World Champions Hans Stuck and Derek Bell were forced to drive an unfamiliar Joest-Rothmans 956B, but were unlikely to yield to any extra pressure exerted by Derek Warwick and Jean-Louis Schlesser in the Jaguar XJR6. This film is known as “Comedy of Errors” for a reason. You will see why. Bear with us, folks. This is wacky races, personified.
The fifth round in the 1986 World Sports Car Championship Series was to be a race full of both incident and controversy. It was to prove a catalogue of disaster, leaving a trail of destruction, and the aftertaste of poor organization and marshaling by the British Racing & Sports Car Club. It was a world event that will be long remembered. We start this wacky motor race, by sending you trackside, with commentator Paul Fowler.