Mazda MX-R01 Not Forgotten

Funny what you find in warehouses. Yesterday we spied this unrestored Mazda racer sitting in wait to show off display style at the Moto GP next week at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. The car is currently owned by Mazda, and formerly ran LeMans - at one point existing as a Jaguar XJR-14. The folks on hand said the last time it tore up a racetrack was in 1993. The plaque next to the driver's headrest signifies the blessing of the car at a Japanese shrine. [MX-R01 via Wikipedia]