XL Grand Prix d´Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1972
Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France

 

Date: June 10-11, intermittent rain 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   World Sportscar Championship

 

Pos Clas-
sific.
# Team / Entrant
Car - Engine / Tuner
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol
(cc)
Engine
Type
Tyres Group Laps
Km
Time (of ret)
Reason Out
1 1 15 Equipe Matra-Simca Shell, F
Matra-Simca MS670
Henri Pescarolo, F
Graham Hill, GB
DNS Bernard Fiorentino, F
2993 V12 GY S
3000
344
4691.343
 
2 2 14 Equipe Matra-Simca Shell, F
Matrs-Simca MS670
Francois Cevert, F
Howden Ganley, NZ
DNS Bernard Fiorentino, F
2993 V12 GY S
3000
334
4554.933
 
3 3 60 Siffert ATE Racing, D
Porsche 908/01 LH Coupé
Reinhold Jöst, D
Michel Weber, D
Mario Casoni, I
2997 F8   S
3000
325
4428.904
 
4 4 18 Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33TT3
Andrea de Adamich, I
Nino Vaccarella, I
DNS Toine Hezemans, NL
DNS Helmut Marko, A
DNS Teodoro Zeccoli, I
2993 V8 GY S
3000
307
4179.632
#17 at test
5 5 39 Charles Pozzi, F
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
Jean-Claude Andruet, F
DNS Francois Migault, F
4390 V12   GTS 306
4162.660
 
6 6 74 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Sam Posey, USA
Tony Adamowicz, USA
4390 V12   GTS 304
4137.733
 
7 7 34 Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
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 Daytona
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 Daytona
Jean-Pierre Jarier, F
Claude Buchet, F
DNS Bob Grossmann, USA
DNS Jean-Pierre Laffeach, F
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 LM - Ford Cosworth DFV
Alain de Cadenet, GB
Chris Craft, GB
2993 V8   S
3000
288
3928.298
Constructed of
Brabham F1-Parts
13 13 41 Louis Meznarie, F
Porsche 911 S
Sylvain Garant, F
Jürgen Barth, D
Michael Keyser, USA
2466 F6   GTS 285
3883.672
#93 at test
14 14 27 René Ligonnet - Kodak, F
Lola T290 - Ford Cosworth FVC
René Ligonnet, F
Barrie Smith, GB
1790 L4   S
2000
284
3864.588
 
15 15 4 North American Racing Team, USA
Chevrolet Corvette ZL 1
Dave Heinz, USA
Robert R. 'Bob' Johnson, USA
6998 V8 GY GTS 284
3863.898
 
16 16 32 Claude Dubois, B
De Tomaso Pantera - Ford
Jean-Marie Jacquemin, B
Yves Deprez, B
DNS Claude Dubois, 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   GTS 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
2000
252
3431.618
 
