The last time Derek Bell raced a Porsche 962 at Le Mans was in 1992 with his son Justin and Tiff Needell. Now 20 years later, Bell returns for a Group C race on the morning of Saturday, 16th June.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you will have noticed both the national and motoring press being dominated by the news of The Stig outing himself as Ben Collins. After much legal wrangling, Collins has now been dismissed from his white Stig role ahead of his publication of a tell-all book on life behind the distinctive Simpson helmet, whilst all the while Top Gear executives begin to conjure up who should be given the role of Stig #3.
Get set for another action-packed race this weekend as the series is joined by five famous German drivers.
Brundle joins his ‘old mucker’ David Coulthard at the DTM Hockenheim race next weekend.
Some misinformation has emerged on the methods being chosen to sell the new LFA.
Perhaps the headline in this story should be “Jay Leno turns down a drive of the Lexus LFA”..
“Derek Bell takes his old company car on a 6 minute 41 second lap of the Nurburgring – awesome driving and some great commentary as the Porsche 956 puts 650bhp to work around the ‘ring!” – Stig
“Porsche 956. Mulsanne Straight. 246mph. Probably the best in-car footage I’ve ever seen.” – mark34bn