Locost series with Mazda engines planned for 2019
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, with its driver Lee Emm 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 year was the first year 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 proven that there’s something, hopefully with not too much expense if you’ve already got your Locost car.
“The engine itself is cheap. We got it for £90, so if it blew up tomorrow we wouldn’t be worried.”