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23/06/1991 Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race


Anniversary of Mazda’s Le Mans win – Johnny Herbert Interview


vid2 Mazda 787B LeMans Win 1991

Mazda's 787B, powered with a rotary model 26B Wankel engine, won, overcoming reliability issues in the older manufacturer cars. It was the first Japanese manufacturer to win Le Mans, as well as the only non-piston engine car to ever win. It won against considerable opposition from factory-entered Mercedes, Jaguar and the new 3.5L Peugeot cars.
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