Porsche motorsport moments

50 years of 911 racing
1962 F1 Zandvoort, Porsche 787, Ben Pon © unknown (please inform us if you know)
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1963 Targa Florio winner: 718 GTR, Jo Bonnier/Carlo Maria Abate © Porsche
1964 Targa Florio. #86 904 Carrera GTS Pucci/Davis (winner), #84 904 Carrera GTS Linge/Balzarini (2nd), #186 904/8 Maglioli/Barth (6th) © Porsche
1964 August 1, Nürburgring GP training became the last for Carel Godin de Beaufort after he lost the control of his 718/2 after Bergwerk.© unknown (please inform us, if you know)
1969 April 22, Zuffenhausen, 25x917 waiting to be accepted by the CSI (FIA)© Porsche
1969 June 1, Nürburgring 1000 km winner 908/02K Spyder (chassis 006), Jo Siffert/Brian Redman. Redman driving (or actually flying) here.© Champion 8/1969
1971 Le Mans 24h was won by 917 K-71 #22 Helmut Marko/Gijs van Lennep followed by 917 K-71 #19 Richard Attwood/Herbert Müller
1977 Le Mans 24h was won by 936/77 #4 Jürgen Barth/Hurley Haywood/Jacky Ickx. The 936/77 #3 Jacky Ickx/Henri Pescarolo didn't finish. Porsche won with extraordinary driving efforts by Jacky Ickx. His own car #3 (chassis 002) that had won in 1976, broke down, so Ickx joined Haywood and Barth in the team's #4 car (chassis 001), but an engine problem nearly halted them in the last hour. The mechanics removed the ignition and injection of the failed cylinder and the smoking car limped around the track to finish after 24 hours and 11 laps in front of the second place Mirage-Renault.
1982 June 19-20, Le Mans 24h, Porsche takes it all. Class C and overall classification: 1. 956 #1 Jacky Ickx/Derek Bell (4899 km / 3044 miles, average speed 204 km/h / 126 mph), 2. 956 #2 Jochen Mass/Vern Schuppan, 3. 956 #3 Hurley Haywood/Al Holbert/Jürgen Barth. Followed by the 1-2-3 overall victory, come the class wins: IMSA GTX class win (4th overall) 935/78 Moby Dick #79 John Fitzpatrick/David Hobbs, Group 5 class win (8th overall) Kremer 935 K3 #60 John Cooper/Paul Smith/Claude Bourgoignie, Group 4 class win (13th overall) 934 #90 Richard Cleare/Tony Dron/Richard Jones, IMSA GTO class win (16th overall) 924 Carrera GTR #87 Jim Busby/Doc Bundy/Marcel Mignot
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1984 Paris-Dakar winner: 911 Carrera 3.2 4x4, Rene Metge/Dominique Lemoyne. Specs: 165 kW, 1215 kg / 2679 lbs© Porsche
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1985 Egyptian Pharaoh Rally winner, 959, Saeed Al Hajri/John Spiller. Porsche used the bi-turbo engine for the first time (in 1985 Paris-Dakar Rally the 959 had normally aspirated engine from 911). Specs: 287 kW, 1185 kg / 2612 lbs© Porsche
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1986 Paris-Dakar Rallye winner, 959, René Metge/Dominique Lemoyne. Owing to the lower petrol quality, the engine performance was reduced to 294 kW. Weight: 1260 kg / 2778 lbs© Porsche
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1987 IMSA GT events saw a 928 S4 Rapid Response Vehicle prepared by Fabcar. This car was originally red and on August 7, 1986, racer and Director of Porsche Motorsports of North America, Al Holbert did 171 mph / 275 km/h on the Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. VIN of this car is supposedly WPOJB092ZGS860062 which tells us that it is one of the very first S4's and a 1986 model year car, so built probably in summer 1985. The VINs of normal production cars started with 0061 (earlier numbers were reserved for ptototypes). This car doesn't exist anymore in the form it is pictured here, in 2002 it was converted to a race car.© Porsche
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1990 Carrera Cup Germany - championship winner Olaf Manthey running away from the crash scene in his green 964 #33© Porsche
