Mazda MX-5's dynamic performance

Mazda's two-seater sports car MX-5 has demonstrated its driving dynamism and bulletproof reliability during the Britcar 24-hour endurance race at Silverstone.

The Mazda MX-5 2.0-litre models were competing against racecars from other big brands including Mosler, Porsche, Aston Martin, Lotus and BMW.

The cars had mandatory FIA-approved safety equipment - including a roll cage, race seats and harness, external electric cut-off and fire extinguisher.

Despite wet and foggy weather during the event, the Mazda sports vehicles enabled the drivers to brake later into bends, carry additional speed through them and get on to the power faster. The cars were prepared by Tunbridge Wells-based Jota Sport.

Mazda PR Director Graeme Fudge said: "This was a superb result for Mazda. We demonstrated that a pair of stock MX-5s can compete with significantly more powerful bespoke racecars by relying on its outstanding handling and incomparable reliability."

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