Race in SuperCup

Where the driver not budget makes the difference

The MX-5 SuperCup takes this popular, fast and reliable sports car and with sensible performance modifications, creates a superb platform for competitive racing that is suitable for both experienced and novice drivers. These Mk3 cars, although modern, are not complicated and can be run from home (as many of our drivers do), or there are several specialist race preparers who offer race support as well as 'Arrive and Drive' packages.

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The Mazda MX-5 SuperCup is typically contested over eight race weekends with three 20 minute races per meeting, racing at some of the UK’s best loved circuits including Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Donington Park and Oulton Park on a regular basis. Also introduced in 2020, the championship also runs a two-class system to allow drivers of different skill levels to race for their own accolades – a “Pro” class for the fastest drivers in the field to contest outright wins, and a “Club” class for drivers who want to race with less pressure and enjoy competing on track with other drivers with ability similar to theirs. There is also a Masters class which encompasses all drivers in the entry aged 45 and over, adding an extra element of competition.

There are always battles throughout the field meaning that the winner is rarely decided before the final lap and the winning margin is often only tenths of a second! Multiple race winners throughout the season is the norm and in recent seasons, the championship has remained undecided until the final race meeting, several of which going down to the final race of the season! While certainly competitive on track, the SuperCup prides itself on having drivers and teams who are always willing to lend a helping hand to their fellow competitors and who enjoy the atmosphere back in the paddock as much as the on track action.

No other UK championship offers such close and competitive racing between identical modern production sports cars, this cost effectively! Former champions and race winners in the MX-5 Mk3 championship have gone on to successfully compete in series such as the British GT Championship, GT Cup, Ginetta GT4 Supercup and the Renault UK Clio Cup, showing that the MX-5 SuperCup attracts and creates some of Britain's best driving talent.

With the championship growing to become one of the most exciting and well supported race series in the country over the past few seasons, attracting many new fans and drivers along the way, there really is no better time to join the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 SuperCup!

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How much will it cost?

To give newcomers and idea of the budget required in the first year, we have listed below the approximate costs which are based on the experiences of the drivers already competing in SuperCup. This will give you a fair indication as to the minimum cost which is needed to get started if you are buying your own car. However, in year two the cost will be substantially less, as you will not need to build or buy another car.

Race prepared second hand car £8,000-10,000
Second hand trailer £800
Safety clothing/helmet £600
Medical/ARDS test/MSA Licence £400
BRSCC Racing Membership/SuperCup Registration £425
Race entries (8 meetings, 18 Races ) £2,600
Fuel (races & travel) £1,200
Consumables (oil, brakepads etc) £1,000
Tyres £600
Contingency budget £1,000

Estimated first year budget - £16,625

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