The mighty Porsche 956 was the creme of the field in the 1983 World Sportscar Championship, and the works Rothmans-backed team was the one to beat. Despite impressive challenges from Lancia Martini and the privately-entered Porsches of Joest and Kremer, the down-to-the-wire championship battle would be between works Porsche drivers.
This action-packed review features dramatic highlights and interviews with the stars bringing you the full story of the season. Exceptional action footage, including in-car sequences courtesy of the Rothmans Porsches, from all seven rounds charts the incredible year-long battle for the driver’s title. Experience the speed, drama, controversy and nail-biting finale from an incredible year.
The 1983 season boasted an impressive driver line-up, including sportscar greats Derek Bell, Jacky Ickx, Stefan Bellof, Jochen Mass, Jan Lammers and Bob Wollek, Grand Prix stars past, present and future like Michele Alboreto, Riccardo Patrese, Thierry Boutsen and Stefan Johansson, plus appearances from legends like Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg and Mario Andretti.
Joest showed early promise with victory in the opening round at Monza, but the works Porsche team soon established its dominance, taking victory at every other round. The season-long duel between Ickx and Bell came to a dramatic and tension-packed finale at the last round of the season, as rain, spins and crashes kept the outcome in doubt right down to the chequered flag. This DVD has all the highlights, including the dramatic wet weather race at Silverstone, the closest Le Mans race for a decade, the car-wrecking Fuji round and much more.
This comprehensive review is an essential record of an important year for sportscar racing, as well as an action-packed journey through an awesome season of racing.
"Relive the greatest era of world championship sportscar racing - the 1980s Group C formula - with these individual season-highlights DVDs.
Great racing between factory and privateer Porshe teams, with the occasional interference from Lancia, hallmarked the series' early years, before Jaguar and Sauber-Mercedes took over as the 200mph-plus prototypes of choice.
Ranging from an hour and a half to two hours, these well-edited reviews coverall the on-and off-track action between 1983 and 1989. And the on-board footage and interviews with the stars of the day make each production a real treat for Group C fans" Autosport