BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship
This is the arena that I have chosen to make my racing debut! One of the biggest grids in British motorsport, and also one of the most competitive, making it a fantastic place to learn my craft but a challenging one to conquer.
All drivers take part in a 20-minute Qualifying session that determines their place on the grid. The top half of the qualifiers start in Group A, with the second half starting in Group B. There are 3 races in each race weekend, and at the end of the first and second races, the top 5 finishers from Group B get promoted to the subsequent Group A race, whilst the bottom 5 finishers (or non-finishers) from Group A get demoted to the subsequent Group B race.
This ensures that the lower half of the field, many of whom will be first-timers like me learning their way, have the opportunity to shine and get some TV coverage.
We’ll let the BRSCC tell you about the Championship in their own words:
Arguably the best supported championship in UK club motorsport with more than 90 registered drivers across the 2018 season, providing intense, door-to-door single make sports car racing on a budget.
Series makes use of the Mk1 Mazda MX-5, one of the best small sportscars of all time that provides a true challenge to master for drivers of all experience levels, backgrounds and ages.
An average of more than 40+ cars entered on any given weekend, allowing for split grids with a promotion/ relegation system to allow drivers to race their way to the front of the field across three races.
The championship features a Masters contest within the main series to allow all drivers aged 45 and over to fight and achieve their own victories and titles.
Brilliant camaraderie and welcoming paddock allows any driver to feel welcome and make friends straight away, with regular social gatherings at every race weekend, plus a dedicated Awards Dinner at the end of the season.
Content courtesy of the BRSCC website.
2018 Drivers’ Championship Standings
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2019 Season Coverage
This year, TV coverage continues to be excellent. As well as being available to watch on Freeview via the Frontrunner channel, the 2019 MX-5 Championship is available on-demand on YouTube. All videos are the property of the BRSCC.
2018 Season Coverage
Coverage of the 2018 MX-5 Championship season was second-to-none, and we’ve collated highlights of all 24 rounds for you to view at your leisure. All videos are the property of the BRSCC.