Vincenzo & Son Bristol MX5 Challenge

Bristol Motor Club Championships are open only to paid-up members of Bristol Motor Club. No additional fees are payable, but participants must hold a Motorsport UK Competition Licence where required to enter the qualifying rounds.

MX5 Challenge Coordinator Andrew O’Malley
What is it?

The series is open to normally aspirated 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. Details of rounds and venues to follow.

What do I need?
  • Bristol Motor Club membership
  • To register your interest in the championship so you get the entry forms for events (
  • A road legal Mazda MX5 where the modifications from standard comply with the regulations
  • The sprints require a Non-Race National B racing licence, which you can order from the Motorsport UK website
  • You need personal safety equipment for the sprints, as regulated by Motorsport UK.  A helmet (not a motorbike one), race suit and gloves complying with the correct certification are the minimum equipment.
  • Read the Regulations (aka Regs or SRs – see below)
Where and when?

Click here for the rounds and dates in 2018

What do I win?

Class winners at each event receive a trophy. The winner at the end of the season will pick up their award at the annual Awards Day celebrations at the start of 2018. There’s no cash prize, but you can’t put a price on happiness and a round of applause.

Isn’t motorsport dangerous and expensive?

Not all motorsport involves hugely expensive cars going 6 abreast into a corner and the massive pileup that inevitably follows. All the rounds in the Bristol Motor Club MX5 Challenge are competitions against the clock. You will not be on track with other cars, which means you won’t be held up by the car ahead and you won’t get punted off the track by the fool behind. The sprints are high speed events on circuits licensed by Motorsport UK who deem them of the required safety standards. AutoSolos are low speed affairs that are safe enough that helmets are not required and the major financial worry is the contents of your fuel tank and the price of your lunch.