XLVII Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1979
Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France

 

Date: June 9-10, rain on sunday Track Length (m): 13 626
Attendance:   Pole Position: Bob Wollek, Porsche 936, 3:30.07 = 233.519 km/h
Entries:   Fastest Lap: Jacky Ickx, Porsche 936, 3:36.10 = 227.003 km/h
Practiced:   Distance (km): 4173.930
Starters: 55 Average Speed (km/h): 173.913
Classified: 22    

 

Pos Cla. # Team / Entrant
Car - Engine / Tuner
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol
(cc)
Engine
Type
Tyres Group Laps
Km
Time (of ret)
Reason Out
1 1 41 Porsche Kremer Racing, D
Porsche 935 K3 (Kremer)
Klaus Ludwig, D
Don Whittington, USA
Bill Whittington, USA
DNS Axel Plankenhorn, D
2994
tc
F6 D Gr 5
+2000
307  
2 2 70 Dick Barbour Racing, USA
Porsche 935/77A
Rolf Stommelen, D
Paul Newman, USA
Dick Barbour, USA
DNS Skeeter McKitterick, USA
DNS Brian Redman, GB
2994
tc
F6 GY IMSA
+2500
300  
3 3 40 Porsche Kremer Racing, D
Porsche 935/77A - Porsche 930/78
Laurent Ferrier, F
Francois Servanin, F
Francois Trisconi, F
DNS Philippe Gurdjian, F
DNS "John Winter" (Louis Krages), D
DNS Axel Plankenhorn, D
DNS Klaus Ludwig, D
2994
tc
F6 D Gr 5
+2000
297  
4 4 82 Lubrifilm Racing Team, CH
Porsche 934 – Porsche 930/71
Herbert Müller, CH
Angelo Pallavicini, CH
Marco Vanoli, CH
2994
tc
F6   Gr 4
+3000
292  
5 5 5 Jean Rondeau, F
Rondeau M379 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Jean Ragnotti, F
Bernard Darniche, F
DNS Jean Rondeau, F
DNS Henri Pescarolo, F
DNS Jean-Pierre Beltoise, F
DNS Jacques Laffite, F
2993 V8 GY Gr 6
+2000
288  
6 6 76 Hervé Poulain, F
BMW M1 - BMW M88
Manfred Winkelhock, D
Marcel Mignot, F
Hervé Poulain, F
3497 L6   IMSA
+2500
285  
7 7 42 Sekurit Racing Team, D
(Autohaus Max Moritz GmbH, D)
Porsche 935/77A – Porsche 930/78
Edgar Dören, D
Dieter Schornstein, D
Götz von Tschirnhaus, D
DNS Gerhard Holup, D
2994
tc
F6 GY Gr 5
+2000
284  
8 8 72 Dick Barbour Racing, USA
Porsche 935/78 – Porsche 930/73
Edwin G. Abate, USA
Bob Garretson, USA
Skeeter McKitterick, USA
DNS Paul Newman, USA
DNS Gary Belcher, USA
DNS Bob Bondurant, USA
2994
tc
F6 GY IMSA
+2500
279  
9 9 73 Dick Barbour Racing / Wynn's International, USA
Porsche 935/78 – Porsche 930/73
Robert 'Bob' Kirby, USA
Bob Harmon, USA
John Hotchkis, USA
2994
tc
F6 GY IMSA
+2500
276  
10 10 4 Jean Rondeau, F
Rondeau M379 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Henri Pescarolo, F
