1972 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

1972 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

40èmes Grand Prix d`Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1972
Circuit de la Sarthe
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Date: June 10-11, sunny, rain on saturday afternoon and last hour Track Length (m): 13 640
Attendance:   Pole Position: Francois Cevert, F, Matra-Simca MS670, 3:42.02 = 220.990 km/h
Entries:   Fastest Lap: Gijs van Lennep, Lola T280, 3:46.9 = 216.413 km/h
Practiced: 66 Distance (km): 4691.343
Starters: 55 Average Speed (km/h): 195.472
Classified: 18    

 

Pos Clas-
sific.
Race
#
Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Laps / Km /
Hour
Reason Out /
Notes
1 1 15 Equipe Matra-Simca Shell, F
Matra-Simca MS670
Henri Pescarolo, F
Graham Hill, GB
2993 V12 S 344
4691.343
 
2 2 14 Equipe Matra-Simca Shell, F
Matra-Simca MS670
Francois Cevert, F
Howden Ganley, NZ
2993 V12 S 333
4554.933
 
3 3 60 Siffert ATE Racing
Porsche 908/01 LH Coupé
Reinhold Jöst, D
Michel Weber, D
Mario Casoni, I
2997 F8 S 325
4428.904
 
4 4 18 Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33TT3
Nino Vaccarella, I
  Andrea de Adamich, I
DNS Dr. Helmut Marko, A
2993 V8 S 307
4179.632
 
5 5 39 Charles Pozzi, F
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Jean-Claude Andruet, F
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
DNS Francois Migault, F
4390 V12 GTS 306
4162.660
 
6 6 74 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Sam Posey, USA
Tony Adamowicz, USA
4390 V12 GTS 304
4137.733
 
7 7 34 Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Mike Parkes, GB
Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
Jean-Jacques Cochet, CH
4390 V12 GTS 302
4110.051
 
8 8 36 Ecurie Francorchamps, B
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Derek Bell, GB
Teddy Pilette, B
Richard Bond, GB
4390 V12 GTS 301
4109.864
 
9 9 38 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Jean-Pierre Jarier, F
Claude Buchet, F
DNS Bob Grossmann, USA
4390 V12 GTS 297
4039.443
 
10 10 54 Ford Deutschland, D
Ford Capri 2600 RS
Gerry Birrell, GB
Claude Bourgoignie, B
2940 V6 TS 292
3977.515
 
11 11 52 Ford Deutschland, D
Ford Capri 2600 RS
Dieter Glemser, D
Alex Soler-Roig, E
2940 V6 TS 289
3936.610
 
12 12 68 Duckham's Oil Motor Racing, GB
Duckham's - Cosworth DFV
Alain de Cadenet, GB
Chris Craft, GB
2993 V8 S 288
3928.298
Constructed of Brabham F1-parts
13 13 41 Louis Meznarie, F
Porsche 911 S
Sylvain Garant, CH
Jürgen Barth, D
Michael Keyser, USA
2466 F6 GTS 285
3883.672
 
14 14 27 René Ligonnet - Kodak, F
Lola T290 - Cosworth FVC
René Ligonnet, F
Barrie Smith, GB
1790 4 S 284
3864.588
 
15 15 4 North American Racing Team, USA
Chevrolet Corvette ZL 1
Dave Heinz, USA
Robert B. 'Bob' Johnson, USA
6998 V8 GTS 284
3863.898
 
16 16 32 Claude Dubois, B
De Tomaso Pantera - Ford
Jean-Marie Jacquemin, F
Yves Deprez, B
5763 V8 GTS 282
3845.432
 
17 17 46 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari Dino 246 GT
Jean-Pierre Laffeach, F
Gilles Doncieux, F
DNS Yves Forrester, F
2418 V6 GT 265
3602.988
 
18 18 24 Wicky Racing Team, CH
Porsche 907
Peter Mattli, CH
Hervé Bayard, F
Walter Brun, CH
DNS Max Cohen-Olivar, MOR
1981 F6 S 252
3431.618
 
