Group C Race of The Day: World Sports Car Championship: 1987 Norisring Supersprint

This time, we remain in 1987 and fast forward a few races to “the magic roundabout”, at the Norisring in Nuremberg, Germany, for the super sprint round of the World Championship.  Round six of the 1987 World Sports Car Championship took place at the spectacular Norisring circuit in the parkland of the city of Nuremberg, on June 28th, 1987.  With two “sprint” races, each over a distance of 180 kilometers counting towards the world series – and a track length of less than 2.5 kilometers, fast and furious racing was guaranteed, with cars lapping the circuit in less than 50 seconds.  This then, is the reason the event is called “The Magic Roundabout”.  We are ready to go, so, with the whimsical music of the calliope in the background, let’s join Videovision Broadcast International, and commentator Paul Fowler, for the action, on the 40th anniversary of the first race at Norisring, in 1947, just after WW. II.

This will also be the final race for the Porsche factory in Group C competition, until the 24 Hours of Le Mans the following year.

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International racing fan for over 20 years. I follow Formula One, Indycars, sports cars, touring cars and other varied forms of racing within and outside the U.S. I am a recent college graduate and have been following the world of car racing since childhood.

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