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Porsche congratulates Manfred Schurti on his 80th birthday

From 1976 to 1979, Manfred Schurti finishes 24 races in the Porsche 935 with a place on the podium. His greatest successes came with the racing car, the design of which was based on the Type 930 Porsche 911 Turbo. Today, the Austrian-born driver celebrates his 80th birthday.

Start of the motorsport career on two wheels

Schurti was born on 24 December 1941 in Lustenau, Austria. My passion has always been motorcycling. When I drove a car for the first time one day at the Hockenheimring, I quickly realised that I knew nothing about it. To get my license, I had to attend a course, and the teacher spotted my talent, Schurti recounts. “But it was success that really gave me a taste for it,” he adds.

Impressions of the motorsport career of Manfred Schurti

In 1966, he entered Formula Vee and continued his career on four wheels. A year later, he signed his works driver contract with Porsche and, with the exception of 1979, raced for the Zuffenhausen-based sports car manufacturer until 1981. From 1980, the modest car mechanic focused on the management of the Liechtenstein Motor Vehicle Agency and ended his active racing career.

Racing results of Manfred Schurti with Porsche

1st place 6 Hours of Watkins Glen, Porsche 935 3rd place 6 Hours of Dijon, Porsche 935 1st place DRM Zolder, Porsche 935 1st place 6 Hours of Mugello, Porsche 935 2nd place DRM 300km Nürburgring, Porsche 935 2nd place Nürburgring, Porsche 935 1st place Norisring Trophy, Porsche 935 2nd place DRM Norisring, Porsche 935 2nd place 6 Hours of Brands Hatch, Porsche 935 3rd place DRM Nürburgring, Porsche 935 1st place 6 Hours of Hockenheim, Porsche 935 2nd place 24 Hours of Daytona, Porsche 935 2nd place DRM Avus-Berlin, Porsche 935 2nd place 1,000km Nürburgring, Porsche 935 2nd place 6 Hours of Watkins Glen, Porsche 935 2nd place DRM Hockenheim, Porsche 935 1st place DRM Zolder, Porsche 935 1st place DRM Norisring, Porsche 935 1st place 6 Hours of Mugello, Porsche 935 3rd place DRM Hockenheim, Porsche 935 2nd place 6 Hours of Dijon, Porsche 935 3rd place DRM Salzburgring, Porsche 935 1st place 1,000km Nürburgring, Porsche 935 3rd place DRM Norisring, Porsche 935

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