Mazda is the main sponsor of this year’s festival of speed, and has thus pulled out all the greatest machines from their archives. That means there’s tons of Rotary-powered metal present, including two 767Bs, a 787 and 787B, an RX-7 GTO and more.
Unfortunately, not all of Mazda’s cars have survived the first part of the weekend. Racing driver Seniji Hoshino was doing a timed run up the hill in the 1989 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning 767B when he went off course and hit the hay bails at speed. The incident pushed the 767B’s nose in and damaged much of the right side body work, ending its weekend at the annual event.
Luckily Hoshino was uninjured in the crash and the 767B looks as though it could be repaired if Mazda wants to spend the money to do so. We wouldn’t be surprised if they did, as this car is extremely significant to the brand’s motorsports history and is revered by racing fans all over the world.
Unfortunately there was a crash earlier at @fosgoodwood involving a Mazda. Driver is OK. Car a bit bruised.