MORE FREE TICKETS FOR CLUB MEMBERS!!! THANK YOU MAZDA UK
We started the 2011 motorsport season at Silverstone and (barring the Autumn round of the Ma5da Racing 12 hour event at Snetterton) it looks like we'll be ending it there too...
Many Club members have already witnessed the BRITCAR exciting, close action this year at Donington. We may have been there to watch our friends at Ma5da Racing but the Britcar Endurance event that followed the MX-5s had to be seen to be believed. For those that didn't make Donington this is your chance to watch the GT2, 3 and 4 cars share the hallowed tarmac of Silverstone in an epic battle. Cars (from million-pound Moslers to the MX-5) all race together, into the evening and through the night. Watching the sun set whilst these cars race round is quite surreal, to see them still out as it rises again is absolutely breathtaking. Many choose to camp on the infield to grab a few hours sleep during the night, plenty though make a night (and a party!) of it and push through.
And that's not all, the Gadget Show will be there, racing against the 'real' competitors in their own 'virtual' competition!
Mazda UK have been kind enough to offer 30 lucky people the chance to attend the BRITCAR 24 hour race at Silverstone this October for free. With an open pit lane and access to the whole track you could spend a weekend watching the action from all the best viewing points whilst having a nosey behind the scenes too. Anyone who watched the Top Gear challenge will know that to keep a car running competitively for 24 hours is a huge task but the three MX-5s entered stand a really great chance of winning their group...maybe even a one-two-three? Look out for Jim Cameron, driving the Help for Heroes liveried '5.
AND, as if that's not enough, support races include the Smart 4-two cup (anyone that watched these maniacs rolling over at Donington will know just how entertaining they can be!!!), Porsche Cup and of course, our good friends at Ma5da Racing with three Mk 1 races with full 50+ car grids...AWESOME!!!
The Jota-prepared MX-5s are far from standard (although the new 'Sport Black' model carries clear styling cues from it's race-bred brothers). Having seen the car close up it's clear to see that it won't be a comfortable ride but (I'm guessing) pretty nifty...
All you have to do to stand a chance of winning one or two ticket(s) is reply to this post; Louise and I will pull 'names out of the hat' nearer the time and inform the lucky winners by PM and add names to the list below. The MX-5 OC is running this as a competition, rather than 1st-come 1st served, to be as fair to those that may not visit the forum regularly or indeed be away on their hols. Remember, you've got to be in it to win it
So, if you've nothing planned for the first October weekend, or just fancy seeing what all the fuss is about, pop a post below...
1. Phil H x2
2. pincherrn x2
3. mikeR x2
5. remowill x2
6. Harco x2
7. t.rudkin x2
8. a5fve x2
9. cotswold Melody x2
10. Friar x2 Passed onto another OC member
11. DonT x2
12. Nigel x2
13. grjwt1 x2
14. Vanman x2
15. peleton72 and Mrs peleton72
Jota Motorsport, with Jim Cameron (one of their 24hr drivers will be hosting us in the garage at lunchtime on Saturday. Timings to follow...
Names in green = tickets in the post...
LUCKY WINNERS (To be announced Wed 21st Sep 11):
Looks like all the hopefuls have been super lucky. Congrats, if you wanted to go you are!!!
See you there!
Britcar 24hr and Gadget Show line up
The countdown is on to the 2011 Britcar 24-hour race at Silverstone. Teams are now confirming their line-ups, and none is more exciting than Channel 5’s “The Gadget Show” .
In their simulator race entry you will see the 3 of the Gadget Show presenter team where Jason Bradbury, Jon Bentley and Pollyanna Woodward will pit their skills against the professional and Pro Am drivers.
In addition to the Gadget Show’s great competitor line-up, Pollyanna Woodward has agreed to start the race, by dropping the flag and marking the start of this epic feat.
Pollyanna said: “We’re all very excited about competing in the event and I can’t wait to start it all off. It’s going to be pretty full on for us and we’ll be practicing as much as possible so we can try and take that chequered flag!”
Britcar’s James Tucker enthused ‘We are exited to have the team joining us and it’s fantastic news that Polly is starting the 7th annual 24hr race”
Saturday 1st October will see non- stop racing action from the all-inspiring Porsche Carrera cup, thrills of Caterham Academy, action packed Mazda MX5’s and quirky Smart 4 Two cup, all building to the Main event at 4.30pm.
Everyone is welcome in the paddock, so come down and support the show, meet your heroes and mingle with other drivers, enjoy the array of entertainment and atmosphere from 30th September.
Treat the family to an exhilarating day out or join the fun for all 3 days for just £30 for 2 tickets and Under 15’s go free. Tickets are available at www.britcar24hr.co.uk/2for30/
For further information please contact Hayley.firstname.lastname@example.org or 01252 834377
MX-5 Owner's Club Motorsport Co-ordinator / Mission Motorsport Development Manager: jon dot earp at mx5oc.co.uk
'95 Mk 1 1800cc, plus a few minor, subtle changes...
The only one at the Blyton weekend who didn't break a record!