1997 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors
1997 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors
65émes Grand Prix d´Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1997
Circuit de la Sarthe

 

Date: June 14-15 Track Length (m): 13 605 m
Attendance: 170 000 Pole Position: Michele Alboreto, I, TWR Porsche, 3:41581
Entries: 86
76 accepted
Fastest Lap: Tom Kristensen, DK, Porsche, 3:45.068 = 217,534 km/h, on lap 210 at 06.30
Practiced:   Distance (km): 4909.600 k
Starters: 48 Average Speed (km/h): 207.00 km/h
Classified: 17    

 

Pos Classi-
fication
# Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Laps /
Km /
Hour
Reason out
1 1 7 Joest Racing, D
TWR Porsche WSC 95
Michele Alboreto, I
Stefan Johansson, S
Tom Kristensen, DK
2994
tc
F6 P 361  
2 2 41 Gulf Team Davidoff / GTC Racing
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
Jean-Marc Gounon, F
Pierre-Henri Raphanel, F
Anders Olofsson, S
5990 V12 GT1 360  
3 3 43 Team BMW Motorsport, D
(BMW Team Schnitzer)
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
Peter Kox, NL
Roberto Ravaglia, I
Eric Hélary, F
5990 V12 GT1 358  
4 4 13 Sté Courage Compétition, F
Courage C41 - Porsche
Didier Cottaz, F
Jérôme Policand, F
Marc Goossens, B
3000
tc
F6 P 336  
5 5 33 Schübel Engineering, D
Porsche 911 GT1
Pedro Lamy, P
Armin Hahne, D
Patrice Goueslard, F
3164
tc
F6 GT1 331  
6 6 3 Moretti Racing Inc, I
(Momo Racing)
Ferrari 333 SP
Gianpiero Moretti, I
Didier Theys, B
Max Papis, I
3997 V12 P 321  
7 7 8 La Filière Elf, F
Courage C36 - Porsche
Henri Pescarolo, F
Jean-Pierre Belloc, F
Emmanuel Clerico, F
2990
tc
F6 P 319  
8 8 27 BMS Scuderia Italia, I
Porsche 911 GT1
Pierluigi Martini, I
Christian Pescatori, I
Antonio Herrmann de Azevedo, BR
3164
tc
F6 GT1 317  
9 9 78 Elf Haberthur Racing, CH
Porsche 911 GT2
Michel Neugarten, B
Guy Martinolle, F
Jean-Claude Lagniez, F
DNS Patrick Camus, F
3600
tc
F6 GT2 307  
10 10 74 Roock Racing Intl. Motorsport, D
Porsche 911 GT2
André Ahrle, D
Andy Pilgrim, USA
Bruno Eichman, CH
DNS Pierre Yver, F
3600
tc
F6 GT2 306  
11 11 73 Roock Racing Intl. Motorsport, D
Porsche 911 GT2
Manuel Mello-Breyner, P
Tomas Mello-Breyner, P
Pedro Mello-Breyner, P
3600
tc
F6 GT2 295  
12 12 23 (NISMO) Nissan Motorsports, J / TWR, GB
Nissan R390 GT1
Kazuyoshi Hoshino, J
Eric Comas F
Masahiko Kageyama, J
3496
tc
V8
GT1
294  
13 13 80 GT Racing Team AG, D
(Roock Racing Intl. Motorsport)
Porsche 911 GT2
Claudia Hürtgen, D
John Robinson, GB
Hugh Price, GB
DNS Luigino Pagotto, I
3600
tc
F6 GT2 287  
14 14 63 Sté Viper Team ORECA, F
Chrysler Viper GTS-R
Justin Bell, GB
Pierre Yver, F
John Morton, USA
DNS Geoff Lees, GB
DNS Dominique Dupuy, F
DNS Olivier Beretta, F
DNS Tommy Archer, USA
7990 V10 GT2 278  
15 15 64 Chamberlain Engineering, GB
Chrysler Viper GTS-R
Hans Hugenholtz, NL
Jari Nurminen, SF
Chris Gleason, USA
DNS Tim O'Kennedy, IRL
7990 V10 GT2 269  
16 16 10 Sté Courage Compétition, F
Courage C36 - Porsche
Fredrik Ekblom, S
Jean Lous Ricci, F
Jean Paul Libert, B
3000
tc
F6 P 265  
17 17 15 Team D.T.R., USA / Mazdaspeed, J
Kudzu DLM MS97 - Mazda
Yojiro Terada, J
Jim Downing, USA
Franck Freon, F
2616 rotor P 263  
                   
