Group C Race of the Day: Brands Hatch, 1986

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.

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the braking zone

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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