Rounds 1 and 2 of the UK’s biggest single make motor racing championship gets under way on Sunday 27th March at the home of racing, Silverstone. E3 Sport is all set to run 4 cars; Gravytrain’s Kevin Taylor will be competing in a Mazda MX5 2.0 Sport (Mk3) in the MX5 Cup after graduating from the Mk1 series along with multiple Renault Champion and former BTCC driver Jim Edwards Jnr. Jim’s daughter Jade will be racing in a Mazda MX5 1.6 Mk1 in the Mazda MX5 Championship along with the son of a current BTCC driver, Brett Smith.
To help get your racing juices flowing for the start of the season, here is a little history on the single make motor racing championship. There are 2 championships; the MK1′s which is the MX5 Championship and the MK3′s which is called the MX5 Cup.
In its first year the championship was popular and by 2009 the number of drivers competing had doubled from 20 cars to 40! By 2010 the Ma5da MX5 racing championship had become the UK’s biggest single make motor racing competition. It attracted some of the best drivers in the UK, from BTCC (Jim Edwards Jnr), Clio Clip Cup and many more.
The Mazda MX5 Championship is now recognised as the UK’s largest single make racing series with over 120 registered drivers, extensive TV coverage and a huge following due to its ultra competitive and extremely close racing. With over 100 cars entered and full grids of 54 cars around the Grand Prix circuit, the weekend promises to be a spectacle.
We’ll let you know how the E3 Sport / Team Gravytrain cars get on with a full update after the weekend. All four drivers are looking forward to the races and hopefully starting the season with a good result.