Lo­cost se­ries with Mazda en­gines planned for 2019

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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.”

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