JOTA Sport is the racing division of the Jota Group and a force to be reckoned with on the professional racing circuit. Past victories ensure first-class credentials in delivering success in sportscar racing, both in the UK and globally. Jota Sport specialises in the full spectrum of preparation, management and commercialisation of both private and corporate motorsports programmes.
About Jota Sport Mazda Motors UK
Mazda entered the world of motorsport in May 1964 when nine Mazda Carols raced in the second Japanese Grand Prix. All ran faultlessly throughout the race, with the two leading cars finishing fourth in their class.
Mazda's extensive motorsport activities culminated in its historic win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1991. This landmark victory was a clear demonstration of Mazda’s belief in the reliability and performance of its acclaimed rotary engine. Mazda’s Le Mans winner - the carbonfibre-bodied 787B race car - was at the cutting edge of motorsport technology.
To this day, Mazda remains the only Japanese manufacturer to have won at Le Mans and the only marque ever to do so with a rotary-engined car.
In 2010 Mazda UK commissioned Jota Sport to take the brand back to the track to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the legendary MX-5 sports car. Six motoring and lifestyle journalists competed in the MX-5s at two highly prominent endurance races at Silverstone and Snetterton. The result was that 52 print media publications and 14 internet publications carried the story.
Following a successful programme of racing and media coverage alike, Mazda commissioned the engineers at Jota Design to conceive and build a GT4 edition of the Mazda MX-5, which will compete in the British GT Championship.
07 & 09 April Round 1, Oulton Park
17 – 19 May Round 2, Nürburgring
09 & 10 June Round 3, Rockingham
23 – 24 June Round 4, Brands Hatch
04 – 05 August Round 5, Snetterton 300
08 – 09 September Round 6, Silverstone
29 – 30 September Round 7, Donington