Mazda is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata this year. As part of the grand celebrations, it will be entering the MX-5 into the grueling Nürburgring 24 Hours race in Germany on June 21st.
JOTA Sport will help Mazda get the MX-5 ready for the track and manage the team. Four drivers will take turns behind the wheel during the 24 hours, including Owen Mildenhall, Wolfgang Kaufmann, Teruaki Kato, and Formula One driver Stefan Johansson.
According to Mazda, the MX-5 that they will race will be mostly exactly like the regular stock version of the Miata. Only the necessary safety upgrades for motorsport racing will be the only changes. That means that it will be competing in the V3 class with other production cars powered by 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated engines.
It will be exciting to see the NC version of the MX-5 go through one last hurrah before the all-new ND model bows in next year.
The race begins June 21. Join with us here at Wantagh Mazda as we cheer on the Mazda team.