LXV Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1997
Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France

 

Date: June 14-15, warm, dry 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: 52 Distance (km): 4909.600 k
Starters: 48 Average Speed (km/h): 207.00 km/h
Classified: 17    

 

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 7 Joest Racing, D
TWR Porsche WSC 95 - Porsche 935/76
Michele Alboreto, I
Stefan Johansson, S
Tom Kristensen, DK
2994
tc
F6 GY P 361  
2 2 41 Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren, GB
(GTC Racing, GB)
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW S70/3
Jean-Marc Gounon, F
Pierre-Henri Raphanel, F
Anders Olofsson, S
DNS "Pierre Gaston", F
5990 V12 M GT1 360  
3 3 43 BMW Motorsport, D
(BMW Team Schnitzer, D)
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW S70/3
Peter Kox, NL
Roberto Ravaglia, I
Eric Hélary, F
5990 V12 M GT1 358  
4 4 13 Courage Compétition, F
Courage C41 - Porsche 935/82
Didier Cottaz, F
Jérôme Policand, F
Marc Goossens, B
3000
tc
F6 M P 336  
5 5 33 Schübel Engineering, D
Porsche 911 GT1
Pedro Lamy, P
Armin Hahne, D
Patrice Goueslard, F
3164
tc
F6 M GT1 331  
6 6 3 Moretti Racing Inc, USA
(Momo Racing)
Ferrari 333 SP (Dallara)
Ferrari F310E
Gianpiero Moretti, I
Didier Theys, B
Max Papis, I
3997 V12 Y P 321  
7 7 8 La Filière Elf, F
Courage C36 - Porsche 935/76
Henri Pescarolo, F
Jean-Pierre Belloc, F
Emmanuel Clérico, F
2994
tc
F6 M 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 P 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 D GT2 307  
10 10 74 Roock Racing, D
Porsche 911 GT2
André Ahrle, D
Andy Pilgrim, USA
Bruno Eichman, CH
DNS Pierre Yver, F
DNS Patrice Goueslard, F
3600
tc
F6 M GT2 306  
11 11 73 Roock Racing, D
Porsche 911 GT2
Manuel Mello-Breyner, P
Tomas Mello-Breyner, P
Pedro Mello-Breyner, P
3600
tc
F6 M GT2 295  
12 12 23 Nissan Motorsports, J
Nissan R390 (Astec-TWR) - Nissan VRH35
Kazuyoshi Hoshino, J
Eric Comas F
Masahiko Kageyama, J
3496 V8 B GT1 294  
13 13 80 GT Racing Team AG, CH
(Roock Racing, D)
Porsche 911 GT2
Claudia Hürtgen, D
John Robinson, GB
Hugh Price, GB
DNS Luigino Pagotto, I
DNS Bruno Eichmann, CH
3600
tc
F6 P GT2 287  
14 14 63 Société Viper Team Oreca, F
Chrysler Viper GTS-R - Chrysler 356-T6
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
DNS Soheil Ayari, F
DNS Philippe Gache, F
7986 V10 M GT2 278  
15 15 64 Chamberlain Engineering, GB
Chrysler Viper GTS-R - Chrysler 356-T6
Hans Hugenholtz, NL
Jari Nurminen, SF
Chris Gleason, USA
DNS Tim O'Kennedy, IRL
DNS Geoff Lister, GB
7986 V10 GY GT2 269  
16 16 10 Courage Compétition, F
Courage C36 - Porsche 935/76
Fredrik Ekblom, S
Jean-Lous Ricci, F
Jean-Paul Libert, B
2994
tc
F6 M P 265  
17 17 15 Team D.T.R., USA / Mazdaspeed, J
Kudzu DLM-4 MS97 - Mazda 13B Racing
Yojiro Terada, J
Jim Downing, USA
Franck Fréon, F
2616 4R GY P 263  
                     