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1997 911 993 GT2 Evo2 © Porsche
1998 August 14, Monterey Historics, California, #23 917K'70 (1970 Le Mans 24h winner), #6 917/30 (1973 CanAM winner, Mark Donohue won 6 out of 8 races and said “It’s the only car I’ve ever driven that can spin the tires at 200 mph.”), #0 917 PA Spyder, #21 917LH'71 (it made 386 km/h speed record at 1971 Le Mans 24h), #2 917K'70 (1970 Daytona 24h winner), #6 917/10 (1972 CanAm winner) © Porsche
Eddie Bello's drag racing 911 964 C2 with 1000+ hp twin-turbo engine
1998 October 11, Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, Yannick Dalmas' 911 996 GT1-98 gets airborne and flips in the air. Similar accidents: 1999 Le Mans, Mercedes CLR, Mark Webber at the qualifiying and 2 days later at the race again. Last flip happened at the 2000 Petit Le Mans on Road Atlanta with BMW V12 LMR driven by Bill Auberlen.
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2002 May 12, A1-Ring, Porsche Michelin Supercup, 911 996 GT3 Cup. Philipp Peter made the quickest lap of the day, but due to the tire damage after contact with a competitor was forced to receive the last 16th place© Porsche
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Weissach, 2006 911 997 GT3 Cup 3.6© Porsche
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2006 March 23-28, Adelaide Parklands Circuit, Carrera Cup Australia, Ian Dyk of Juniper Racing taking off...Extracted from the 2012 film "Porsche Carrera Cup GB - 10 Years in the Making"
2006 June 17-18, Nürburgring 24h winner 911 996 GT3 MR (Manthey Racing), Lucas Luhr/Timo Bernhard/Mike Rockenfeller/Marcel Tiemann© Porsche
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2006 June 17-18, Nürburgring 24h, Olaf Manthey's racing team is able to win even with lost tyre...© Porsche
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4x 911 GT3: white 2006 997 GT3 Cup 3.6, silver 2006 997 GT3 3.6, orange 2007 997 GT3 RS 3.6, white 2006 997 GT3 RSR 3.8© Porsche
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2007: 15th season of Porsche Supercup (GT3 Cup cars)© Porsche
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2007 May 6, Oschersleben, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland race: 2007 Supercup winner and Carrera Cup Germany 2007 runner-up Richard Westbrook is kicked from the back by 2007 PCC Germany winner Uwe Alzen © Porsche
2007 May 6, Carrera Cup Great Britain, Thruxton, Kelvin Burt© unknown (please inform us if you know)
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2007 May 20, EuroSpeedway Lausitz (Lausitzring), Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland race: Richard Westbrook escapes the busy turn© Porsche
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2007 June 24, Norisring, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland race - This is racing!© Porsche
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2007 July 1, Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Porsche Supercup, the 2006 season winner Richard Westbrook is on his way to the 2007 season victory© Porsche
2007 August, Transsyberia Rally, Cayenne S heavy crash (engine flies out of the car)
2008 March 5, Hokenheimring test, 60x 911 997 GT3 Cup 3.6 (309 kW)© Porsche
2008 June 22, Supercup Photo Of The Year - Alessandro Zampedri's 997 GT3 Cup on one tyre© Andreas Beil
2009. Carrera Cup Scandinavia organizers tested GT3's on ice. At the wheel of the 911 997 GT3 Cup 3.6 is Carl Philip Bernadotte, Prince of Sweden. © Porsche
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2009 March 21, Sebring 12h, before the race: historic Porsche line-up including RS Spyder mk2, 962 IMSA, Kremer 935, 718 RS 60 © Porsche