                   
19 NC 67 Christian Poirot, F
Porsche 908/02
Christian Poirot, F
Philippe Farjon, F
2997 F8 S 206  
                   
20 DNF 16 Equipe Matra-Simca Shell, F
Matra-Simca MS660C
Jean-Pierre Jabouille, F
David Hobbs, GB
DNS Bernard Fiorentino,
2993 V12 S 278
24h
Clutch
21 DNF 5 Escuderia Montjuich, E
Porsche 908/03
Juan Fernandez, E
Francesco Torredemer, E
Eugenio Baturone, E
2997 F8 S 24h Accident, wheel bearing
22 DNF 19 Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33T3
Rolf Stommelen, D
Giovanni 'Nanni' Galli, I
DNS Toine Hezemans, NL
2993 V8 S 263
19 h
Final drive
23 DNF 6 Hans-Dieter Weigel, D
Porsche 908/02
Hans-Dieter Weigel, D
Helmuth Krause, D
2997 F8 S 244
20h
Accident
24 DNF 29 Greder Racing Team, F
Chevrolet Corvette
Henri Greder, F
"Marie-Claude Beaumont" (Marie-Claude Charmasson), F
DNS Christine Beckers, B
6998 V8 GTS 235
21h
Accident
25 DNF 17 Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33TT3
Vic Elford, GB
Dr. Helmut Marko, A
DNS Rolf Stommelen, D
DNS Teodore Zeccoli, I
2993 V8 S 232
20h
Clutch
26 DNF 57 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Luigi Chinetti Jr, USA
Masten Gregory, USA
4390 V12 GTS 226
24h
Cylinder head
27 DNF 8 Ecurie Bonnier Switzerland, CH
Lola T280 - Cosworth DFV
Joakim 'Jo' Bonnier, S*
Gerard Larrousse, F
Gijs van Lennep, NL
DNS Reine Wisell, S
2993 V8 S 213
18h
*Fatal collision with # 35
28 DNF 42 Claude Haldi, CH
Porsche 911 S
Claude Haldi, CH
Paul Keller, CH
"Gedehem", F
2492 F6 GTS 208
18h
Cylinder head
29 DNF 35 Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Ferrari 365 GT/ 4
Bernard Cheneviére, CH
Florian Vetsch, CH
Gérard Pillon, CH
4390 V12 GTS 204
18h
Collision
30 DNF 22 Automobiles Ligier, F
Ligier JS 2 - Maserati
Pierre Maublanc, F
Jacques Laffite, F
DNS Jean-Pierre Paoli, F
2991 V6 S 195
24h
Engine
31 DNF 71 Ecurie Léopard, F
Chevrolet Corvette
Jean-Claude Aubriet, F
"Depnic", F
DNS "Sylvain", F
6998 V8 GTS 188
19h
Cylinder head
32 DNF 65 "Novestille", F
Porsche 910
Louis Cosson, F
Jean-Louis Ravenel, F
2379 F6 S 188
16h
Wheel bearing
33 DNF 56 Claude Laurent, F
Ligier JS 2 - Maserati
Claude Laurent, F
Martial Delalande, F
Jacques Marché, F
2991 V6 S 186
19h
Engine, valves
34 DNF 45 Raymond Touroul, F
Porsche 911 S
"Lee Banner", GR
Dominique Bardini, F
DNS Raymond Touroul, F
2499 F6 GTS 183
16h
Engine
35 DNF 53 Ford Deutschland, D
Ford Capri 2600 RS
Jochen Mass, D
Hans Joachim Stuck Jr, D
2940 V6 TS 14h Engine
36 DNF 76 Jean Egreteaud, F
Porsche 908/02
Jean-Claude Lagniez, F
Raymond Touroul, F
2997 F8 S 83
8h
Out of fuel
37 DNF 72 John Greenwood Racing, USA
Chevrolet Corvette
Bernard Darniche, F
Alain Cudini, F
John Greenwood, USA
6998 V8 GTS 82
9h
Cylinder head
38 DNF 23 Brian Robinson, GB
Chevron B21 - Cosworth FVC
Brian Robinson, GB
Jean Rondeau, F
DNS Stan Matthews, GB
1790 4 S 76
10h
Cylinder head
39 DNF 49 Team Schnitzer - Motul, D
BMW 2800 CS
Hans Heyer, D
René Herzog, CH
2990 6 TS 70
7h
Oil pressure
40 DNF 44 Jean Sage, F
Porsche 911 S
Jean Sage, F
Georg Loos, D
Franz Pesch, D
DNS Pierre Greub,CH
DNS Jean-Claude Favre, F
DNS Jean-Pierre Hanrioud, F
2492 F6 GTS 64
5h
Engine
41 DNF 37 Maranello Concessionaires, GB
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Peter Westbury, GB
John Hine, GB
DNS Mark Konig, GB
4390 V12 GTS ?
9h
Piston
42 DNF 28 John Greenwood Racing, USA
Chevrolet Corvette
John Greenwood, USA
Dick Smothers, USA
DNS Alain Cudini, F
6998 V8 GTS 53
10h
Piston
43 DNF 80 Porsche Kremer Racing Team, D
Porsche 911 S
John Fitzpatrick, GB
Erwin Kremer, D
DNS Juan-Carlos Bolanos, MX
2466 F6 GTS 39
5h
Crankshaft
44 DNF 79 Jean-Pierre Gaban, B
Porsche 911 S
Hermes Delbar, B
Roger van der Schrick, B
DNS Jean-Pierre Gaban, B
DNS Willy Braillard, B
2341 F6 GTS 4h Gearbox
45 DNF 30 Escuderia Montjuich, E
De Tomaso Pantera - Ford
José Juncadella, E
Fernando de Baviera, E
DNS Mike Parkes, GB
DNS Herbert Müller, CH
5763 V8 GTS 36
9h
Cylinder head
46 DNF 31 Escuderia Montjuich, E
De Tomaso Pantera - Ford
Herbert Müller, CH
Cox Kocher, CH
5763 V8 GTS 36
10h
Cylinder head
47 DNF 69 Michel Dupont, CH
Chevron B19/21 - Cosworth FVC
Michel Dupont, CH
Jean-Paul Bodin, F
DNS Pierre Blancpain, CH
1790 4 S 29
5h
Gearbox
48 DNF 84 Shark Team, F
Ford Capri 2600 RS
Jean-Claude Guérie, F
Jean-Pierre Rouget, F
DNS Cyril Grandet, F
2933 V6 TS 26
4h
Oil pressure
49 DNF 7 Ecurie Bonnier Switzerland, CH
Lola T280 - Cosworth DFV
Baron Hughes de Fierlandt, B
Prince Jorge de Bagration (de Moukhrani), E
Mario Araujo Cabral, P
2993 V8 S 26
7h
Spun off / clutch
50 DN 40 René Mazzia, F
Porsche 911 S
Pierre Mauroy, F
Marcel Mignot, F
DNS Jürgen Barth, D
DNS René Mazzia, F
2498 F6 GTS ?
4h
Crankshaft
51 DNF 75 Charles Pozzi, F
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Francois Migault, F
Daniel Rouveyran, F
DNS Jean-Claude Andruet, F
4390 V12 GTS 22
8h
Clutch
52 DNF 58 Bosch Racing Team, A
Porsche 908/02
Walter Roser, A (DND)
Otto Stuppacher, A
2997 F8 P 11
2h
Accident
53 DNF 21 Automobiles Ligier, F
Ligier JS 2 - Maserati
Guy Ligier, F
Jean-Francois Piot, F
DNS Jean-Pierre Paoli, F
2991 V6 S 7
3h
Valves
54 DNF 33 Société Franco-Brittanic, F
De Tomaso Pantera - Ford
Guy Chasseuil, F
Jean Vinatier, F
5763 V8 S 3
2h
Cylinder head
55 DNF 12 Equipe Matra-Simca Shell, F
Matra-Simca MS 670
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, F
Chris Amon, NZ
2993 V12 S 1 lap Engine
                   
