Published on June 16th, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mazda Takes Another Race Win
The Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship 2011 at Thruxton Circuit on Sunday 12 June 2011 saw the Mazda MX5 production race car finishing third in its class in the 4th round of the series. Despite qualifying a lowly fifth in class on Saturday 11 June 2011, the Mazda Financial Services and Motul backed Mazda MX-5 production car demonstrated its outstanding wet handling strengths to finish third in class. On race day, despite adverse weather conditions causing poor visibility and heavy traffic on track, the Mazda MX-5 production race car out handled rivals Honda Civic Type R, Ford Focus, Seat Leon Cupra and Honda Jazz to give the production car its first podium of the season. Mazda driver Mike Wilds started the race and handed over to freelance motoring journalist, Jesse Crosse at the half way point. The Mazda MX-5 production race car proved highly competitive in the conditions– thanks to its 50:50 weight distribution, handling and performance. The next race will be at Spa Francorchamps on 26th June 2011.