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1979 - Vom Rennfahrer zum Teamchef

1979 - From race driver to team boss

Joest Racing is ‘household name’ within the motorsport world after only one year, and Reinhold Joest expands his team for the 1979 season. Reinhold Joest acts principally as team boss for the first time. The team’s first regular drivers are Rolf Stommelen and Volkert Merl. Joest Racing celebrates its first international wins at the 6-hour races in Dijon and Brands Hatch.

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