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, F
DNS Bernard Darniche, F
DNS Jean Ragnotti, F
DNS Jean Rondeau, F
2993 V8 GY Gr 6
2000
275  
11 11 43 Claude Haldi, CH
Porsche 935
Claude Haldi, CH
Herbert Loewe, CH
Rodfrigo Terran, PAN
2994
tc
F6   Gr 5
+2000
271  
12 12 61 "Beurlys", B
Ferrari 512 BB/LM
Nick Faure, GB
Steve O'Rourke, GB
Bernard de Dryver, B
"Jean Beurlys" (Jean Blaton), B
4942 F12 M IMSA
+2500
270  
13 13 45 Porsche Kremer Racing, D
Porsche 935 K3 (Kremer)
Axel Plankenhorn, D
Philippe Gurdjian, F
"John Winter" (Louis Krages), D
DNS Francois Servanin, F
DNS Laurent Ferrier, F
DNS Klaus Ludwig, D
2994
tc
F6 D Gr 5
+2000
269  
14 14 52 W.M. Aerem, F
WM P79 - Peugeot PRV ZNS4
Jean-Daniel Raulet, F
Marcel 'Max' Mamers, F
DNS Serge Saulnier, F
2264
tc
V6 M GTP
+3000
268  
15 15 39 A.S.A. Cachia, F
Porsche 935
Jacques Guérin, F
"Chanaud" (Goujon ?), F
Fréderic Alliot, F
DNS Jean-Louis Schlesser, F
DNS Simon Delatour,
DNS Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
2994
tc
F6 D Gr 5
+2000
265  
16 16 86 Kores Racing, F
Porsche 934 – Porsche 930/71
Georges Bourdillat, F
Roland Ennequin, F
Alain-Michel Bernard, F
2994
tc
F6   Gr 4
+3000
259  
17 17 29 Mogil Motors Ltd, GB
Chevron B36 - Ford Cosworth BDG/Hart
Robin Smith, GB
Tony Charnell, GB
Richard Jones, GB
DNS Lawrence Jacobsen, GB
1998 L4 GY Gr 6
2000
259  
18 18 24 Dorset Racing Associates, GB
Lola T297 - Ford Cosworth BDX/Swindon
Brian Joscelyne, GB
Tony Birchenhough, GB
Richard Jenvey, GB
Nick Mason, GB
DNS Ian Harrower, GB
1950 L4   Gr 6
2000
254  
19 19 84 Anny-Charlotte Verney, F
Porsche 934
Porsche 930/71
Anny-Charlotte Verney, F
Patrick Bardinon, F
René Metge, F
DNS Klaus Utz, D
DNS Armin Jahn, D
2994
tc
L4 GY Gr
4
+3000
243  
20 20 15 Fisons Agricole / Simon Phillips, F/GB
Lola T286 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Martin Raymond, GB
Ray Mallock, GB
DNS Simon Phillips, GB
2983 V8   Gr 6
+2000
242  
21 21 20 Lambretta S.A.F.D., F
Lola T298 - BMW M12
Pierre Yver, F
Max Cohen-Olivar, MOR
Michel Elkoubi, F
DNS Patrick Perrier, F
DNS Renaud Laverre, F
1994 L4   Gr 6
2000
248  
22 22 28 Racing Organisation Course, F
Chevron B36 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Bernard Verdier, F
Albert Dufréne, F
Noël del Bello, F
DNS Marc Sourd, F
DNS Florian Vetsch, CH
DNS Jacques Henry, F
DNS Bruno Chambas, F
1996 L4   Gr 6
2000
231  
                     
