1978 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

1978 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

46èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1978
Circuit de la Sarthe

 

Date: June 10-11, warm & sunny Track Length (m): 13 640
Attendance: 150 000 (200 000 ?) Pole Position: Jacky Ickx, Porsche, 3:27.06 = 236.531 km/h
Entries:   Fastest Lap: Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Alpine Renault, 3:34.20 = 229.244 km/h
Practiced: 63 Distance (km): 5044.530
Starters: 55 Average Speed (km/h): 210.188
Classified: 17    

 

Pos Clas-
sific.
# Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol
(cc)
Engine
Type
Group Laps
Km
Hour
Reason Out /
Notes
1 1 2 Renault Sport, F
Renault-Alpine A442B "Bubble top"
Didier Pironi, F
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, F
1997
tc
V6 6 369
5044.530
 
2 2 6 Martini Racing Porsche System, D
Porsche 936/78
Bob Wollek, F
Jürgen Barth, D
Jacky Ickx, B
DNS Reinhold Jöst, D
2140
tc
F6 6 364
4968.120
 
3 3 7 Martini Racing Porsche System, D
Porsche 936/77
Hurley Haywood, USA
Peter Gregg, USA
Reinhold Jöst, D
DNS Jochen Mass, D
2140
tc
F6 6 362
4940.730
 
4 4 4 Ecurie Calberson, F
Renault-Alpine A442A
Guy Fréquelin, F
Jean Ragnotti, F
José Dolhem, F
Jean-Pierre Jabouille, F
1997
tc
V6 6 358
4894.390
 
5 5 90 Dick Barbour Racing, USA
Porsche 935/77A Turbo
Brian Redman, GB
Dick Barbour, USA
John Paul Sr, USA
DNS Bob Bondurant, USA
2992
tc
F6 IMSA 337
4607.420
 
6 6 44 Porsche Kremer Racing, D
Porsche 935/77A Turbo
Jim Busby, USA
Chris Cord, USA
Rick Knoop, USA
2992
tc
F6 5 336
4592.970
 
7 7 41 Mondelo / ASA Cachia, F
Porsche 935/77A Turbo
Alfredo Guarana, BR
Paulo Gomes, BR
Mario Amaral, BR
DNS Claude Ballot-Léna, F
DNS Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
2992
tc
F6 5 329
4489.010
 
8 8 43 Martini Racing Porsche System, D
Porsche 935/78 Turbo
Manfred Schurti, FL
Rolf Stommelen, D
DNS Reinhold Jöst, D
3211
tc
F6 5 326
4447.730
 
9 9 72 Jean Rondeau, F
Rondeau M 378 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Jean Rondeau, F
Bernard Darniche, F
Jacky Haran, F
2993 V8 GTP 294
4019.020
 
10 10 10 Grand Touring Cars Inc., USA
Mirage M9 - Renault
Vern Schuppan, AUS
Jacques Laffite, F
Sam Posey, USA
1997
tc
V6 6 293
4007.730
 
11 11 31 ROC La Pierre du Nord, F
Chevron B36 - ROC Chrysler
Michel Pignard, F
Lucien Roussiaud, F
Laurent Ferrier, F
1994 4 6 284
3878.210
 
12 12 66 BP Racing / Anny Charlotte Verney, F
Porsche Carrera RSR
Anny Charlotte Verney, F
Dr Xavier Lapeyre, F
Francois Servanin, F
DNS Hubert Striebig, F
2992 F6 4 279
3817.920
 
13 13 71 André Chevalley Racing, CH
Inaltera LM 77 - Ford Cosworth DFV
André Chevalley, CH
Francois Trisconi, F
2993 V8 GTP 279
3810.170
 
14 14 97 Charles Ivey Racing, GB
Porsche Carrera RS
Larry Perkins, AUS
Gordon Spice, GB
John Rulon-Miller, USA
2992 F6 IMSA 278
3801.150
 
15 15 8 Alain de Cadenet, GB
De Cadenet Lola T380 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Alain de Cadenet, GB
Chris Craft, GB
2993 V8 6 273
3729.570
 
16 16 86 North American Racing Team, USA / Ecurie Grand Competition Cars
Ferrari 365 GT/4 BB
Francois Migault, F
Lucien Guitteny, F
DNS Florian Vetsch, CH
4943 F12 IMSA 262
3579.340
 
