Johnny Herbert and the Mazda 787B

History

In the January issue of Motor Sport we asked Aston Martin works driver Sam Hancock to get behind the wheel of the Mazda 787B that Johnny Herbert used to win the 1991 Le Mans 24 Hours.

However, at the 2011 Le Mans race Herbert was also given the keys to the rotary-engined machine after the car had been given a full rebuild by Mazda. Here are the videos of the rebuild and an impressively fast ‘display lap’ by Herbert at La Sarthe. Enjoy.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzJGFBJlJrc[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaL0FWrDFjI[/youtube]

 

 

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