1998 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

1998 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

66ème Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1998
(75éme Anniversaire de la Course)
Circuit de la Sarthe
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Date: June 6-7 Track Length: 13 605 m
Attendance: 185 000 Pole Position: Bernd Schneider, Mercedes-Benz, 3:35.544 = 227,230 km/h
Entries: 74 accepted Fastest Lap: Martin Brundle, Toyota, 3:41.809 = 220.812 km/h on lap 86
Practiced: 55 Distance: 4773.184 km
Starters: 47 Average Speed: 207.00 km/h
Classified: 23    

 

Pos Classi-
fication
# Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Laps /
Km /
Hour
Reason Out
1 1 26 Porsche AG, D
Porsche 911 GT1-98
Laurent Aiello, F
Alan McNish, GB
Stephane Ortelli, F
DNS Yannick Dalmas, F
3196
tc
F6 GT1 351  
2 2 25 Porsche AG, D
Porsche 911 GT1-98
Jörg Müller, D
Uwe Alzen, D
Bob Wollek, F
DNS Pierre-Henri Raphanel, F
3196
tc
F6 GT1 350  
3 3 32 Nissan Motorsports, J
Nissan R390 GT1
Aguri Suzuki, J
Kazuyoshi Hoshino, J
Masahiko Kageyama, J
DNS Satoshi Motoyama, J
3496
tc
V8 GT1 347  
4 4 40 Gulf Team Davidoff / GTC, GB
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
Steve O'Rourke, GB
Tim Sugden, GB
Bill Auberlen, USA
5990 V12 GT1 343  
5 5 30 Nissan Motorsports / TWR, J/GB
Nissan R390 GT1
John Nielsen, DK
Michael Krumm, D
Franck Lagorce, F
3496
tc
V8 GT1 342  
6 6 31 Nissan Motorsports / TWR, J/GB
Nissan R390 GT1
Jan Lammers, NL
Eric Comas, F
Andrea Montermini, I
3496
tc
V8 GT1 342  
7 7 45 Panoz Motorsports Inc, USA
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 - Ford
David Brabham, AUS
Andy Wallace, GB
Jamie Davies, GB
5999 V8 GT1 335  
8 8 12 Doyle-Risi Racing,
Ferrari 333SP
Wayne Taylor, ZA
Eric van der Poele, B
Fermin Velez, E
3997 V12 P1 332  
9 9 27 Toyota Motorsports, J
Toyota GT-One
Ukyo Katayama, J
Toshio Suzuki, J
Keiichi Tsuchiya, J
DNS Ralf Kelleners, D
3600
tc
V8 GT1 326  
10 10 33 Nissan Motorsports / Nova, J
Nissan R390 GT1
Satoshi Motoyama, J
Takuyo Kurosawa, J
Masami Kageyama, J
DNS Mauro Martini, I
3496
tc
V8 GT1 319  
11 11 53 Societé Viper Team ORECA, F
Chrysler Viper GTS-R
Justin Bell, GB
David Donohue, USA
Luca Drudi, I
DNS Dominique Dupuy, F
7986 V10 GT2 317  
12 12 16 Kremer Racing, D
Kremer K8/2 - Porsche
Ricardo 'Rocky' Agusta, I
Almo Coppelli, I
Xavier Pompidou, F
3165
tc
F6 P1 314  
13 13 51 Societé Viper Team ORECA, F
Chrysler Viper GTS-R
Olivier Beretta, F
Pedro Lamy, P
Tommy Archer, USA
DNS Dominique Dupuy, F
7986 V10 GT2 312  
14 14 3 Moretti Racing Inc, I (USA?)
Ferrari 333SP
Gianpiero Moretti, I
Mauro Baldi, I
Didier Theys, B
3997 V12 P1 311  
15 15 24 Societé Courage Compétition, F
Courage C41 - Porsche
Yojiro Terada, J
Franck Fréon, F
Olivier Thevénin, F
2994
tc
F6 P1 300  
16 16 15 Societé Courage Compétition, F
(La Filiere ELF, F)
Courage C36 - Porsche
Henri Pescarolo, F
Olivier Grouillard, F
Franck Montagny, F
DNS Emmanuel Clérico, F
2994
tc
F6 P1 304  
17 17 64 Roock Racing Intl Motorsport, D
Porsche 911 GT2
Claudia Hürtgen, D
Michel Ligonnet, F
Robert Nearn, GB
DNS Bruno Eichmann, CH
3800
tc
F6 GT2 285  
18 18 69 Michel Nourry, F
Porsche 993 GT2
Michel Nourry, F
Thierry Perrier, F
Jean-Louis Ricci, F
M Quiniou, F
3600
tc
F6 GT2 276  
19 19 56 Chamberlain Engineering, GB
Chrysler Viper GTS-R
Gary Ayles, GB
Matt Turner, USA
John/Hans Hugenholtz, NL
7986 V10 GT2 270  
20 20 68 Elf Haberthur Racing, CH
Porsche 911 GT2
Eric Graham, F
Hervé Poulain, F
Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiere, F
3600
tc
F6 GT2 268  
21 21 55 Chamberlain Engineering, GB
Chrysler Viper GTS-R
Ni Amorim, P
Goncalo Gomes, P
Manuel Mello-Breyner, P
DNS John/Hans Hugenholtz, NL
7986 V10 GT2 264  
22 22 65 Roock Racing Intl Motorsport, D
Porsche 911 GT2
Robin Schirle, GB
