Fans of Model cars from motorsport prototypes have long known: A model not only stands for the vehicle it depicts, but also for the names of enthusiasts who make the corresponding models reality. So it is also with the Model car of the Porsche 956 K in the 1:18 scale, which replicates the Einsatzwagen of Bob Wollek, which for the team Joest in the steering wheel. And now the ears of our readers would have to ring: Joest Racing is one of the best teams in motorsport. Starting in 2018 with Mazda Motorsport and the Mazda RT24-P in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in North America and there in the class Daytona Prototype international (DPi), the team became a world champion as a serie winner in Le Mans. Building on the career of racing driver Reinhold Joest.
Joest's career began in 1962 with a Porsche 75 S at the Bergrennen Eberbach. Until 1967 Joest drove mainly in this genre and secured the German championship twice. In 1966, Reinhold Joest gradually switched to the circuit and continued his victory success until, with a victory at the 9 hours of Kyalami, he took leave of Jochen Mass from the square behind the steering wheel. From that time on, he steered his team's destiny from the command center: with 15 victories since 1984, Joest Racing became the most successful Le Mans team ever. Two doubles and five successive tricks, the quality of the work that Joest Racing delivered and delivered. The fact that Joest Racing succeeded in leaving the Porsche factory several times was a part of the motorsport history.
Porsche 956 recalls the start of the team
1983 - the year in which Bob Wollek played with the model of our Modellautos - the group C celebrated its premiere. In the debut of the Porsche 956 in the Italian Monza, Joest Racing makes a sensation: Wollek and Thierry Boutsen win in the private Joest Porsche against the Porsche factory. In the Belgian town of Zolder, Wollek won the Porsche 956 as part of the DRM, which Minichamps, in cooperation with the specialist dealers modelissimo and ck-modelcars, dedicated a 1:18 model only available. The miniature is limited to only 504 copies and is listed under the item number 153836601 in the catalog. The Porsche 956 began its career with a 455 kW / 620 hp six-cylinder box engine with two turbos. The sports car prototype won all the driver and brand titles of the FIA ??World Sports Championship from 1982 to 1984.