Folks, today, is a special day. You are in for a real treat as the season finale of the first unofficial year of Group C racing, the Brands Hatch 1,000 Kilometers of 1982, is showcased here on Group C Sports Cars, the thunder of the ’80s. This is when the lightning struck and the thunder crashed, for the first time, in a season that has very little coverage before Group C racing exploded onto the scene the very next year in 1983. You will see a wide variety of Group C, Group 5, and Group 6 production and prototype sports cars competing against each other at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, England, a legendary motor racing palace of speed. The battle ensued, in the wet, between three of the best drivers in the business, Jacky Ickx for Rothmans Porsche, Ricardo Patrese for Martini Lancia (in the final outing for their Lancia LC1 open cockpit spyder, a Group 6 racer), and the rainmeister himself, Hans Joachim Stuck, driving for Peter Sauber and the Sauber BMW team in the Sauber C6 Group C car.
Brian Kreisky, once again, is your commentator in this superb highlights film. Caught in the uncertain weather of the British autumn, the driver’s championship is up for grabs. Brian takes you through how the season went in the intro, and then, cinch down those belts and get ready for a knock down slug fest in the Brands Hatch 1,000 Kilometers. This is a beauty! Enjoy.