"...a real treat for Group C fans" Autosport
The 1986 World Sportscar Championship was shrouded in controversy, with confusion surrounding the outcome even after the final lap of the season. This exceptional review features incredible action-packed highlights and interviews with the stars to bring you the full story of a turbulent and contentious year.
This review features drama and incident from all nine rounds, from the new format sprint races to the ultimate endurance test at the Le Mans 24 Hours. In-car footage, exceptional camera positions and access to the pitlanes, drivers and team bosses ensure you don't miss any vital moments.
The 1986 field boasted an impressive line up of driving stars, including sportscar legends Derek Bell, Hans Stuck, Jochen Mass and Klaus Ludwig, plus Grand Prix stars past, present and future, such asDerek Warwick, Eddie Cheever, Andrea de Cesaris, Thierry Boutsen and Alessandro Nannini.
The dominant Rothmans Porsche team would face challenges not only from the privateer Porsche teams like Joest, Kremer, Brun and Richard Lloyd Racing, but also works efforts from Jaguar and Lancia, plus the mighty Mercedes-engined Kouros. At the end of a roller coaster season, it seemed the works Porsche team had thrown everything away - but there would be a sting on the tail.
This review includes Jaguar's Silverstone win, the tragedy-hit Le Mans race, the controversial Brands Hatch round, the unbelievable scenes at the Nurburgring, the epic last lap dice at Spa - one of the closest finishes ever - and the contentious season finale in Japan.