18 DNF 26 Porsche AG, D
Porsche 911 GT1
Emmanuel Collard, F
Ralph Kelleners, D
Yannik Dalmas, F
3163
tc
F6 GT1 327 Fire
19 DNF 39 Gulf Team Davidoff / GTC Racing, GB
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
Ray Bellm, GB
Andrew Gilbert-Scott, GB
Masanori Sekiya, J
5990 V12 GT1 326 Fire
20 DNF 61 Sté Viper Team ORECA, F
Chrysler Viper GTS-R
Philippe Gache, F
Olivier Beretta, F
Dominique Dupuy, F
DNS Soheil Ayari, F
7990 V10 GT2 263 Accident
21 DNF 25 Porsche AG, D
Porsche 911 GT1
Hans-Joachim Stuck Jr, D
Thierry Boutsen, B
Bob Wollek, F
3163
tc
F6 GT1 238 Accident
22 DNF 42 Team BMW Motorsport, D
(BMW Team Schnitzer)
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
JJ Lehto (Jyrki Järvilehto), SF
Steve Soper,GB
Nelson Piquet, BR
5990 V12 GT1 236 Accident
23 DNF 29 Sté JB Jabouille - Bouresche, F
Porsche 911 GT1
Jürgen von Gartzen, D
Olivier Thevenin, F
Alain Ferté, F
3164
tc
F6 GT1 236 Engine
24 DNF 54 David Price Racing, GB
Panoz Esperante GTR1 - Ford
Andy Wallace, GB
James Weaver, GB
Butch Leitzinger, USA
5998 V8 GT1 236 Engine
25 DNF 30 Kremer Racing, D
Porsche 911 GT1
Chrsitophe Bouchut, F
Andy Evans, USA
Bertrand Gachot, B
DNS Carl Rosenblad, S
3164
tc
F6 GT1 207 Engine
26 DNF 75 Sté Larbre Compétition, F
Porsche 911 GT2
Patrick Bourdais, F
Peter Kitchak, USA
André Lara Resende, BR
3600
tc
F6 GT2 205 Drive Shaft
27 DNF 9 Sté Courage Compétition, F
Courage C36 - Porsche
Mario Andretti, USA
Michael Andretti, USA
Olivier Grouillard, F
DNS Martini,
3000
tc
F6 P 197 Accident
28 DNF 52 Sté DAMS, F
Panoz Esperante GTR1 - Ford (Zytek)
Franck Lagorce, F
Eric Bernard, F
Jean-Christophe Bouillon, F
5950 V8 GT1 149 Oil pump
29 DNF 55 David Price Racing, GB
Panoz Esperante GTR1 - Ford (Rousch)
David Brabham, AUS
Perry McCarthy, GB
Doc Bundy, USA
DNS John Paul Jnr, USA
5998 V8 GT1 145 Fire
30 DNF 21 (NISMO) Nissan Motorsports, J / TWR, GB
Nissan R390 GT1
Martin Brundle, GB
Jörg Müller, D
Wayne Taylor, USA
DNS Gianni Morbidelli, I
3496
tc
V8 GT1 139 Accident
31 DNF 28 Franz Konrad Motorsport, A
Porsche 911 GT2
Franz Konrad, A
Mauro Baldi, I
Robert Nearn, GB
3164
tc
F6 GT1 138 Suspension
32 DNF 67 Saleen - Allen Speedlab, USA
Saleen Mustang RRR - Ford
Steve Saleen, USA
Price Cobb, USA
Carlos Palau, E
DNS Rob Rizzo, USA
DNS Phil Andrews, GB
DNS Allen Lloyd, USA
5900 V8 GT2 133 Suspension
33 DNF 79 Franz Konrad Motorsport, A
Porsche 911 GT2
Toni Seiler, CH
Larry Schumacher, USA
Michel Ligonnet, F
DNS Robert Nearn, GB
3164
tc
F6 GT2 126 Engine
