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.
Jürgen Barth at Le Mans
- 1971: Porsche 911 S − with René Mazzia (8th)
- 1972: Porsche 911 S − with Sylvain Garant and Michael Keyser (13th)
- 1973: Porsche Carrera RSR − with Georg Loos (10th)
- 1974: Porsche Carrera RSR − with Franz Pesch (not finished, engine failure)
- 1975: Porsche 908/03 − with Reinhold Jöst and Mario Casoni (4th)
- 1976: Porsche 936 Spider − with Reinhold Jöst and Mario Casoni (not finished, engine failure)
- 1977: Porsche 936/77 − with Jacky Ickx and Hurley Haywood (1st)
- 1978: Porsche 936/78 − with Jacky Ickx And Bob Wollek (2nd)
- 1979: Porsche 936 − with Jacky Ickx and Brian Redman (disqualified)
- 1980: Porsche 924 Carrera Turbo − with Manfred Schurti (6th)
- 1981: Porsche 924 Carrera GTP 944 LM − with Walter Röhrl (7th)
- 1982: Porsche 956 − with Hurley Haywood and Al Holbert (3rd)
- 1993: Porsche Carrera RSR − with Joël Gouhier and Dominique Dupuy (15th)
- "Tripleheader in Victory Lane after 24 Hours of Le Mans". St. Petersburg Times. 1977-06-13.
- "Renault 'Gamble' Pays of In LeMans 24-Hour Test". Schenectady Gazette. 1978-06-12.
- "Porsche and Ickx dominate Le Mans for another year". The Glasgow Herald. 1982-06-21. p. 15.
Gijs van Lennep
|Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans