Presented by Gorsline Company
Above, Derek Bell with Enzo Ferrari. Below, Derek’s 1986 Le Mans winning Porsche.
Five Time 24 Hour of Le Mans Winner Derek Bell
International GT will award one of the most prestigious trophies in motorsports at the 2017 Awards reception at Sebring in March. The trophy is the actual Le Mans Cup that Derek raised on the podium for his victory at the 54th running at La Sarthe in 1986. The award will be presented for the first time to an International GT driver and team who have shown exemplary sportsmanship, professionalism, camaraderie and competitive spirit. “Having driven for the Ferrari and Porsche factory teams, it is a great opportunity to be associated with International GT which features the two marques that have highlighted my career,” commented Derek Bell, five time 24H of Le Mans winner.
The presenting sponsor of the award, Gorsline Company has pioneered providing insurance for race drivers, teams and high risk professionals for over 45 years. “We are very honored and privileged to support our long-time friend and client, Derek Bell and International GT with the launch of his distinguished and significant Le Mans Trophy,” said John Gorsline, President of the Gorsline Company.
Through their sponsorship of this award, Gorsline Company will make a donation in the recipient’s name to a charity of their choice.