I wonder how many of you are old enough to remember Group B rallying and the Mazda RX-7 pictured above?
Mazda Rally Team Europe, based in Belgium, first entered a RX-7 in the World Rally Championship in 1983. The car evolved over the following years and the rear wheel drive Group B RX-7 shown above, scored 3rd and 6th placed on the tough Acropolis Rally in 1985. However by this time Audi, Peugeot and Lancia were dominating in four wheel drive rally cars.
Mazda focused their efforts on the new Mazda 323 Turbo 4wd the following year, taking three class WRC victories before withdrawing from the sport in 1990