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2009 Nürburgring: Bon appetit! © Porsche
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2009 August 14-16, Monterey Historic in California: surreal reality... © Porsche
2010 May 15-16, Nürburgring 24h, 911 997 GT3 Hybrid was leading the race 22 hours before the internal combustion engine crashed. Although Porsche calls it a hybrid for marketing reasons, the system used is a KERS (electric energy is generated under braking and then used on front electric motors when accelerating out of a corner, up to 8 seconds) © Porsche
2010 May 15-16, Nürburgring 24h, street legal 911 997 GT3 RS 3.8, Chris Harris/Horst von Saurma/Patrick Simon/Roland Asch © Porsche
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2010 June 13, Le Mans 24h LMGT2 class winner (11th overall) 911 997 GT3 RSR, Team Felbermayr-Proton (Marc Lieb, Richard Lietz, Wolf Henzler) © Porsche
2010 Carrera Cup Deutschland winner Nicolas Armindo, 911 997 GT3 Cup 3.8 © Porsche
2011 March 18-20 Phillip Island Classic, Klaus Bischof, 935/78 Moby Dick, 962 C, 908/02 K Spyder, 718 RS 60, Carrera GT
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2011 July 3, Imola 6h (Le Mans Series), 911 997 GT3 RSR 4.0 of Patrick Pilet/Wolf Henzlergoing almost on one tyre © Porsche
2011 October 13, Laguna Seca, Rennsport Reunion IV © Porsche Rennsport Reunion
2012 August 12, Pike's Peak Open Class winner 911 997 GT3 R of Romain Dumas. Specs: altered aerodynamics for more downforce, 4.0-litre engine without restrictor (390 kW), short gear ratio, weight 1140 kg / 2513 lbs. The course is 12.42 miles / 20.0 km and has 156 corners from the start at 9390 ft / 2860 m to the finish at 14,110 ft / 4300 m. Dumas stormed to the summit in 9:46.181 (only 0:00.017 seconds missing from overall victory) © Porsche
2012 September 2: Classics at the Castle Hedingham, UK. Video shows Jay Kay and his 1973 purple 911 Carrera RS plus Richard Attwood and the 917 he took to the victory of the 1970 Le Mans 24h.
2012 September 2: Classics at the Castle Hedingham, UK. Interview with Richard Attwood, one of the winning drivers of the 1970 Le Mans 24H.
2012 September 2: Classics at the Castle Hedingham, UK. Jay Kay talking about his Porsches, the 1955 356 Pre-A Speedster, the 1971 914/6 GT, all the three 1973 911 Carrera RS (Purple, Dalmatian Blue and Blood Orange), the 968 CS, the 911 GT3 RS (996 or 997?) and the 911 997 Sport Classic.
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2012 September 21-22 Saarland Rally, Germany, Timo Bernhard/Klaus Wicha 911 997 GT3 Cup© Porsche
Chris Harris interviewing the 962 creator Norbert Singer and driving his 1987 Le Mans winning creation at the Porsche's Weissach test track (aired September 26, 2012)
2006 RS Spyder mk1 demo lap during the 2012 Bathurst 1000 km (October 4-7) at Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
2013 May 25-26 Rennsport Australia© Porsche
Assembling a 991 GT3 Cup car
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2015 May 15, Nordschleife: Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland qualification winner (and May 16 race winner) Sven Müller© Porsche
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2015 May 15, Nordschleife: PCCD qualification 5th Robert Renauer flying high© Porsche
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2015 May 16, Nordschleife: Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland race 2nd Philipp Eng© Porsche

Anniversaries
May, 09 – 31st birthday of the 961 (1986)
May, 10 – 74th birthday of Wolfgang Porsche (1943)
May, 15 – 35th birthday of the 956 (1982)
May, 20 – 55th birthday of the 804 (1962)
May, 26 – 60th birthday of the 718 (1957)