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The Roadshow Mazda Roadster on the track in Japan

All stickered up and looking ready for action, this was the car that made our Gran Turismo dreams come true.

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Welcome to Tsukuba Raceway in Japan, and the 2019 running of the Mazda Media 4 Hour Endurance Race!

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And welcome to the car we'll be running. 

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Yes, you spotted right, that's a Roadshow decal on the fender, and a CNET logo on the hood!

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This is our car that ran the four-hour endurance race at Tsukuba.

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And that right there is my name on the door. That's a good feeling. 

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While the cars are minimally modified, the interiors are properly stripped. And, yes, a cage is installed. 

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Racing seat, too, but only one. No passengers for this event. 

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Other than the cage and some brake pads, this is a mostly stock Roadster. 

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The four-hour race is an endurance run, with less than 16 gallons of fuel allowed. 

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We ran well into the night on a terribly hot day and managed an eighth-place finish!

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