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2002 24 Hours of Le Mans

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2002 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The winning No. 1 Audi R8 LMP900, pictured at The Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The winning No. 1 Audi R8 LMP900, pictured at The Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The 2002 24 Hours of Le Mans was an automobile endurance race held for Le Mans Prototype and Grand Touring cars from 15 to 16 June 2002 at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. It was the 70th running of the event, as organized by the automotive group, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) since 1923. A test day was held five weeks prior to the race on 5 May. The No. 1 Audi Sport Team Joest car of Tom Kristensen, Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro won the race overall and Audi's third consecutive victory in Le Mans, extending back to the 2000 event.

Background and circuit changes

The 2002 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 70th edition of the event and took place at the 13.880 km (8.625 mi) Circuit de la Sarthe from 15 to 16 June.[1] The race was conceived at the 1922 Paris Motor Show by the automotive journalist Charles Faroux, Georges Durand, the president of the automotive group, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) and the industrialist Emile Coquile as a means of prompting car manufacturers to test the reliability and fuel-efficiency of their racing vehicles and equipment.[2][3] It was not held in 1936 because of a general labour strike during the Great Depression,[4] and heavy damage sustained to the circuit in World War II caused its cancellation from 1940 to 1948.[3] The 24 Hours of Le Mans is considered one of the world's most prestigious races and is part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport.[5]

After the Bugatti Circuit was reconstructed, the organisers of the race and automotive group, the ACO, announced improvements requested to the circuit by the governing body of motorcycle racing, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, between the Dunlop Bridge and the entry to the Esses complex of corners. The track was lengthened by 275 m (301 yd) and widened by 64 m (210 ft) due to the addition of a new left-hand corner for a better transition from the Circuit de la Sarthe to the Bugatti Circuit. New gravel traps were also added to the area. Construction cost ₣15 million and took place from November 2001 to February 2002.[6]

Entries

The ACO received 96 applications by the deadline for entries on 22 February 2002. It granted 48 invitations to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and entries were divided between the LMP900 (Le Mans Prototype 900), LMGTP (Le Mans Grand Touring Prototype), LMP675 (Le Mans Prototype 675), LMGTS (Le Mans Grand Touring Sports) and LMGT (Le Mans Grand Touring) categories.[7] A special invitation category was created by the ACO for the Panoz and Lola prototypes fielded by the DAMS team to allow for the filming of the 2003 film Michel Vaillant by Luc Besson.[8][9]

Automatic entries

Eight automatic entry invitations were earned by teams that won their class in the 2001 24 Hours of Le Mans, or victories in two rounds of the worldwide Le Mans Series that the ACO designed as "qualifying events" – the Petit Le Mans of the American Le Mans Series and the 1000km of Estoril of the defunct European Le Mans Series.[7] They were Audi Sport Team Joest in the LMP900 class, Corvette Racing in the LMGTs category and Seikel Motorsport in the LMGT class. Audi and Corvette also earned berths for securing victories in their respective classes at the Petit Le Mans race and Pescarolo Sport of the LMP900 category, GTS entrants Ray Mallock Limited and Freisinger Motorsport in the LMGT class were granted invitations for winning the 1000 km of Estoril.[7] Prototype Technology Group were the only team not to accept their automatic invitation as the team's car supplier BMW had withdrawn from the American Le Mans Series due to a technological dispute.[10][11]

Entry list and reserves

On 21 March 2002, the selection committee of the ACO announced the full 50-car entry list for Le Mans, plus six reserves.[8] In addition from the eight guaranteed entries, 17 regular season entries came from the American Le Mans Series, while the remainder of the field was filled with one-off entries only competing at Le Mans.[12] Team Rafanelli announced that their Ferrari 550M would be withdrawn on 26 March, after the team decided to focus on the GTS championship in the American Le Mans Series.[13] This promoted the No. 27 Chamberlain Motorsport MG-Lola EX257 to the race entry as a result and increased the number of LMP675 entries to seven.[14] All of the reserve entries were deleted from the entry list on 31 May.[15]

