Bumper-to-bumper racing, a host of driving stars, controversy and a down-to-the-wire title battle – these were the ingredients which made the 1986 European Touring Car Championship one of the most memorable seasons of tin top racing ever.
This exceptional ETCC review is packed with awesome action from all 14 rounds of the championship, featuring legendary circuits like Monza, Donington, Hockenheim, Brno, Silverstone, Jarama and Spa.
Race footage, interviews with the stars and informed commentary guide you through the highs and lows of a truly dramatic season, one which saw the championship battle not only go down to the very last race, but beyond it to the judges of the FIA following numerous protests.
The Rover team, which set the early pace, boasted a driver line-up featuring Tom Walkinshaw, Win Percy, Jean-Louis Schlesser, Geoff Allam and, later in the season, 1967 Formula One World Champion Denny Hulme. The Volvo effort was led by Thomas Lindstrom, Gianfranco Brancatelli and Johnny Cecotto, while BMW would feature Gerhard Berger, Emanuele Pirro and the man who would eventually be crowned the ‘86 champion, Roberto Ravaglia.
Plus, there were appearances from the Australian Holden team, featuring the legendary Peter Brock, and determined effort by Ford, with British driver Steve Soper.
Enjoy classic touring car action at its best in this comprehensive review of the 1986 European Touring Car Championship.
"Door-banging action, appearances by stars names like 1967 F1 World Champion Denny Hulme, F1 ascendant Gerhard Berger and Aussie legend Peter Brock, not to mention sensational scenes from the classic, 8.7 mile Brno road course, make this a magnificent watch. The soundtrack is a bit dodgy, but this was 1986, when synth pop was in its prime, remember. It doesn't detract too much from a film that, oddly, given the standard of some of the F1 reviews of the mid-1980s, is actually well-produced and scripted, with narration from the authoritative Neville Hay" Autosport