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Jürgen Barth

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Jürgen Barth 2010, enjoying a Chinese meal in Zhuhai, China.
Jürgen Barth 1980, driving a Porsche 908 at the Nürburgring

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[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1971 France René Mazzia France René Mazzia Porsche 911EC GT +2.0 303 8 2nd
1972 France Louis Meznarie Switzerland Sylvain Garant
United States Michael Keyser
Porsche 911 S GT 3.0 285 13 1st
1973 Germany Gelo Racing Team Germany Georg Loos Porsche 911 Carrera RSR GT 3.0 311 10 2nd
1974 Germany Polifac Gelo Racing Team Germany Franz Pesch Porsche 911 Carrera RSR GT DNF DNF
1975 Germany Ovoro Joest Racing Italy Mario Casoni
Germany Reinhold Jöst
Porsche 908LH S 3.0 325 4th 4th
1976 Germany Martini Racing Joest Germany Reinhold Jöst Porsche 936 Spyder S 3.0 DNF DNF
1977 Germany Martini Racing Porsche System Belgium Jacky Ickx
United States Hurley Haywood
Porsche 936/77 S
+2.0
342 1st 1st
1978 Germany Martini Racing Porsche System France Bob Wollek
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Porsche 936/78 S
+2.0
364 2nd 2nd
1979 Germany Essex Motorsport Porsche Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom Brian Redman
Porsche 936 S +2.0 200 DNF DNF
1980 Germany Porsche System Liechtenstein Manfred Schurti Porsche 924 Carrera GT GTP 316 6 3rd
1981 Germany Porsche System Germany Walter Röhrl Porsche 944 LM GTP +3.0 323 7 1st
1982 Germany Rothmans Porsche System United States Al Holbert
United States Hurley Haywood
Porsche 956 C 340 3rd 3rd
1993 France Monaco Media International
France Larbre Compétition
France Joël Gouhier
France Dominique Dupuy
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR GT 304 15th 1st

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jacky Ickx
Gijs van Lennep
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1977 with:
Jacky Ickx
Hurley Haywood
Succeeded by
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
Didier Pironi