At the close of the two hour race at Brands Hatch, Manuel Cintrano and Javier Morcillo recorded their fourth win of the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship (BEC) series in their Mosler MT900R, though only after contact in the closing laps with Andy Schulz’s Ferrari 430.
Ever since the third-generation MX-5 appeared in 2005, we’ve been pleading with Mazda to build one worthy of being the hot-hatch killer that so typified its 1989 forbearer.
After two rounds of the 2012 championship the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship (BEC) makes its first visit of the season to Snetterton this weekend, for a third three hour race of the year.
Special Editions. Sometimes they’re really special, whilst at other times it’s just a way of freshening up a familiar model which has been on sale for a few years. Few would question its effectiveness when selling a few extra super-minis or roadsters during the summer months, but there’s been a growing tendency during the past 24 months to follow the special edition route with performance cars.
Inspired by the 275 bhp Mazda MX-5 GT race car competing in the 2011 Britcar Production GTN Championship, Mazda has introduced a new ‘Black Limited Edition’ MX-5, available from mid-July.