Mazda waves immature dwindle on 2016 Global MX-5 Cup racing series

Posted on 05. Nov, 2014 by in Mazda Canada

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LAS VEGAS, Nov. 4, 2014 /CNW/ – The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a best-selling roadster in history, and a many road-raced automobile in a world.  With a new phenomenon of a fourth era MX-5, a many frequently asked doubt is “Where will it race?”  Mazda gave a initial partial of that answer during a Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow in Las Vegas today, as a association announced that a new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be raced in a new Global Cup series, in North America, Europe and Asia. 

Starting in 2016, there will be mixed Mazda Global MX-5 Cup array around a world, all regulating equally prepared cars.  Full sum of a Global MX-5 Cup, including that countries will be concerned and when a races will take place, will be announced as they are confirmed.  The Global MX-5 Cup will cap during a finish of 2016 with a Global Shootout during Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., to climax a array champion.  Among other prizes, a array champion will accept a one-day exam in Mazda’s top-level TUDOR United States SportsCar Championship SKYACTIV antecedent racecar.

“Since a initial Mazda MX-5 Miata took a immature dwindle behind in 1990, a automobile has been a ideal height for both veterans and rookies alike,” remarkable John Doonan, executive of motorsports for Mazda North American operations.  “Because a MX-5 is inherently such a good automobile to drive, it is an ideal height to learn simple and modernized race-craft, and this has done a veteran MX-5 Cup array really successful to date.”

“We’re vehement to take a elements of success of a existent Mazda MX-5 Cup series, and deliver them to a new tellurian audience,” combined Masahiro Moro, Managing Executive Officer in assign of Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Service for Mazda Motor Corporation.  “It has prolonged been a idea to see Mazda fans around a universe competing in matching MX-5s, and a launch of a 2016 MX-5 Miata is a ideal time to make this idea a reality.” 

While Mazda did not recover final specifications, apparatus or technical partners for a car, it was reliable that a Global MX-5 Cup racecar will be versed with a 2.0 liter SKYACTIV-G 4 cylinder engine.  Beginning this winter, Mazda Motorsports will commence a growth duration to name a best tires, cessation and powertrain and reserve modifications.  The final specifications will be announced in 2015 when Mazda is prepared to accept orders for a 2016 series.

In a initial for Mazda, a Global MX-5 Cup racecars will be sole “ready to race” from a singular supplier.

For 2015, a third era MX-5 will be employed for a final deteriorate of veteran racing in North America.  The 2015 Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires will flog off during Sebring in March, and interpretation during a Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda during Road Atlanta in October.  For 2016 and beyond, a existent third-generation MX-5 Cup racecars will be authorised to contest in bar racing only. 

About Mazda, Mazda Motorsports, and MAZDASPEED
Mazda is a heading actor in all aspects of sports automobile racing with an importance on continuation highway racing.  Mazda is a number-one code for road-racers opposite North America among both bar racers and professionals.  Thousands of Mazda-powered grassroots racers contest in several classes with a SCCA and NASA highlighted by Spec Miata, a world’s largest spec category with over 2,500 cars built.  Via a Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy, and a Mazda Road to Indy, Mazda supports racers during all levels of a competition from bar racing adult to a TUDOR United SportsCar Championship where it races with prolongation SKYACTIV Technology.

Mazda stays a usually Asian automobile association to measure an altogether win during a 24 Hours of Le Mans (1991).  Mazda has had a fixing rights agreement during Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca given 2000.

About Mazda Canada Inc.
Mazda Canada Inc. is obliged for a sales and marketing, patron use and tools support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a national network of 165 dealerships. For additional information revisit Mazda Canada’s media website during www.media.mazda.ca.

SOURCE Mazda Canada Inc.

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