56 DNS 78 Gelo Racing Team, D
Porsche 911 S
Georg Loos, D
Franz Pesch, D
  F6 GTS    
57 DNS 43 Jean Mésange, F
Porsche 911 S
Jean Mésange, F
"Gedehem", F
Pierre Boitier, F
DNS Paul Keller, CH
  F6 GTS    
58 DNS 26 Veglia Grac Racing, F
Grac MT 16 - Cosworth FVC
Lionel Noghes, F/MC
"Cyprien" (Christian Mons), F
  4 S   Accident in practice
59 DNS 61 Wicky Racing Team, CH
Porsche 908/02
André Wicky, CH
Walter Brun, CH
Max Cohen-Olivar, MOR
3000 F8 S   Wheel
                   
60 DNQ 64 Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Lola T290 - Cosworth DFV
Gérard Pillon, CH
Jean-Jacques Cochet, CH
Dominique Martin, CH
3000 V8 S    
61 DNQ 85 Société Darnval
Taydec Mk 3 - Ford
Jean-Daniel Jakubowski,
Peter Schweitzer, CH
  4 S    
62 DNQ 47 Motor Racing Facilities Ltd, GB
Datsun 240 Z
Robert Grant, GB
SergeTrosch, B
Martin Birrane, GB
    GTS    
63 DNQ 51 Wicky Racing Team, CH
Porsche 911 S
Jean-Pierre Aeschlimann, CH
Juan G. Diez, E
  F6 GTS    
64 DNQ 73 Scuderia Brescia Corse, I
De Tomaso Pantera - Ford
"PAM", (Sergio Morando),I
Enrico Pasolini, F
"Pooky", I
Gianpiero Moretti, I
Mario Casoni, I
  V8 GTS    
65 DNQ 55 A.G.A.C.I., F
Citroen SM - Maserati
Guy Verrier, F
Gerard Foucault, F
  V6 TS    
66 DNQ 82 Claude Buchet, F
Ford Capri 2600 RS
Claude Buchet, F
Joel Bonnemaison, F
2940 V6 TS    
                   
