Drama is about to unfold in more ways than one at the famous Nurburgring in the Eiffel mountains of Germany, as atrocious weather in the region is set to turn the speed palace into a skating rink. The Nurburgring 1,000 Kilometers was to be the seventh round of the 1986 World Sports Car Championship Series. The race was held on the 24th of August – the day Hurricane Charlie hit Europe. In the most appalling conditions imaginable, the Porsche, Jaguar, and Mercedes factories fought out Germany’s top sports car event – Mercedes mindful they had not won a World Sports Car event since 1955. It would prove to be a race to remember, although one those taking part would prefer to forget.
Paul Fowler calls the racing action.