UK SPORTSCAR RACING STARS DRIVE THE ALL-NEW MAZDA3
British racing drivers Oliver Jarvis and Harry Tincknell recently returned from North America where they achieved a strong showing at this year’s Daytona 24 Hours to spend a day with the innovative Skyactiv-X powered Mazda3.
Commenting on the Skyactiv-X Mazda3, Oliver Jarvis said: “while you’re obviously not pushing as hard as you are in the race car, with accurate feedback, well-weighted controls and a great driving position, the Mazda3 still communicates with the driver and makes you feel engaged behind the wheel, regardless of what type of drive you are on, so there’s a correlation between track and road.”
Adding, “with both road cars and racing cars the amount of engineering effort and skill that goes into making a car feel natural in its driver feedback is huge. Whether it’s for comfort, safety and enjoyment on the road or performance on the track it’s crucial to be at one with the car”.
In the UK both drivers enjoy their Mazda road cars as their day-to-day vehicles. All Mazda cars are designed with ‘Jinba Ittai – Car and Driver and One’ engineering at their heart.