- SWC 1991|
- The 1991 Sportscar season saw the introduction of new rules
stipulating the use of 3.5-litre atmospheric engines, the same as used
in F1, for Group C cars. As not all teams were able to comply, the old
cars were still allowed to run in the C2 category.
opener at Suzuka saw an unexpected victory for the Peugeot team. But
after that the Jaguars converted their speed into victories, while the
Sauber Mercedes had massive problems with the all-new engine and the
Peugeots were simply too slow.
The 24 Hours of Le
Mans saw the
first win for a Japanese manufacturer. The Mazdas ran like clockwork,
with car no. 55 driven by Weidler / Herbert / Gachot taking the flag
For the following round at the Nürburgring
introduced their Evo 1 bis (Evolution 1 Plus). Now they were the team
to beat and scored two wins in row. But also Sauber Mercedes got their
engine and gearbox running better, which led to Wendlinger / Schumacher
winning the season's last race at Autopolis.
Behind the 3 top
teams (1st Jaguar, 2nd Peugeot, 3rd Mercedes), Euro Racing finished 4th
with their customer Spice chassis, ahead of Mazda, whose 787B was
simply not competitive over the shorter distance races. After those
teams, Kremer Racing was the best placed Porsche team.
season saw also the introduction of the new 3.5-litre cars of Brun and
Konrad, which proved to be fast but unreliable.
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follow! An update of the carset is also planned.