Grand Prix Mazda Motorsport unveils new 2011 Mazda3 MPS Turbo race car

Grand Prix Mazda Motorsport unveils new 2011 Mazda3 MPS Turbo race car

Grand Prix Mazda Motorsport has unveiled the new Mazda3 MPS race car that will be driven by Jake Camilleri as he stakes his claim on the 2011 Australian Manufacturers Championship.

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Replacing the previous generation Mazda3 MPS that Camilleri drove to Class C victory in last year’s Australian Manufacturers Championship, the new-generation Mazda3 MPS is expected to further strengthen Grand Prix Mazda Motorsport’s 2011 campaign.

Significant upgrades to the fuel system, suspension and brakes have taken performance to a new level and the Grand Prix team are now looking forward to seeing how the improved package stacks up against the competition.

The team’s first chance to shine will be the round one of this year’s championship to be held at Philip Island on 16 and 17 April.

Jake Camilleri is looking forward to the season ahead and is optimistic about the team’s chances of success. “The team has worked hard to prepare the new car and get it to the race-ready condition that it’s now at. We’ve done a bit of testing and we’re happy with the results of that. The next stage now is to get it on the grid and see if we can build on last year’s results. With the team as strong as ever and the new Mazda3 MPS ready to go, we’re keen to get stuck in and start collecting points,” said Camilleri.

In addition to a Class C victory in the 2010 Australian Manufacturers Championship, Jake Camilleri was voted the year’s Best and Fairest Driver by his peers.

Powertrain MPS
Engine type 2.3 litre Direct Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) turbocharged in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC
Engine capacity 2,261 cc
Bore and stroke 87.5 mm x 94.0 mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Maximum power 190 kW @ 5,500 rpm
Maximum torque 380 Nm @ 3,000 rpm
Throttle control Electronic (drive-by-wire)
Fuel system Electronic direct injection
Fuel tank capacity 60 litres
Recommended fuel Premium unleaded (95RON or higher)
Fuel consumption (combined) 9.9 litres per 100km
Manual transmission 6-speed
Gear ratio 1st 3.214
Gear ratio 2nd 1.913
Gear ratio 3rd 1.366
Gear ratio 4th 1.025
Gear ratio 5th 0.948
Gear ratio 6th 0.790
Gear ratio reverse 3.456
Gear ratio final drive 4.187 (1st-4th) 3.526 (5th-6th)

 

 

 

hassis MPS
Brake diameter front 320 mm
Brake diameter rear 280 mm
Brake type front Ventilated disc
Brake type rear Solid disc
Steering type Electro hydraulic power assist steering
Suspension front MacPherson strut
Suspension rear Multi-link
Turning circle kerb to kerb 11.9 m
Tyre size 225/40R18 88Y
Wheel size 18 x 7.5 J
Wheel type Alloy
Wheel type (spare) Temporary

 

 

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