18 DNF 26 Porsche AG, D
Porsche 911 GT1
Emmanuel Collard, F
Ralph Kelleners, D
Yannik Dalmas, F
3163
tc
F6 M GT1 327 Fire
19 DNF 39 Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren, GB
(GTC Racing, GB)
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW S70/3
Ray Bellm, GB
Andrew Gilbert-Scott, GB
Masanori Sekiya, J
5990 V12 M GT1 326 Fire
20 DNF 61 Société Viper Team Oreca, USA/F
Chrysler Viper GTS-R - Chrysler 356-T6
Philippe Gache, F
Olivier Beretta, F
Dominique Dupuy, F
DNS Soheil Ayari, F
DNS Justin Bell, GB
7986 V10 M 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 M GT1 238 Gearbox
22 DNF 42 BMW Motorsport, D
(BMW Team Schnitzer, D)
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW S70/3
J.J. Lehto, SF
Steve Soper,GB
Nelson Piquet, BR
5990 V12 M GT1 238 Accident
23 DNF 29 Société J.B. Jabouille Bouresche, F
Porsche 911 GT1
Jürgen von Gartzen, D
Olivier Thévenin, F
Alain Ferté, F
3164
tc
F6 M GT1 236 Engine
24 DNF 54 David Price Racing, GB
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 (Reynard) - Ford / Roush
Andy Wallace, GB
James Weaver, GB
Butch Leitzinger, USA
5998 V8 GY 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
DNS Klaus Ludwig, D
3164
tc
F6 GY GT1 207 Engine
26 DNF 75 Société Larbre Compétition, F
Porsche 911 GT2
Patrick Bourdais, F
Peter Kitchak, USA
André Lara Resende, BR
3600
tc
F6 M GT2 205 Gearbox
27 DNF 9 Courage Compétition, F
Courage C36 - Porsche 935/76
Mario Andretti, USA
Michael Andretti, USA
Olivier Grouillard, F
DNS Mauro Martini, I
2994
tc
F6 M P 197 Accident
28 DNF 52 Société DAMS, F
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 (Reynard) - Ford / Zytek
Franck Lagorce, F
Eric Bernard, F
Jean-Christophe Bouillion, F
5950 V8 M GT1 149 Oil pump
29 DNF 55 David Price Racing, GB
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 (Reynard) - Ford /Roush
David Brabham, AUS
Perry McCarthy, GB
Doc Bundy, USA
DNS John Paul Jr, USA
5998 V8 GY GT1 145 Fire
30 DNF 21 Nissan Motorsports, J
Nissan R390 (Astec-TWR) - Nissan VRH35
Martin Brundle, GB
Jörg Müller, D
Wayne Taylor, USA
DNS Gianni Morbidelli, I
DNS Mauro Martini, I
3496
tc
V8 B GT1 139 Accident
31 DNF 28 Konrad Motorsport, D
Porsche 911 GT2
Franz Konrad, A
Mauro Baldi, I
Robert Nearn, GB
3164
tc
F6 P GT1 138 Accident
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 D GT2 133 Wheel
33 DNF 79 Franz Konrad Motorsport, D
Porsche 911 GT2
Toni Seiler, CH
Larry Schumacher, USA
Michel Ligonnet, F
DNS Robert Nearn, GB
3600
tc
F6 D GT1 126 Engine
34 DNF 22 Nissan Motorsports, J
Nissan R390 (Astec-TWR) - Nissan VRH35
Riccardo Patrese, I
Eric van de Poele, B
Aguri Suzuki, J
3496
tc
V8 B GT1 121 Gearbox
35 DNF 49 GT1 Lotus Racing, GB
