Toby Owen

Success in Karting Endurance Race!

During my enforced break from Mazda racing, I’m trying to keep my eye in by racing when I can. The most effective way to do that is karting. Last month, I took on a new challenge – taking part in a team endurance race over a mammoth 4 hours. I was part of a team of three drivers, participating under the banner of WM Max Racing. I have never driven as part of a team before. It brings a different…

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Testing At Donington Park GP

Following my last racing action at Cadwell Park, we discovered a fundamental issue with the car’s engine performance. I took the decision to abstain from racing in the MX-5 Championship until we had got to the bottom of it and put it right. Last week, I took the car to get its engine tested at a specialist builders. That gave me the data I needed on exactly how much power my car was lacking. This week, to complete that baseline,…

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My Daughter’s First Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt is one of my favourite activities to do with children (or young-at-heart adults)! The aim of the game is to find all of the items, landmarks or features on a list and then get to the defined finishing point. This makes it a really versatile activity that can be done in any setting. It can also be educational, helping to introduce children to new settings or concepts. Setting the Scene First, choose the items that will go…

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A Trip To BLiNK Motorsport

Yesterday I accompanied my team-mate Martin Tolley to the BLiNK Motorsport workshop in Cheshire, along with our MX-5 race cars. Those who compete in Mazdas will know BLiNK well; they are the premier engine builders in the Mk1 championship and supply around three quarters of the field. We discovered at Cadwell Park that my car appeared to be significantly down on power compared to my rivals. The aim of the trip to the workshop was to try and understand where…

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