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Bristol MX5 Challenge

Welcome to the Bristol Motor Club MX5 Challenge Website.

The series is open to normally aspirated Mk1, 2 and 3 Mazda MX5 and Eunos models and a completely standard road car is both eligible and competitive. The emphasis is on affordable fun, and excessive modifications are discouraged.

2022 will be our 8th year of the running the challenge. Over that time we’ve had 6 very worthy champions, driving all 3 MX5 variants allowed in the championship, have participated in many events across the South West and have had a lot of fun.

Our 2022 Challenge will again be run over 12 events made up of 4 x Autosolos, 4 x Sprints and 4 x Hillclimbs. In other words all of our events are against the clock rather than wheel to wheel racing. If we get to run 12 rounds then the best 7 will count as we recognise we all have lives away from cars too. If we aren’t permitted to hold all 12 events the championships regulations reflect how many rounds count depending on how many rounds are held.

If you’re intrigued to what the events may look like from inside the car then I’d suggest you head over to YouTube and type in Bristol MX5 challenge to get an idea.  

We managed all 12 rounds in 2021 by being nimble to the events we could attend so fingers crossed covid-19 will be behind us come the start of the season however if the organising clubs are permitted to hold the events we’re confident you’ll be in their safe hands judging by the measures we’ve seen in place during the past couple of years.

Class winners at each event receive a trophy. The championship winners at the end of the season will pick up awards at the annual Awards Day celebrations at the start of 2023. There’s no cash prize, but you can’t put a price on happiness and a round of applause.

I hope you find what you’re looking for within these webpages (more content can be found under Championships>MX5 Challenge> in the menu at the top of the page). If not please do not hesitate in contacting Andy Thompson, our MX5 Challenge Coordinator.

2021 Challenge contenders preparing for a run at Kemble