• 2016/08/02

GLOBAL MX-5 CUP JAPAN Finally Kicks Off

The official site for the “GLOBAL MX-5 CUP JAPAN” (Supervisor: B-Sports) has been opened revealing some details about the series. At the same time, CUSCO Japan co., ltd. has begun sales of the unified spec vehicles that will be competing in the series. Test drives and negotiations will begin from August 25th. Any one who is interested should check out the official site.

The GLOBAL MX-5 CUP JAPAN will begin from spring 2017 and initially consist of 5 domestic races. The most successful drivers in the series will earn the right to compete at a world final shootout to be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Monterey, California). The “GLOBAL MX-5 CUP” was first held in the US from April this year and will gradually expand to various locations around the world, such as Japan and Europe.

Race overview/competition regulations
No. of scheduled races: 5 races scheduled for 2017
Scheduled locations: Okayama International Circuit, Suzuka Circuit, Sportsland SUGO, Twin Ring Motegi, etc.
Race format: 45-minute sprint race
Race status: Quasi domestic series
Eligibility: Individuals who possess an ASN issued A-Class National Sports Driver license
*Drivers who are registered with organizations other than the ASN may be able to participate if they fulfil certain conditions
Supervisor: GLOBAL MX-5 CUP JAPAN secretariat (B-Sports)
World finals: the most successful drivers from each domestic series will be chosen to represent their countries at a world final shootout to be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Details of the tournament schedule, vehicle/competition regulations
will gradually be uploaded to the website below.
GLOBAL MX-5 CUP JAPAN official site 

Overview of race car (shared world specifications)
– Base vehicle: MX-5 (Japan name: Roadster) North America specifications (2.0L engine, left-hand drive)
– Engine, ECU, etc., are sealed at the time of vehicle manufacture, modifications prohibited
– Components such as tires, wheels, dampers, brakes, etc. are specified to ensure parity
– AIM data logger standard
– Vehicle development / production: Long Road Racing (USA)
*For race use only, not allowed on public roads

GLOBAL MX-5 CUP specifications car sales (race car) – Start of sales: orders will be accepted beginning from August 1st, 2016 (order production)
– Sales agent: CUSCO Japan co., ltd.
– Please contact CUSCO Japan regarding sales price and methods of delivery
Web site

[Related links]
>>> Global MX-5 CUP First Race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

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