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The Mazda 767B at World Time Attack in 2014 - Photo: Rhys Vandersyde

The Mazda 767B at World Time Attack in 2014 – Photo: Rhys Vandersyde

World Time Attack have announced the return of the legendary Mazda 767B Le Mans for 2017.

Last seen in Australia in 2014, the famous Mazda was built to IMSA specifications to compete at both the Le Mans 24 Hour and Daytona 24 Hour in 1989.

Powered by a naturally aspirated 4 rotor peripherally ported 13J engine, the Mazda 767B produces just over 600hp.

After completing demonstration laps at World Time Attack in 2014, the car was shipped back to the UK where it crashed heavily while running at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. After the lengthy and expensive rebuild, the car is back in its original condition and will again take to Sydney Motorsport Park.

“This car was certainly a huge hit with the fans last time around” said Superlap CEO Ian Baker “and we know a lot of people missed out on seeing it. So we decided to invite Hoshino-san back again for 2017 and he was absolutely thrilled with our offer and is looking forward to getting the car back on the track at Sydney Motorsport Park for the fans”

We’ll have more details about the Mazda 767B’s appearance at World Time Attack in the next issue of Auto Action Magazine. In the mean time follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for updates between issues.