1928 24 Hours of Le Mans

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1928 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1928 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 6th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 16 and 17 June 1928.

Bernard Rubin, co-driver of the winning Bentley 4½ Litre (nicknamed "Old Mother Gun") alongside Bentley director Woolf Barnato, was the first Australian born driver to win Le Mans, and the first driver born in the Southern Hemisphere to win the race.

Official results[edit]

Le Mans in 1928
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
1 5.0 4 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. United Kingdom Woolf Barnato
Australia Bernard Rubin
Bentley 4½ Litre
"Old Mother Gun"
Bentley 4.4L I4 154
2 5.0 1 France C.T. Weymann France Éduoard Brisson
France Robert Bloch
Stutz DV16 Blackhawk Stutz 4.9L I8 153
3 5.0 8 No Team Name France Henri Stoffel
France André Rossignol
Chrysler 72 Six Chrysler 4.1L I6 144
4 5.0 7 No Team Name Flag of Romania.svg Jean Ghica Cantacuzino
Flag of Romania.svg G. Ghica Cantacuzino
Chrysler 72 Six Chrysler 4.1L I6 139
5 5.0 3 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. United Kingdom Sir Henry Birkin
France Jean Chassagne
Bentley 4½ Litre Bentley 4.4L I4 135
6 1.5 27 No Team Name United Kingdom Maj. Maurice Harvey
United Kingdom Harold Purdy
Alvis TA Alvis 1.5L I4 132
7 1.1 32 No Team Name France Michel Doré
France Jean Treunet
B.N.C. B.N.C. 1.1L I4 131
8 2.0 12 No Team Name France Robert Benoist
France Christian Dauvergne
Itala Tipo 61 S 2000 Itala 2.0L I6 130
9 1.5 28 No Team Name United Kingdom S.C.H. Davis
United Kingdom William Urquhart-Dykes
Alvis TA Alvis 1.5L I4 130
10 1.1 35 No Team Name France Georges Casse
France André Rousseau
Salmson GS Salmson 1.1L I4 127
11 2.0 16 United Kingdom F.E. Metcalfe United Kingdom Andre d'Erlanger
United Kingdom Douglas Hawkes
Lagonda OH 2 Litre Speed Lagonda 2.0L I4 126
12 1.5 29 France Pierre Fenaille France Maurice Benoist
France Louis Balart
Tracta S.C.A.P. 1.5L I4 121
13 1.1 37 No Team Name France Lucien Desvaux
France Pierre Goutte
Lombard AL3 Lombard 1.1L I4 116
14 1.1 36 France Établissements Henri Precloux (E.H.P.) France Guy Bouriat
France Pierre Bussienne
E.H.P. CIME 1.1L I6 115
15 2.0 19 No Team Name France Gaston Duval
France Gaston Mottet
S.A.R.A. SP7 S.A.R.A. 1.8L I6 114
16 1.1 31 France Pierre Fenaille France Roger Bourcier
Argentina Hector Vasena
Tracta S.C.A.P. 1.1L I4 110
17 1.1 42 France Pierre Fenaille France Jean-Albert Grégoire
France Fernand Vallon
Tracta S.C.A.P. 1.1L I4 108

Did Not Finish[edit]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
18 1.5 24 No Team Name France Henri Guilbert
France André Lefebvre
S.C.A.P. S.C.A.P. 1.5L I4 95
19 1.1 39 No Team Name France Lucien Lemesle
France Henry Godard
S.C.A.P. S.C.A.P. 1.1L I4 91
20 1.5 26 United Kingdom Aston Martin Ltd.
United Kingdom Lord Charnwood
United Kingdom Jack Bezzant
United Kingdom Cyril Paul
Aston Martin 1½ International Aston Martin 1.5L I4 82
21 5.0 2 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. United Kingdom Dr. Dudley Benjafield
United Kingdom Frank Clement
Bentley 4½ Litre Bentley 4.4L I4 71
22 5.0 5 No Team Name France Cyril de Vere
Monaco Louis Chiron
Chrysler 72 Chrysler 4.1L I6 66
23 1.1 41 No Team Name France Fernand Gabriel
France Louis Paris
Ariès 8-10 CV Ariès 1.1L I4 51
24 2.0 14 No Team Name France Louis Charaval
France "Christian"
Itala Tipo 61 S 2000 Itala 2.0L I6 50
25 1.5 21 No Team Name France Henri De Cositer
France Sosthene de la Rochefoucauld
Alphi Alphi 1.5L I4 45
26 1.5 25 United Kingdom Aston Martin Ltd.
United Kingdom Lord Charnwood
United Kingdom A.C. Bertelli
United Kingdom Capt. George E.T. Eyston
Aston Martin 1½ International Aston Martin 1.5L I4 32
27 1.1 30 No Team Name France J. Hasley
France Albert Perrot
Salmson GS Salmson 1.1L I4 30
28 2.0 20 No Team Name France Emile Maret
France Gonzaque Lécureul
S.A.R.A. SP7 S.A.R.A. 1.8L I6 25
29 2.0 18 United Kingdom F.E. Metcalfe United Kingdom Capt. R. Clive Gallop
United Kingdom Maj. E.J. Hays
Lagonda OH 2-Litre Speed Lagonda 2.0L I4 23
30 1.1 40 No Team Name France Arthur Duray
France Roger Denalo
Ariès 8-10CV Ariès 1.1L I4 22
31 2.0 15 United Kingdom F.E. Metcalfe United Kingdom F.H.P. Samuelson
United Kingdom Frank King
Lagonda OH 2-Litre Speed Lagonda 2.0L I4 13
32 5.0 6 No Team Name Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Goffredo Zehender
France Jérôme Ledure
Chrysler 72 Chrysler 4.1L I6 5
33 3.0 9 No Team Name France Robert Laly
France Louis Rigal
Ariès Surbaissée 3-Litre Ariès 3.0L I4 3

Statistics[edit]

  • Fastest Lap - #3 Bentley Motors Ltd. - 8:07
  • Distance - 2669.272 km
  • Average Speed - 111.219 km/h

Trophy Winners[edit]

  • 4th Biennial Cup - #35 Georges Casse/André Rousseau
  • Index of Performance - #35 Georges Casse/André Rousseau