"...a real treat for Group C fans" Autosport
The story of the 1988 World Sportscar Championship would be the intense rivalry between Jaguar, with its all-new XJR-9, and the turbo-charged Sauber Mercedes team. This action-packed review features dramatic highlights and interviews with the stars as the enthralling season-long battles for championship honours unfold.
Experience drama from all 11 rounds, from the opening races in Spain to the final weekend in Australia, visiting Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Spa, Brno and the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours along the way. Exceptional action footage, including some in-car sequences, let you share the speed, excitement, controversy and triumph from one of the World Sportscar Championship's most competitive years.
Driving stars competing for victory in 1987 included Jean-Louis Schlesser, Martin Brundle, Eddie Cheever, Jochen Mass, Jan Lammers, Johnny Dumfries, Derek Bell, Klaus Ludwig and many more.
With the works Porsche team not contesting the full season, it was left to Jaguar and Sauber Mercedes to lead the title battle, with the likes of Joest and Brun flying the flag for Porsche. The intense fight for the team championship would not be resolved until the ninth race of the season, with the edge-of-the-seat driver's title chase continuing to the penultimate round of the year. This incredible DVD brings you all the essential highlights, including the breathtaking opening laps at Silverstone, the history-making Le Mans race, the huge crash suffered by Mass at Brands Hatch, the controversy in Germany and much more.
The intense rivalry between Jaguar and Sauber Mercedes, and title-rival drivers Brundle and Schlesser, made for a compelling season, and now you can relive the drama once again.
"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