17 17 62 "Segolen" (Bravo), F
Porsche 934
Christian Bussi, F
Jean-Claude Briavoine, F
"Segolen", F
2992
tc
F6 4 259
3540.880
 
                   
18 NC 23 PP Sauber AG - Artos/Fancy, CH
Sauber C5 - BMW/Mader
Marc Surer, CH
Eugen Strähl, CH
Harry Blumer, CH
1998 4 6 257
3506.320
 
19 NC 20 C H (Chuck) Graeminger, CH
Cheetah G60 1- Ford Cosworth BDG
Sandro Plastina, CH
Mario Luini, CH
Jean-Daniel Grandjean, F
1992 4 6 250
3420.670
 
20 NC 64 Times / Georges Bourdillat, F
Porsche Carrera RSR
Georges Bourdillat, F
Alain-Michel Bernhard, F
Jean-Luc Favresse, F
2992 F6 4 241
3295.380
 
21 NC 25 Team Pronuptia, F
Lola T294/6 - Ford Cosworth FVC/Smith
Bruno Sotty, F
Gerard Cuynet, F
Jean-Claude Dufrey, F
1898 4 6 238
3250.890
 
22 NC 24 Team Pronuptia, F
Lola T296 - Ford Cosworth FVC/Smith
Michel Elkoubi, F
Pierre Yver, F
Philippe Streiff, F
1898 4 6 232
3159.140
 
23 NC 28 Dominique Lacaud, F
Lola T297 - BMW/Mader
Michel Lateste, F
Jean-Francois Auboiron, F
Dominique Lacaud, F
1997 4 6 217
2965.070
 
24 NC 45 Porsche Kremer Racing, D
Porsche 935/77A Turbo
"John Winter" (Louis Krages), D
Dieter Schornstein, D
Philippe Gurdjian, F
2992
tc
F6 5 182
2494.860
 