                     
19 NC 67 Christian Poirot, F
Porsche 908/02
Christian Poirot, F
Philippe Farjon, F
2997 F8   S
3000
206  
                     
20 DNF 16 Equipe Matra-Simca Shell, F
Matra-Simca MS660C
Jean-Pierre Jabouille, F
David Hobbs, GB
DNS Francois Cevert, F
DNS Bernard Fiorentino, F
DNS Chris Amon, NZ
2993 V12 GY S
3000
278
24h
Gearbox
21 DNF 5 Escuderia Montjuich, E
Porsche 908/03
Juan Fernandez, E
Francesco Torredemer, E
Eugenio Baturone, E
2997 F8   S
3000
278
24h
Accident,
wheel bearing
22 DNF 19 Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33TT3
Rolf Stommelen, D
Giovanni 'Nanni' Galli, I
DNS Toine Hezemans, NL
DNS Peter Revson, USA
2993 V8 GY S
3000
263
19h
Gearbox
23 DNF 6 Hans-Dieter Weigel, D
Porsche 908/02
Hans-Dieter Weigel, D
Helmut Krause, D
2997 F8   S
3000
244
20h
Accident
24 DNF 29 Greder Racing Team, F
Chevrolet Corvette
Henri Greder, F
"Mari-Claude Beaumont" (Marie-Claude Charmasson), F
DNS Alain Cudini, F
DNS Christine Beckers, B
6998 V8   GTS
+5000
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 Teodoro Zeccoli, I
DNS Toine Hezemans, NL
2993 V8 GY S
3000
232
20h
Clutch
26 DNF 57 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Luigi Chinetti Jr, USA
Masten Gregory, USA
4390 V12   GTS
5000
226
24h
Cylinder head
joint
27 DNF 8 Ecurie Bonnier Switzerland, CH
Lola T280 - Cosworth DFV
Joakim 'Jo' Bonnier, S*
Gérard Larrousse, F
Gijs van Lennep, NL
DNS Reine Wisell, S
2993 V8 GY S
3000
213
18h
*Fatal collision
with #35
28 DNF 42 Claude Haldi, CH
Porsche 911 S
Claude Haldi, CH
Paul Keller, CH
"Gedehem" (Gérard Darton-Merlin), F
2492 F6   GTS
2500
208
18h
Cylinder head
gasket
29 DNF 35 Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Bernard Cheneviére, CH
Florian Vetsch, CH
Gérard Pillon, CH
4390 V12   GTS
5000
204
18h
Collision
30 DNF 22 Automobiles Ligier, F
Ligier JS2 - Maserati
Pierre Maublanc, F
Jacques Laffite, F
DNS Jean-Pierre Paoli, F
2991 V6   S
3000
195
24h
Engine
31 DNF 71 Ecurie Léopard, F
Chevrolet Corvette
Jean-Claude Aubriet, F
"Depnic" (Jean-Claude Depince), F
DNS "Sylvain", F
DNS Jean-Paul Rouget, F
6998 V8   GTS
+5000
188
19h
Cylinder heat
joint
32 DNF 65 "Novestille", F
Porsche 910
Louis Cosson, F
Jean-Louis Ravenel, F
2379 F6   S
3000
188
16h
Wheel bearing
33 DNF 56 Claude Laurent, F
Ligier JS2 - Maserati
Claude Laurent, F
Martial Delalande, F
Jacques Marché, F
DNS Guy Ligier, F
DNS Jean-Francois Piot, F
2991 V6   S
3000
186
19h
Oil pressure
34 DNF 45 Raymond Touroul, F
Porsche 911 S
"Lee Banner" (Fernand T. Sarapoulos), GR
Dominique Bardini, I
DNS Raymond Touroul, F
2499 F6   GTS
2500
183
16h
Engine
35 DNF 53 Ford Deutschland, D
Ford Capri 2600 RS
Jochen Mass, D
Hans-Joachim Stuck Jr, D
2940 V6   TS 152
14h
Oil pump
36 DNF 76 Jean Egreteaud, F
Porsche 908/02
Jean-Claude Lagniez, F
Raymond Touroul, F
2997 F8   S
3000
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
5000
82
9h
Cylinder head
joint
38 DNF 23 Brian Robinson, GB
Chevron B21 - Ford Cosworth FVC
Brian Robinson, GB
Jean Rondeau, F
DNS Stan Matthews, GB
1790 L4   S
2000
76
10h
Cylinder head
joint
39 DNF 49 Team Schnitzer - Motul, D
BMW 2800 CS
Hans Heyer, D
René Herzog, CH
DNS Herbert Müller, CH
2990 L6   TS 70
7h
Oil pressure
40 DNF 44 Jean Sage / Gelo Racing Team, F/D
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
2500
64
5h
Engine
41 DNF 37 Maranello Concessionaires, GB
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Peter Westbury, GB
John Hine, GB
DNS Mark Konig, GB
4390 V12   GTS
5000
72
9h
Piston
42 DNF 28 John Greenwood Racing, USA
Chevrolet Corvette
John Greenwood, USA
Dick Smothers, USA
DNS Alain Cudini, F
6998 V8   GTS
+5000
53
10h
Piston
43 DNF 80 Porsche Kremer Racing Team, D
Porsche 911 S
John Fitzpatrick, GB
Erwin Kremer, D
DNS Juan-Carlos Bolanos, MEX
2466 F6   GTS
2500
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
DNS Teddy Pilette, B
2341 F6   GTS
2500
36
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
5000
36
9h
Cylinder head
gasket
46 DNF 31 Escuderia Montjuich, E
De Tomaso Pantera - Ford
Herbert Müller, CH
Cox Kocher, CH
5763 V8   GTS
5000
36
10h
Cylinder head
gasket
47 DNF 69 Michel Dupont, CH
Chevron B19/21 - Ford Cosworth FVC
Michel Dupont, CH
Jean-Paul Bodin, F
DNS Paul Blancpain, CH
1790 L4   S
2000
29
5h
Gearbox
48 DNF 84 Shark Team, F
Ford Capris 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 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Baron Hughes de Fierlandt, B
Prince Jorge de Bagration (-de Moukhrani), E
Mario Araujo Cabral, P
DNS? Jo Bonnier, S
DNS? Gérard Larrousse, F
2993 V8   S
3000
26
7h
Spun off / clutch
50 DNF 40 René Mazzia, F
Porsche 911 S
Pierre Mauroy, F
Marcel Mignot, F
DNS Jürgen Barth, D
DNS René Mazzia, F
2498 F6   GTS
2500
27
4h
Crankshaft
51 DNF 75 Charles Pozzi, F
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Francois Migault, F
Daniel Rouveyran, F
DNS Jean-Claude Andruet, F
4390 V12   GTS
5000
22
8h
Clutch
52 DNF 58 Bosch Racing Team, A
Porsche 908/02
Otto Stuppacher, A
Walter Roser, A (DND)
2997 F8   P
3000
11
2h
Accident
53 DNF 21 Automobiles Ligier, F
Ligier JS2 - Maserati
Guy Ligier, F
Jean-Francois Piot, F (DND)
DNS Jean-Pierre Paoli, F
2991 V6   S
3000
7
3h
Valves
54 DNF 33 Société Franco-Brittanic, F
De Tomaso Pantera - Ford
Guy Chasseuil, F
Jean Vinatier, F (DND)
DNS Michel Martin, F
DNS Jean-Pierre Cassegrain, F
5763 V8   GT
+5000
3
2h
Cylinder head
gasket
55 DNF 12 Equipe Matra-Simca Shell, F
Matra-Simca MS670
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, F
Chris Amon, NZ (DND)
DNS Bernard Fiorentino, F
2993 V12 GY S
3000
2
1h
Engine
                     
