A special third driver!

02. Feb 2022 
by Ziv Knoll

Henri Pescarolo and Stefan Johansson raced this Joest-Porsche 956 to eighth place in the 1984 Nürburgring 1000 km race.

A young Brazilian driver joined them on this occasion. Yes, the great Ayrton Senna, in his one and only appearance in endurance racing. One can recognise his yellow helmet on the picture above.

The race was won by the factory Rothmans-Porsche 956 of Stefan Bellof and Derek Bell in front of the John Fitzpatrick Racing Porsche 956 of Thierry Boutsen and David Hobbs.

David Hobbs (picture below), with his typical sense of humour, found a lot of pride in “beating Senna, in their only meeting.”

Source: DR

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