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IMSA - Mazda decorates one of its cars in the colours of the 1991 Le Mans winner

Mazda will commemorate its victory at the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans by decorating one of its two Mazdas competing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the colours of the 787B that won 25 years ago at the 24 Hours.

At the 6 Hours of The Glen, sixth round of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship taking place this weekend, Mazda Motorsports has decided to celebrate and commemorate its 1991 victory at Le Mans. At that time, Bertrand Gachot, Johnny Herbert and Volker Weidler won at the 24 Hours in the #55 Mazda 787B.

This Sunday, one of the two Mazdas entered in the prototype class, the #55, will be driven by Tristan Nunez, Jonathan Bomarito and Spencer Pigot. It will boast the legendary 1991 colours (orange, green and gray) and the drivers will sport coveralls identical to those worn 25 years ago.

The second car, the #70 driven by Tom Long, Joel Miller and Ben Devlin, will have a similar design (but in the current colours) which shows the current and future appearance of Mazda Motorsports. 

A great endeavor, two weeks after the 24 Hours of Le Mans! 

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Translation by Nikki Ehrhardt / ACO

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