Porsche 956B-114

Porsche 956B-114

Factory-built car in identical spec to works Rothmans car, replete with fetching green Skoal-Bandit podium-winning livery.
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    3 Seasons with Fitzpatrick


    2nd at 1000km Nurburgring 1984


    2nd at 1000km Mosport 1984


    Raced at Le Mans 3 times


    4th at Le Mans twice


    3rd at Le Mans


    Secured Derek Bell the world drivers title in 1986


    Skoal Bandit Livery


    Full sprint bodywork with a high downforce nose and tail

     

  • A rare bird, even by 956 standards, this is one of just four chassis built for the world championship to what is now known as 956B specification. 

    Of these just  three survive, chassis 956/116 being completely destroyed in the crash at Spa in 1985 which tragically claimed the life of Stefan Bellof. Chassis 956/117 is the Joest back to back double Le Mans winner.

    The 956B is a customer version of the works Rothmans 956, with the same bespoke Singer profile chassis underside but and with an engine running full Bosch Motronic engine management. It may not sound like a big deal but it was. Fully electronic and integrated ignition and injection made much closer control of the combustion process possible. There were three distinct benefits: more power, better fuel consumption and a more progressive throttle response, largely because Motronic permitted much high compression ratios to be used. Although the first factory 956 was fitted with Motronic late in 1982, it would be 1984 before they got around to putting it onto customer cars, by which stage it had already developed the 962, first to race in North America and then, in 1985 as the 962C, in Group C.

    956/114 did three full seasons with Fitzpatrick, first as a Skoal Bandit car, then in American 100 colours and finally as a Danone car. Although It never won in the hands of Thierry Boutsen at the Norisring and was second in 1000km races at both the Nurburgring and Mosport in 1984 and finished Le Mans three times, twice in 4th place and, in 1984, on the third step of the podium. It famously secured Derek Bell the world drivers title in 1986, which was decided by a tie breaker based on the race result at the Norisring race that year.

    It has now been returned to Skoal Bandit livery and is fitted with full sprint bodywork with a high downforce nose and tail.

    956B-114 FITZPATRICK 1984 SKOAL BANDIT Front runner, Led Le Mans - 3rd overall - pole at Spa, 2nd Nurburgring / Mosport etc

    1985 AMERICAN 100's Le Mans - 4th overall, 4th Shah Alam etc

    DANONE Le Mans - 4th overall, 3rd Nurburgring, 4th Jerez etc.  Bell's drive at Norisring won him the '86 drivers title

    Skoal Just fitted with fresh ex works '83 Le Mans qualifying engine

1984 Season - Skoal Bandit Sponsorship

  • Race Date

  • Race

  • Drivers

  • Car No.

  • Result

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    Race Date

    23/04/1984

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    Race

    1000Km Monza

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    Drivers

    T.Boutsen / D.Hobbs

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    Car No.

    #33

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    Result

    DNF


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    Race Date

    13/05/1984

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    Race

    1000 Km Silverstone

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    Drivers

    T.Boutsen / D.Hobbs

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    Car No.

    #33

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    Result

    8th


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    Race Date

    16-17/06/1984

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    Race

    24 Hours Le Mans

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    Drivers

    D. Hobbs/ P. Streiff/ S. van der Merwe

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    Car No.

    #33

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    Result

    3rd


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    Race Date

    15/07/1984

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    Race

    1000 Km Nurburgring

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    Drivers

    T.Boutsen / D.Hobbs

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    Car No.

    #33

  •                   

    Result

    2nd


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    Race Date

    05/08/1984

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    Race

    1000 Km Mosport

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    Drivers

    D.Hobbs

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    Car No.

    #33

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    Result

    2nd


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    Race Date

    02/09/1984

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    Race

    1000 Km Spa

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    Drivers

    T.Boutsen / D.Hobbs

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    Car No.

    #33

  •                   

    Result

    DNF


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    Race Date

    16/09/1984

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    Race

    1000 Km Imola

  •                   

    Drivers

    D.Theys / Dievonne

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    Car No.

    #33

  •                   

    Result

    DNF


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    Race Date

    02/12/1984

  •                   

    Race

    1000 Km Sandown Park

  •                   

    Drivers

    T. Boutsen / D. Hobbs

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    Car No.

    #33

  •                   

    Result

    DNF

1985 Season - American 100’s Sponsorship

  • Race Date

  • Race

  • Drivers

  • Car No.

  • Result

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    Race Date

    28/04/1985

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    Race

    1000 Km Monza

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    Drivers

    J. Gartner / K. Acheson

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    Car No.

    #33

  •                     

    Result

    DNF


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    Race Date

    12/05/1985

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    Race

    1000 Km Silverstone

  •                     

    Drivers

    D. Hobbs / J. Gartner

  •                     

    Car No.

    #33

  •                     

    Result

    DNF


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    Race Date

    17-18/06/1985

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    Race

    24 Hours Le Mans

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    Drivers

    D. Hobbs / J. Gartner / G. Edwards

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    Car No.

    #33

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    Result

    4th


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    Race Date

    06/10/1985

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    Race

    1000 Km Fuji 

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    Drivers

    J. Gartner / M. Roe

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    Car No.

    #33

  •                     

    Result

    DNF


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    Race Date

    01/12/1985

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    Race

    800 Km Shah Alam

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    Drivers

    F. Konrad / A. Miedecke

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    Car No.

    #33

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    Result

    4th

1986 Season - Danone Sponsorship

  • Race Date

  • Race

  • Drivers

  • Car No.

  • Result

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    Race Date

    20/04/1986

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    Race

    Kouros Cup Monza

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    Drivers

    J. Gartner / K. Niedwiedz

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    Car No.

    #10

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    Result

    8th


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    Race Date

    09/05/1986

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    Race

    1000 Km Silverstone

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    Drivers

    E. de Villota / F. Velez

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    Car No.

    #33

  •                       

    Result

    5th


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    Race Date

    31/05/1986

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    Race

    24 Hours Le Mans

  •                       

    Drivers

    E. de Villota / G. Fouche / F. Velez

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    Car No.

    #33

  •                       

    Result

    4th


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    Race Date

    29/06/1986

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    Race

    100 Meilen Norisring

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    Drivers

    D. Bell

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    Car No.

    #33

  •                       

    Result

    11th


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    Race Date

    20/07/1986

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    Race

    1000 Km Brands Hatch

  •                       

    Drivers

    E. de Villota / F. Velez

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    Car No.

    #33

  •                       

    Result

    DNF


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    Race Date

    03/08/1986

  •                       

    Race

    Trofeo Silk Cut Jerez

  •                       

    Drivers

    E. de Villota / F. Velez

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    Car No.

    #33

  •                       

    Result

    5th


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    Race Date

    24/08/1986

  •                       

    Race

    1000 Km Nurburgring

  •                       

    Drivers

    E. de Villota / F. Velez

  •                       

    Car No.

    #33

  •                       

    Result

    3rd


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    Race Date

    15/09/1986

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    Race

    1000 Km Spa-Francorchamps

  •                       

    Drivers

    E. de Villota / F. Velez

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    Car No.

    #33

  •                       

    Result

    11th