1977 24 Hours of Le Mans
|1977 24 Hours of Le Mans|
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The 1977 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 45th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 11 and 12 June 1977.
The Porsche 936 won again in 1977 against the Renault and Mirage Renault, with extraordinary driving efforts by Jacky Ickx. His #3 car, the chassis 002 that had won in the previous year, broke down in the early running, so Ickx joined Hurley Haywood and Jürgen Barth in the team's #4 sister chassis 001 which had its woes, too. Ickx pushed hard and took the lead again, taking advantage of the fragile Renault challenge, to score his 4th victory. But Porsche were lucky too; a broken engine nearly halted the Porsche 936/77 in the last hour. The mechanics removed the ignition and injection of the failed cylinder, and the smoking car limped around the track to finish after 24 hours while running, as required.
Failed to cover 70% of winner's distance (239 laps)
|31||Dorset Racing Associates|| Ian Harrower
|Lola T290/4S||Ford Cosworth BDA 2.0L I4||212|
Did Not Finish
- Pole Position - #9 Renault Sport - 3:31.07
- Fastest Lap - #4 Martini Racing Porsche System - 3:36.50
- Distance - 4671.83 km
- Average Speed - 194.651 km/h
- Index of Thermal Efficiency - #26 Sté. Racing Organisation Course (ROC)