This year the Cup consisted of 8 elimination rounds, held at specialized racing tracks. The 10 fastest and strongest teams to emerge at the elimination stages competed in the final at the Smolenskoye Koltso racing track. The main judge of the racing championship was Oleg Keselman, Master of Sports, Champion of Russia and the USSR, and Director of the Mazda Sport Academy.
For the first time in Russia, the finals were held in the form of two-hour team races. The drivers of the ten finalist teams were provided with specially equipped Mazda MX-5 2.0 MT Aori cars, light racing versions of the popular Mazda MX-5.