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Mazda Hot Lap Challenge will put simulator drivers in real Miatas

Events take place at select Mazda races

Using a video game as a feeder racing series is nothing new. Sony and Nissan have run the GT Academy for years now, rewarding the best Gran Turismo players with the chance to drive a real car. It seems Mazda wants a piece of the action. This year, it will host an iRacing Hot Lap Challenge, giving the best players a trip to the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona. The two fastest drivers will race head-to-head, with the winner earning a test drive in a Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup car.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup racecar priced at $53,000

Mazda is offering an entry-level option for international racing with its track-prepped Miata that's tailored for the 2016 Global MX-5 Cup.

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Mazda Raceway gets first new MX-5 Cup as pace car

The first new Mazda MX-5 Cup racer is set to fulfill duties as a pace car at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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Miata driver pulls off hilariously diabolical move in fender-to-fender racing

Racing is all about finding the little advantages over competitors that allow you to get ahead. Sometimes those are legitimate means – like being able to take advantage of a better line through a corner – and other times drivers get a little more creative for a leg up over opponents. Sometimes things might even go a little too far. Case in point: just watch the opening of this Mazda MX-5 Cup race from Silverstone in the UK.