Autosport Plus

Le Mans legends come face to face

One of the world's best sportscar racers – two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Allan McNish – fulfilled a long-held ambition by driving one of the most successful endurance machines in history, the iconic Porsche 962C. Then he wrote about it for AUTOSPORT

My first thought on climbing aboard the Porsche 962C? It's a Norbert Singer car!

I feel immediately at home. Sitting there in a 21-year-old Group C car didn't feel so different from being inside the Porsches I drove in the late 1990s. But then Norbert was the brains behind the 962 as well as the 911 GT1 cars I raced.

The ergonomics inside, the sliding Recaro seat and the dog-leg synchro gearbox - basically the same transmission that we had in 1997 on the 911 GT1 - all take me back. And there's so much space in the cockpit, a far cry from my Audi R15 TDI. That's the first thing that strikes me: how much room there is.

Previous article Super GTs will be eligible for the inaugural Asian Le Mans Series in 2013
Next article Allan McNish believes Toyota is ready to assume Peugeot's mantle as Audi arch rival