34 DNF 22 (NISMO) Nissan Motorsports, J / TWR, GB
Nissan R390 GT1
Riccardo Patrese, I
Eric van de Poele, B
Aguri Suzuki, J
3496
tc
V8 GT1 121 Gearbox
35 DNF 49 GTI Lotus Racing, GB
Lotus Elise GT1
Jan Lammers, NL
Mike Hezemans, NL
Alexander 'Sandy' Grau, D
5993 V8 GT1 121 Oil pump
36 DNF 5 Kremer Racing, D
Kremer K8 Spyder WSC - Porsche
J. Tomas Saldana, E
Carl Rosenblad, S
Jürgen Lässig, D
DNS Giovanni Lavaggi, I
2995
tc
F6 P1 103 Engine
37 DNF 84 Stadler Motorsport, CH
Porsche 911 GT2
Enzo Calderari, CH
Lilian Bryner, CH
Angelo Zadra, I
DNS Ulrich 'Ulli' Richter, D
3600
tc
F6 GT2 98 Engine
38 DNF 44 Team Lark McLaren
(Parabolica Motorsport)
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
Akahiko/Akihiko Nakaya, J
Keiichi Tsuchiya, J
Gary Ayles, GB
DNS Katsumoto Kaneishi, J
5990 V12 GT1 88 Accident
39 DNF 77 Sté Chereau Sports / Sté Larbre Competition, F
Porsche 911 GT2
Jean-Louis Chereau, F
Jack Leconte, F
Jean Pierre Jarier, F
DNS Pierre Yver, F
3600
tc
F6 GT2 77 Gearbox
40 DNF 46 Newcastle United Lister, GB
Lister Storm GTL - Jaguar
Julian Bailey, GB
Thomas Erdos, BR
Martin Skaife, AUS
DNS Geoff Lees, GB
DNS Jake Ulrich, GB
6996 V12 GT1 77 Gearbox
41 DNF 62 Sté Viper Team ORECA, F
Chrysler Viper GTS-R
Tommy Archer, USA
Soheil Ayari, F
Marc Duez, B
DNS Jake Ulrich, GB
DNS Dominique Dupuy, F
DNS Philippe Gache, F
7990 V10 GT2 76 Accident
42 DNF 60 Agusta Racing Team Ltd,, I
Callaway Corvette LM GT Chevrolet
Almo Coppelli, I
Ricardo 'Rocky' Agusta, I
Eric Graham, F
5990 V8 GT2 45 Out of fuel
43 DNF 66 Saleen - Allen Speedlab, USA
Saleen Mustang RRR - Ford
Dave Warnock, GB
Robin 'Rob' Schirle, GB
DNS Steve Saleen, USA
DNS Allen Lloyd, USA
5900 V8 GT2 28 Electrical
44 DNF 45 Newcastle United Lister, GB
Lister Storm GTL - Jaguar
Geoff Lees, GB
Tiff Needell, GB
George Fouché, ZA
DNS Alain Ferté, F
DNS Julian Bailey, GB
6996 V12 GT1 21 Accident damage
45 DNF 4 Michel Ferté - Soc Pilot Racing
(RFR Sport), F
Ferrari 333 SP
Michel Ferté, F
Adrian Campos, E
Charles Nearburg, USA
3997 V12 P 18 Out of fuel
46 DNF 70 Team Marcos Racing International, GB/NL
Marcos Mantara LM600 - Chevrolet
Cor Euser, NL
Takaji Suzuki, J
Harald Becker, D
DNS Hans Buurmann, NL
5890 V8 GT2 15 Engine
47 DNF 32 Roock Racing Intl Motorsport, D
Porsche 911 GT1
Stéphane Ortelli F
Alan McNish, GB
Karl Wendlinger, A
3164
tc
F6 GT1 8 Accident
48 DNF 14 Pacific Racing Ltd, GB
BRM P301 - Nissan
Harri Toivonen, SF
Eliseo Salazar, RCH
Jésus Pareja Mayo, E
Johnny O'Connel, USA
3000
tc
V6 P 6 Engine
                   
