Confirmed entries build & old friends back together again
Despite the continued uncertainty due to COVID, enquiries have been flooding in from drivers and teams all very enthusiastic about taking part in the inaugural Group C Super Cup at Hockenheim, with over 10 entries confirmed so far.
This will now be the first Group C race of the 2021 season, so more confirmations are expected.
For many it will be the first opportunity to race since 2019 and for some, bringing out cars that have not been seen on track for some years. Being able to, at last, race their cars at this iconic driver’s circuit has been a consistent comment from drivers and preparers alike. In addition to the more regular Group C teams, there will be a meeting of old friends who raced these cars back in 1985.
The trio of Frank Jelinski, Stanley Dickens and John Graham raced in the 1985 Le Mans 24hrs with Frank & John driving the C2 Labatt Gebhardt JC853 and Stanley the C2 Strandell 85.
Frank had been a regular driver of the Gebhardt cars since 1984 and for the 1985 1000kms Spa that all three shared the #74 Team Labatt Gebhardt JC853, coming in 12th overall.
Frank & Stanley continued to race the Gebhardt cars throughout 1985-1987 as well as sharing the Joest Porsche 962C in the 1987 & 1988 Le Mans 24 hr coming in 3rd overall in the 1988 event and Stanley wins in 1989 in the factory Mercedes Sauber, together with Jochen Mass.
Another win for Frank was Daytona 24 hours in 1991 partnered by Bob Wollek, Hurley Haywood, John Winter and Henry Pescarolo in a Joest IMSA 962 Porsche.
There will be no doubt that these experienced drivers will get the best out of their machines on the day.
The trio will be reunited with their period Gebhardt cars for the first time since 1987 so it will be a meeting of old friends in so many ways.
The Bosch Hockenheim Historic – The Jim Clark Revival is an established motorsport event for vintage and young timers that draws large visitor numbers from Germany and throughout Europe to the traditional racing track in Baden each year. With twelve spectacular racing series & more than 500 participants bringing the magic of past racing days back to the time-honoured Motodrom, which has served as the stage for countless memorable racing battles.
More information: www.groupcsupercup.com