There is a reason why the Goodwood Festival of Speed is gaining momentum in being one of the must-go auto events there is in the world. Aside having new and concept cars paying a visit to Lord March’s driveway, one could also catch some legendary machines of the yesteryears reliving their glory years at the hillclimb course.
But while the appearance of a rare Le Mans-winning Mazda 767B did carved a big smile on the enthusiasts’ faces, the smiles were quickly turned upside down as this rotary machine lost control while navigating the hillclimb course and went straight into the bale of hays stacked at the side of the road. If you are worried of the driver’s condition, do not worry as Senji Hoshino escaped the crash unscathed.
However we could not say the same for the 767B as the crash had significantly wrecked the race car’s fragile bodywork, especially on the front right side of the car. There is no word whether it was a total wreck or the car is still repairable, but it sure does look bad from the outside.
The car in mention here is a group C prototype with the chassis number 202, an upgraded 1989 B Spec 767. The car alongside another 767B took 7th and 9th place in the 1989 24 Hours of Le Mans race.