Unfortunately the #17 Porsche 962C (Chassis 006) that Derek Bell, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Al Holbert raced to victory in the 1987 24 Hours of Le Mans crashed today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Porsche 962C coupé locked it’s brakes heading into Molecomb corner and ending up going straight on into the hay bales.
Thankfully the only damage was cosmetic, and it managed to continue up and back down the hill to the paddock, before making it’d way out to the back of the show to be assessed fully. The corner in question, Molecomb, is a tricky corner as it’s approach is a blind kink over a brow, which happened to catch alot of drivers out through out the day. With the Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour Concept also going off at the same corner sustaining slightly more damage.
Evo journalist Henry Catchpole was originally meant to be driving the 962C, but was switched to the Porsche GT1 at the last minute when it turned out he was too tall for the 962.
The Porsche did not lock up its brakes as erroneously reported! It only reacted to the driver's input!
Who was the driver??
Don't look at me, I didn't crash it!