1998 Le Mans 24-hour race, the Porsche team celebrated its 16th overall victory in Le Mans with a double win for the 911 GT1 98. On 6th/7th June, the winning car was driven by Laurent Aiello, Allan McNish and Stéphane Ortelli. It was almost 50 years to the day on which the first Porsche sports car saw the light of day.
The 1990s were not good for Porsche when it came to Le Mans success, but in 1998, things turned around with the 911 GT1 98 able to get Porsche back to its winning ways. The 15th Le Mans win came in 1994 with the Dauer 962 (Porsche engineers discover that the 962 C could be modernized and modified to be eligible as a Le Mans GT1 race car, because the required street-legal version already exists: the Dauer 962). It was an awesome race car but it was getting on in age and was no longer competitive enough for an outright win.
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