MX5 Race Car Hire, Race Weekends, Track Days, Test Days & Trackside Support

 

Reasons to hire our cars :

 

  • BRSCC Supercup 2016 Champions
  • BRSCC MX5 MK1 2016 Masters Champions
  • BRSCC MX5 MK1 2016 Championship Runners Up
  • BRSCC MX5 MK1 2014 MK1 Champions

 

Various packages available

From track days to full race weekends.......

Track Days

Track days available from £500 per day, exclusive of entry fees. Includes tuition with Chris Dawkins, over 30 years of racing experience. Hospitality available.

Race Weekends

Race car hire available for race weekends from £1000. Not including entry fees, but inclusive of fuel, running costs and race support from our friendly experienced engineers.

Trackside Support

These are tailor made packages, from pre-race preparation and set up to support of your own transported car at events.

 

 

Cars Available

 

Kent MX5 Services have one remaining new build MK1 car available for hire for the 2018 BRSCC MX5 MK1 and 5Club Racing Championships!

 

We are the most successful team in recent years. Our results speak for themselves.

 

Our cars are professionally built by engineers who have had many years experience in all disciplines of the motorsport industry, from European karting throught to British GTs and rallying.

 

Mazda MX5 MK1 Race Car

Our new build Mk1 is complete and available for sale or hire. More details will be added to our Cars For Sale page shortly, but please get in touch if you would like more information. 

 

Peugot 309 Rallycross Car

Our Red Peugot 309 Rallycross car is complete and ready for sale. There's plenty of history with this car! Details will be added to our Cars For Sale page shortly. FYI - Chris Dawkins will be racing this car at Lydden Hill Rallycross circuit in Kent on August Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018 as part of the Retro Rallycross class. Come along and say "Hello" if you are passing. 

 

Race cars currently in build include:

- Black Mk3 MX5 Supercup car - due for completion end September/October 2018

 

See below for further information on costings for race car hire and what else to consider when planning your racing event.....

 

 

  • Arrive & drive packages available from £1150
  • Taster Track days from £500
  • Dedicated race mechanic
  • Insurance scheme available at extra cost
  • Corporate hospitality available at additional cost
  • As a Mazda UK Authorised Independent Operator, we have full access to privileged technical data, which is also available remotely to us at all venues throughout testing and race weekends

 

Our cars are professionally built from the best suitable donor cars we can find and are all done in house. This includes performance engines and engine rebuilds. The cars are stripped with all cockpit sealer removed, painted in gloss black, are then given our 'full works' engine, exhaust system, trick transmissions, skeleton wiring harness and race spec. clutch. Of course they all come fully set up and corner weighted. All our cars are built underweight with ballast added depending on the driver's weight and circuit.

 

Various tailored packages are available and prices depend on the service you require. Lots of information is included below but please contact us if you have further questions and to discuss your requirements.

 

We can also do group packages for Track Days etc. Please enquire if this is something you'd like to know more about.

 

Our results speak for themselves!!!

 

Please ring to discuss your requirements and to

join THE winning team!

 

 

 

Costs for Track Days, Test Days and Race Weekends

 

Note: We do not add VAT to the costs quoted for our services. All our own travel/accommodation costs are also included where applicable.

 

 

MX5 Track Day/Testing Day Costs:

 

  1. £500 fee for one driver – this includes hire of an MX5 Mk1 race car, fuel, tyres and trackside support for the duration of the track session (including tuition if required). This is based upon an event at our most local track, Brands Hatch. Additional drivers will incur an extra cost, please enquire for further details. £100 deposit required upon booking with balance due 7 days before the event.
  2. £995 fee for one driver – this includes hire of an MX5 Mk3 race car, fuel, tyres and trackside support for the duration of the track session (including tuition if required). This is based upon an event at our most local track, Brands Hatch. Additional drivers will incur an extra cost, please enquire for further details. £100 deposit required upon booking with balance due 7 days before the event.
  3. Circuit fee – e.g. Brands Hatch event costs. These are paid directly to them and can vary between different circuits and at different times of the year. For example an Open Pit Lane Full Track Day in late October at Brands Hatch could be £129 vs £239 during earlier months. Donington Park is generally more expensive than Brands Hatch.
  4. Additional fees are applied for travelling if you wish to drive at a track other than Brands Hatch. For example, an additional £50 approx. for Snetterton or Rockingham. Please enquire regarding travel costs for other locations.
  5. Your chosen insurance option to ensure that any damage is covered. Further information is included below.
  6. If you would like us to quote you a price for a whole package for one or more persons please enquire. Group packages are available and tuition is available if required.

 

Please note:

  • Testing Days are limited to those holding a competition license (not required for Track Days).
  • Be aware of some of the limitations when researching dates for your event e.g. race car only, general car only, road car only, novice, open pit lane format, open wheel cars only.
  • Helmet hire is available at the circuit at a cost of around £10 for the day.
  • Additional drivers will incur an additional fee, payable to the circuit.
  • Clothing requirements: Track Days require that you wear a helmet plus arms and legs are covered. Testing Days and Race weekends require that you wear proper racing attire and a helmet.

