12 Hours of Reims

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France 12 Hours of Reims
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12 Heures internationales de Reims
Venue Circuit de Reims-Gueux
Location Reims, France
49°15′14.67″N 3°55′50.02″E / 49.2540750°N 3.9305611°E / 49.2540750; 3.9305611Coordinates: 49°15′14.67″N 3°55′50.02″E / 49.2540750°N 3.9305611°E / 49.2540750; 3.9305611
First race 1926 Coupe d'Or
First series race 1953
Last race 1967 Gueux
Distance 2458.256 km
Laps 296
Duration 12 hours
Previous names Coupe d'Or
Most wins (driver) United Kingdom Peter Whitehead (2)
Belgium Olivier Gendebien (2)
Belgium Paul Frere (2)
Most wins (team) Belgium Ecurie Francorchamps
Most wins (manufacturer) United Kingdom Jaguar (4)
Circuit information
Surface Asphalt
Length 8.302 km (5.159 mi)
Turns 8
Lap record 2:10.5 (Australia Paul Hawkins,
 United Kingdom Lola T70 Mk3,
1967, Prototype)

The 12 Hours of Reims (official name: 12 Heures internationales de Reims) were a sports car endurance racing series held from 1953 to 1967 at the Reims (Gueux) circuit in the Marne district of the Champagne region in north-eastern France. The 1926 Coupe d’Or was the first 12-hour endurance race held at Reims and is considered to be the direct ancestor of the modern endurance series.[1]

12 Hours of Reims race names[edit]

  • 1953: 12 heures internationales - 40th Grand Prix de l'ACF
  • 1954: 12 heures internationales - Voiture Sport Reims
  • 1956: 42nd Grand Prix de l'ACF - 12 heures internationales Reims
  • 1957: Les 12 heures internationales - Les Grands Prix Reims
  • 1958: V 12 heures internationales - 44th Grand Prix de l'ACF
  • 1964: Trophée France-Amérique - Les 12 heures internationales de Reims
  • 1965: Grands Prix de France Reims - Trophée Fédération française des Sports Automobiles
  • 1967: 12 heures internationales Reims

The 12 Hours of Reims by year[edit]

Year Drivers Team Car Group Laps Distance Speed Report
1926 France Roger Gauthier Private France Bignan 2LC N/A N/A 1056 km N/A Report
1953 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead
United Kingdom P.N. Whitehead United Kingdom Jaguar C-Type S+2.0 243 2063.356 km 169.696 km/h (105.444 mph) Report
1954 United Kingdom Ken Wharton
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead
United Kingdom Jaguar Cars Ltd. United Kingdom Jaguar D-type S3.0 222 2018.826 km 169.000 km/h (105.011 mph) Report
1955 Cancelled
1956 United Kingdom Duncan Hamilton
United Kingdom Ivor Bueb
United Kingdom Jaguar Cars Ltd. United Kingdom Jaguar D-type S3.5 258 2143.735 km 178.64 km/h (111.002 mph) Report
1957 Belgium Olivier Gendebien
Belgium Paul Frère
Belgium Ecurie Francorchamps United Kingdom Ferrari 250 GT GT2.0 241 2000.782 km 166.730 km/h (103.60 mph) Report
1958 Belgium Olivier Gendebien
Belgium Paul Frère
Belgium Ecurie Francorchamps Italy Ferrari 250 GT GT2.0 247 2048.060 km 170.670 km/h (106.050 mph) Report
1959 - 1963 Not held
1964 United Kingdom Graham Hill
Sweden Jo Bonnier
United Kingdom Maranello Concessionaires Italy Ferrari 250 LM P+3.0 296 2448.933 km 204.080 km/h (126.810 mph) Report
1965 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez
France Jean Guichet
United States N.A.R.T. Italy Ferrari 365 P2 P+3.0 285 2365.454 km 197.120 km/h (122.49 mph) Report
1966 Not held
1967 France Jo Schlesser
France Guy Ligier
France Ecurie Ford France United States Ford GT40 Mk IIA P+3.0 296 2458.256 km 204.85 km/h (127.290 mph) Report
1968 Cancelled [2]
  Coupe d'Or (1st 12 hrs of Reims)   -   Sportscar World Championship   - Sources:[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1926 Coupe d’Or: 1ères 12 Heures de Reims, Aug 22". amis-du-circuit-de-gueux.fr. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Reims: Revenge for Le Mans". 24h-lemans.com. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "1953 12 hrs of Reims". classicscars.com. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "1953 12 h Reims". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "1954 12 h Reims - 41 Grand Prix de l'ACF". wsrp.cz. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "1956 12 h Reims (non-championship)". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "1957 12 Heures de Reims, Reims-Gueux". wsrp.cz. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "1958 12 h Reims (non-championship)". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "1964 Reims 12 Hours (World Sportscar Championship)". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ "1964 World Sportscar Championship - 12 hrs of Reims". wsrp.ic.cz. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  11. ^ "1965 12 hrs of Reims". teamdan.com. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ "1965 World Sportscar Championship - 12 hrs of Reims". wsrp.ic.cz. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  13. ^ "1967 12 hrs of Reims (non-championship)". wsrp.ic.cz. Retrieved May 30, 2014.