ARL Mazda Cup
The Apex Racing League Mazda Cup returns on the 31st of May! Featuring the Global Mazda MX5 Cup car once again, the new season will run across 8 meetings, each consisting of three 15 minute races.
Season one of this championship produced fanatic racing throughout, as expected in one of the best sports cars in the world. The short races and large reverse grids make for some intense action, that is great to watch on Apex Racing TV. We are excited to expand our track selection this season, with us heading not only to free content circuits, but some of the best tracks on iRacing, such as Road America, Road Atlanta and Watkins Glen.
The series is accessible to everyone, with fixed setups being used and an amateur drivers championship to be fought, meaning everyone can fight for the prizes worth almost £900.00 in value, including trophies and subscriptions to SDK Gaming and Apex Racing Academy.
The Mazda MX5 Global Cup car is the starting car for all iRacing road members as a low powered vehicle to teach the basics in car control. However, the sports car is one of the best cars to battle in, with side by side action possible at every turn and a relatively even playing field due to the simplicity of the machine. Despite being at home on tight circuits, visiting venues such Road America and Watkins Glen will enable thrilling draft races that will only be decided once the chequered flag falls.
This series is open to anyone, from rookies to veterans. Whilst measures have been made to make it accessible for new drivers, experienced racers will not find a better arena to have action packed racing and exhibit their race craft skills.Join us, Monday
Race Day Schedule
- Race Day: Monday
- Session opens: 17.00 GMT
- Qualifying: 19:00 GMT
- Race 1: 19:10 GMT
- Race 2: 19:29 GMT
- Race 3: 19:52 GMT
- Drivers: Pro
- Drivers: Am
- Teams: Overall
GLOBAL MAZDA MX-5 CUP TECH SPECS
- Engine: Four-cylinder, sixteen valves
- Output: 181 hp
- Max Torque: 151 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
- Transmission: 6 speed, rear wheel drive
- 0 – 100 km/h: 6.3 seconds
- Top Speed: 216 kph (134 mph)
First season in the Audi TCR car and it was a blast, Kia racing was good but the wheel to wheel action in the Audi is on another level. Good racing throughout the field and the mixture of Pro and Am means you really have someone to race at all times.Alex SimpsonApex Racing Team Pro Driver
The ARLTC is what got me hooked on iRacing. Big grids & 3 short races make every race a different challenge. Plus the reverse grid races means everyone has a chance to finish on the podium.George SimmonsApex Racing Team Pro Driver
I’ve been involved in this league for over 6 years now which speaks for itself. There is no better place on iRacing to have quality, competitive, hard racing every week.Jamie RushworthCQR Pro Driver