Testing

A mandatory pre-Le Mans testing day split into two daytime sessions of four hours each was held at the circuit on 5 May, involving all 48 entries as well as all six reserve cars.[15] The two four-hour sessions were held in cold and overcast weather conditions.[16] Audi set the day's pace with a lap of 3 minutes and 30.296 seconds from the No. 2 Audi R8 of Rinaldo Capello in the final ten minutes of the second session, followed by Stéphane Sarrazin in the No. 14 Team Oreca Dallara SP1 in second. Slower traffic restricted Tom Kristensen's No. 1 car to third and his teammate Michael Krumm put the No. 3 vehicle in fourth. The No. 27 MG-Lola EX257 driven by Mark Blundell was fifth overall, and he was in front of the sole LMGTP entry, Eric van de Poele's No. 8 Bentley EXP Speed 8 in sixth overall.[17] In the LMGTS class, Tomáš Enge, driving the No. 58 Prodrive Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello, set the category's fastest time and he was more than two seconds faster than Christophe Bouchut in the No. 50 Larbre Compétition-Chereau-entered Chrysler Viper GTS-R.[17] The No. 81 The Racer's Group-fielded Porsche 911 GT3-RS was the fastest car in the LMGT category, followed by the PK Sport Ltd. Porsche in second and the third-placed JMB Racing Ferrari 360 Modena.[16]

Qualifying

Eight hours of qualifying divided into four two-hour sessions was available to all the entrants on 12 and 13 June. During the sessions, all entrants were required to set a time within 110 percent of the fastest lap established by the fastest vehicle in each category to qualify for the race.[11] Jan Lammers' No. 16 Racing for Holland Dome S101 set an early pace of 3 minutes and 31.355 seconds just before the end of the first qualifying session's first hour. The lap was not bettered by any other car, giving the entry provisional pole position. The fastest Audi R8 was the No. 1 car of Kristensen who was 0.414 seconds slower in second but more than three seconds faster than Capello in third and Krumm in fourth. Olivier Beretta was the fastest Dallara in fifth and van de Poele put the No. 8 Bentley in sixth.[18] A red flag was necessitated when the No. 26 MG-Lola EX257 of Jonny Kane had an engine failure on the Mulsanne Straight and his team changed engines.[18] The first two positions in the LMP675 class were occupied by Warren Hughes and Julian Bailey's MGs,[19] with the No. 28 ROC Organisation Course Reynard 2KQ-LM driven by Mark Smithson in third.[18] Rickard Rydell in the Prodrive Ferrari led the LMGTS category by more than four seconds over the leading Corvette of Andy Pilgrim and the LMGT class was topped by The Racer's Group Porsche 911 of Lucas Luhr.[18] JMB Racing's No. 71 Ferrari got beached in the gravel trap at the Dunlop Curve, bringing an early end to the session with ten minutes to go.[20]

The second qualifying session had Capello go faster than Lammers' time from the first session to take the provisional pole position with a lap of 3 minutes and 30.347 seconds in its eighth minute. Kristensen remained in second as he improved the No. 1 car's best lap. He demoted the No. 16 Racing for Holland Dome of Lammers to third overall although the latter entry bettered its first session time. Krumm's No. 3 Audi maintained fourth and Blundell advanced the No. 27 MG-Lola from seventh to fifth overall despite a collision with a LMGT Porsche through the Tetre Rouge Esses complex of corners at about 135 mph (217 km/h). The MG-Lola crashed into a barrier beside the circuit and damaged its steering arm.[21] Blundell drove the car back to the pit lane for extensive repairs to it.[22] Four minutes before the conclusion of the session, Andy Wallace's No. 8 Bentley and a slower car made contact on the approach to Indianapolis corner, causing the Bentley to run into the trackside gravel trap.[21][22] Yannick Dalmas in the No. 5 Audi Sport Japan Team Goh car lost his right rear wing endplate from possibly hitting debris on the Mulsanne Straight and the car launched airborne before resting against a barrier.[23] In LMGTS, Oliver Gavin's Chevrolet Corvette C5-R and Alain Menu in the Prodrive Ferrari battled for the provisional pole position with Menu ending the session top of all the entrants in the category with a time of 3 minutes and 56.730 seconds.[22] The LMGT class continued to be led by The Racer's Group Porsche 911.[21]