49 DNS 40 Gulf Team Davidoff / GTC Racing, GB
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
John Nielsen, DK
Dr. Thomas Bscher, D
Chris Goodwin, GB
5990 V12 GT1   Fire damage
                   
50 DNQ 50 GTI Lotus Racing,
Lotus Elise GT1
Fabien Giroix, F
Jean-Denis Deletraz, CH
Ratanakul Prutirat, TH
5993 V8 GT1    
51 DNQ 6 Kremer Racing, D
Kremer K8 Spyder WSC - Porsche
Giovanni Lavaggi, I
Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiere, F
Bernard Chauvin, F
DNS Carl Rosenblad, S
DNS Tomas Saldana, E
2995
tc
F6 P   Accident in practice
52 DNQ 71 Team Marcos Racing International, GB/NL
Marcos Mantara LM600 - Chevrolet
Dominic Chappell, GB
Francois Migault, F
Henri-Louis Maunoir, F
DNS Gerrit van Kouwen, NL
DNS Pascal Dro, F
DNS Ton van der Haterd, NL
5997 V8 GT2    
                   
53 DN
PQ
2 Rachel Welter, F
WR LM97 - Peugeot
Sébastien Enjolras, F*
Marc Rostan, F
1998
tc
V6 P   * Fatal acc. in qualifying
54 DN
PQ
12 Didier Bonnet, F
Debora LMP 297 - Cosworth
David Dusseau, F
Edouard Sezionale, F
Francois Jakubowski, F
1994
tc
  P    
55 DN
PQ
16 Matrix Motor Co Ltd, USA
NPT1/Matrix MPX-1 - Nissan?
T Richardson, USA
Bernard de Dryver, B
Robin Donovan, GB
2939
tc
V6 P    
56 DN
PQ
17 Jean-Luc Sonnier, F
(Alain le Brun, F)
WR LM97 - Peugeot
Pierre Bruneau, F
-
1905
tc
V6 P   Withdrawn
57 DN
PQ
34 Team Menicon Sard, F
Sard MC8-R - Toyota
Olivier Grouillard, F
-
3968
tc
V8 GT1    
58 DN
PQ
35 Team Menicon Sard, F
Sard MC8-R - Toyota
Cathy Muller, F
Oriol Servia, F
Alexandre Debanne, F
DNS Christophe Tinseau, F
3968
tc
V8 GT1    
59 DN
PQ
36 RJ Racing, F
Renault Spider
Patrick Gonin, F
Stephane Daoudi, F
Benjamin Roy, F
3040
tc
V6 GT1    
60 DN
PQ
37 RJ Racing, F
Renault Spider
Patrick Gonin, F
Marc Sourd, F
Benjamin Roy, F
3040
tc
V6 GT1    
61 DN
PQ
38 BBA Compétition, F
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiere, F
Alain Ferté, F
Marcel Tarres, F
6064
tc
V12 GT1    
62 DN
PQ
51 GTI Team Lotus - Franck Muller,
Lotus Elise GT1
Ratanakul Prutirat, TH
Maurizio Sandro Sala, BR
Kasikam Suphot, TH
3506
tc
V8 GT1    
63 DN
PQ
53 Sté DAMS, F
Panoz Esperante GTR1 - Ford
David Velay, F
Jean-Christophe Boullion, F
Wolfgang Kaufmann, D
DNS Eric Bernard, F
DNS Franck Lagorce, F
5950 V8 GT1    
64 DN
PQ
65 Chamberlain Engineering, GB
Chrysler Viper GTS-R
Jay Cochran, USA
Chris Gleason, USA
DNS Alex Portman, GB
7990 V10 GT2    
65 DN
PQ
69 Eric van de Vyver, F
Gillet Vertigo V de V
Eric van de Vyver, F
-
1993
tc
  GT2    
66 DN
PQ
76 Bruno Krauss Rennsporttechnik, D
Porsche 911 GT2
Bernhard Mülller, D
Michael Trunk, D
3600
tc
F6 GT2    
67 DN
PQ
81 GT Racing Team AG
Porsche 911 GT2
Luca Drudi, I
Luigino Pagotto, I
3600
tc
F6 GT2    
68 DN
PQ
83 Gerard McQuillan, GB
Porsche 911 GT2
B Collins, GB
Gerard McQuillan, GB
Scott Peeler, USA
3600
tc
F6 GT2    
69 DN
PQ
85 Steve O´Rourke, GB
Porsche 911 GT2
Steve O´Rourke, GB
Tim Sugden, GB
Win Percy, GB
3600
tc
F6 GT2    
                   
70 DNA 24 ENNEA Ferrari Club Italia, I
Ferrari F40 GTE
-
-
  V8 GT1    
71 DNA 31 Sté Larbre Competition, F
Porsche 911 GT1
-
-
  F6 GT1    
72 DNA 47 GBF (UK) Ltd, GB
Lotus Elise GT1
Andrea Boldrini, I
Martin Stretton, GB
  V8 GT1    
73 DNA 48 GBF (UK) Ltd, GB
Lotus Elise GT1
Domenico 'Mimmo' Schiattarella, I
Luca Badoer, I
  V8 GT1    
74 DNA 68 Saleen - Allen Speedlab, USA
Saleen Ford Mustang
James Kaye, GB
-
  V8 GT2    
75 DNA 72 Team Marcos Racing International, NL/GB
Marcos Mantara LM 600 - Chevrolet
Chris Marsh, GB
Francois Migault, F
Andy Purvis, GB
  V8 GT2    
76 DNA 82 Parr Motorsport, GB
Porsche 911 GT2
Hugh Price, GB
Stéphane Ortelli, F
John Robinson, GB
  F6 GT2    

 

Class Winners:

P M. Alboreto / S. Johansson / T. Kristensen TWR Porsche WCS 95
GT1 J.-M. Gounon / P.-H. Raphanel / A. Olofsson McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
GT2 M. Neugarten / G. Martinolle / J.-C. Lagniez Porsche 911 GT2