Allwood enjoys US Mazda MX-5 race
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