I am so far from a setup expert it is embarrassing, that said this was the only car I played with the setup on yesterday in my jet lagged testing session. A few cars have strange traits that you can drive around but the Mazda seemed slow and strange.. Excellent modelling of real life ... well, it didn't blow up a diff or engine so maybe not.
All I did was drop the gearing to the lowest, add front camber (-1.3 by setting, not realtime reading) and soften the rear springs a click or two. With that I was able to get to with sighting distance of the other cars with a bit more time in it but not from me.