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2014 Champion Abbie Eaton at Silverstone last year. Image courtesy of Jon Elsey.

The SuperCup is set for another exhilarating season!

The 2015 BRSCC Mazda MX-5 SuperCup season opener will take place at Silverstone over the Easter weekend on the 4th/5th of April, with races 1 and 2 of the 19 round championship being held on the National circuit layout.

2014 champion Abbie Eaton has graduated from the MX-5 SuperCup to compete in GT racing this season, whilst 2nd and 3rd placed drivers in the championship Tom Roche and Matt Davies will also not be racing this year. This leaves the championship fight in 2015 wide open for a new batch of drivers, with all the competitors hoping it will be their name on the championship winner’s trophy come the end of the season.

Having finished 4th in last year’s championship, Liam Murphy enters the new season off the back of taking his first pole position and his first race wins, with victory in both rounds at the 2014 season finale held at Donington Park.

Liam will be hoping to get his 2015 championship bid off to a similar start at Silverstone, but new to the championship this season are all of the top 3 drivers in last year’s BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Mk1 Championship. James Blake-Baldwin who took the overall honours will be renewing his battles with runners-up Alan Henderson and Jonathan Clements in the SuperCup, each one trying to adapt their driving styles to the extra power and grip of the racing Mk3 MX-5s to come out on top in that particular rivalry.

Also new to the championship this year is reigning BRSCC Porsche Champion, Jonathan Greensmith.  He’s no stranger to success in a Mazda, as a former championship winner in the Mk1 MX-5s he is undoubtedly going to be another driver to watch over the course of the season.

With a number of other talented new drivers joining the championship this year along with the returning regulars from last season, we are expecting to see a grid of around 30 cars at Silverstone! With bigger grids and the racing set to be even more competitive than it was last year, it’s impossible to predict who will be taking the chequered flag first come race day.

Last year’s races at Silverstone took place on the longer International circuit layout, so the SuperCup drivers haven’t raced on the National circuit with the cars in their current specification. The simpler configuration of the National circuit may look easy, but the combination of the tricky Beckets Corner and the Brooklands/Luffield complex with long straights in between make it extremely difficult for anyone to break the tow and build a gap from the chasing pack. The lap record from last time the Mk3 MX-5 championship raced on the National circuit was 1.08.8 but this is certain to be beaten by the current crop of SuperCup cars!

You can keep up to date with everything going on over the course of the Silverstone race weekend by following the MX-5 SuperCup twitter account here: https://twitter.com/MX5SuperCup

Full meeting time table here: http://bit.ly/1bxsmM0

 

 

 

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