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Mazda 787B Racecar Returns To Le Mans

HIROSHIMA, Japan — 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of Mazda's victory in the world's most demanding endurance race, the 24-Hours of Le Mans. In 1991, Mazda became the first and only Japanese car manufacturer to win the race -- completing 362 laps at an average speed of 127.62mph. In celebration of this anniversary, and at the invitation of the event organisers, the Automobile Club de L'Ouest (ACO), Mazda will demonstrate the winning Mazda 787B on the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France on Saturday, June 11, before the 2011 race begins. The 79th 24-Hours of Le Mans is scheduled to start at 15.00 hrs (local time). Mazda plans to hold the demonstration of the 787B racecar at 12.30 hrs. In addition, the 787B will also take part in the Driver's Parade through the Le Mans city centre on Friday June 10. Since 1991, the Le Mans winning Mazda 787B has been on display at the Mazda Museum in Hiroshima, Japan. In preparation for the demonstration at Le Mans this year, Mazda has carefully restored the 787B racecar back to driving condition for the first time since its post-race overhaul in 1991. The work was carried out by current Mazda employees who participated in the company's original Le Mans Challenge Project, along with engineers from Mazda's subsidiary engineering company Mazda E&T. The restored 787B has been tested by Mazda's in-house development drivers, and its performance has been confirmed by former Mazda factory drivers Yoshimi Katayama, Takashi Yorino and Yojiro ...

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