67 DNA   Automobiles Ligier, F
Ligier JS 2 - Maserati
-
-
  V6 S    
68 DNA   Bellco Racing Team, J
Bellco R39B - Mitsubishi
Tomohiko Tsutsumi, J
Noritake Takahara, J
2000 4 S    
69 DNA   Barclay's International Racing, GB
(Guy Edwards, GB)
Lola T290 - Cosworth DFV
Guy Edwards, GB
John Burton, GB
2993 V8 S    
70 DNA   Escuderia Montjuich, E
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33TT3
-
-
3000 V8 S    
71 DNA   Zitro Racing, CH
Lola T280 - Cosworth DFV
Dominique Martin, CH
-
3000 V8 S    
72 DNA   Guy Edwards, GB
Lola T280 - Cosworth DFV
-
-
3000 V8 S    
73 DNA   Gulf Research Racing Co, GB
Mirage M6 - Cosworth DFV
Gijs van Lennep, NL
-
3000 V8 S    
74 DNA   Ecurie Bonnier Switzerland , E
Lola T280 - Cosworth DFV
Reine Wisell, S
Dominique Martin, CH
3000 V8 S    
75 DNA   Société Darnval, F
Darnval LM 2 - Repco
Francois Migault, F
Rick Hurts, USA
3000 V8 S    
76 DNA   Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33TT3
Toine Hezemans, NL
Peter Revson, USA
3000 V8 S    
77 DNA   Ecurie Bonnier - von Wendt, CH/D
Lola T280 - Cosworth
-
-
3000 V8 S    
78 DNA   North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 312 PB
Sam Posey, USA
Tony Adamowicz, USA
3000 V12 S    
79 DNA   Gulf Research Racing Co, GB
Mirage M6 - Cosworth DFV
Derek Bell, GB
-
3000 V8 S    
80 DNA   SpAFerrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 312 PB
Ronnie Peterson, S
Mario Andretti, USA
Tim Schenken, AUS
3000 V12 S   Withdrawn
81 DNA 2 SpAFerrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 312 PB
Brian Redman, GB
Arturo Merzario, I
Sandro Munari, I
3000 V12 S   Withdrawn
82 DNA 1 SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 312 PB
Jacky Ickx, B
Clay Regazzoni, CH
3000 V12 S   Withdrawn
83 DNA   Dana English
Chevrolet Corvette
-
-
  V8 GTS    
84 DNA 75 Robert Buchet, F
Porsche 911 S
Guy Gentis, F
Jean-Paul Bodin, F
  F6 GTS    
85 DNA   Porsche Club Romand - Bonomelli, CH/I
Porsche 911 S
Ennio Bonomelli, I
Pino Pica, I
  F6 GTS    
86 DNA 48 A. M. G. Ingenieurbüro, D
Mercedes Benz 300 SEL
Hans Heyer, D
Clementz Schickentanz, D
6300 V8 TS    
87 DNA   Claude Buchet, F
Chrysler Barracuda
Claude Buchet, F
"Agéres" (Jean-Paul Agére), F
  V8 TS    
88 DNA 81 Greder Racing Team, F
Opel Commodore GS
Henri Greder, F
Jean Ragnotti, F
  6 TS    
89 DNA   Castrol Racing Team, D
BMW 2800 CS
Francois Mazet, F
Dieter Basche, D
  6 TS    
90 DNA   BMW Alpina, D
BMW 2800 CS
Dieter Quester, A
John Fitzpatrick, GB
  6 TS    
91 DNA   Wicky Racing Team, CH
BMW 2800 CS
-
-
    TS    
92 DNA   Claude Dubois,
De Tomaso Pantera - Ford
J.-M. Chailler, B
J.-M. Currien, B
  V8 GTS    
93 DNA   Claude Laurent, F
Citroën SM - Maserati
-
-
  V6 TS    
94 DNA 24 Wicky Racing Team, CH
Porsche 907
Max Cohen-Olivar, MOR
André Wicky, CH
  F6 S    

Class Winners:
 

Index of Thermal Efficiency J-C. Andruet / C. Ballot-Léna Ferrari 365 GTB
Sportscars up to 3000cc Henri Pescarolo / Graham Hill Matra Simca 670
Sportscars up to 2000cc René Ligonnet / Barrie Smith Lola T290 - Cosworth
GTS over 5000cc Dave Heinz / Bob Johnson Chevrolet Corvette
GTS up to 5000cc J-C. Andruet / C. Ballot-Léna Ferrari 365 GTB
GTS up to 2500cc M. Keyser / J. Barth / S. Garant Porsche 911 S
Touring Special Gerry Birrell / Claude Bourgoignie Ford Capri