Famous sponsors included the iconic Rothmans livery that the factory Porsches ran, but 956s and 962s were also seen with stunning paintjobs from Kenwood, Shell, Blaupunkt, FAT, Repsol, New Man and Jägermeister.
As well as its iconic victories at Le Mans, which included finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th,5th,6th,7th,8th and 10th in 1983 and locking out the top seven the following year, the 956 also holds the lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The time, an astonishing 6 minutes 25.91 seconds, set by Stefan Bellof in the 1983 Nürburgring 1,000km, is unlikely to ever be beaten in competition.
As if the sight of 20 Porsche Group C cars wasn’t enough to whet the appetite, the demo will recreate the iconic setting of La Sarthe by taking place as the sun sets on Saturday night. The second demo will take place in the daytime on the Sunday and we hope to ensure that some of the 177 different drivers who raced the 956 and 962 are at the event.
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