Mazda Motorsports Tag

By Mazda Motorsports IRVINE, Calif. – Victor Franzoni, Oliver Askew, Keith Donegan and Selin Rollan have selected the teams to which they will take their Mazda Road To Indy and Mazda Road to 24 Scholarships for the 2018 racing season. After capturing the 2017 Pro Mazda championship, Franzoni will compete in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires championship with Juncos Racing. Askew, the 2017 USF2000 champion, moves up to the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires with Cape Motorsports. The winner of the Mazda Road to Indy ScholarshipRead More
Mazda, famous for going their own way in the world of motorsports is about to take a step back in line with more conventional thinking. Their long running SkyActiv clean diesel running prototypes in the Tudor United Sports Car Championship are set for an engine change to AER turbocharged gasoline powered units before the season’s end. To Mazda Motorsports and Speed Source’s credit, running with a production based diesel in an LMP2 derived car on a fraction of the budget a team like LMP1 diesel runner Audi has was aRead More

Posted On May 6, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Spotlight On

In Search of the Perfect 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Car

There are more than 392 options to find the optimal setup for 2016 MX-5 Cup racecar. Mazda rolled out a pair of engineering development models of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup racecar for testing at Mazda Raceway on Thursday. As a part of the development process, the cars will be tested in public on the first test day of all remaining race weekends during the 2015 MX-5 Cup season. Mazda SKYACTIV prototype racer Tom Long, who has raced in, and won with, all three previous generation MX-5 Miatas, will leadRead More

Posted On April 29, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Spotlight On

FAQs – 2016 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Car and Series

What is the 2016 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup series?     The next generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be raced in a new Global Cup series slated to be held in North America, Europe, and Asia; full details of the Global MX-5 Cup will be announced as they are confirmed. The series will culminate at the end of 2016 with a Global Shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, to crown the Global MX-5 Cup overall series champion. A one-day test in Mazda’s top-level TUDOR United SportsCar Championship SKYACTIV prototypeRead More

Posted On April 15, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Spotlight On

Global MX-5 Cup First Test: The Shakedown

On Tuesday, April 7, the fourth generation (ND) Mazda MX-5 race car put tire to racetrack for the first time, in its first shakedown. For those who understand the adage, Long Live the Roadster, you likely know that the road car will be available this summer; the race car is close behind with target availability in October. Long Road Racing (LRR), Mazda Motorsports’ partner assisting in the development of the 2016 MX-5 road car into the next generation Global Cup car, received the first three road cars for development lastRead More