Group C Race of The Day: World Sports Car 1987: Brands Hatch

From, the source for these archived videos about the Group C races.


Great excitement and speculation surrounded the Shell Gemini 1000 kms race at Brands Hatch in England. The withdrawal of full factory support by Porsche had left Derek Bell and Hans Stuck wondering how to preserve their championship chances. Then came news that they had signed up with the Joest team and would be on the grid determined to challenge the Tom Walkinshaw Jaguars. The British team was anxious to avenge their defeat by Porsche at Le Mans and naturally the 20,000 patriotic Britons in attendance would back the Big Cats.

With Porsche winning the last two World Sports Car races, Silk Cut Jaguar have much to prove at Brands Hatch.  The biggest entry ever at the Kentish circuit provides the opposition for the seventh round of the world series as Jaguar make their bid for home rule.  One more time, we throw it down to my main man, Paul Fowler, for the race call.


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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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