Lotus Elise GT1 (Hydro) - Chevrolet
Jan Lammers, NL
Mike Hezemans, NL
Alexander 'Sandy' Grau, D
5993 V8 M GT1 121 Oil pump
36 DNF 5 Kremer Racing, D
Kremer K8 Spyder WSC (Thompson) - Porsche 935/76
Tomas Saldana, E
Carl Rosenblad, S
Jürgen Lässig, D
DNS Giovanni Lavaggi, I
DNS Christophe Bouchut, F
DNS Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiére, F
DNS Paul Belmondo, F
2995
tc
F6 GY P 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 P GT2 98 Oil leak
38 DNF 44 Team Lark McLaren, J
(Parabolica Motorsport)
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW S70/3
Akihiko Nakaya, J
Keiichi Tsuchiya, J
Gary Ayles, GB
DNS Katsumoto Kaneishi, J
5990 V12 M GT1 88 Accident
39 DNF 77 Société Chéreau Sports, F
(Société Larbre Competition, F)
Porsche 911 GT2
Jean-Luc Chéreau, F
Jack Leconte, F
Jean Pierre Jarier, F
DNS Pierre Yver, F
3600
tc
F6 M GT2 77 Gearbox
40 DNF 46 Newcastle United Lister Storm, GB
Lister Storm GTL (G Force) - Jaguar
Julian Bailey, GB
Thomas Erdos, BR
Martin Skaife, AUS
DNS Geoff Lees, GB
DNS Jake Ulrich, USA
DNS George Fouché, ZA
6996 V12 D GT1 77 Gearbox
41 DNF 62 Société Viper Team Oreca, USA/F
Chrysler Viper GTS-R - Chrysler 356-T6
Tommy Archer, USA
Soheil Ayari, F
Marc Duez, B
DNS Jake Ulrich, USA
DNS Dominique Dupuy, F
DNS Philippe Gache, F
DNS John Morton, USA
DNS Justin Bell, GB
7986 V10 M GT2 76 Accident
42 DNF 60 Agusta Racing Team Ltd, GB
Callaway Corvette LM - Chevrolet
Almo Coppelli, I
Ricardo 'Rocky' Agusta, I
Eric Graham, F
DNS Robin Donovon, GB
5990 V8 D GT2 45 Ignition
43 DNF 66 Saleen - Allen Speedlab, USA
Saleen Mustang RRR - Ford
Dave Warnock, GB
Robin 'Rob' Schirle, GB
Allen Lloyd, GB (DND)
DNS Steve Saleen, USA
DNS Price Cobb, USA
5900 V8 D GT2 28 Electrics
44 DNF 45 Newcastle United Lister Storm, GB
Lister Storm GTL (G Force) - Jaguar
Geoff Lees, GB
Tiff Needell, GB
George Fouché, ZA
DNS Alain Ferté, F
DNS Julian Bailey, GB
DNS Derek Bell, GB
6996 V12 D GT1 21 Accident damage
45 DNF 4 Michel Ferté - Société Pilot Racing, F
(RFR Sport)
Ferrari 333 SP (Dallara) - Ferrari F310E
Michel Ferté, F
Adrian Campos, E (DND)
Charles Nearburg, USA (DND)
3997 V12 D P 18 Fuel system
46 DNF 70 Team Marcos Racing International, GB/NL
Marcos Mantara LM600 - Chevrolet
Cor Euser, NL
Harald Becker, D
Takashi Suzuki, J (DND)
DNS Herman Buurmann, NL
DNS John Schumann, NL
DNS Bruno Ilien, F
5890 V8 D GT2 15 Engine
47 DNF 32 Roock Racing, D
Porsche 911 GT1
Allan McNish, GB
Stéphane Ortelli F (DND)
Karl Wendlinger, A (DND)
3164
tc
F6 M GT1 8 Accident
48 DNF 14 Pacific Racing Ltd, GB
BRM P301 - Nissan
Harri Toivonen, SF
Eliseo Salazar, RCH (DND)
Jésus Pareja, E (DND)
DNS Johnny O'Connell, USA
3000
tc
V6 P P 6 Engine
                     