23 DNF 11 Grand Touring Cars Inc. / Ford Concessionaires
France, USA/F
Ford M10 (Mirage) - Ford Cosworth DFV
Derek Bell, GB
David Hobbs, GB
Vern Schuppan, AUS
2993 V8 GY Gr 6
+2000
262
24h
Clutch, gearbox, enginee
24 DNF 62 Charles Pozzi / JMS Racing, F
Ferrari 512 BB
Jean-Claude Andruet, F
Spartaco Dini, I
DNS Claude Ballot-Léna, F
DNS Michel Leclere, F
4942 F12 M IMSA
+2500
240
21h
Engine
23 DNF 14 Essex Motorsport - Porsche, D
Porsche 936
Porsche 935/73
Bob Wollek, F
Hurley Haywood, USA
DNS Jürgen Barth, D
DNS Brian Redman, GB
DNS Peter Gregg, USA
2140
tc
F6 D Gr 6
+2000
236
20h
Engine
24 DNF 63 Charles Pozzi / JMS Racing, F
Ferrari 512 BB
Michel Leclere, F
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
Peter Gregg, USA
DNS Jean-Claude Andruet, F
4942 F12 M IMSA
+2500
219
19h
Accident
25 DNF 55 Jean Rondeau, F
Rondeau M379 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Jean Rondeau, F
Jacky Haran, F
DNS Bernard Darniche, F
DNS Giacomo Agostini, I
DNS Henri Pescarolo, F
2993 V8 GY GTP
3000
207
19h
Accident
26 DNF 36 Gelo Sportswear International, D
Porsche 935/77A
Manfred Schurti, FL
Hans Heyer, D
DNS Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
2994
tc
F6   Gr 5
+2000
201
16h
Engine
27 DNF 37 Gelo Sportswear International, D
Porsche 935/77A
John Fitzpatrick, GB
Harald Grohs, D
Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
DNS Bob Wollek, F
DNS Hans Heyer, D
2994
tc
F6   Gr 5
+2000
196
16h
Engine
28 DNF 25 Jean-Marie Lemerle, F
Lola T298 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Alain Levié, F
Jean-Pierre Malcher, F
Jean-Marie Lemerle, F
DNS Pierre-Francois Rousselot, F
1994 L4   Gr 6
2000
189
21h
Oil pipe
Clutch ?
29 DNF 33 André Chevalley Racing Switzerland - Racing Organisation Course, CH/F
Chevron B36 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Marcel Tarres, F
Alain Dechelette, F
Charles Dechelette, F
DNS Peter Morrisey, GB
1994 L4 GY Gr 6
2000
187
19h
Accident
30 DNF 31 Kores Racing - France Chauffage, F
Lola T297 - BMW M12
Michel Lateste, F
Dominique Lacaud, F
DNS Christian Heinkélé, F
DNS Schmidt
1987 L4   Gr 6
2000
182
21h
Clutch
31 DNF 87 Christian Bussi, F
Porsche 934
Christian Bussi, F
Bernard Salam, F
DNS André Gahinet, F
2994
tc
F6   Gr 4
+3000
182
18
Accident damage
32 DNF 51 W.M. Aerem, F
WM P79 - Peugeot PRV ZNS4
Roger Dorchy, F
Denis Morin, F
DNS Serge Saulnier, F
DNS Alain Prost, F
2664
tc
V6   GTP
+3000
157
16h
Accident
33 DNF 68 Interscope Racing, USA
Porsche 935/79
Ted Field, USA
Milt Minter, USA
John Morton, USA
2994
tc
F6   IMSA
+2500
154
13h
Engine
34 DNF 3 J.C. Racing Ltd, GB
SG Lola T380 (De Cadenet LM - Thompson) - Ford Cosworth DFV
John Cooper, GB
Peter C. Lovett, GB
John Morrison, GB
2993 V8   Gr 6
+3000
146
16h
Electrics
35 DNF 23 Pronuptia, F
Lola T296
Ford Cosworth BDG
Bruno Sotty, F
Gérard Cuynet, F
