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The Mazda 787 and its evolution, the 787B, were the vehicles used by Mazda in the Group C category to participate in the World Sport Prototype Championship, the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1990 to 1991, and the Japanese Sport Championship. It was designed to conform to both Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA) Group C and International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) GTP regulations. The Mazda 787s were the last Wankel rotary-engined racing cars to compete in the World and Japanese championships, using Mazda's R26B engine.
Although the Mazda 787 and 787B lacked the single-lap speed of their fellow World Championship competitors such as Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Porsche, as well as their Japanese Championship competitors Nissan and Toyota, the Mazdas had a reliability that allowed them to be very competitive in both championships. That reliability finally paid off in 1991 when one of the 787Bs, driven by Johnny Herbert, Volker Weidler and Bertrand Gachot, scored a historic win at the 1991 Le Mans 24 Hours. This was for many years the only win by a Japanese brand at Le Mans, and it remains the only win by a car that does not use an alternative internal combustion engine design.
A total of two 787s were built in 1990, while three 787Bs were built to the new specifications in 1991.
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