Watch: 1971 Nürburgring 1000kms footage

Racing History

On the face of it, a Porsche 908/3 clean sweep with little interest.

But second and third split by less than a second, and who really needs to be asked twice to watch Porsche 908s and 917s, Alfa Romeo T33s and Ferrari 312Ps and 512s scythe through traffic on the Nürburgring?

Victory for Martini-Porsche Team

The ADAC 1,000-kilometre race was held only two weeks after the Targa Florio, so the Porsche teams were still licking their wounds and the Alfa Romeo team was very confident. As at the Targa Florio the Porsche factory loaned 908/03 models to their two main customers, the J.W. Automotive-Gulf team and Hans-Dieter Dechent’s Martini International Racing team, but whereas the factory had been in charge in Sicily the two separate organisations had control once more, with Porsche staff members in close attendance and for the most part looking very worried, the black day in Sicily still hanging heavily over their heads.

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