Faster Locost series planned for next season
A new Mazda-powered Locost series is being planned for 2019 to run with the 750 Motor Club.
A more powerful version of the Locost has already been entered by TSR in the Sports Specials Championship, and its driver – Lee Emm – was crowned class champion at the Snetterton finale.
The 1.8-litre Mazda engine is expected to have 130bhp, 40 more than the standard Locost, in a slightly modified version of the car Emm has raced this season.
Altered rear brakes and different specifications of tyres will be used on the Mazda-locost class car, which has been dubbed the Ma7da.
“This season was the first time we entered it for the full year and I was the lucky one to take that on,” Emm said. “With the results it’s got people interested in what you can do after Locost, and we’ve proved that there’s something, hopefully with not too much expense, if you’ve already got your Locost car.
“I’d say the running cost once you’re in the series isn’t much more expensive. The engine itself is cheap. We got it for £90, so if it blew up tomorrow we wouldn’t be worried about buying another one.”
Lee Emm has driven Mazdapowered car in Sports Specials