Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B will be on display1 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 91st edition of the race will be held at the French circuit of Sarthe in Le Mans from June 7 to 11, 2023.
The legendary Mazda 787B
The Mazda 787B, powered by a four-rotor engine, was the first Japanese car to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1991. The invitation to perform at the circuit came from the organizer of the ACO (Automobile Club de l’ West). of the event scheduled for June 9 and 10. For the event, the car will be driven by Yojiro Terada, who holds the record of playing 29 matches at Le Mans. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the winning cars from previous editions will be on display from June 1 to July 2 at the Musée du Mans, located near the Circuit de la Sarthe.
Track the rides and performances at the Le Mans Classic
In addition, the Mazda 787B will show short laps of the circuit on the evening of June 9 and 10 before the start of the 24 Hours and, on this occasion, will run a full circuit together with other Japanese cars from Toyota Motor Corporation from Toyota Motor Corporation. /TOYOTA Gazoo Racing who won Le Mans. The Mazda 787B is also scheduled for the Le Mans Classic circuit from June 30 to July 2.
Mazda theme shows
During the week of the century edition of Le Mans, there will also be an exhibition themed “Endless Discovery of Japan”, the result of a collaboration between the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO – Japan National Tourism Organization), Toyota and Mazda. In addition to promoting tourism in Japan to the spectators of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Japan’s carbon-free initiatives will be shown and Mazda will launch the MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV equipped with the latest rotary engine that works as an electric generator.