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.
For 2015, the BRSCC has put together a great calendar for these dynamic Mk1 1600cc racecars, which is one of the best for club motorsport in the UK. The calendar features 20 races over eight meetings and the championship will start the new season in style on the Silverstone National circuit in April. Other popular circuits such as Brands Hatch, Rockingham & Cadwell Park are also on the calendar before the season reaches a dramatic conclusion with triple-header at Donington Park 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 regularly over 40 cars entering each round, the BRSCC operate a unique split grid format. Drivers are split between A and B races depending initially on their qualifying performance (the first half in the first A race) and subsequently on their finishing position (the bottom 5 in the A and top 5 in the B swap places). This gives mid pack racers the opportunity for front running as well as for progression against the A drivers. Points are allocated as if A and B were a combined race but trophies are awarded for the top drivers in both races.
With tightly controlled regulations and few modifications allowed, the Mazda MX-5 Mk1 is a great entry route into club motorsport as the Mazda MX-5 has proved to be a very popular choice with competitors looking for affordable and competitive racing.