André Ahrle, D
David Warnock, GB
3600
tc
F6 GT2 247  
23 23 72 Societé Larbre Compétition, F
Porsche 911 GT2
Patrice Goueslard, F
Jean-Louis Chereau, F
Pierre Yver, F
DNS Patrick Bourdais, F
3600
tc
F6 GT2 240  
24 DNF 29 Toyota Motorsports, J
Toyota GT-One
Thierry Boutsen, B
Ralf Kelleners, D
Geoff Lees, GB
3600
tc
V8 GT1 330
23 h
Gearbox
25 DNF 71 Estoril Racing Communication, P
Porsche 911 GT2
Michel Maisonneuve, F
Manuel Monteiro, P
Michel Monteiro, P
3600
tc
F6 GT2 277
24 h
Engine
26 DNF 44 Panoz Motorsports Inc / DAMS, USA/F
Panoz Esperante GT-R1 - Ford
Eric Bernard, F
Christophe Tinseau, F
Johnny O'Connell, USA
5990 V8 GT1 236
20 h
Oil pump /
Gearbox
27 DNF 13 Societé Courage Compétition, F
Courage C51 - Nissan
Didier Cottaz, F
Marc Goossens, B
Jean-Philippe Belloc, F
2994
tc
V8 P1 232
17 h
Gear lever
28 DNF 41 Gulf Team Davidoff / GTC, GB
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
Dr Tomas Bscher, D
Emmanuele Pirro, I
Rinaldo Capello, I
DNS Frank Biela, D
5990 V12 GT1 228
17 h
Accident damage
29 DNF 8 Porsche AG / Joest Racing, D
Porsche LMP1-98
Pierre-Henri Raphanel,F
David Murry, USA
James Weaver, GB
DNS Bob Wollek, F
3196
tc
F6 P1 218
16 h
Accident / Bodywork
30 DNF 10 Pilot BSM Racing, F
Ferrari 333SP
Michel Ferté, F
Pascal Fabre, F
Francois Migault, F
3997 V12 P1 203
16 h
Gearbox
31 DNF 67 Elf Haberthur Racing, CH
Porsche 911 GT2
Michel Neugarten, B
Jean-Claude Lagniez, F
David Smadja, F
3600
tc
F6 GT2 198
16 h
Gearbox /
Transmission
32 DNF 28 Toyota Motorsports, J
Toyota GT-One
Martin Brundle, GB
Emmanuel Collard, F
Eric Hélary, F
3600
tc
V8 GT1 191
14h
Accident
33 DNF 5 JB Racing (J.P. Jabouille - Bouresche), F
Ferrari 333SP-98
Vincenzo Sospiri, I
Jean-Christophe Bouillion, F
Jèrôme Policand, F
3997 V12 P1 187
13h
Gearbox /
Transmission
34 DNF 60 ETS Chereau Sports / Sté Larbre Compétition, F
Porsche 911 GT2
Jean-Pierre Jarier, F
Carl Rosenblad, S
Robin Donovan, GB
3600
tc
F6 GT2 164
13h
Transmission
35 DNF 62 C J Motorsport, USA?
Porsche 911 GT2
John Morton, USA
John Graham, CDN
Harald Grohs, D
3600
tc
F6 GT2 164
15h
Accident
36 DNF 21 Solution-F / Philippe Gache, F
Riley & Scott Mk III - Ford
Philippe Gache, F
Wayne Gardner, AUS
Didier de Radigues, B
DNS Anthony Beltoise, F
5078 V8 P1 155
12h
Engine
37 DNF 14 Societé Courage Compétition, F
Courage C51 - Nissan
Fredrik Ekblom, S
Patrice Gay, F
Tetsuya Tsuchiya, J
3496
tc
V8 P1 126
10h
Engine /
Pit fire
38 DNF 7 Porsche AG / Joest Racing, D
Porsche LMP1-98
Michele Alboreto, I
Stefan Johansson, S
Yanick Dalmas, F
DNS David Murry, USA
3196
tc
F6 P1 107
8h
Electrics
39 DNF 22 Didier Bonnet, F
Debora LMP2 - BMW
Lionel Robert, F
Edouard Sezionale, F
Pierre Bruneau, F
2960 6 P2 106
10h
Gearbox
40 DNF 61 Krauss Race Sports Intl, D
Porsche 911 GT2
Bernhard Müller, D
Michael Trunk, D
Erich Palmberger, D
3600
tc
F6 GT2 71
6 h
Engine
41 DNF 1 Team BMW Motorsport, D
BMW V12 Le Mans
Hans-Joachim Stuck Jnr, D
Steve Soper, GB
Tom Kristensen, DK
5990 V12 P1 60
4 h
Wheel bearing
42 DNF 2 Team BMW Motorsport, D
BMW V12 Le Mans
Pierluigi Martini, I
Joachim Winkelhock, D
Johnny Cecotto, YV
5990 V12 P1 43
4 h
Wheel bearing
43 DNF 36 AMG Mercedes, D
Mercedes CLK-GTR LM
Jean-Marc Gounon, F
Ricardo Zonta, BR
Christophe Bouchut, F
4989 V8 GT1 31
3 h
Engine
44 DNF 50 Societé Viper Team ORECA, F
Chrysler Viper GTS-R
Karl Wendlinger, A
Marc Duez, B
Patrick Huisman, NL
7986 V10 GT2 28
3 h
Electrics
45 DNF 70 Konrad Motorsport, A
Porsche 911 GT2
Franz Konrad, A
Larry Schumacher, USA
Nick Ham, USA
DNS Mike Stretton, GB
3600
tc
F6 GT2 24
3 h
Spin
46 DNF 35 AMG Mercedes, D
Mercedes CLK-GTR LM
Bernd Schneider, D
Mark Webber, AUS
Klaus Ludwig, D
4989 V8 GT1 19
2 h
Engine
47 DNF 73 Konrad Motorsport, A
Porsche 911 GT2
Toni Seiler, CH
Peter Kitchak, USA
Angelo Zadra, I
3600
tc
F6 GT2 2
1 h
Piston
                   
