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If the new Mazda MX-5 makes you drool uncontrollably, then this one should make you go berserk. This cute and lightweight roadster will soon be making a lot of appearances on the track as Mazda had recently announced the establishment of a new racing series.

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Set to take place in 2016, the new Global MX-5 race series will take place in North America, Europe and Asia, where all the participants will be driving in the identically-prepped cars powered by a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine. And at the end of the season, a Global Shootout will be held and taking place at none other than the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California.

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“We’re excited to take the elements of success of the existing Mazda MX-5 cup series, and introduce them to a new global audience,” said the Mazda Global Sales Manager, Masahiro Moro. “It has long been our goal to see Mazda fans around the world competing in identical MX-5s, and the launch of the 2016 MX-5 Miata is the perfect time to make this goal a reality.”

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Plenty of prizes are being offered to the winners, but the top dog will earn him/herself a one-day test in Mazda’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship diesel prototype race car.