The sight of Derek Bell back at the wheel of a Group C Porsche will be one of the highlights of the Silverstone Classic on July 27-29 as the 25th anniversary of the Porsche 956 is marked.
Bell, now 65, will race both a Group C Porsche and a Surtees TS9B grand prix car during the weekend. He will race the F1 car of racing surgeon John Monson in the Grand Prix Masters race.
“I went to the Silverstone Classic last year and was itching to get out in a car,” said Bell. “That’s why I jumped at the chance to go back this year and race.”
One of the feature races this year will be a 90-minute race into the dusk of Saturday evening for cars from the World Sportscar Masters series.