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Mazda confirms MX-5 race car for customer delivery

Mazda confirms MX-5 race car for customer delivery

After the success of the Mazda MX-5 GT4 race car in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, Mazda UK has confirmed it will be building models for customers to order from next year.

The Japanese manufacturer entered the Avon Tyres British GT Championship this year to further develop the MX-5 GT that successfully contested the 2011 Britcar Production GTN Championship.

After solid start to the campaign, Brands Hatch in June brought the first podium finish for the team, taking third place and ending the dominance of Ginetta and Lotus, while earlier this month at Snetterton, SMH Mazda MX-5 GT4 finished on the podium again with a second place.

Built by Jota Sport and weighing in at 1,000kg, the vehicle is now available to order for the 2013 season and will benefit from further development during 2012 and be a fully homologated car for GT4 racing.

Sam Hignett, managing director of Jota Group, said customers will not disappointed with the new car: "It is an easy car to race and would even suit track day enthusiasts.  We are still developing the car, but we are now at a point that we can offer this car to customers safe in the knowledge that it is going to be a front runner in any GT4 field."

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