Mazda intends to celebrate centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a special way. In fact, he let it be known that Mazda 787B it will come back on line. Let’s talk about the car he owns won the 1991 edition. So, the Mazda 787B will do the 24 hours of Le Mans and the Le Mans Classic.
The invitation to make this exhibition at the circuit came from the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), the organizer of the event scheduled for June 9 and 10. For the occasion, the car will be driven by Yojiro Terada, who holds the record of 29 participations in Le Mans.
More specifically, a Japanese brand car will make rounds of demonstrations in a short circuit on the evening of 9 and 10 June before the start of the 24 Hours and, on this occasion, they will also run a full circuit with the other Japanese Toyota/TOYOTA Gazoo Racing cars that have won Le Mans. The Mazda 787B is also scheduled to perform on the circuit at the Le Mans Classic from 30 June to 2 July.
The Mazda 787B was a particularly innovative car for the time as it was equipped and a Wankel quadcopter engine.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the winning cars of past editions will be on display from 1 June to 2 July at the Le Mans Museum, located near the Circuit de la Sarthe. Mazda will also use this important tender to show the public the new MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV: an electric crossover with a Wankel rotary engine used as a range extender.