This weekend, Mazda will bring the excitement of the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires to fans around the world with a livestream of the season opening races at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
Fans who tune in to the livestream will be treated to some of the closest sports car racing in North America. The Global MX-5 Cup cars are built identically and place a premium on driving ability, which was borne out by the 12-race 2017 season having a total margin of victory of just under four seconds. This weekend, thirty-two of those Global MX-5 Cup cars will take on CoTA and battle for championship prizes that include the $200,000 Mazda Road to 24 scholarship awarded to the season champion and $75,000 awarded to the Global MX-5 Cup Rookie of the Year.
“With compelling racing created by the talent of the drivers and the performance of the Global MX-5 Cup cars, we are thrilled to be able to put the season opening races on a worldwide stage with this weekend’s livestream,” said John Doonan, Director, Mazda Motorsports. “With 32 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup cars entered this weekend it will be a fantastic show that will be enjoyed not only by the spectators at the track but everyone tuning in around the world to the livestream.”
The broadcast for Saturday’s Global MX-5 Cup race will begin at 3:25 PM ET, while Sunday’s will begin at 8:55 PM ET, at on Mazda USA’s YouTube Channel.