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The MSCC Miata Spec Series is ready for 2024

Mazda PH’s one-make race isn’t slowing down for its 3rd season

For the third time, it's always the answer. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Mazda Philippines has been a staunch supporter of the local motorsport scene, collaborating with the Manila Sports Car Club to organize a one-make race series for its popular sports car. Alongside the updated MX-5, the Japanese brand has gladly announced the third season of the MSCC Miata Spec Series for 2024.

Can you fit snuggly in the Sparco Grid Q seat? PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The specs for the MX-5 cup cars remain similar to when it first started, from the Mazdaspeed strut bars and braces to the Cusco coilovers and sway bars, as well as the 215/45 series GT Radial Champiro SX2 tires on a set of 17-inch Rota Strike wheels.

The 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine remains unchanged from its previous iterations, churning the stock yet peppy 181hp out of a custom exhaust system by Drift Xaust. A set of Winmax brake pads and AutoExe sport brake lines bring the racers to a halt.

Padded and loaded for the 2024 season. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Mazda Philippines has allocated three fresh units for newcomers to the series, costing P2,830,000 including track fees, Shell racing fuel and oil, and tires throughout the 2024 season. Expect the grid to be jam-packed with talented drivers such as Tyson Sy, Juha Turalba, Angie King, and Red Diwa.

Unlike last year’s calendar, Batangas Racing Circuit and Clark International Speedway will alternate with each leg. The first and third legs (May 25 and September 21) will go south, while the second and fourth (July 13 and November 16) will head north.

Justin Young

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