Hans J. Stuck
The Porsche 962 was developed in response to safety concerns regarding the Porsche 956. Porsche wanted to enter the 956 into the American IMSA GTP Championship but were prevented from doing so as the pedal box in the 956 was situated beyond the front axle. To ensure eligibility into the IMSA, the 962 was developed to move the pedal box behind the centreline of the axle and the addition of a roll cage further enhanced safety. The 962 won the World Sportscar Championship crown in 1985 and 1986, the IMSA GTP Championship between 1985 and 1988, the Interserie Championship from 1987 to 1992, the ADAC Supercup from 1986 to 1989, the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1986 and 1987 and five victories in the Daytona 24 Hours in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989 and 1991.
Hans-Joachim Stuck is a German former racing driver. Having competed in various categories he was most successful in Sportscars, winning the World Sportscar Championship in 1985 in the Porsche 956/962, and finishing second in the same championship the following year. He is a two-time outright winner at the Le Mans 24 Hour races in 1986 and 1987 in the Porsche 962C, and finished first in the GT1 class at the 1996 race in a Porsche 911 GT1, finishing second overall. He also gained podiums in 1985, 1988, 1989, 1994 and 1995. Stuck was victorious in the 1990 German touring car series, DTM, driving an Audi V8 Quattro. Stuck also competed in the 1979 and 1980 BMW M1 Procar championships, finishing third in 1980 behind Nelson Piquet and Alan Jones.
The 962 variant presented in this print was driven to victory by Hans J. Stuck at the 1986 ADAC Supercup Nürburgring 1000km.
Size: 50cm x 70cm
Paper: 269 gsm matte litho-realistic paper
Catalogue Ref: 2018:L.04/HJS
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