48 DNPQ 17 Kremer Racing, D
Kremer K8/2 - Porsche
Enrico Bertaggia, I
J. Tomas Saldana, BR
Prince Alfonso de Orleans-Bourbon, E
2995
tc
F6 P1    
49 DNPQ 18 Konrad Motorsport, A
(Kremer) Porsche Spyder K8-07
Franz Konrad, A
-
3000
tc
F6 P1    
50 DNPQ 19 Gerard Welter, F
WR LMP 98 - Peugeot
Jean-Benard Bouvet, F
Xavier Pompidou, F
Marc Rostan, F
1995
tc
V6 P1    
51 DNPQ 37 Newcastle United, GB
Lister Storm GTL - Jaguar
Julian Bailey, GB
Tiff Needell, GB
Anthony Reid, GB
6996 V12 GT1   Failed scrutineering
52 DNPQ 38 Zakspeed Racing, D
Porsche 911 GT1-98
Michael Bartels, D
Armin Hahne, D
3196
tc
F6 GT1    
53 DNPQ 48 Societé Larbre Competition, F
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo-97
Jean-Pierre Jarier, F
Patrice Goueslard, F
Robin Donovan, GB
3196
tc
F6 GT1    
54 DNPQ 58 R.J. Racing, F
Helem V6 - PRV (Renault)
Patrick Gonin, F
Benjamin Roy, F
2975
tc
V6 GT2   Failed scrutineering
55 DNPQ 63 Gerard MacQuillan, GB
Porsche 911 GT2
Thomas Erdos, BR
Gerard MacQuillan, GB
3600
tc
F6 GT2    
56 DNPQ 66 Roock Racing Intl Motorsport, D
Porsche 911 GT2
John Robinson, GB
Hugh Price, GB
Sascha Maassens, D
3600
tc
F6 GT2    
57 DNPQ 20 Jean-Luc Sonnier / Idee Verte, F
WR LMP 98 - Peugeot
Pierre Bruneau, F
Dominique Lacaud, F
1995
tc
V6 P2    
58 DNPQ 39 Zakspeed Racing, D
Porsche 911 GT1-98
Alexander 'Sandy' Grau, D
Jean-Denis Deletraz, F
Fabien Giroix, F
3196
tc
F6 GT1    
                   
