Jürgen Barth

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.

Jürgen Barth 2010, enjoying a Chinese meal in Zhuhai, China.
The Porsche 924 in which Jürgen Barth and Roland Kushmaul placed ninth outright in the 1979 Repco Reliability Trial. The car is pictured in 2016.
Jürgen Barth 1980, driving a Porsche 908 at the Nürburgring

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 resultsEdit

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

See alsoEdit


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