1991 Mazda 787B to return to Le Mans for exhibition runs

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In 1991, Mazda won the endurance race at Le Mans with the Mazda 787B making the company the first Japanese manufacturer to win the 24-hour race. The same winning car will once again grace the French racetrack, not to compete, but for an exhibition run.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When will the demonstration run happen?

    According to Mazda, the demonstration run is scheduled for July 1 and 2.
  • Who will drive the 1991 Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B?

    Per Mazda, Yojiro “Mr. Le Mans” Terada will be driving the Mazda 787B.
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    Past appearances of the Mazda 787B in Le Mans included the 90th anniversary of the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2013 and the 20th anniversary of Mazda’s victory at Le Mans in 2011. The car was due to run at Le Mans Classic last year to mark the 30th anniversary of its victory but it was postponed due to COVID-19.

    The four-rotor Mazda 787B will make an appearance at this year’s Le Mans Classic, scheduled for June 30 to July 3. The hugely popular biennial vintage sports car event held on the Circuit de la Sarthe will see the Mazda 787B participate in demonstration exercises.

    Driving the legendary race car will be Yojiro “Mr. Le Mans” Terada. The 29-time competitor in the 24 Hours of Le Mans will steer the 787B’s wheel on July 1 and 2.

    Photos from Mazda

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