if you want to build your own car, donor cars are readily available and cheap to buy and convert.
The 2015 season was another successful year with over 90 drivers registered for the Championship, with 60 cars turning out for the season finale at Donington Park in October. For 2016, we are expecting further growth and a great calendar of eight meetings featuring nineteen races is in place. The season starts on the Snetterton 300 circuit in April but the main highlight of the year will undoubtedly be the championship inaugural European double-header at Zolder in Belgium. Other popular circuits such as Brands Hatch, Donington & Oulton Park are also on the calendar before the season reaches a dramatic conclusion with a triple-header at Silverstone International in October.
All of the events will feature 20-minute qualifying sessions and 20-minute races and will be broadcast on Motors TV throughout the season. The BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship will also feature a dedicated Race Centre at all championship rounds. This will be the focal point of the championship in the paddock and will enable all competitors and team owners a meeting point to socialise.
With tightly controlled regulations and few modifications allowed, the Mazda MX-5 Mk1 is a great entry route into club motorsport. The Mazda MX-5 has proved to be a very popular choice with competitors looking for affordable and competitive racing.
The provisional 2016 calendar is as follows;
|Rounds 1 & 2||April 2nd/3rd||Snetterton 300|
|Rounds 3, 4 & 5||May 7th/8th||Anglesey|
|Rounds 6 & 7||June 4th/5th||Zolder|
|Rounds 8 & 9||June 25th||Oulton Park International|
|Rounds 10 & 11||July 9th/10th||Brands Hatch Indy|
|Rounds 12 & 13||August 27th/28th||Donington Park National|
|Rounds 14, 15 & 16||September 17th/18th||Rockingham ISSCL|
|Rounds 17, 18 & 19||October 15th/16th||Silverstone International|
Photos courtesy of Jon Elsey