After the second session, the No. 16 Racing for Holland Dome had all of its lap times deleted due to a fuel infringement caused by possibly its fuel tank not being extensively cleaned.[24] Teams running with more powerful engines for qualifying stopped utilising them and installed the power units they would use for the race in order to comply with an ACO regulation that forbade teams changing engines before the final qualifying session and the race.[24] The 13 June's first qualifying session had Capello improve provisional pole position with a 3 minutes and 29.905 seconds lap that he set late in the session and broke the overall lap record held by Martin Brundle in a Toyota GT-One since the 1999 race. He was followed by Kristensen's No. 2 Audi in second after the latter was delayed by a slower car and Sarrazin's third-placed No. 14 Team Oreca Dallara though he aborted his first timed lap due to traffic.[25] The No. 3 Audi remained in fourth place,[26] and Blundell's No. 27 MG-Lola maintained fifth though his engine failed at the first chicane on the Mulsanne Straight.[25] Dalmas' session was ended early with an electrical failure that caused him to abandon his Audi at the side of the track.[27] Although it stopped on its first lap with a transmission fault, the Prodrive Ferrari continued to lead the LMGTS category,[27] and The Racer's Group Porsche maintained the LMGT class lead despite Luhr making a driver error that put the car into the gravel trap at the Dunlop Chicane,[27][28] and a broken water sealant when Kevin Buckler was driving the vehicle.[25] The session was stopped halfway through for ten minutes to allow marshals to dry a large amount of spilled oil at the Ford Chicanes.[25][27]

As temperatures cooled in the final qualifying session, over a third of the field improved their fastest laps, but Capello's pole position time was unchallenged. Kristensen led the session in the No. 2 Audi with a lap of 3 minutes and 30.219 seconds while his teammate Krumm moved the No. 3 car to third place as the Audis concentrated on race testing.[29] It was Audi's third consecutive pole position at Le Mans, extending back to the 2000 event.[30] Franck Montagny and Sarrazin qualified the No. 14 Oreca in fourth and Lammer qualified the Racing for Holland Dome in fifth. The No. 27 MG-Lola fell to sixth as it did not take part in the session as it underwent an change of engine and Beretta put the No. 15 Team Oreca Dallara in seventh. The No. 11 Panoz LMP01 Evo, driven by Bryan Herta, caused the session's only stoppage halfway through the session for ten minutes when the car caught fire and stopped at the Dunlop Chicane.[31][32] Enge earned Prodrive the LMGTS pole position by improving the class' fastest lap time to a 3 minutes and 54.091 seconds although he damaged the rear of his Ferrari in a crash against a trackside wall. The Racer's Group Porsche 911 of Luhr lowered its best lap to 4 minutes and 10.803 seconds and took pole position in the LMGT category.[31]

Qualifying results

Pole positions in each class are denoted in bold and by a ‡. The fastest time set by each entry is denoted in gray.

