Jochen Mass (above) had everything going for him at the Silverstone Six Hours. He shared the fabulous Joest Racing Porsche 908/80 with Reinhold Joest and Volkert Merl, and started the race from a confident pole position, only to crash at Woodcote.
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One man lured by the ‘Le Mans practice’ was World Rally Champion Walter Rohrl, who shared the Vegla Racing 935 turbo (far left), with Harald Grohs/Dieter Schornstein, and ended up on the victors’ rostrum. Brute engine power wasn’t everything, as a flamboyant Derek Bell (top, right) illustrated by taking the Bell/David Hobbs/Steve O’Rourke Gp5 BMW M1 to a heroic second place. Less fortunate were Adrian Yates-Smith/Preston Henn (left), whose IMSA 935 K3 retired after walloping the armco barriers for a second time. Lella Lombardi/Giorgio Francia (top left dicing with Richard Cleare’s 934) again indulged in some Giant-Killing to bring their 2-litre Osella PA9 home fourth. Bottom, Monza winner Edgar Doeren chases the similar 935 turbo of Christian Bussi through the drying Woodcote chicane on his way to fifth place.