Marc Frischknecht, CH
DNS Daniel Laurent, F
1974 L4   Gr 6
2000
134
16h
Accident
36 DNF 32 BP Racing / Hubert Striebig, F
Toj SC206 - BMW M12
Alain Cudini, F
Hubert Striebig, F
Hughes Kirschoffer, F
1994 L4   Gr 6
2000
121
12h
Fuel pump
37 DNF 27 Racing Organisation Course,F
Chevron B36 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Marc Sourd, F
Florian Vetsch, CH
Roger Carmillet, F
DNS Jacques Henry, F
DNS Albert Dufrene, F
DNS Bruno Chambas, F
DNS Michel Dubois, F
DNS Laurent Ferrier
1994 L4   Gr 6
2000
92
8h
Accident
38 DNF 17 Cheetah Racing Cars, CH
Cheetah G601 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Sandro Plastina, CH
Philippe Roux, CH
Mario Luini, CH
DNS Philippe Jeanneret, CH
DNS Bernard Pescia, F
1994 L4   Gr 6
2000
87
10h
Cylinder head
39 DNF 53 W.M. Aerem, F
WM P79 - Peugeot PRV ZNS4
Michel Pignard, F
Jacques Coulon, F
DNS Serge Saulnier, F
DNS Jean-Daniel Raulet, F
2664
tc
V6   GTP
+3000
87
9h
Front suspension
40 DNF 18 Daniel Brillat / Ecurie Cedac Suisse, F/CH
Cheetah G601 - BMW M12
Daniel Brillat, F
Jean-Pierre Aeschlimann, CH
DNS Jean-Daniel Grandjean, CH
1996 L4   Gr 6
2000
80
9h
Camshaft
41 DNF 71 Dick Barbour Racing, USA
Porsche 935/77A
Bob Akin, USA
Roy Woods, USA
Rob McFarlin, USA
2994
tc
F6 GY IMSA
+2500
78
7h
Head gasket
42 DNF 22 Georges Morand, CH
Lola T296 - Ford Cosworth
Eric Vaugnat, F
Jacques Boillat, F
DNS Georges Morand, CH
DNS Daniel Laurent, F
DNS Philippe Alliot, F
1974 L4   Gr 6
2000
76
12h
Ignition
43 DNF 74 Jean-Pierre Jarier, F
Porsche 935
Jean-Pierre Jarier, F
Randolph 'Randy' Townsend, USA
Raymond Touroul, F
2857
tc
F6   IMSA
+2500
65
6h
Engine
44 DNF 1 André Chevalley Racing Switzerland, CH
Lola T286 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Dr Xavier Lapeyre, F
André Chevalley, CH
Patrick Perrier, F
DNS Marco Capoferri, I
DNS Renzo Zorzi, I
DNS Ernst Berg, NL
2993 V8   Gr 6
+2000
59
11h
Lights
45 DNF 64 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 512 BB
Jean-Pierre Delaunay, F
Cyril Grandet, F
Preston Henn, USA
4942 F12 M IMSA
+2500
54
7h
Accident
46 DNF 6 Dome Co. Ltd., J
Dome Zero RL - Ford Cosworth DFV
Chris Craft, GB
Gordon Spice, GB (DND)
DNS Tony Trimmer, GB
DNS Bob Evans, GB
2993 V8 D Gr 6
+2000
40
6h
Fuel feed
47 DNF 7 Dome Co. Ltd., J
Dome Zero RL - Ford Cosworth DFV
Tony Trimmer, GB
Bob Evans, GB
DNS Dave McMillan, NZ
DNS Rolf Stommelen, D
DNS Keke Rosberg, SF
DNS Chris Craft, GB
DNS Gordon Spice, GB
2993 V8 D Gr 6
+2000
25
4h
Head gasket
48 DNF 50 Robin Hamilton, GB
Aston Martin AMV8 Turbo (Link)
Mike Salmon, GB
Robin Hamilton, GB
DNS Dave Preece, GB
5340
tc
V8 D GTP
+3000
21
4h
Oil leak
49 DNF 8 Alain de Cadenet, GB
De Cadenet Lola LM "Crusader" (Thompson) - Ford Cosworth DFV
Francois Migault, F
Alain de Cadenet, GB (DND)
DNS Murray Smith, GB
2993 V8   Gr 6
+2000
10
4h
Gearbox
                     