56 DNS 78 Jean Sage / Gelo Racing Team, F/D
Porsche 911 S
Jean Sage, F
Pierre Greub, CH
Georg Loos, D
Franz Pesch, D
  F6   GTS    
57 DNS 26 Veglia GRAC Racing, F
GRAC MT16 - Ford Cosworth FVC
Lionel Noghés, MC
"Cyprien" (Christian Mons), F
Alain Finkelstein, F
  L4   S
2000
  Accident in
practice
#88 at test
58 DNS 61 Wicky Racing Team, CH
Porsche 908/02
André Wicky, CH
Walter Brun, CH
Max Cohen-Olivar, MOR
2997 F8   S
3000
  Wheel
59 DNS 85 Société Darnval, F
Taydec Mk 3 (Mk 2?) - Ford Cosworth
Jean-Daniel Jakubowski
Peter Schweitzer, CH
  L4   S
2000
   
                     
60 DNQ 64 Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Lola T290 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Jean-Jacques Cochet, CH
Gérard Pillon, CH
Dominique Martin, CH
2993 V8   S
3000
   
61 DNQ 43 Jean Mesange, F
Porsche 911 S
Jean Mesange, F
"Gedehem" (Gérard Darton-Merlin), F
Pierre Boitier, F
Paul Keller, CH
  F6   GTS    
62 DNQ 47 Motor Racing Facilities Ltd, GB
Datsun 240 Z
Robert Grant, GB
Serge Trosch, 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
Enrico Pasolini, I
"Pooky" (Vincenzo Cazzago), I
Gianpiero Moretti, I
Mario Casoni, I
  V8   GTS    
65 DNQ 55 A.G.A.C.I., F
Citroën SM - Maserati
Guy Verrier, F
Gérard Foucault, F
Francois Monath, D
  V6   TS    
66 DNQ 82 Claude Buchet, F
Ford Capri 2600 RS
Claude Buchet, F
Joël Bonnemaison, F
2940 V6   TS    
                     
