Derek Bell's back in a 962 - a great excuse for Porsche porn...
One of the most evocative pairings in motor racing - that of Derek Bell and a Porsche 962 - will be revived again at the Le Mans 24 this year. Bell is once again to race a Porsche 962 at the Circuit de La Sarthe for the first time since 1992.
Bell will be back in a 962 for the Group C race, a one-hour event on the Saturday morning before the main race, in chassis CK6-88, which still wears the original Kenwood livery in which it finished 9th overall in 1988.
Which is all the excuse we need to give you a Porsche-based Le Mans double-whammy POTW, one of the five-times winner himself (albeit on the way to 3rd place in 1985, and one of the Kenwood car doing its thing back in 1988. Enjoy!
Loving the Rothmans car, but can we see the Kenwood one 3 frames later and see that Jaguar in all its glory? Best Le Mans for the last 30 years?
DugyC25 May 2012
Love the Kenwood Porsche/Silk Cut Jaguar shot, and the Rothmans Porsche will always be a classic.
That's Bruno Giacomelli in the Porsche, but can anyone accurately guess which of Derek Daly, Kevin Cogan or Larry Perkins is driving Jaguar no.22 behind. Tough one.
One for the geeks...
PascalBuyens25 May 2012
Those were the days...
Tango1325 May 2012
Endurance cars or bikes always look better for a liberal coating of dead bugs and brake dust, they just look 'right' when they're dirty, it's almost like they're in their natural habitat. A cleaned and polished endurance machine is un-natural, all imho of course.
suffolk00925 May 2012
Didn't the corvettes a few years ago get carefully put away after the race and then treated to a liberal blowover with clear-coat - just to seal in all the dirt and bugs for it's post race promo tour round the dealerships?