MX5 GT Racing posted on 02 June 2011
- Mazda MX-5 GT heads to Thruxton Circuit with high hopes of podium finish number three
- A month of testing results in modifications to improve handling and performance
- Mazda MX-5 GT racing website now available at www.mazdamx5racing.co.uk
Mazda and Jota Sport have spent the last month further developing both the handling and performance of the Mazda MX-5 GT race car in time for the next Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship race to be held at Thruxton Circuit on 11 and 12 June 2011.
Since the last race, held at Donington Park on the 8th May 2011, where the team secured their second podium finish, Jota Sport has improved the rear brake package, modified the differential, added a new induction system and developed bespoke dampers. The improved dampers will allow an increase in mid-corner speed and better feel for the driver, while the additional enhancements will provide improvements to overall performance of the MX5. Combined with the lightweight, nimble and responsive handling attributes which make up the DNA of the MX-5, the GT race car will be taking the fight to the competition, aiming to beat BMW, Lotus and Ginetta at Thruxton.
“Thruxton will be the fourth race of the Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship race series, with just three races run, the Mazda MX-5 GT car has secured second in its class in the championship and fourth overall. This is testament to its bullet proof reliability, nimble handling and lightweight. These new modifications will make the MX-5 GT race car an even stronger contender against the more powerful race cars in its class,” comments Graeme Fudge, PR Director, Mazda UK.
The Mazda Motorsport programme has also developed a new Mazda MX-5 GT racing website to provide MX-5 and motorsport fans with the latest information on the 850kg MX-5 GT race car and its performance in the Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship race series throughout 2011.
If you would like to follow the lightweight Mazda MX-5 GT race car’s performance, race results and lap times for each of the Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship races you can visit: www.mazdamx5racing.co.uk.
Also available on the Mazda MX-5 GT website are; the Mazda driver diaries, race footage and images. Following each of the Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship races, Mazda will upload new content, including footage, images and results.
The Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship takes place over ten races from March to November including a race at the Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. The next race is at Thruxton Circuit on 11th and 12th June 2011.