All­wood en­joys US Mazda MX-5 race

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Mazda MX-5 racer Oliver All­wood got to race at La­guna Seca ear­lier this month af­ter win­ning a free drive in the Global Cup In­vi­ta­tional event.

BRSCC Mk1 MX-5 driver All­wood won the Barcelona shootout and al­though he only took a best re­sult of ninth in the two races, he said he en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence.

“It was amaz­ing, some­thing else!” he said. “Mazda re­ally put a lot into it.

“La­guna’s an awe­some track. As a Uk-based driver it’s rare for one of us to go to a place like that. We sup­ported the Indy Lights shoot-out and it was great to be part of some­thing like that.”

How­ever the races didn’t go to plan. All­wood was spun off in race one and fin­ished 14th. In race two he ran as high as fifth be­fore fin­ish­ing ninth.

“It was very com­pet­i­tive and there was a lot to take in – a new car [the Mk4 Global Cup car] and a new track,” added All­wood. “I had higher ex­pec­ta­tions go­ing into it but in the end I showed I was quick enough to run at the front.”

All­wood won a seat in this Mazda MX-5 Global ma­chine

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