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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Final Pre-Season Test at Snetterton

This week we performed our final shakedown run of the car ahead of the 2019 season. The venue was Snetterton circuit, the longest track on the calendar and one that featured just about every type of corner and a very long straight, allowing us to test all aspects of the car’s performance. It’s been a challenging winter. The car I originally bought needed more work doing to it than we initially realised, and it’s taken a good deal more time…

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The Winter Rebuild

With the start of the 2019 season fast approaching, our car prep partners have been hard at work updating the race car and installing new components. It’s nearly 3 months since the car last hit the track at Donington and came back sporting a bag of broken bits and an under-powered engine. Our pre-season testing schedule gets underway this weekend with a return to the scene of the crime, and the last week has witnessed some frantic work to get…

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First Shakedown Run of the New Car

Earlier this month, drivers Toby Owen and James Burling got to drive the team’s new MX-5 race car for the first time. The first shakedown run was at Donington Park, a well-known circuit that would provide a good test of all attributes of the car. Report by Toby Owen So, after laying all of the ground work for a tilt at the 2019 MX-5 Championship and acquiring an old race car, it was time to finally get behind the wheel!…

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