It’s the Nurburgring Oldtimer GP this weekend. Our friends at EB Motorsport are racing the Light Yellow Porsche 911 RSR, in continued defence of their World Sportscar Masters title in Masters Historic.
EB Motorsport makes premium lightweight panels for classic Porsche 911. To complement its range of ST, RS and RSR composite bodywork, the company has just released a new product: an SC RS front bumper, moulded straight from an original part. Here’s the first example sold, going on an SC RS-style build, based on a Turbo-look 3.2 Carrera.
EB’s 911 won last year’s World Sportscar Masters title to protests from some of those it had beaten fair and square including Lolas, Chevrons and GT40s: the cream of ’70s sportscar racing. The organisers insisted on a supervised engine stripdown, which – as classic Porsche fans know – is not cheap. The car was taken to Tuthill Porsche, engine removed and torn down and everything was found to be perfectly legit: a first in the series.
The EB boys are not the moaning type, so returned to defend the title. It’s been going well so far: EB currently leads the championship by 11 points from Leo Voyazides in the Lola T70. As there’s no sign of Leo this weekend, a good result would stretch that lead a bit further.
Qualifying went well for EB this morning with 9th place overall: top 911 and ahead of some legendary sportscars. Lead driver Mark loves the Nürburgring, especially in the wet. If Sunday’s race is damp, we could see a repeat of this race at Oulton in March, where EB’s 911 chased down the leaders after starting on a damp track. Check this video below: shows just how hard EB Motorsport runs in the wet. Drifting the back and avoiding a spinner is par for the course!