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Mazda MX-5 Miata Waves Green Flag on Global Cup Series

Starting in 2016, there will be multiple Mazda Global MX-5 Cup series around the world, all using identically prepared cars.

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The Mazda MX-5 Miata is the best-selling roadster in history, and the most road-raced car in the world.

With the recent unveiling of the fourth generation MX-5, the most frequently asked question is “Where will it race?”

Mazda gave the first part of that answer at the recent Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow in Las Vegas, as the company announced that the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be raced in a new Global Cup series, in North America, Europe and Asia.

Starting in 2016, there will be multiple Mazda Global MX-5 Cup series around the world, all using identically prepared cars.

Full details of the Global MX-5 Cup, including which countries will be involved and when the races will take place, will be announced as they are confirmed.

The Global MX-5 Cup will culminate at the end of 2016 with a Global Shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., to crown the series champion.

Among other prizes, the series champion will receive a one-day test in Mazda’s top-level TUDOR United States SportsCar Championship SKYACTIV prototype racecar.

In a first for Mazda, the Global MX-5 Cup racecars will be sold “ready to race” from a single supplier.

For 2015, the third generation Mazda MX-5 Miata will be utilized for its final season of professional racing in North America.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Waves Green Flag on Global Cup Series

Source Mazda

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