2017 marks 40 years since the Porsche 928 made its debut, and in the four decades since the front-engined, V8-powered GT first went on sale, it has carved a special niche in the hearts of Porsche enthusiasts and car fans around the world.
To celebrate this significant anniversary, Porsche Cars Great Britain and its four Classic Partner Centres - Glasgow, Hatfield, Leeds and Swindon - will be racing a specially-prepared 928 in the 1970s Roadsport Championship of the Historic Sports Car Club.
In a further highlight, the driver will be 1970 Le Mans winner Richard Attwood. Familiar to many enthusiasts for clinching the first 24 hours of Le Mans win by Porsche in the fearsome 917, Attwood also raced a 928 in the 1984 Daytona 24 Hours for the Brumos team. The livery of the new car hints at that worn during the Florida endurance race. And, in recognition of the anniversary of the 928, the car is racing with number #40.
The car made its debut at the famous Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire on 20-21 May, where Attwood put in a solid performance around the Grand Prix track. He qualified in ninth place out of an entry of 35 cars, and in a wet race finished third overall and first in class.
The car will now complete the race season on the following dates:
17 - 18 June Wolds Trophy, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire
1 - 2 July Legends of Brands Hatch Superprix, Kent
5 - 6 August Croft Nostalgia Weekend, North Yorkshire
26 - 28 August Oulton Park Gold Cup, Cheshire
21 - 22 October Silverstone Championship Final, Northamptonshire
4 - 5 November Walter Hayes Trophy, Silverstone
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