                   
25 DNF 88 Pozzi Thomson JMS Racing, F
Ferrari 512 BB
Jean-Claude Andruet, F
Spartaco Dini, I
DNS Claude Ballot-Léna, F
4942 F12 IMSA 22h Engine
26 DNF 19 IBEC Racing Developments Ltd, GB
IBEC IBH1 P6 (Hesketh 308 LM) - Ford Cosworth DFV
Guy Edwards, GB
Ian Grob, GB
DNS Ian Bracey, GB
2996 V8 6 20h Con rod
27 DNF 5 Martini Racing Porsche System, D
Porsche 936/78
Jacky Ickx, B
Henri Pescarolo, F
Jochen Mass, D
2140
tc
F6 6 20h Accident
28 DNF 1 Renault Sport, F
Renault-Alpine A443
Jean-Pierre Jabouille, F
Patrick Depailler, F
2138
tc
V6 6 20h Engine
29 DNF 87 Luigi Chinetti Snr, USA
Ferrari 512 BB
Jacques Guérin, F
Jean-Pierre Delauney, F
Gregg Young, USA
4942 F12 IMSA 19h Transmission
30 DNF 76 WM AEREM / Team Esso Aseptogyl, F
WM P76 - Peugeot
Christine Dacremont, F
Marianne Hoepfner, F
2850
tc
V6 GTP 19h Head gasket
31 DNF 30 ROC La Pierre du Nord, F
Chevron B36 - ROC Chrysler
Jacques Henry, F
Albert Dufrene, F
Max Cohen-Olivar, MOR
1994 4 6 19h Piston
32 DNF 89 Pozzi Thomson JMS Racing, F
Ferrari 512 BB
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
4942 F12 IMSA 18h Transmission
33 DNF 78 WM AEREM / Team Esso Aseptogyl, F
WM P78 - Peugeot
Christian Debias, F
Xavier Mathiot, F
Marc Sourd, F
2664
tc
V6 GTP 18h Accident
34 DNF 68 Hervé Poulain, F
Porsche 934
Edgar Dören, D
Gerhard Holup, D
Hervé Poulain, F
Roman Feitler, LUX
DNS Marcel Mignot, F
2992
tc
F6 4 17h Gearbox
35 DNF 27 Mogil Motors Ltd / Kores, GB
Chevron B31 - Ford Cosworth BDG/Smith
Tony Charnell, GB
Robin Smith, GB
Fréderic Alliot, F
Richard Jones, GB
1994 4 6 16h Acident
36 DNF 91 Dick Barbour Racing, USA
Porsche 935/77A Turbo
Bob Garretson, USA
Steve Earle, USA
Robert 'Bob' Akin, USA
DNS Dick Barbour, USA
2992
tc
F6 IMSA 15h Accident
37 DNF 29 ROC Modylook, F
Chevron B36 - ROC Chrysler
Michel Dubois, F
Daniel Gache, F
Julien Sanchez, F
1994 4 6 15h Accident
38 DNF 48 Haberthur / Mecarillos Racing Team, CH
Porsche 935/76A
Herbert Müller, CH
Claude Haldi, CH
"Nico"
2992
tc
F6 5 14h Gearbox casing
39 DQ/
DNF
12 Simon Phillips Racing with BATCO France, GB
De Cadenet Lola T380 - Ford Cos. DFV
Nick Faure, GB
John Beasley, USA
Simon Phillips, GB
Martin Raymond, GB
2993 V8 6 14h Accident, disqualifed: ?
40 DNF 32 Dorset Racing Associates with Kelly Girl, GB
Lola T294 S -Ford Cos. FVC/Richardson
Ian Harrower, GB
Tony Birchenhough, GB
Miss Juliette Slaughter, GB
Brian Joscelyn, GB
1996 4 6 13h Engine
41 DNF 26 GVEA
Lola T296 - Ford BDG/Richardson
Georges Morand, F
Eric Vaugnat, F
Christian Blanc, CH
1992 4 6 13h Oil pressure
42 DNF 21 Jean-Marie Lemerle, F
Lola T294 - ROC Chrysler
Jean-Marie Lemerle, F
Alain Levié, F
Pierre-Francois Rousselot, F
1994 4 6 13h Broken chassis
43 DNF 3 Renault Sport, F
Renault-Alpine A442A
Derek Bell, GB
Jean-Pierre Jarier, F
1997
tc
V6 6 12h Differential
44 DNF 65 Joël Laplacette, F
Porsche 930
Antoine Salamin, CH
Gerard Vial, CH
Yves Courage, F
Joël Laplacette, F
3299
tc
F6 4 12h Brakes, accident
45 DNF 34 BMW (GB) Racing with Toleman Delivery, GB
Osella PA6 - BMW/Osella
Dieter Quester, A
Tom Walkinshaw, GB
Rad Dougall, ZA
DNS Ted Toleman, GB
1998 4 6 10h Accident
46 DNF 94 Whittington Bros Racing, USA
Porsche 935/77A Turbo
Don Whittington, USA
Bill Whittington, USA
Franz Konrad, A
DNS Reinhold Jöst, D
2992
tc
F6 5 9h Accident
47 DNF 69 Ravenel Fréres, F
Porsche 934
Willy Braillard, B
Philippe Dagoreau, F
Jean-Louis Ravenel, F
Jean 'Jacky' Ravenel, F
2992
tc
F6 4 8h Fuel injection pump
48 DNF 11 Grand Touring Cars Inc, USA
Mirage M9 - Renault
Sam Posey, USA
Michel Leclère, F
1997
tc
V6 6 7h Electrical
49 DNF 61 Auto Daniel Urcun, F
Porsche 934
Guy Chasseuil, F
Jean-Claude Lefévre, F
Marcel Mignot, F
DNS Jose Dolhem, F
2992
tc
F6 4 7h Piston
50 DNF 77 WM AEREM / Team Esso Aseptogyl, F
WM P77 - Peugeot
Jean-Daniel Raulet, F
Marcel 'Max' Mamers, F
2664
tc
V6 GTP 7h Clutch
51 DNF 85 Ecurie Francorchamps, B
Ferrri 512 BB
Teddy Pilette, B
"Jean Beurlys" (Jean Blaton), B
Raymond Touroul, F
DNS Nick Faure, GB
4942 F12 IMSA 5h Transmission
52 DNF 84 Brad Friselle Racing, USA
(Wynns Belgium ?)
Chevrolet Monza
Brad Friselle, USA
Robert 'Bob' Kirby, USA
John Hotchkis, USA
5735 V8 IMSA 5h Head
53 DNF 46 Porsche Kremer Racing / Fisons, D
Porsche 935/77A Turbo
Martin Raymond, GB
"Steve", F
Mike Franey, GB
2992
tc
F6 5 4h Engine
54 DNF 47 Weisberg Gelo Team, D
Porsche 935/77A
John Fitzpatrick, GB
Toine Hezemans, NL
DNS Klaus Ludwig, D
2992
tc
F6 5 4h Engine
55 DNF 33 Dorset Racing Associates / Cloud
Engineering, GB
Lola T294 S - Ford Cosworth FVC/ Richardson
Bob Evans, GB
Martin Birrane, GB (IRL ?)
Richard Down, GB
Richard Bond, GB
1996 4 6 4h Broken chassis
                   
