Mazda MX-5 racing on ice
Mar 09 2011
During the last couple of months snow and ice have been popular topics in the MX-5.com forums. Members have been discussing how to cope with driving in the adverse weather conditions we’ve seen across many European countries this winter.
Last month a few lucky fans and journalists from all over the world got the chance to put their winter driving skills to the ultimate test at the Mazda MX-5 Ice Race in Åre, Sweden. Twenty modified racing MX-5s fitted with spike tyres were specially prepared to cope with the extreme polar conditions. With temperatures dipping as low as -31º C the contestants set out to complete four days of training and racing on the icy surface. The event culminated with a four hour race round a 5km long circuit. It was close, but in the end team Russia took home the first place followed by Australia and Belgium.
Check out the video - looks like fun!