50 DQ 12 Essex Motorsport - Porsche, D
Porsche 936
Porsche 935/73
Jacky Ickx, B
Brian Redman, GB
DNS Jürgen Barth, D
DNS Didier Pironi, F
DNS Bob Wollek, F
2140
tc
F6 D Gr 6
+2000
200
18h
Outside assistance
51 DQ 26 Racing Organisation Course, F
Chevron B36 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Michel Dubois, F
Pierre-Francois Rousselot, F
Marc Menant, F
DNS Bernard Verdier, F
DNS Marc Sourd, F
1994 L4   Gr 6
2000
133
14h
Insufficient distance covered
52 DQ 10 Grand Touring Cars Inc. / Ford Concessionaires
France, USA/F
Ford M10 (Mirage) - Ford Cosworth DFV
Vern Schuppan, AUS
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, F
David Hobbs, GB
DNS Derek Bell, GB
2993 V8 GY Gr 6
+2000
121
14h
Insufficient distance covered
53 DQ 35 Carlo Pietromarchi, I
De Tomaso Pantera (Sala)
Ford
Gianfranco Brancatelli, I
Carlo Pietromarchi, I
Maurizio Micangeli, I
5769 V8   Gr 5
+2000
108
14h
Insufficient distance covered
                     
54 REE 16 March Racing, GB
BMW M1 (March)
BMW M88
Dieter Quester, A
Guy Edwards, GB
Ian Grob, GB
3497 L6 D Gr 6
+2000
   
55 REE 21 Lambretta S.A.F.D., F
Lola T296 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Francois Calmels, F
Renaud Laverre, F
Patrice Lenormand, F
DNS Pierre Yver, F
DNS Louis Descartes, F
2000 L4   Gr 6
2000
  Ford Cosworth in entrylist
56 REE 30 A.S.A. Cachia - Francois Migault, F
Lola T296 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Pascal Foix, F
Michel Bienvault, F
Murray Smith, GB
Dominique Bardini, F
Daniel Olivera, F
2000 L4   Gr 6
2000
   
57 REE 77 Mazda Auto Tokyo Co. Ltd., J
Mazda Savanna RX-7 252i - Mazda 13B
Tetsu Ikuzawa, J
Yojiro Terada, J
Claude Buchet, F
DNS "Nicole", F
1308 2R D IMSA
2500
   
58 REE 80 Ecurie des 13 Etoiles, CH
Porsche 934
Antoine Salamin, CH
Gérard Vial, CH
Philippe Collet, CH
DNS Herbert Loewe, CH
3200
tc
F6   Gr 4
+3000
   
59 REE   A.S.A. Cachia, F
Porsche 911 Carrera
Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
René Metge, F
  F6   Gr 4
3000
   
60 REE   Ecurie 13 Chevrons, CH
Saab 900 Turbo
Heinz Schulthess, CH
-
2000
tc
L4   Gr 4
3000
   
61 REE   Jean Belliard, F
Porsche 911 Carrera
Jean Belliard, F
Roland Imbert, F
J.-C. Martinez, F
  F6   Gr 4
3000
   
                     
62 DNA 2 André Chevalley Racing Switzerland, CH
Lola T286 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Patrick Perrier, F
Marco Capoferri, F
Renzo Zorzi I
2993 V8   Gr 6
+2000
   
63 DNA 54 Walter Brun Racing Organisation, CH
BMW M1 - BMW M88
Walter Brun, CH
Alain Cudini, F
3497 L6   GTP
+3000
   
64 DNA 60 PP Sauber - Douglas J. Rowe, CDN
Chevrolet Corvette
Douglas J. Rowe, CDN
A. A. Lorent,
Bill Adam, CDN
7000 V8   IMSA
+2500
   
65 DNA 65 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 512 BB
-
-
4942 F12   IMSA
+2500
   
66 DNA 66 SA. Mo. Car S.p.A.
Ferrari 512 BB
Clay Regazzoni, CH
-
4942 F12   IMSA
+2500
   
67 DNA 67 Don Whittington, USA
Porsche 935/79 - Porsche 930/72
Don Whittington, USA
Bill Whittington, USA
3298
tc
F6   IMSA
+2500
   
68 DNA 81 Autohaus Max Mortiz GmbH, D
Porsche 934 - Porsche 930/71
Edgar Dören, D
Gerhard Holup, D
Uwe Reich, D
Eckhard Schimpf, D
2994
tc
F6   Gr 4
+3000
   