56 DNQ 40 AMG Motorenbau GmbH, D
Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC
Clemens Schickentanz, D
Hans Heyer, D
    5    
57 DNQ 14 TOJ / BP Racing, D
TOJ SC303 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Jörg Obermoser, D
Hubert Striebig, F
Guy Chasseuil, F
2993 V8 6    
58 DNQ 60 Haberthur / Mecarillos Racing Team, CH
Porsche 934
Jean-Pierre Delaunay, F
Jacques Guérin, F
Gérard Bleynie, F
Pascal Ennequin, F
Simon de Latour, F
  F6 4    
59 DNQ 73 Bernard Decure, F
Alpine-Renault A310
Bernard Decure, F
Jean-Luc Therier, F
Guy de Saint-Pierre,
Marcel Mignot, F
  V6 4    
60 DNQ 96 Garage du Bac
BMW 3.5 CSL
"Depnic", F
Alain Cudini, F
Pierre Dieudonné, B
  6 IMSA    
61 DNQ 9 Alain de Cadenet, GB
De Cadenet LM76 Lola T380 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Peter Lovett, GB
John Cooper, GB
Bob Evans, GB
2993 V8 6    
62 DNQ 22 L'agence Locomotiv, F
Lola T296/7 - ROC Chrysler
Jean-Claude Guérie, F
Anna Cambiaghi, I
Martine Rénier, F
  4 6    
                   
63 DNA   Mecarillos Racing Team, CH
Porsche 934
Blessey
Simon de Latour, F
Christian Heinkélé, F

tc
F6 4    
64 DNA   BMW (GB) Racing with Toleman Delivery, GB
BMW 3.0 CSL
Ted Toleman, GB
-
  6 IMSA    
65 DNA  
Chevron B36
           
66 DNA   Luigi Chinetti Snr, USA
Ferrari 308 GTB
           
67 DNA 42 Konrad Racing, A
Porsche 935/77A
Franz Konrad, A
Volkert Merl, D
  F6 5    
68 DNA 50 Morfe Racing with Polaroof, GB
Lotus Esprit
Richard Jenvey, GB
John Morrison, GB
    5    
69 DNA 63 Christian Gouttepifre, F
Porsche Carrera RSR
Christian Gouttepifre, F
René Boubet, F
Lerouse (Alain Leroux, F ?)
Raymond Touroul, F
  F6 4   Excluded
70 DNA 70 Robin Hamilton, GB
Aston Martin V8 Turbo
Robin Hamilton, GB
Dave Preece, GB
7476
tc
V8 GTP    
71 DNA 92 Holly Cars LSA
Porsche 934
  tc F6 IMSA
4 ?
   
72 DNA 98 Thierry Perrier, F
Porsche Carrera RS
Thierry Perrier, F
Jean Belliard, F
Moutron,
  F6 4    
73 DNA   Ecurie Grand Competition Cars
Ferrari Boxer
      IMSA    
74 DNA   Hervé Poulain, F
BMW 320i
      5    
75 DNA   Florian Vetsch, CH
Ferrari 308 GTB
      4    

Class Winners:

Index of Thermal Efficiency B. Wollek / J. Barth / J. Ickx Porsche 936/78
Group 6 over 2000cc D. Pironi / J.-P. Jaussaud Renault-Alpine A442
Group 6 under 2000cc M. Pignard / L. Rossiaud / L. Ferrier Chevron B36 - Chrysler
Group 5 J. Busby / C. Cord / R. Knoop Porsche 935/77A
Group 4 A.-C. Verney / X. Lapeyre / F. Servanin Porsche Carrera
IMSA B. Redman / D. Barbour / J. Paul Porsche 935/77A
GT Prototype B. Darniche / J. Rondeau / J. Haran Rondeau M378 - Cosworth