Porsche 956-106

Won the Team World Championship title in 1986, ahead of the Rothmans Porsche and Silk Cut Jaguar factory teams.

Introduction

History

1983

1984

1985

1986

The Canon-liveried 1984 Brands Hatch 1,000 km winner. Sold to Walter Brun in 1985 & won the Team World Championship title in 1986, ahead of the Rothmans Porsche and Silk Cut Jaguar factory teams.

One of the seven early customer 956s built, sold new to Richard Lloyd and raced by his GTI Engineering team. Originally in Canon livery, it enjoyed a chequered career over four seasons, its most notable result for 1983 being pole at Mugello, co driven by Derek Bell and Henri Toivenen, finishing 3rd and also finishing 3rd at the Silverstone 1,000 km and third on aggregate (first on the road) at the 1983 Nurburgring 1000km, this time being co driven by world F1 champion Keke Rosberg; the last time Group C cars, or any proper prototype sports machines, would race on the fearsome full Nurburging circuit. It came eighth at Le Mans that year helmed by Jan Lammers and Jonathan Palmer, two of its more regular drivers.

It raced again in 1984, still in Canon livery but results were hard to come by in the early part of the season  , this time leading the works Rothmans cars at Silverstone by a lap before a water leak dropped them to fifth, and also securing a second place at the 200 mile Norisring round, 3rd at the Monza 1,000 km, fourth at the Nurburgring 1,000 km and two further  fifth places and an eventual retirement at Le Mans, after dicing and leading during the first four hours. But at Brands Hatch it all came together beautifully with Lammers and Palmer achieving the pole, fastest lap and win hat-trick.

The car was then sold to Walter Brun for whom it raced for two seasons in numerous liveries in the hands of the likes of Derek Bell, Hans Stuck, Jochen Mass, Gerhard Berger, Frank Jelinski, Thierry Boutsen, and many more – achieving many podium finishes and it’s final race seeing it home in second place at Mount Fuji, a result that ensured Brun won the 1986 sports car World Championship.

Although it spent much the intervening time as a show car in Eterna colours, it has recently been returned to its original Canon livery. 

History & Results

TeamCar No.YearColoursHistory & Results
LLOYD956-1061983CANONFront running car. Palmer / Lammers / Bell / Rosberg Finished all rounds, several podiums
LLOYD 1984CANONRegularly the favourite, beating the Factory cars Winner, Brands Hatch 1,000 kms, led Le Mans
BRUN 1985VARIOUSGood continued history 85 and 86 liveries included Jagermeister, Fortuna, Fat Turbo, Memorex, Torno
BRUN 1986JAGERMEISTERWorld championship winning car - 2nd at last round to win World Championship
BRUN 1987ETERNAUsed as a show car. Exceptionally original - just restored to '83 Canon - Nurburgring spec

1983 Season - GTI-Canon sponsored

DateRaceDriversNo.Position
10/04/19831000Km MonzaJ. Lammers / T. Needell#146th
08/05/19831000 Km SilverstoneJ. Lammers / T.Boutsen#143rd
29/05/19831000 Km NurburgringK. Rosberg / J. Lammers / J. Palmer#143rd
18 - 19/06/198324 Hours Le MansJ.Palmer / J.Lammers#148th
04/09/19831000 Km Spa Francorchamps J. Lammers / T.Boutsen#149th
18/09/19831000 Km Brands HatchJ. Lammers / J. Palmer#149th
16/10/19831000 Km ImolaD. Bell / J. Palmer#144th
23/10/19831000 Km MugelloD. Bell / J. Palmer / H. Toivonen#143rd
10/12/19831000 Km KyalamiJ. Lammers / J. Palmer#145th

 

1984 Season - GTI-Canon sponsored

DateRaceDriversNo.Position
23/04/19841000Km MonzaJ. Palmer / J. Lammers#145th
13/05/19841000 Km SilverstoneJ. Palmer / J. Lammers#145th
16-17/06/198424 Hours Le MansJ. Palmer / J. Lammers#14DNF
15/07/19841000 Km NurburgringJ. Palmer / J. Lammers#145th
29/07/19841000 Km Brands HatchJ. Palmer / J. Lammers#141st / Pole / FL

1985 Season - Brun Team - Various liveries

Replaced by Nigel Stoud designed chassis car, see 956-106b. 1985: Sold to Walter Brun to replace 956-111

DateRaceColoursDriversNo.Position
14/07/19851000 Km HockenheimJagermeisterG. Berger / W. Brun# 206th
04/08/1985FIA Coupe d’EuropeJagermeisterW.Brun# 192nd / 3rd 
01/09/19851000 Km Spa-FrancorchampsTornoO. Larrauri / M. Sigala# 18DNF
08/09/1985FIA Coupe d’Europe:JagermeisterW.Brun# 182nd
01/12/1985800 Km Shah AlamTornoO. Larrauri / M. Sigala / F. Jelinski# 185th

1986 Season - Brun Team - Various liveries

The final result in this season won the Brun team the 1986 World Championship.

DateRaceColoursDriversNo.Position
20/04/1986Kouros Cup MonzaFATurboM. Sigala / W. Brun#193rd
27/04/1986ADAC NurburgringMemorexF.Jelinski#385th
09/05/19861000 Km SilverstoneJagermeisterW. Brun / F. Jelinski#199th
31/05/198624 Hours Le MansLocatopT. Boutsen / A. Ferte / D. Theys#19DNF
08/06/1986Coupe d’Europe WunstorfSchiesserW. Brun#172nd / 3rd
15/06/1986ADAC HockenheimMemorexF.Jelinski#384th
29/06/1986100 Meilen NorisringJagermeisterT. Boutsen#1810th
13/07/1986Coupe d’Europe OsterreichringSchiesserW. Brun#174th / 2nd
20/07/19861000 Km Brands HatchJagermeisterT. Boutsen / F. Jelinski#193rd
03/08/1986Trofeo Silk Cut JerezFortunaW. Brun / F. Jelinski#192nd
17/08/1986Coupe d’Europe MostSchiesserW. Brun#1717th / 4th
24/08/1986NurburgringMemorexF.Jelinski / S Dickens#19DNF
31/08/1986Coupe d’Europe OsterreichringFATurboU . Schafer#183rd / 3rd
15/09/19861000 Km Spa-FrancorchampsFATurboD. Theys / M. Sigala / W. Brun#199th
21/09/1986ADAC Supersprint NurburgringJagermeisterO. Larrauri#188th
06/10/19861000 Km Mount FujiMemorexS. Dickens#192nd