Group C Race of the Day: Silverstone 1,000 Kilometers, 1985

May 12th, 1985, round number three of the 1985 World Sports Car Championship in the midlands of England, at the fabled Silverstone circuit.  Porsche is out in full force against one solitary Lancia.  The Porsche brigade is led by the duo of Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass aboard the #1 Rothmans 962.  Lancia with Ricardo Patrese qualifies quickest with a new track lap record at 149 miles an hour, and Johnny Palmer in the Canon Porsche would go on to set a new race lap record.  What else happened?  Tune in to find out, as the video begins with lap of the circuit noting each corner, aboard one of the 962 Porsche’s, in the hands of Richard Lloyd.  Brian Kreisky does the driver interviews, and provides the play-by-play for the race.

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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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