Jinba ittai, meaning horse and rider in perfect harmony, is the Japanese principle on which the MX-5 was conceived. Manufactured by Mazda in Japan, the MX-5 has become the best-selling two-seat convertible sports car of all time, and a staple roadster worldwide. Nothing over-complicated, just well designed and made.
Now, with the creation of the brand-new Miata Trophy, first generation and third generation MX-5s will do battle in a fierce competition that offers drivers plenty on and off the track. The classification for cars fighting for the championship derives from the two-letter manufacturer chassis codes. NA class will provide the platform for first generation MX-5s to compete, with NC class offering the same for third generation vehicles.
Used around the globe as an alternative title for the Mazda MX-5, the word ‘Miata’ derives from the Old High German for ‘reward’ and both NA and NC class drivers will be well-rewarded in success, with a number of prizes offered throughout the campaign.
Each race event will kick off with an innovative qualifying format, that sees the top five fastest qualifiers in each class take on ‘SuperPole’ – a winner takes all shootout for the front of the grid. Once the grid is completed competitors will vie for victory across two sprint races, providing plenty of thrilling on-track action. The starting grid for race two is determined by the results of race one.
Two classes - two class champions.
The two 2023 class championship winners will win a prize drive as part of a team in a pre-selected 2024 EnduroKA event - typically the 12 Heures du Norfolk at Snetterton!