For the 1976 Le Mans 24 Hours, Porsche introduced its new models, the 936 in Group 6, the 935 in Group 5 and the 934 in Group 4. The only challenge for the overall victory came from Renault with it’s turbocharged Renault Alpine A442.
Once an initial challenge from Renault was seen off, the 936 of previous winners Jacky Ickx and Gijs van Lennep, built a relentless, inexorable lead that was never challenged.
The works Martini-Porsche 935 turbo (main picture) of Rolf Stommelen and Manfred Schurti was fourth, easily winning the Group 5 class.
Manfred Schurti, seen here above taking over from team-mate Stommelen, (and portrait below) is a former very capable touring and prototype driver from Liechtenstein. He is known for his drives in factory backed Porsches.