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M1 Motorsports Club Mazda Cup Car Orientation

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April 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn about driving a production based race car? Here is your chance! The Mazda MX-5 Cup car is one of the most popular race vehicles in the country. Truly a drivers car due to its handling capabilities, that force you to rely on vehicle dynamics components other than power.


You will learn the following in this 90 minute off and on-track orientation.

Classroom session:

Learn the fundamentals to properly operate the Mazda MX-5 Cup Car:

  • Ingress and egress
  • Securing and removing the steering wheel
  • Adjusting and securing safety harness
  • Ignition/shut down procedures
  • On-track shift points
  • Downshifting/rev matching
  • Vehicle dynamic characteristics


On-track session*:

  • Group and right seat instruction to review:
    • Upshifting/Downshifting/rev matching
    • Braking
    • Vehicle dynamic characteristics
  • Not a full open lapping session
  • Open lapping in MX-5 will be available in the Open Lapping session immediately following the orientation, and in subsequent sessions**


*Must be proficient in manual transmission. We encourage you to bring your manual transmission vehicle so that you may review and practice the fundamentals of shifting, “rev matching” and “downshifting”.

**Open lapping in MX-5 must be approved for each member by an instructor.

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April 16, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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