A pretty front row

23. Jul 2020 
by Ziv Knoll

The 1976 Silverstone 6 Hours was the third round of the World Championship for Makes.

Clear favorites were Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass in the beautiful Martini-Porsche 935, already winners of the first two rounds of the championship, at Mugello and Vallelunga.

The Porsche 935, powered by the famous 2.8 litre flat-6 turbo, was the latest important evolution  of the Porsche 911 Turbo.

BMW Motorsport tried to counter their German rivals and fielded a BMW 3.2 CSL Turbo for Ronnie Peterson and Gunnar Nilsson.

Jacky Ickx (Porsche) took a convincing pole in front of  Ronnie Peterson (BMW), as seen on the picture above, but the two clear favorites were delayed with turbo problems and gearbox issues and John Fitzpatrick and Tom Walkinshaw took a well deserved victory in their Hermetite BMW 3.5 CSL.