 

 

MX5 “Arrive and Drive” Race Weekend Costs:

 

  1. BRSCC MX5 Mk1 Championship & 5Club Racing Championship (Mk1): £1150 fee which includes hire of the car, fuel, tyres and trackside support for the duration of testing, qualifying and any double/triple header racing weekend. £250 deposit required upon booking with balance due 21 days before the event.
  2. BRSCC MX5 Supercup & Super Series (Mk3): £1995 fee which includes hire of the car, fuel, tyres and trackside support for the duration of testing, qualifying and any double/triple header racing weekend. £250 deposit required upon booking with balance due 21 days before the event.
  3. BRSCC or 5Club registration and race entry fees. These organised by yourself, are paid directly to BRSCC or 5Club Racing and may vary slightly between different events. Costs are typically ~£495 per weekend to cover qualifying and racing. Costs for testing sessions are extra and should be booked a.s.a.p. if you are intending to do this as well.
  4. Your chosen insurance option to ensure that any damage is covered. Further information is included below.
  5. If you would like us to quote you a price for a whole package for one or more persons please enquire. Group packages are available and tuition is available if required.

 

Please note:

  • There will be an additional fee for our time if testing is not taking place on the day immediately before the qualifying/racing days to cover any downtime.
  • The above costs are quoted for the BRSCC MX5 and 5Club Racing championships only. Other MX5 championships are not included here due to different regulations which may require expensive alterations to the race car.
  • Prices quoted are for events taking place in England. Events in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and other European locations will incur additional costs depending on venue location.
  • Helmet hire is available at the circuit at a cost of around £10 for the day.
  • Clothing requirements: Race weekends require that you wear proper racing attire and a helmet.

 

 

 

 

Insurance Options for Track/Test Days & Race Weekends:

 

There are a couple of options, but essentially we need to ensure that any damage to the vehicle is covered whether the damage is caused by you or someone else whilst you are driving the car.

 

Option 1 - take out your own insurance, which you pay directly to the insurance company in question and then provide proof to us before the event. 

 

Option 2 - we take a swipe of your credit card and apply a hold of £1000 (similar to the way that a hotel does) before the event. We would then release the hold after the event, assuming no damage has been incurred. If there is damage to the car whilst you are driving then we would offset the £1000 from the total repair costs and the remaining damage costs are still payable by you.

 

So, with Option 1 you are spending money on insurance you might not need to use but with a known cost attached to it. With Option 2 you don't pay out unless there is damage incurred, but you could be left with a rather large bill if you're unlucky on the track!

 

FYI - as an absolute worst case scenario MX5 Mk1 race car build costs £8,000, MX5 Mk3 race car build costs £15,000. Please note: with Track Days - unlike Test Days and Race Weekends - it is very unlikely that damage will be sustained due to the nature of the event.

 

 

Things to sort out ahead of your event include:

 

  • For Testing Days and race weekends - a competition license. Not required for Track Days.
  • For Track Days or Testing Days - book and pay for your place directly with the circuit to take part in your chosen event.
  • For BRSCC or 5Club race weekends - book and pay for registration and your place at the event and any testing directly with BRSCC or 5Club (contact details included below). Testing usually takes place the day before and DOES quite often get fully booked months in advance, so don't leave it too late!
  • Decide what you are doing for insurance. Organise your own if you are taking Option 1 or bring your credit card with you (with a minimum £1000 balance available) if you are taking Option 2.
  • Suitable clothing requirements: (1) Testing Days and Race Weekends require appropriate racing suit, boots, gloves, helmet etc (2) Track Days require arms and legs to be covered and a helmet to be worn. Helmets can be hired at the circuit for approx £10 per day if you don't have your own. PLEASE let us know in advance if you do not have your own helmet.
  • Your own travel/ accommodation. 

 

Deposit/ Payments:

 

Track/Testing Days: £100 deposit is required to secure your booking with full payment 7 days before the event date.

Race weekends: £250 deposit is required to secure your booking with full payment 21 days before the event date.

 

 

Contact details for BRSCC MX5 Championships:

 

National one-make championship races for both the MX5 Mk1 and Mk3.

 

Mandy Andrew

Mobile: 07973 665176

mandy@brscc.co.uk

 

Website links for Mk1 championship:

www.brsccmazda.com

www.brscc.co.uk/brscc-mazda-mx-5-championship

Website links for Supercup (Mk3) championship:

www.mx5supercup.co.uk

www.brscc.co.uk/brscc-mazda-mx-5-supercup

 

 

Contact details for 5Club Championships:

 

National one-make championship races for the MX5 Mk1.

 

Alyn Robson

www.5clubracing.co.uk