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GTP: 2010 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Gallery

August 19, 2010 by GTP.com · Leave a Comment 

Enjoy a collection of 166 photos from the 2010 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, featuring the IMSA GTP class.

(To see the full-sized images in each gallery, click the icon at the bottom right on the menu bar.)

GTP: Laguna Seca IMSA Broadcast Compilation

October 16, 2009 by GTP.com · Leave a Comment 

The 2009 American Le Mans Series just came to a close at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and in honor of that thrilling season finale, let’s take a look back at some of the exciting IMSA GTP races from the classic track’s past.

All videos are courtesy of the American Le Mans Series.

We’ll start with the 1985 edition.

GTP: 1985 Laguna Seca Race Broadcast from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

1986

GTP: 1986 Laguna Seca IMSA GTP Race Broadcast from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

1987

GTP: 1987 Laguna Seca Race Broadcast from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

1993

GTP: 1993 Laguna Seca Race Broadcast pt1 from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

GTP: 1993 Laguna Seca Race Broadcast pt2 from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

GTP: 1986 Daytona Finale IMSA GTP Race pt1

September 1, 2009 by GTP.com · 3 Comments 

The final win for Bob Tullius in the GTP series also marks the first win for Chip Robinson in part 1 of the 1986 Daytona finale.

Courtesy of the American Le Mans Series.

GTP: 1986 Daytona Finale IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt1 from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

GTP: Terrance Seto’s 2009 Monterey Historics Photos

August 18, 2009 by Terrance · Leave a Comment 

GTP.com contributor Terrance Seto attended the 2009 Monterey Historics races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend and came back with a bunch of great shots. The featured marque this year was Porsche, hence most of the pictures taken are of the different variations of Porsche’s 956 and 962.

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GTP: Mazda’s Wailing Wankel: The 1992 RX-792P

August 17, 2009 by GTP.com · Leave a Comment 

I hope I’ll be able to hear the Mazda RX-792P this weekend as Patrick Dempsey’s pilots the car around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. I say that I hope I’ll be able to hear it because after my last encounter with the car seventeen years ago, I’m still mostly deaf from the experience.

The hellfire and fury that is the Mazda RX-792P is back to delight and deafen an all new audience. (© GrandTouringPrototype.com)

The hellfire and fury that is the Mazda RX-792P is back to delight and deafen an all new audience. (© GrandTouringPrototype.com)

The RX-792P might be the most unapologetic GTP car of all time. It was unapologetically loud, hot, and amazingly good looking. Penned by Can-Am and IndyCar engineer and designer Lee Dykstra, the RX-792P never achieved the success it was meant to on the racetrack, but in the worlds of marketing and corporate image, the silver GTP cars made a lasting impact.

Our friend “Mulsanne Mike” Fuller has some nice technical tidbits on the car at his site, and while we’ll soon have our own technical appraisal  some new in-car footage to offer, our focus for the Historics is to help Mazda’s fans relive the era when the RX-792P originally raced.

So, step back into 1992 with us and experience Mazda’s GTP effort through race broadcasts, a photo gallery and the RX-792P’s press kit.

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1992 New Orleans GTP Race:

GTP: 1992 New Orleans IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt 1 from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

GTP: 1992 New Orleans IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt 2 from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

1992 Road Atlanta GTP Race:

GTP: 1992 Road Atlanta IMSA GTP Race Broadcast from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

And the final event for the RX-792P, the 1992 Del Mar GTP Race:

GTP 1992 Del Mar IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt 1 from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

GTP: 1992 Del Mar IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt 2 from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

While this video isn’t of the RX-792P, it is of Mazda’s win at Le Mans in 1991. (Video Courtesy of Mazda)

Le Mans: Mazda 1991, We Won the Day from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

GTP: 1992 Mazda RX-792P In-Car Video, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

August 15, 2009 by GTP.com · 3 Comments 

Spend 20 minutes atop the incredible fire-breathing 4-rotor Mazda RX-792P IMSA GTP car during practice at the Monterey Historics, August 14th, 2009.

Courtesy of Mazda.

GTP: 1992 Mazda RX-792P In-Car Video, Laguna Seca from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

GTP: Mazda RX-792P Engine Warm Up

August 15, 2009 by GTP.com · Leave a Comment 

Why waste words on what should be heard! Here are four rotors of fury being warmed up in the paddock at the Monterey Historics.

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GTP: 1992 Mazda RX-792P Engine Warmup from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

GTP: Laguna Seca Camel GT Program Covers

August 14, 2009 by GTP.com · Leave a Comment 

A look at some of the program covers for Laguna Seca’s Camel GT between 1975 and 1984.

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Le Mans: Mazda 1991, We Won the Day

February 23, 2009 by Terrance · Leave a Comment 


Le Mans: Mazda 1991, We Won the Day from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

A documentary made by Mazda about their victory at the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans, provided to GrandTouringPrototype.com by our friends at Mazda

GTP 1992 Del Mar IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt 1

February 20, 2009 by Terrance · Leave a Comment 

GTP 1992 Del Mar IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt 1 from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

Bid farewell to the Mazda as the RX-792P turns its final laps in the 1992 IMSA GTP race broadcast from Del Mar.

Courtesy of the American Le Mans Series.

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