Porsche 962-011 Joest

The last of the 956/962 series to win a World Prototype Sports Car championship event at Dijon, France driven by Bob Wollek and Frank Jelinski in May 1989.

Introduction

History

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

An interesting and very successful car, spanning four seasons. It was the first chassis built and developed at Weissach for the official factory supported Joest team, to race as their lead car in 1989. It featured relocated front suspension, a greater downforce nose and a short tail with separate rear wing. Raced mainly by Bob Wollek and Frank Jelinski, it won at the Nürburgring and Silverstone before winning at Dijon, the last Group C world championship race victory by a Porsche. Fourth place followed at Donington and second place at Spa, against the might of the dominant Mercedes Silver Arrows C9. This was followed by another win at the ADAC round at the Nürburgring.

It had a quiet 1990 only entering the Daytona 24 hours and Sebring 12 hours and failing to finish both, and was then the spare car for the world championship rounds at Nürburgring, Donington and Mexico, where it was used for the race, finishing seventh.

1991 was another quieter year, with a third and second in Interserie and a sixth and fourth in IMSA at Watkins Glen and Laguna Seca at the end of the year.

1992 was a much busier year in IMSA, as the Momo–Joest entry, with results around sixth and seventh places, plus some wins again in Interserie.

There was a big change for 1993. Weissach were heavily involved in some radical wind tunnel development, resulting in two Joest team cars for the USA sporting ‘third generation’-style bi-plane rear wings and a new body with significantly increased downforce. 011 was immediately far more competitive, with a second place at Road America and third place at Road Atlanta and there was a last attempt at Daytona at the start of the year and a double win in October, at the Zeltweg Interserie rounds, before enjoying a well-earned retirement.

It has gone on to more success as an historic racing car and now exists in the final 1993 high downforce configuration, with FATurbo livery, in which it competed at Daytona almost 20 years ago.

History & Results

Car No.YearColoursHistory & Results
962-0111989BLAUPUNKT # 7The first factory supported 962, with changes to chassis and suspension design to keep competitive for the 1989 season
 1989BLAUPUNKT # 7Last win for a 962 at a World Championship round at Dijon, also 2nd at Spa and multi wins in the ADAC cup
 1990PRIMAGAZDaytona 24 hrs, Sebring 12 hrs and various rounds and also used in the 1991 season
 1992MOMOSubstantially redeveloped and run throughout the 1992 IMSA season Ultimately ran with a biplane rear wing
 1993FATurboDaytona 24 hrs, various US rounds inc. 2nd at Road America and a win at Zeltwig in October for it's final period team race

1989 Season

February 962.142: Porsche Weissach. Spare monocoque for 962.011. Sold to Joest Racing. 3.0T. BLAUPUNKT SACHS.

Race DateRaceDriversCar No.Result
30/04/1989ADAC Eifelrennen NurburgringB. Wollek#11st
05/05/1989Dijon TestB.Wollek#73rd FTD
05/05/1989Nurburgring, I.SJohn Winter#72nd / 2nd
14/05/1989BRDC Supersprint SilverstoneB. Wollek#11st
21/05/1989Coupe de DijonB. Wollek / F. Jelinski#71st
25/06/1989200 Meilen NorisringB.Wollek#1DNF
26/05/1989Osterreichring, I.SJohn Winter#73rd / 2nd
25/06/1989200 Meilen NorisringB. Wollek#1DNF
23/07/2012Brands Hatch 480 KmB.Wollek/F.Jelinski#7DNS (Practice)
06/08/1989ADAC DiepholzB. Wollek#13rd
20/08/1989ADAC Trophy NurburgringB. Wollek / F. Jelinski#7DNF
03/09/1989Donington SupercupB. Wollek / F. Jelinski#74th
17/09/1989Coupes de Spa-FrancorchampsB. Wollek / F. Jelinski#72nd
24/09/1989ADAC Supersprint NurburgringB. Wollek #11st
09/10/1989Inter Challenge 1000Km FujiB. Wollek / F. Jelinski#9Accident

 

1990 Season

Race DateRaceColoursDriversCar No.Result
03 - 04/02/1990Daytona 24-HoursPrimagazJ-L Ricci / H. Pescarolo / F. Jelinski#0DNF
17/03/1990Sebring 12-Hours John Winter / Bob Wollek / H. Pescarolo#0 DNF
19/08/1990Nurburgring 480 Km H.Stuck#7TDNS - Practice
02/09/1990Donington 480 Km B.Wollek/F.Jelinski#7TDNS - Practice
07/10/1990Mexico City 480 Km B.Wollek/F.Jelinski#7T7th

 

1991 Season

Race DateRaceDriversCar No.Result
03/03/1991West Palm Beach IMSAB.Wollek/B.Schnieder#6DNF
07/04/1991Miami GPB.Wollek/B.Schneider#6DNS - Accident
28/04/1991Road Atlanta IMSAB.Wollek#6DNA
12/05/1991Nurburgring Interserie“John Winter”#73rd O/A, Heat 1-3rd, Heat 2-3rd
26/05/1991Zeltweg Interserie“John Winter”#72nd O/A, Heat 1-3rd, Heat 2-2nd
30/06/1991Watkins Glen“John Winter”/B.Schnieder#76th
21/07/1991Laguna Seca IMSA“John Winter”/B.Schnieder#74th

1992 Season - Momo Joest Racing

Race DateRaceColoursDriversCar No.Result
23/02/1992Miami GP G. Moretti / M. Sigala#308th
26/04/1992Road AtlantaMomoG. Moretti#306th
17/05/1992Nurburgring InterserieMomoO. Larrauri#8 1st O/A, Heat 1-1st, Heat 2-2nd
25/05/1992Lime RockMomoG. Moretti / M. Sigala#30DNF
31/05/1992Mid-OhioMomoG. Moretti / M. Sigala#30DNF
28/06/1992Watkins Glen ContinentalMomoG. Moretti / J. Paul Jnr#306th
26/07/1992PortlandMomoG. Moretti / J. Paul Jnr#307th
09/08/1992Road America G. Moretti / J. Paul Jnr#306th
13/09/1992Siegerland Interserie O. Larrauri#81st O/A, Heat 1-1st, Heat 2-2nd
04/10/1992Phoenix IMSA G. Moretti / J. Paul Jnr#307th
11/10/1992Zeltweg Interserie O.Larrauri,#81st O/A, Heat 1-1st, Heat 2-1st
01/11/1992Jarama Interserie O. Larrauri#381st O/A, Heat 1-1st, Heat 2-2nd

 

1993: FATurbo Express - Joest Racing

Race DateRaceColoursDriversCar No.Result
30 - 31/01/1993Daytona 24-HoursFATurboD. Sullivan / H. Haywood / C. Robinson / H. Pescarolo#6DNF
20/03/1993Sebring 12 Hours “John Winter”/M.Reuter,#7TDNS - Practice
18/04/1993Road Atlanta B. Wollek / R. Meixner#63rd
27/06/1993Watkins Glen 500km H. Haywood#6DNF
11/07/1993Road America J. Paul Jr#772nd
02/10/1993Phoenix IMSA B.Wollek/”John Winter”#6DNF - Accident
17/10/1993Zeltweg Interserie  M.Reuter 1st O/A, Heat 1-1st, Heat 2-1st