Pos Class No. Team Car Time Gap
1 LMP900 2 Audi Sport North America Audi R8 3:29.905 —‡
2 LMP900 1 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8 3:30.219 +0.314
3 LMP900 3 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8 3:30.801 +0.896
4 LMP900 14 PlayStation Team Oreca Dallara SP1 3:31.828 +1.923
5 LMP900 16 Racing for Holland Dome S101 3:32.734 +2.829
6 LMP675 27 MG Sport & Racing Ltd. MG-Lola EX257 3:41.016 +3.319‡
7 LMP900 15 PlayStation Team Oreca Dallara SP1 3:33.403 +3.398
8 LMP900 7 Team Cadillac Cadillac Northstar LMP02 3:33.569 +3.564
9 LMP900 11 Panoz Motor Sports Panoz LMP01 Evo 3:34.824 +4.919
10 LMP900 6 Team Cadillac Cadillac Northstar LMP02 3:39.992 +5.037
11 LMGTP 8 Team Bentley Bentley EXP Speed 8 3:35.056 +5.051‡
12 LMP675 26 MG Sport & Racing Ltd. MG-Lola EX257 3:36.694 +6.789
13 LMP900 13 Courage Compétition Courage C60 3:37.305 +7.037
14 LMP900 21 Team Ascari Ascari KZR-1 3:37.825 +7.920
15 LMP900 5 Audi Sport Japan Team Goh Audi R8 3:47.495 +8.124
16 LMP900 4 Riley & Scott Racing Riley & Scott Mk III C 3:38.548 +8.643
17 LMP900 12 Panoz Motor Sports Panoz LMP01 Evo 3:39.069 +9.164
18 LMP900 18 Pescarolo Sport Courage C60 3:41.237 +12.332
19 LMP900 17 Pescarolo Sport Courage C60 3:41.509 +12.604
20 LMP675 30 Knight Hawk Racing MG-Lola EX257 3:42.441 +13.536
21 LMP900 22 DAMS Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S 3:44.877 +15.982
22 LMP900 9 Kondo Racing Dome S101 3:45.412 +16.507
23 LMP900 10 DAMS Lola B98/10 3:47.381 +18.476
24 LMP675 25 Gérard Welter WR LM2001 3:47.546 +18.641
25 LMP900 19 MBD Sportscar Team Panoz LMP07 3:49.299 +20.294
26 LMP675 29 Noël del Bello Reynard 2KQ-LM 3:51.095 +22.290
27 LMP675 28 ROC Organisation Course Reynard 2KQ-LM 3:51.411 +22.506
28 LMGTS 58 Prodrive Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello 3:54.091 +24.096‡
29 LMGTS 63 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R 3:54.903 +24.998
30 LMGTS 50 Larbre Compétition-Chereau Chrysler Viper GTS-R 3:57.116 +27.111
31 LMGTS 53 Team Carsport Holland Chrysler Viper GTS-R 3:57.960 +28.055
32 LMGTS 64 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R 3:57.972 +28.067
33 LMGTS 66 Konrad Motorsport Saleen S7-R 3:58.833 +28.778
34 LMGTS 52 Equipe de France FFSA Chrysler Viper GTS-R 3:59.302 +30.397
35 LMP675 24 Autoexe Motorsports Autoexe LMP-02 4:01.791 +32.786
36 LMGTS 51 Larbre Compétition-Chereau Chrysler Viper GTS-R 4:06.331 +37.426
37 LMGTS 68 RML Saleen S7-R 4:08.223 +38.218
38 LMGTS 67 Konrad Motorsport Saleen S7-R 4:08.549 +38.544
39 LMGT 81 The Racer's Group Porsche 911 GT3-RS 4:10.803 +41.797‡
40 LMGT 80 Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RS 4:12.698 +42.693
41 LMGT 82 Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RS 4:12.908 +43.003
42 LMGT 78 PK Sport Ltd. Porsche 911 GT3-RS 4:13.912 +44.007
43 LMGT 75 Orbit Porsche 911 GT3-RS 4:15.488 +45.483
44 LMGT 70 JMB Racing Ferrari 360 Modena GT 4:15.951 +46.046
45 LMGT 77 Team Taisan Advan Porsche 911 GT3-RS 4:15.989 +46.094
46 LMGT 73 DeWalt-Racesport Salisbury Morgan Aero 8 4:16.847 +47.842
47 LMGT 72 Luc Alphand Adventures Porsche 911 GT3-RS 4:19.234 +50.229
48 LMGT 74 Auto Palace Ferrari 360 Modena GT 4:19.536 +50.531
49 LMGT 85 Spyker Automobielen BV Spyker C8 Double-12R 4:19.969 +51.064
50 LMGT 71 JMB Racing Ferrari 360 Modena GT 4:27.313 +58.208
Pos Class No. Team Car Time Gap
Source:[33]

Race

The 2002 edition saw Audi Sport Team Joest, with drivers Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen, and Emanuele Pirro, taking their third victory not only as a team and manufacturer, but also as a driving team, marking the first time a set of three drivers won the event three years in a row.[34]

