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Dauer Racing Porsche 962C: Widescreen Gallery

Submitted by on June 22, 2016


by Marcel Hundscheid / Speed-O-Graphica.com

Spend some quality time getting to know this magnificent Tic Tac-liveried Dauer Racing Porsche 962 thanks to a widescreen gallery by Marcel Hundscheid of Speed-O-Graphica.

Porsche’s 962 sports-prototype is the successor of the earlier 956, initially meant to comply with the American IMSA GTP regulations, as the 956 wasn’t safe enough to compete in IMSA events. Actually, Porsche’s 962 was the US version of the earlier Porsche 956. Later it turned out that the 962 would compete in the European Group C championship.


Porsche introduced the 962 at the end of of 1984 as a reaction to the fact that sportscar racing was in crisis. As a replacement Group 5 and 6 were introduced by FISA including the group A, B and C cars. The first 962 debuted at the 1984 24 Hours of Daytona driven by Mario and Michael Andretti.


In Group C configuration Porsche used a flat-6 engine, equipped with water-cooled cylinder heads and air-cooled cylinders, twin-turbos and a displacement of 2.6, 2.8, 3.0 or 3.2 liter. A 962 had a weight of 820 kg / 1800 lb, without fuel and driver and could reach a top speed of 350+ kph / 218+ mph.


The car pictured in this article (chassis 962-141) was built back in 1989 and raced by Dauer Racing in races of the former Supercup at the Norisring, Diepholz and the Nürburgring in Germany as well as a race of the former Interserie at Most in Czechoslovakia.


Besides these races Dauer Racing also participated in three rounds of the 1989 World Sports Prototype Championship with this chassis. The car was driven throughout 1989 by Jochen Dauer and Will Hoy.


Dauer Racing entered the car in 1990 between February and May at different races of the IMSA Championhip and the Daytona 24 Hours. Raul Boesel, Al Unser Jr, Robby Unser, Bob Wollek, Hans Joachim Stuck and Kenny Acheson drove the car during that particular period.


Konrad Motorsport entered the car during rounds of the 1990 World Sports Prototype Championship at Silverstone, Dijon and at the Nürburgring, driven by Derek Bell, Henri Pescarolo, Jochen Dauer, Al Unser and Raul Boesel.


The car only appeared in 1991 for the Daytona 24 Hours driven by John and Michael Andretti, Al Unser Jr and Robby Unser.

Images by Marcel Hundscheid / Speed-O-Graphica.com


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