Maxda MX-5 race preparation

The BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship 2020 will get underway on 21st March 2020. The first race weekend takes place at Silverstone, Northamptonshire and it will be the start of my third season in the Mazda MX-5 Mk1. But, before the racing can begin there is some work that needs to be done on the car… bodywork and in the workshop. You don’t compete in a year of competitive racing without picking up some wear and tear.

Mazda MX-5 body priming

Car Magic work their magic

Having a car body repair specialist such as Car Magic, based in Chesham, as a sponsor is a real bonus for me. They’re always on-hand to deal with any major bodywork issues. I certainly picked up some “battle damage during the 2019 season.

This month, Car Magic took my race car in for a much needed tidy up. The Car Magic team had to first locate the areas of damage collected during the 2019 racing season. I imagine that wasn’t difficult. It was then time to set to work filling and repairing any dents, scuffs and scrapes picked up along the way.

Plenty of filler… and then the primer

Mazda Mx-5 respray

With the areas of damage taken care of, Car Magic primed the car ready for painting. It taped and prepped and then baked the car in their on-site oven.

My Mazda MX-5… looking good for the the BRSCC 2020 racing season

Mazda Mx-5 decals applied

With a fresh coat of white paint, the Mazda MX-5 Mk1 is already looking smart for the first race of the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship. The newly applied Car Magic and Non-Fault Car Accident Repair livery, applied by Amber Signs, really give this car a new lease of life.

Let’s hope I keep it in pristine condition in the coming season.

Testing this week at Oulton Park. 

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