New Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car Successfully Completes First Test
 October 26, 2018| 
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IRVINE, Calif. (October 26, 2018) – Long Road Racing began preparations for the 2019 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires season by completing its first day of testing with the new, 2019 Mazda Global MX-5 Cup on Thursday.

Long Road Racing’s objective for the first day of testing WAS to ensure that all systems functioned properly on the new car, which is outfitted with the 181-horsepower, 7500rpm engine now available in the Mazda Miata, and that all the racing components performed consistently compared to first generation Global MX-5 Cup race car.

Tom Long, the chief development driver for the Global MX-5 Cup car, completed 70 laps of the challenging 3.27-mile Virginia International Raceway circuit on Thursday.

“The new 2019 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup is sure to please the racers,” said Long. “The additional power from the new SKYACTIV® 2.0L engine is noticeable right away, pulling hard all the way to its new, higher redline. I think the current Global MX-5 Cup owners will enjoy the upgrade. It has the same great chassis and handling characteristics, but now with an added punch and a larger, more usable rev range.” 

Additional testing for the new car is scheduled. The 2019 Global MX-5 Cup is available exclusively from Long Road Racing. Based in Statesville, NC, Long Road Racing is a race car design, fabrication and build company specializing in sports car racing. Current owners of the Global MX-5 Cup will be able to purchase upgrade kits for their cars from Mazda Motorsports. 

Contact Long Road Racing at www.longroadracing.comor (980) 223-8547.

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