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GTP: Hotchkis Porsche 962 In-Car, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

August 16, 2009 by GTP.com 

Mark Hotchkis leads the GTP race from pole during the 36th annual Rolex Monterey Historics held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, winning handily and lapping cars by the 5th tour in this 10-lap race.

Hotchkis streaks through turn 3. (© GrandTouringPrototype.com)

Hotchkis streaks through turn 3. (© GrandTouringPrototype.com)


In what might be a first, Hotchkis races the 962 with a helmet-mounted camera, giving the viewer the same view he has from inside the cockpit of the famed German prototype.

Driving his family owned 962, the purple Wynn’s Porsche was purchased new and raced by the family in 1986 and has remained in their hands ever since.

With the majority of the 962s having changed hands multiple times throughout the years, their story is unique in that the GTP car was first driver by John Hotchkis Sr, then John Hotchkis Jr, and now now by the youngest son, former Indy Lights star, Mark Hotchkis.

Despite the polite nature vintage racing has associated with it, Mark does anything but treat his 962 with kid gloves.

Hotchkis managed to lap almost half the field in the 10-lap event where he was chased home by ALMS star Gunnar Jeanette in a 1994 Kremer-Porsche K8. Rudy Junco finished third in his 1988 962, Patrick Dempsey took 4th with the stunning Mazda RX-792P, and Tom Malloy earned fifth in his Leyton House-liveried 1988 962.

Enjoy the full race below from Mark’s perspective. He used the adjustable boost knob on the bottom left as necessary on the straights, and also holds his foot on the brake pedal as he leads the field to the start in order to build 50+ psi of turbo boost.

The sounds of the chirping wastegate is pure heaven…

GTP: Hotchkis Porsche 962 In-Car, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

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13 Responses to “GTP: Hotchkis Porsche 962 In-Car, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca”
  1. D Bruce Williams says:

    Fantastic!!! Great drive! And if you liked this, you should have seen Mark put the hurt on all the 935s with a 3-litre RSR — a real talent showcase. PMNA, you should put this guy in ride for Daytona snd Sebring!!!

  2. Jonerz says:

    Hey MP,

    Great videos (quite frankly, ever video on the site.) I particularly like these “modern” on-boards. Particularly with the story behind the Hotchkis Porsche. We need to start some grass-roots lobbying to get IMSA to organize a championship for classic GTP and Lites cars to run in conjunction with every ALMS round. Could you imagine that?! Pure endurance racing heaven.

    Chris

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