The first of seven races in a row from the 1986 World Sports Car Championship, that will be featured, not necessarily in succession, but in sequence, here on Group C Sports Cars… The Thunder of the ’80s. We open this sequence of blog posts, with a tranche of races in no particular order, from the ’86 season. First up, the Monza 1,000 Kilometers, the season opener, from Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in Monza, Italy. A rare opportunity to see Lancia against Porsche and Jaguar. The action was sizzling. With time for only one fuel stop and driver change, the pressure was really on! The cameras capture the searing speed and frantic action at the pit counters.
The opening round of the 1986 World Sports Car Championship is run to the new “sprint” format, over 365 kilometers of the historic Monza Autodrome in Italy on the 20th of April. In this fifth season of Group C racing, the quality of entries has never looked better. We join Bob Constanduros in the commentary box, for the play-by-play of the action.