Derek Bell returns to Le Mans

| 25 May 2012

Five-time Le Mans winner, Derek Bell, will make a return to the legendary venue on 14 June in a Porsche 962.

Bell last raced a 962 (shown below) with his son Justin and Tiff Needell back in ’92. This time round he’ll be racing in the Group C support race, which kicks off with practice on Thursday 14 June.

Owned by Martin Overington, the car – chassis CK6-88 (main picture) – still wears its original Kenwood livery, with matching engine and chassis number. It raced at Le Mans in 1988 finishing 9th overall in the hands of Takahashi, Okada and Giacomelli. For Bells’ Le Mans return it will be fitted with a new rear wing and nose.

“I will enjoy soaking up the unique atmosphere created by the fans who watch the racing at Le Mans, which has meant more to me than any other in the world given the success I have had there,” said Bell.

The record 32-car field for the race includes three Lancias. Find out more, here.