49 DNS 40 Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren, GB
(GTC Racing, GB)
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW S70/3
John Nielsen, DK
Thomas Bscher, D
Chris Goodwin, GB
5990 V12 M GT1   Fire
                     
50 DNQ 6 Kremer Racing, D
Kremer K8 Spyder WSC (Thompson) - Porsche 935/76
Giovanni Lavaggi, I
Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiere, F
Bernard Chauvin, F
DNS Carl Rosenblad, S
DNS Tomas Saldana, E
2995
tc
F6 GY P    
51 DNQ 50 GT1 Lotus Racing, GB
Lotus Elise GT1 (Hydro) - Chevrolet
Fabien Giroix, F
Jean-Denis Deletraz, CH
Ratanakul Prutirat, TH
5993 V8 M GT1    
52 DNQ 71 Team Marcos Racing International, GB/NL
Marcos Mantara LM600 - Chevrolet
Dominic Chapell, GB
Francois Migault, F
Henri-Louis Maunoir, CH
DNS Gerrit (John?) van Kouwen, NL
DNS Pascal Dro, F
DNS Ton van de Haterd, NL
DNS Toshio Suzuki, J
5997 V8 D GT2    
                     
53 DNPQ 2 Rachel Welter, F
WR LM97 - Peugeot
Sébastien Enjolras, F*
Marc Rostan, F
1998
tc
V6   P   * Fatal acc. in qualifying
54 DNPQ 12 Didier Bonnet, F
Debora LMP 297 - Ford Cosworth
David Dussau, F
Edouard Sezionale, F
Francois Jakubowski, F
1994
tc
    P    
55 DNPQ 16 Matrix Motor Co Ltd, USA
Matrix MPX-1 (Nissan-Chapman) - Nissan
Tim Richardson, USA
Bernard de Dryver, B
Robin Donovan, GB
2939
tc
V6   P    
56 DNPQ 17 Alain le Brun, F
WR LM97 - Peugeot
Pierre Bruneau, F
-
1905
tc
V6   P   Withdrawn
57 DNPQ 34 Team Menicon Sard, F/J
Sard MC8-R - Toyota Lexus
Olivier Grouillard, F
-
3968
tc
V8   GT1    
58 DNPQ 35 Team Menicon Sard, F(J
Sard MC8-R - Toyota Lexus
Olivier Grouillard, F
Cathy Muller, F
Oriol Servia, F
Alexandre Debanne, F
Christophe Tinseau, F
3968
tc
V8   GT1    
59 DNPQ 36 RJ Racing, F
Helem - Renault Spider
Patrick Gonin, F
Stéphane Daoudi, F
Benjamin Roy, F
Marc Sourd, F
3040
tc
V6   GT1    
60 DNPQ 37 RJ Racing, F
Helem - Renault Spider
Patrick Gonin, F
Stéphane Daoudi, F
Benjamin Roy, F
Marc Sourd, F
3040
tc
V6   GT1    
61 DNPQ 38 BBA Compétition, F
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW S70/3
Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiere, F
Alain Ferté, F
Marcel Tarres, F
5990 V12   GT1    
62 DNPQ 51 GT1 Team Lotus - Franck Muller, GB/NL
Lotus Elise GT1 (Hydro) - Chevrolet
Ratanakul Prutirat, TH
Maurizio Sandro Sala, BR
Kasikam Suphot, TH
5993 V8   GT1    
63 DNPQ 53 Société DAMS, F
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 (Reynard) - Ford / Roush
David Velay, F
Jean-Christophe Boullion, F
Wolfgang Kaufmann, D
DNS Eric Bernard, F
DNS Franck Lagorce, F
5950 V8   GT1    
64 DNPQ 65 Chamberlain Engineering, GB
Chrysler Viper GTS-R - Chrysler 356-T6
Jay Cochran, USA
Chris Gleason, USA
DNS Alex Portman, GB
DNS Jari Nurminen, SF
7986 V10   GT2    
65 DNPQ 69 Eric van de Vyver, F
Gillet Vertigo V de V - Ford Cosworth
Eric van de Vyver, F
-
1993
tc
L4   GT2    
66 DNPQ 76 Bruno Krauss Rennsporttechnik, D
Porsche 911 GT2
Bernhard Mülller, D
Michael Trunk, D
3600
tc
F6   GT2    
67 DNPQ 81 GT Racing Team AG, CH
Porsche 911 GT2
Luca Drudi, I
Luigino Pagotto, I
3600
tc
F6   GT2    
68 DNPQ 83 Gerard McQuillan, GB
Porsche 911 GT2
Ben Collins, GB
Gerard McQuillan, GB
Scott Peeler, USA
3600
tc
F6   GT2    
69 DNPQ 85 Steve O´Rourke, GB
Porsche 911 GT2
Steve O´Rourke, GB
Tim Sugden, GB
Win Percy, GB
3600
tc
F6   GT2    
                     
70 NAC - -
TVR 12/7
-
-
           
71 NAC - Newcastle United Lister Storm, GB
Lister Storm GTL (G Force) - Jaguar
-
-
6996 V12   GT1    
72 NAC - Peter Allnutt
Spectre R42 - Ford
-
-
           
73 NAC - Moretti Racing Inc., USA
Ferrari 333 SP (Dallara) - Ferrari F120 B
-
-
3997 V12   P    
74 NAC - Jon Dellor
Spice WSC D97 - Ford Cosworth
-
-
      P    
75 NAC - -
Spice WSC D97 - Ford Cosworth
-
-
      P    
                     
76 DNA 24 Ennea Srl, I
(Ferrari Club Italia, I)
Ferrari F40 GT Evoluzione - Ferrari F120 B
-
-
3500
tc
V8   GT1    
77 DNA 31 Société Larbre Competition, F
Porsche 911 GT1
-
-
3164
tc
F6   GT1    
78 DNA 47 GBF (UK) Ltd, GB
Lotus Elise GT1 (Hydro) - Chevrolet
Andrea Boldrini, I
Martin Stretton, GB
6000 V8   GT1    
79 DNA 48 GBF (UK) Ltd, GB
Lotus Elise GT1 (Hydro) - Chevrolet
Mimmo Schiattarella, I
Luca Badore, I
6000 V8   GT1    
80 DNA 68 Saleen - Allen Speedlab, USA
Saleen Mustang RRR - Ford
James Kaye, GB
-
5900 V8 D GT2    
81 DNA 72 Team Marcos Racing International, NL/GB
Marcos Mantara LM 600 - Chevrolet
Chris Marsh, GB
Francois Migault, F
Andy Purvis, GB
5997 V8   GT2    
82 DNA 82 Parr Motorsport, GB
Porsche 911 GT2
Hugh Price, GB
Stéphane Ortelli, F
John Robinson, GB
3600
tc
F6   GT2    


Class Winners:

P Michele Alboreto, I / Stefan Johansson, S / Tom Kristensen, DK TWR Porsche WCS 95
GT1 Jean-Marc Gounon, F / Pierre-Henri Raphanel, F / Anders Olofsson, S McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
GT2 Michel Neugarten, B / Guy Martinolle, F / J.ean-Claude Lagniez, F Porsche 911 GT2

 

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: M=Michelin, GY=GoodYear, Y=Yokohama, P=Pirelli, D=Dunlop, B=Bridgestone

 

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