While the Triumph Special continues doing sterling work on the Hills and Sprint courses, and even giving me a prize or two, my circuit car (Mk1 MX5 1600) is in its third year of competition. This is a lovely car to race. Rear wheel drive, beautifully balanced, and a joy to race, I’m thoroughly enjoying racing this car. I’m still learning the circuits and how to get the best out of the car. I’m no longer coming last in the races as I did in the MG ZS, but I’ve still got a lot to learn before I can compete with the front runners.
Racing with 5Club Mazda, we are not allowed to spend much money on making the car faster; skim the head and reduce the weight of the car are allowed. Tyres are limited to 3 very road going types, wheels and suspension are specified manufacturers only. The result is close racing at budget prices, and therefore a huge amount of fun.
I think I’ve found the right car for me to race, and hope to be racing it for many years to come.