Mazda's senior performance engineer and its North American racing department both agree: returning to Le Mans would be awesome. They just won't confirm if and when it'll happen just yet.
Mazda is the honored brand this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 95-year-old marque will be the focus of the Central Feature on the lawn in front of Goodwood House, and the Le Mans-winning 787B will lead representative racers from every era of Mazda motorsport.
In the Forza Motorsport 4 vs. Gran Turismo 5 debate, no one questions Forza's commitment to genuine engine noise. Normally, the Turn 10 sound engineers use Dyno Authority in a business and residential area of Seattle to record their cars' sounds, but when it came to the 1991 Mazda 787B that was unleashed in February's ALMS DLC, the Le Mans-winning racer was just too loud.