59 DNA 46 Panoz Motorsports Inc, USA
Panos GT-R1 Q9 Hybrid - Ford
James Weaver, GB
Perry McCarthy, GB
6000 V8 GT1   Qualified,
Withdrawn
60 DNA 52 Societé Viper Team ORECA, F
Chrysler Viper GTS-R
Olivier Beretta, F
Karl Wendlinger, A
Luca Drudi, I
8000 V10 GT2   Qualified,
Withrdawn
                   
61 DNA 11 Ecurie Biennoise, CH
Ferrari 333SP
Enzo Calderari, CH
Lilian Bryner, CH
3997 V12 P1    
62 DNA 74 Cirtek Motorsport, GB
Saleen Ford Mustang
Robin Schirle, GB
Michel Ligonnet, F
6800 V8 GT2    
63 DNA 23 Sarta Project / Lukoil, F
Sarta 624 - Renault
Francois Migault, F
-
2946
tc
  P2    
64 DNA 34 Nissan Motorsports, J
Nissan R390 GT1
Masami Kageyama, J
Masahiko Kageyama, J
Satoshi Motoyama, J
3496
tc
V8 GT1    
65 DNA 4 La Filiere, F
Ferrari 333SP-98
Gianluca Giraudi, I
-
3997 V12 P1    
66 DNA 42 Parabolica Motorsport
McLaren F1 GTR LM - BMW
  5990 V12 GT1    
67 DNA 43 Parabolica Motorsport
McLaren F1 GTR LM - BMW
  5990 V12 GT1    
68 DNA 6 GTC Motorsport / Lanzante, GB
Ferrari 333SP
Ray Bellm, GB
-
3997 V12 P1    
69 DNA 47 Millenium Motorsport, GB
Porsche 911 GT1 -97
Dino Morelli, GB
David Goode, GB
3160
tc
F6 GT1    
70 DNA 9 Pilot Racing, F
Ferrari 333SP
Derek Bell, GB
-
3997 V12 P1    
71 DNA 54 Orion Motorsport
(Offendahl Motorsport?)
Chrysler Viper GTS-R
Richard Dean, GB
Julian Westwood, GB
Michael Vergers, GB
8000 V10 GT2   Failed
scrutineering
72 DNA 57 R.J. Racing, F
Helem V6 - PRV (Renault)
Benjamin Roy, F
-
2975
tc
V6 GT2    
73 DNA 59 Pilbeam Racing Designs Ltd, GB
Lotus Esprit Turbo V8
Andrew Bramley, GB
-
3506
tc
V8 GT2    
74 DNA 75 Cirtek Motorsport, GB
Saleen Ford Mustang
Robin Schirle, GB
David Warnock, GB
Michel Ligonnet, F
6800

5900?
V8 GT2    

 

Class Winners:

GT1 L. Aiello / A. McNish / S. Ortelli Porsche 911 GT1
GT2 J. Bell / D. Donohue / L. Drudi Chrysler Viper GTS-R
P1 W. Taylor / E. van der Poele / F. Velez Ferrari 333 SP
P2 H. Pescarolo / O. Grouillard / F. Montagny Courage C36 - Porsche