67 DNA 1 Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 312 PB
Jacky Ickx, B
Clay Regazzoni, CH
Arturo Merzario, CH
3000 V12   S
3000
  Withdrawn
68 DNA 2 Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 312 PB
Brian Redman, GB
Sandro Munari, I
Artunro Merzario, I
3000 V12   3000   Withdrawn
69 DNA   Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 312 PB
Ronnie Peterson, S
Mario Andretti, I
Tim Schenken, AUS
3000 V12   3000   Withdrawn
70 DNA   Bellco Racing Team, J
Bellco R39B - Mitsubishi
Tomohiko Tsutsumi, J
Noritake Takahara, J
2000 L4   S
2000
   
71 DNA   Barclay's International Racing, GB
Lola T290 - Ford Cosworth
Guy Edwards, GB
John Burton, GB
2000 V8   S
2000
   
72 DNA   Escuderia Montjuich, E
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33TT3
-
-
2993 V8   S
3000
   
73 DNA   Zitro Racing, CH
Lola T280 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Dominique Martin, CH
-
2993 V8   S
3000
   
74 DNA   Automobiles Ligier, F
Ligier JS2 - Maserati
-
-
2991 V6   S
3000
   
75 DNA   Guy Edwards, GB
Lola T280 - Ford Cosworth DFV
-
-
2993 V8   S
3000
   
76 DNA   Gulf Research Racing Co, GB
Mirage M6 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Gijs van Lennep, NL
-
2993 V8   S
3000
   
77 DNA   Gulf Research Racing Co, GB
Mirage M6 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Derek Bell, GB
-
2993 V8   S
3000
   
78 DNA   Ecurie Bonnier Switzerland, CH
Lola T280 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Reine Wisell, S
Dominique Martin, CH
2993 V8   S
3000
   
79 DNA   Société Darnval, F
Darnval LM2 - Repco
Francois Migault, F
Rick Hurst, USA
3000 V8   S
3000
   
80 DNA   Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33TT3
Toine Hezemans, NL
Peter Revson, USA
2993 V8   S
3000
   
81 DNA   Ecurie Boonier - von Wendt, CH/D
Lola T280 - Ford Cosworth DFV
-
-
2993 V8   S
3000
   
82 DNA   North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 312 PB
Sam Posey, USA
Tony Adamowicz, USA
3000 V12   S
3000
   
83 DNA 75 Robert Buchet, F
Porsche 911 S
Guy Gentis, F
Jean-Paul Bodin, F
  F6   GTS    
84 DNA 76 Porsche Club Romand - Bonomelli, CH/I
Porsche 911 S
Ennio Bonomelli, I
Pino Pica, I
  F6   GTS    
85 DNA 48 AMG Ingenieurbüro, D
Mercedes Benz 300 SEL
Hans Heyer, D
Clementz Schickentanz, D
6300 V8   TS    
86 DNA 81 Greder Racing Team, F
Opel Commodore GS
Henri Greder, F
Jean Ragnotti, F
  L6   TS    
87 DNA 24 Wicky Racing Team, CH
Porsche 907
Max Cohen-Olivar, MOR
André Wicky, CH
  F6   S
2000
   
88 DNA   Wicky Racing Team, CH
BMW 2800 CS
-
-
2990 L6   TS    
89 DNA   Claude Laurent, F
Citroën SM - Maserati
-
-
  V6   TS    
90 DNA   BMW Alpina, D
BMW 2800 CS
Dieter Quester, A
John Fitzpatrick, GB
  L6   TS    
91 DNA   Castrol Racing Team, D
BMW 2800 CS
Francois Mazet, F
Dieter Basche, D
  L6   TS    
92 DNA   Dana English
Chevrolet Corvette
-
-
  V8   GTS    
93 DNA   Claude Buchet, F
Chrysler Barracuda
Claude Buchet, F
"Ageres" (Jean-Paul Agére), F
  V8   TS    
94 DNA   Claude Dubois, B
De Tomaso Pantera - Ford
J.-M. Chailler, B
J.-M. Currien, B
  V8   GTS    

 

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

 

DNF Did Not Finish
DQ Disqualified
NC Not Classified
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualified
DNA Did Not Arrive
REE Reserve Entry
NAC Not Accepted

 

Tyres: F=Firestone, GY=GoodYear, D=Dunlop, M=Michelin, P=Pirelli

 

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