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The 2013 Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona comes down to the last hour [spoilers, w/video]

Published by Mazda Blogs on January 28th, 2013

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It took 24 hours to run the race, but it was the last one was stuffed with the high action as four cars were still trying to figure out how to gain victory on the track and in the pits. Along with the obligatory crashes, spins, mechanical issues and retirements had come numerous penalties, a double-digit number of full-course yellows and two hours of fog that turned early Sunday morning into a stretch of parade laps.

The final hour would make up for the morning – drivers who might have been happy just to get on the podium had a shot at victory as the end of the race approached, and that turned into a few gambles that paid off, and at least one that didn’t…

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Mazda 787B visits Le Mans 20 years after its historic victory

Published by admin on August 24th, 2011

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1991 Mazda 787B at Le Mans

1991 Mazda 787B at Le Mans – Click above to watch the videos after the break

In 1991, the Mazda 787B made history at the 24 Hours of Le Mans by becoming the first Japanese-built machine to win the race. In addition, the 787B was the first (and continues to be the only) rotary-powered race car to achieve the feat. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the historic victory, Mazda restored the winning car and announced it would be bringing it to France for this year’s 24-hour race.

Of course, Mazda had the cameras rolling to document the event, and has published several videos of the 787B at Circuit de la Sarthe. Our favorite is a lap with Jonny Herbert behind the wheel, the man who crossed the checkered flag before anyone else in this very car 20 years ago. You can also watch Patrick Dempsey talk about and drive the car, as well as see an overview of the car’s 20th anniversary celebration.

Follow the jump to see the videos. Or rather, considering that the 787B may be the single most awesome-sounding race car ever conceived, follow the jump to hear the videos.

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Mazda 787B visits Le Mans 20 years after its historic victory originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 16 Jun 2011 19:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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