With the disappointing non-appearance of two Ferrari F40s entered by Charles Pozzi for Nicola Larini and Jean-Pierre Jabouille, and the hopes that Tom Walkinshaw would shake down the new Jaguar XJR-10 dashed, Silverstone’s round of the German Supercup Championship on May 14 turned out to be a Porsche benefit.
In a thin field of sixteen cars, the rivalry between Bob Wollek and Tiff Needell was the only item of interest at the front, with the Frenchman finally taking the upper hand in one of Reinhold Joest’s three 962Cs.
That Joest can now be regarded as the unofficial works Porsche team was further substantiated by the continued presence of Porsche team director Peter Falk in its pit. The team from Absteinach is soon to receive for the first time as many as ten factory tubs built with honeycomb panels, instead of the sheet-aluminium hitherto used.
Tim Harvey staved off Nick Adams to win the C2 laurels, while Costas Los had a one-off drive in the new “lightweight” C1 Spice SE89C-DFZ, which rolled to a halt with a silent engine on lap four.
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