Official results

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP900 1 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany Frank Biela
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Audi R8 M 375
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
2 LMP900 2 Germany Audi Sport North America United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
Italy Christian Pescatori
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Audi R8 M 374
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
3 LMP900 3 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany Marco Werner
Germany Michael Krumm
Austria Philipp Peter
Audi R8 M 372
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
4 LMGTP 8 United Kingdom Team Bentley United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Belgium Eric van de Poele
United States Butch Leitzinger
Bentley EXP Speed 8 D 362
Bentley 4.0 L Turbo V8
5 LMP900 15 France PlayStation Team Oreca Monaco Olivier Beretta
France Érik Comas
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Dallara SP1 M 359
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
6 LMP900 14 France PlayStation Team Oreca France Stéphane Sarrazin
France Franck Montagny
France Nicolas Minassian
Dallara SP1 M 359
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
7 LMP900 5 Japan Audi Sport Japan Team Goh Japan Hiroki Katoh
France Yannick Dalmas
Japan Seiji Ara
Audi R8 M 358
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
8 LMP900 16 Netherlands Racing for Holland Netherlands Jan Lammers
Netherlands Tom Coronel
Netherlands Val Hillebrand
Dome S101 M 351
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
9 LMP900 6 United States Team Cadillac South Africa Wayne Taylor
Italy Max Angelelli
France Christophe Tinseau
Cadillac Northstar LMP02 M 345
Cadillac Northstar 4.0 L Turbo V8
10 LMP900 17 France Pescarolo Sport France Sébastien Bourdais
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
France Franck Lagorce
Courage C60 M 343
Peugeot A32 3.2 L Turbo V6
11 LMGTS 63 United States Corvette Racing Canada Ron Fellows
United States Johnny O'Connell
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 335
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0 L V8
12 LMP900 7 United States Team Cadillac France Éric Bernard
France Emmanuel Collard
Finland JJ Lehto
Cadillac Northstar LMP02 M 334
Cadillac Northstar 4.0 L Turbo V8
13 LMGTS 64 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Andy Pilgrim
United States Kelly Collins
France Franck Fréon
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 331
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0 L V8
14 LMGTS 52 France Equipe de France FFSA France Jonathan Cochet
France Benoît Tréluyer
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 326
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
15 LMP900 13 France Courage Compétition France Didier Cottaz
France Boris Derichebourg
Sweden Thed Björk
Courage C60 M 322
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
16 LMGT 81 United States The Racer's Group United States Kevin Buckler
Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 322
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
17 LMGT 80 Germany Freisinger Motorsport France Romain Dumas
Germany Sascha Maassen
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 321
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
18 LMGTS 50 France Larbre Compétition-Chereau France Christophe Bouchut
France Patrice Goueslard
Belgium Vincent Vosse
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 319
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
19 LMP675 29 France Noël del Bello Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz
Switzerland Christophe Pillon
Austria Walter Lechner, Jr.
Reynard 2KQ-LM M 317
Volkswagen HPT16 2.0 L I4
20 LMP675 25 France Gérard Welter France Jean-René de Fournoux
France Stéphane Daoudi
France Jean-Bernard Bouvet
WR LM2001 M 317
Peugeot 2.0 L Turbo I4
21 LMGT 77 Japan Team Taisan Advan Japan Atsushi Yogo
Japan Akira Iida
Japan Kazuyuki Nishizawa
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 316
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
22 LMGT 82 Germany Seikel Motorsport Italy Gabrio Rosa
Italy Luca Drudi
Italy Luca Riccitelli
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 315
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
23 LMGTS 68 United Kingdom RML Portugal Pedro Chaves
Portugal Miguel Ramos
United Kingdom Gavin Pickering
Saleen S7-R D 312
Ford 6.9 L V8
24 LMGT 72 France Luc Alphand Adventures France Luc Alphand
France Christian Lavieille
France Olivier Thévenin
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 299
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
25 LMGTS 51 France Larbre Compétition-Chereau France Jean-Luc Chéreau
Sweden Carl Rosenblad
France Jean-Claude Lagniez
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 278
