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Jürgen Barth
German racing driver

Jürgen Barth

Jürgen Barth
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Intro German racing driver
A.K.A. Barth
Is Racecar driver Writer
From Germany
Field Literature Sports
Gender male
Birth 10 December 1947, Thum, Germany
Age 75 years
Star sign Sagittarius
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Jürgen Barth 2010, enjoying a Chinese meal in Zhuhai, China.

Jürgen Barth (born December 10, 1947 in Thum, Saxony) is a German engineer and a former racecar driver. He is the son of Formula One driver and sports car racer Edgar Barth.

Barth started out as an engineer but became one of the most successful drivers in sports car racing. He won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1977 in a Porsche 936, with Jacky Ickx and Hurley Haywood, and in 1980 he won the 1000 km Nürburgring with Rolf Stommelen.

Barth is co-author of the book about Porsche's racing history, Das große Buch der Porschetypen, and later would help in the creation of the BPR Global GT Series.

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
1971 René Mazzia René Mazzia Porsche 911EC GT +2.0 303 8 2nd
1972 Louis Meznarie Sylvain Garant
Michael Keyser
Porsche 911 S GT 3.0 285 13 1st
1973 Gelo Racing Team Georg Loos Porsche 911 Carrera RSR GT 3.0 311 10 2nd
1974 Polifac Gelo Racing Team Franz Pesch Porsche 911 Carrera RSR GT DNF DNF
1975 Ovoro Joest Racing Mario Casoni
Reinhold Jöst
Porsche 908LH S 3.0 325 4th 4th
1976 Martini Racing Joest Reinhold Jöst Porsche 936 Spyder S 3.0 DNF DNF
1977 Martini Racing Porsche System Jacky Ickx
Hurley Haywood
Porsche 936/77 S
342 1st 1st
1978 Martini Racing Porsche System Bob Wollek
Jacky Ickx
Porsche 936/78 S
364 2nd 2nd
1979 Essex Motorsport Porsche Jacky Ickx
Brian Redman
Porsche 936 S +2.0 200 DNF DNF
1980 Porsche System Manfred Schurti Porsche 924 Carrera GT GTP 316 6 3rd
1981 Porsche System Walter Röhrl Porsche 944 LM GTP +3.0 323 7 1st
1982 Rothmans Porsche System Al Holbert
Hurley Haywood
Porsche 956 C 340 3rd 3rd
1993 Monaco Media International
Larbre Compétition
Joël Gouhier
Dominique Dupuy
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR GT 304 15th 1st
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 09 Mar 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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