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 ten fastest qualifiers 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!