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
26 LMGTS 66 Germany Konrad Motorsport United States Terry Borcheller
Switzerland Toni Seiler
Austria Franz Konrad
Saleen S7-R P 266
Ford 6.9 L V8
NC LMP900 10 France DAMS France Philippe Gache
France Emanuele Clerico
Belgium Michel Neugarten
Lola B98/10 M 150
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
DNF LMP900 19 United States MBD Sportscar Team Belgium Didier de Radiguès
Venezuela Milka Duno
Canada John Graham
Panoz LMP07 A 259
Mugen MF408S 4.0 L V8
DNF LMP900 12 United States Panoz Motor Sports United States Bill Auberlen
United States David Donohue
United States Gunnar Jeannette
Panoz LMP01 Evo M 230
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
DNF LMP675 27 United Kingdom MG Sport & Racing Ltd. United Kingdom Mark Blundell
United Kingdom Julian Bailey
United Kingdom Kevin McGarrity
MG-Lola EX257 M 219
MG XP20 2.0 L Turbo I4
DNF LMP900 4 United States Riley & Scott Racing Belgium Marc Goossens
United States Jim Matthews
Belgium Didier Theys
Riley & Scott Mk III C G 189
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
DNF LMP900 9 Japan Kondo Racing Japan Masahiko Kondo
United Kingdom Ian McKellar Jr.
France François Migault
Dome S101 M 182
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
DNF LMGT 73 United Kingdom DeWalt-Racesport Salisbury United Kingdom Richard Stanton
United Kingdom Steve Hyde
United Kingdom Richard Hayes
Morgan Aero 8 D 181
BMW 4.0 L V8
DNF LMGTS 58 United Kingdom Prodrive Sweden Rickard Rydell
Switzerland Alain Menu
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 167
Ferrari 5.9 L V12
DNF LMGT 75 United States Orbit United States Leo Hindery, Jr.
United States Peter Baron
United States Anthony Kester
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 165
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
DNF LMP900 18 France Pescarolo Sport France Éric Hélary
Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
Japan Ukyo Katayama
Courage C60 M 144
Peugeot A32 3.2 L Turbo V6
DNF LMGT 85 Netherlands Spyker Automobielen BV Netherlands Peter Kox
Germany Norman Simon
Netherlands Hans Hugenholtz
Spyker C8 Double-12R D 142
BMW 4.0 L V8
DNF LMP675 26 United Kingdom MG Sport & Racing Ltd. United Kingdom Anthony Reid
United Kingdom Warren Hughes
United Kingdom Jonny Kane
MG-Lola EX257 M 129
MG XP20 2.0 L Turbo I4
DNF LMP675 28 France ROC Organisation Course Spain Jordi Gené
United Kingdom Mark Smithson
United Kingdom Peter Owen
Reynard 2KQ-LM M 126
Volkswagen HPT16 2.0 L I4
DNF LMGT 74 France Auto Palace France Guillaume Gomez
Japan Ryo Fukuda
France Laurent Cazenave
Ferrari 360 Modena GT P 119
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
DNF LMP675 30 United States Knight Hawk Racing United States Steve Knight
United States Mel Hawkins
United States Duncan Dayton
MG-Lola EX257 A 102
MG XP20 2.0 L Turbo I4
DNF LMP900 22 France DAMS France Jérôme Policand
Belgium Marc Duez
United Kingdom Perry McCarthy
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 98
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
DNF LMGTS 53 Netherlands Team Carsport Holland Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Italy Gabriele Matteuzzi
Belgium Anthony Kumpen
Chrysler Viper GTS-R P 93
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
DNF LMP900 11 United States Panoz Motor Sports Australia David Brabham
Denmark Jan Magnussen
United States Bryan Herta
Panoz LMP01 Evo M 90
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
DNF LMGT 71 France JMB Racing United States Steve Earle
United States Chris MacAllister
United States Gary Schultheis
Ferrari 360 Modena GT P 85
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
DNF LMGTS 67 Germany Konrad Motorsport Switzerland Walter Brun
United States Charles Slater
United States Rodney Mall
Saleen S7-R P 83
Ford 6.9 L V8
DNF LMGT 78 United Kingdom PK Sport Ltd. United Kingdom Robin Liddell
United Kingdom David Warnock
United Kingdom Piers Masarati
Porsche 911 GT3-RS P 83
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
DNF LMP900 21 United Kingdom Team Ascari South Africa Werner Lupberger
United Kingdom Ben Collins
United States Timothy J. Bell
Ascari KZR-1 D 17
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
DNF LMGT 70 France JMB Racing United States Cort Wagner
United Kingdom Sam Hancock
United Kingdom Martin Short
Ferrari 360 Modena GT P 16
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
DNF LMP675 24 Japan Autoexe Motorsports Japan Yojiro Terada
United States John Fergus
United States Jim Downing
Autoexe LMP-02 A 5
Mazda R26B 2.6 L 4-Rotor

Statistics

  • Fastest Lap - #1 Audi Sport Team Joest - 3:33.483
  • Distance - 5118.75 km
  • Average Speed - 213.068 km/h
  • Highest Trap Speed — Audi R8 - 340 km/h (race), Dome Judd S101 Racing for Holland - 340 km/h (race)

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