The Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented By BFGoodrich Will Return To CTMP This July

Mazda has announced the 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires schedule, following the series’ tradition of racing at iconic race tracks on major race weekends. Each of the six weekends will be a doubleheader, making for a 12-race championship.

The MX-5 Cup is the signature spec series for the Mazda Road to 24 (#MRT24), the sports car counterpart to the Mazda Road to Indy (#MRTI). On both paths, Mazda-powered champions earn a Mazda scholarship to advance their career. The MX-5 Cup champion earns a $200,000 scholarship.

The 2016 season will feature the all-new fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Miata. For the first time, Mazda has commissioned complete turnkey race cars ensuring all cars are as close to identical as possible, all to ensure the best drivers rise to the top.

The 2016 season will kick off at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship weekend at the end of April.

New for 2016 is a visit to historic Watkins Glen International Raceway, where the MX-5 Cup teams will be sharing the May 13-15 weekend with Trans-Am. Next, the teams will travel to Road America to headline the SCCA June Sprints weekend.

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will host the annual north-of-the-border trip in July for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, joining the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and much more.

The season will conclude at Road Atlanta during the Petit Le Mans weekend. Road Atlanta has hosted the MX-5 Cup finale each year since 2011.

2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires:

Rounds Date Venue Racing with

1-2 April 28 – May 1 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca IMSA
3-4 May 13-15 Watkins Glen International Raceway Trans Am
5-6 June 17-19 Road America SCCA
7-8 July 8-10 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park IMSA
9-10 August 26-28 VIRginia International Raceway IMSA
11-12 Sept 28-30 Road Atlanta IMSA

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