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.
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