1926 24 Hours of Le Mans

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1926 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1926 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 4th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 12 and 13 June 1926. It was the first Le Mans race where the average speed was over 100 km/h, and also the first to break the 24-hour distance record set by Selwyn Edge at Brooklands in 1907.[1]

Official results[edit]

Le Mans in 1926
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Lap
1 5.0 6 No Team Name France Robert Bloch
France André Rossignol
Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 Lorraine-Dietrich 3.4L I6 147
2 5.0 5 No Team Name France Gérard de Courcelles
France Marcel Mongin
Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 Lorraine-Dietrich 3.4L I6 146
3 5.0 4 No Team Name France "Stalter"
France Édouard Brisson
Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 Lorraine-Dietrich 3.4L I6 139
4 2.0 17 Italy Officine Meccaniche (O.M.) Italy Ferdinando Minoia
Italy Giulio Foresti
O.M. Tipo 665 Superba O.M. 2.0L I6 134
5 2.0 18 Italy Officine Meccaniche (O.M.) Italy Mario Danieli
Italy Tino Danieli
O.M. Tipo 665 Superba O.M. 2.0L I6 131
6 2.0 27 No Team Name France Pierre Tabourin
France Auguste Lefranc
Theo Schneider 25SP Theo Schneider 2.0L I4 118
7 2.0 21 No Team Name France Aimé Nezeloff
France Jean Lasalle
Rolland-Pilain C23 Rolland-Pilain 2.0L I4 117
8 1.5 37 France Établissements Henri Precioux (E.H.P.) France Henri de Costier
France Pierre Bussienne
E.H.P. DS Grand Sport CIME 1.2L I4 111
9 1.1 46 No Team Name France Georges Casse
France André Rousseau
Salmson GS Salmson 1.1L I4 110
10 1.5 33 No Team Name France Jean Errecaldé
France André Galoisy
Corre La Licorne W16 Corre 1.4L I4 109
11 1.1 42 No Team Name France André Marandet
France Gonzaque Lécureul
S.A.R.A. BDE S.A.R.A. 1.1L I4 108
12 1.1 43 No Team Name France Gaston Duval
France Henri Armand
S.A.R.A. BDE S.A.R.A. 1.1L I4 104
13 1.1 49 No Team Name France Fernand Gabriel
France Louis Paris
Ariés 5-9 Sup CV Ariés 1.0L I4 101

Not Classified[edit]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Lap
14 3.0 15 United States Willys-Overland Co. France "Deprez"
France Maurice Dumont
Overland 93 Six Overland 2.8L I6 117
15 2.0 20 No Team Name France Gaston Delalande
France Louis Sire
Rolland-Pilain C23 Rolland-Pilain 2.0L I4  ?
16 1.5 35 No Team Name France "Van Cuyck"
France Roger Camuzet
Ravel 9CV Ravel 1.5L I4  ?
17 1.5 30 No Team Name France Léon Molon
France Lucien Molon
Jousset M1 Jousset 1.5L I4  ?

Did Not Finish[edit]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Lap
18 3.0 7 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. United Kingdom Dr. Dudley Benjafield
United Kingdom Sammy Davis
Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model Bentley 3.0L I4 138
19 2.0 25 No Team Name France Robert Gautier
France Pierre Clause
Bignan Bignan 2.0L I4 113
20 3.0 9 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. United Kingdom Tommy Thistlewayte
United Kingdom Capt. R. Clive Gallop
Bentley 3 Litre Super Sport Bentley 3.0L I4 105
21 2.0 19 Italy Officine Meccaniche (O.M.) Italy Renato Balestrero
France Frédéric Thelluson
O.M. Tipo 665 Superba O.M. 2.0L I6 94
22 5.0 2 No Team Name France André Boillot
France Louis Rigal
Peugeot 174S Peugeot 3.8L I6 82
23 5.0 3 No Team Name France Louis Wagner
France Christian Dauvergne
Peugeot 174S Peugeot 3.8L I6 76
24 3.0 8 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. United Kingdom George Duller
United Kingdom Frank Clement
Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model Bentley 3.0L I4 72
25 3.0 10 No Team Name France Robert Laly
France Jean Chassagne
Ariés Surbaissée 3-Litre Ariés 3.0L I4 65
26 1.5 29 No Team Name France René Bonneau
France Raymond Saladin
Jousset M1 Jousset 1.5L I4 64
27 1.5 38 France Etablissements Henri Precioux (E.H.P.) France "Morac"
France Marcel Ballot
E.H.P. DS C.I.M.A. 1.2L I4 62
28 2.0 26 No Team Name France Robert Poirier
France Antonin Fontaine
Theo Schneider 25SP Theo Schneider 2.0L I4 61
29 1.5 39 No Team Name France Lionel de Marmier
France Jean Sachot
Salmson DZ Salmson 1.2L I4 54
30 2.0 22 No Team Name France "Stremler"
France Paul Chalamel
Rolland-Pilain C23 Rolland-Pilain 2.0L I4 53
31 1.5 36 No Team Name France Georges Kling
France Pierre Rey
Ravel 9CV Ravel 1.5L I4 46
32 1.5 34 No Team Name France Louis Abit
France C. Duverger
Ravel 9CV Ravel 1.5L I4 45
33 1.1 47 No Team Name France André de Victor
France J. Hasley
Salmson GS Salmson 1.1L I4 35
34 1.5 28 France Établissements Henri Precloux (E.H.P.) France Guy Bouriat
France Guy Dollfuss
E.H.P. CIMA 1.5L I4 34
35 1.1 48 No Team Name France Roger Delano
France Edmond Closset
Ariés Ariés 1.0L I4 31
36 1.5 31 No Team Name France W. Lestienne
France Louis Balart
Corre La Licorne G6 Corre 1.5L I4 31
37 3.0 11 No Team Name France Charles Flohot
France Arthur Duray
Ariés 5-8 CV 3-Litre Ariés 3.0L I4 31
38 1.5 32 No Team Name France Albert Colomb
France Fernand Vallon
Corre La Licorne G6 Corre 1.5L I4 11
39 5.0 1 United States Willys-Overland France Paul Gros
France Paul Leduc
Willys 66 Knight 3.9L I6 8
40 2.0 24 No Team Name France Léon Derny
France Amedée Rossi
Georges Irat 4A/3 Georges Irat 2.0L I4 7
41 2.0 23 No Team Name France Maurice Rost
France Emil Burie
Georges Irat 4A/3 Georges Irat 2.0L I4 6

Statistics[edit]

  • Fastest Lap - #5 Gérard de Courcelles/Marcel Mongin - 9:03
  • Distance - 2552.414 km
  • Average Speed - 106.35 km/h

Trophy Winners[edit]

  • 2nd Biennial Trophy - #17 Officine Meccaniche
  • Index of Performance - #17 Officine Meccaniche

References[edit]