Derek Bell and Vern Schuppan codrove their 956 (chassis 956-004) to 3rd in the 1982 Spa 1000 Kms.
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Derek Bell initially made a name for himself, racing in open-wheeled cars including Formula 2 and Formula 1. However, it is long-distance sports car racing, particularly in Porsches, where Bell forged his legacy as a champion with five overall victories at Le Mans, three victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and back-to-back World Sports Car championships in 1986 and 1987. Recently, Ed McDonough spent the day at Silverstone with Bell, testing a Porsche 956 and 962, and learned more about the vast new ground forged with the 956/962 program.
What was your first experience with the Porsche 956 like?
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