69 DNA - Porsche Kremer Racing, D
Porsche 935 K2
Claude Bourgoignie, B
-
2994
tc
F6   UMSA
+2500
   
70 DNA - Sauber Racing, CH
Sauber C5 - BMW M12
Eugen Strähl, CH
Georges Blättler, CH
Harry Blumer, CH
2000 L4   S
2000
   
71 DNA - Sauber Racing, CH
Sauber C5 - BMW M12
Max Welti, CH
Louis Bärtsch, CH
Georges Blättler, CH
2000 L4   S
2000
   
72 DNA - Ian Bracey, GB
IBEC P5 LM (Hesketh) - Ford Cosworth DFV
Divina Galica, GB
Ian Bracey, GB
Richard Bond, GB
2993 V8   S
+2000
   
73 DNA - J.L.P. Racing, USA
Porsche 935 JLP-1
John Paul, USA
Michael Keyser, USA
2994
tc
F6   IMSA
+2500
   
74 DNA - Richard Jenvey, GB
Lotus Esprit S1 - Ford Lotus 907
Richard Jenvey, GB
-
2000 L4 GY Gr 5
2000
   
                     
75 NAC - Angelo Pallavicini, CH
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR
Porsche 911/75
Marco Vanoli, CH
Fritz Werner, CH
Angelo Pallavicini, CH
  F6   Gr 4
3000
   
76 NAC - A.S.A. Cachia, F
Porsche 911 Carrera
Jacques Guérin, F
Simon De Lautour, GB
Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
  F6   Gr 4
3000
   
77 NAC - Thierry Perrier, F
Porsche 911 Carrera
Thierry Perrier, F
Roger Carmillet, F
Guy de Saint-Pierre, F
  F6   Gr 4
3000
   
78 NAC - Stanislas Machoir, F
Porsche 911 Carrera
Guy Somekh, F
Stanislas Machoir, F
Jean-Jacqus Enjalbert, F
Jean-Luc Thepenier, F
  F6   Gr 4
3000
   
79 NAC - "Segolen", F
Porsche 911 Carrera
"Segolen" (André Gahinet), F
-
  F6   Gr 4
3000
   
80 NAC - Jean-Luc Thepenier, F
Porsche 934
-
-
2994
tc
F6   Gr 4
+3000
   
81 NAC - Hubert Striebig, F
Porsche 934 - Porsche 930/71
Hubert Striebig, F
Hughes Kirschoffer, F
2994
tc
F6   Gr 4
+3000
   
82 NAC - Kores Racing, F
Porsche 934 - Porsche 930/71
Philippe Alliot, F
Fréderic Alliot, F
2994
tc
F6   Gr 4
+3000
   
83 NAC - Roland Germain, F
Lola T296 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Jean-Luc Favresse, F
-
2000 L4   S
2000
   
84 NAC - Luis Botero, COL
Porsch 911 Carrera RS - Porsche 911/75
Jorge Cortes, COL
Honorato Espinosa, COL
Francisco Lopez, COL
Pedro DeNarvaez, COL
  F6   IMSA
+2500
   
85 NAC - A.S.A. Cachia, F
Porsche 935
Porsche 930/72
René Metge, F
Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
2994
tc
F6   Gr 5
+2000
   
86 NAC - Sekurit Racing Team, D
Porsche 935
Dieter Schornstein, D
Götz von Tschirnhaus, D
2994
tc
F6   Gr 5
+2000
   

 

Class Winners:

Group 6 + 2000cc Bernard Darniche, F / Jean Ragnotti, F Rondeau M379 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Group 6, under 2000cc Tony Charnell, GB / Richard Jones, GB / Robin Smith, GB Chevron B36 - Ford
Group 5 + 2000cc Klaus Ludwig, D / Don Whittington, USA / Bill Whittington, USA Porsche 935 K3
Group 4 + 3000cc Angelo Pallavicini, CH / Herbert Müller, CH / Marco Vanoli, CH Porsche 934
GT Prototype + 3000cc Jean-Daniel Raulet, F / Max Mamers, F WM P79 - Peugeot
IMSA + 2500cc Dick Barbour, USA / Rolf Stommelen, D / Paul Newman, USA Porsche 935

 

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

 

Tyres: D=Dunlop, GY=GoodYear, M=Michelin

 

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