The two-car Mazda prototype team will run a special livery at the Sahlen Six Hours of the Glen this weekend.
Mazda are set to make a fitting tribute to the iconic 787b that won in 1991, in the style of mirroring the bright green and orange design on the No. 55 car, meanwhile the No. 70 car with mimic this design but with the usual red and silver colour scheme.
It took Mazda 17 attempts in Le Man before their iconic and most recent win in the event, and is still remembered and honoured today by many, mainly for the sheer awe the vehicle created; noise and presence.
“I may not have been born when they won Le Mans, but being an age where technology is key, there are a lot of videos on the internet of that car! I’ve been watching the 787B for years – even before I got picked up by Mazda,” said team driver Tristan Nunez.
“It’s one of those cars that really captures your eye – and the sound that rotary motor made! It’s going to be an honor to run that paint scheme. I won’t see the car until it rolls off the trailers at the Glen, but I assure you it’s going to be an emotional moment for a lot of people, myself included.”
Mazda will bring the following driver lineup for the annual endurance classic in upstate New York:
No. 55 Mazda Prototype: Tristan Nunez, Jonathan Bomarito, Spencer Pigot
No. 70 Mazda Prototype: Tom Long, Joel Miller, Ben Devlin