1993 24 Hours of Le Mans

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1993 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1993 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 61st Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 19 and 20 June 1993.

The race was won by Peugeot Talbot Sport, with drivers Geoff Brabham, and Le Mans rookies Eric Hélary and Christophe Bouchut completing 375 laps in their Peugeot 905 Evo 1B. Brabham became just the third Australian to win the French classic after Bernard Rubin in 1928, and Vern Schuppan in 1983.

A class for Grand Touring (GT) style cars was included for the first time since the 1985 race.[1] With the extra class, the entry list expanded from 30 cars in 1992 to 48 in 1993.

The GT-class was originally won by a TWR Jaguar XJ220C driven by John Nielsen, David Brabham and David Coulthard, but the victory was revoked when the XJ220C was disqualified a month later after a steward complained that the racing Jaguars were not running catalytic converters like the road going version. Although this was within the rules - no other car ran catalytic converters either - and Jaguar won its appeal (supported by the FIA), they were nonetheless disqualified as they had - according to the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO - the race organisers) - not lodged their appeal in time.

Official results[edit]

Le Mans in 1993
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 C1 3 France Peugeot Talbot Sport France Eric Hélary
France Christophe Bouchut
Australia Geoff Brabham
Peugeot 905 Evo 1B M 375
Peugeot SA35 3.5 L V10
2 C1 1 France Peugeot Talbot Sport Belgium Thierry Boutsen
France Yannick Dalmas
Italy Teo Fabi
Peugeot 905 Evo 1B M 374
Peugeot SA35 3.5L V10
3 C1 2 France Peugeot Talbot Sport France Philippe Alliot
Italy Mauro Baldi
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Peugeot 905 Evo 1B M 367
Peugeot SA35 3.5L V10
4 C1 36 Japan Toyota Team Tom's United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Japan Toshio Suzuki
Japan Masanori Sekiya
Toyota TS010 M 364
Toyota RV10 3.5 L V10
5 C2 22 Japan Y's Racing Team
Japan SARD Co. Ltd.
Austria Roland Ratzenberger
Italy Mauro Martini
Japan Naoki Nagasaka
Toyota 93C-V D 363
Toyota R36V 3.6 L Turbo V8
6 C2 25 Japan Nisso Trust Racing Team South Africa George Fouché
Sweden Eje Elgh
Sweden Steven Andskär
Toyota 93C-V D 358
Toyota R36V 3.6 L Turbo V8
7 C2 21 Germany Obermaier Racing GmbH Germany Otto Altenbach
Germany Jürgen Oppermann
Switzerland Loris Kessel
Porsche 962C G 355
Porsche Type-935 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
8 C1 38 Japan Toyota Team Tom's United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Netherlands Jan Lammers
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio II
Toyota TS010 M 353
Toyota RV10 3.5 L V10
9 C2 18 Germany Joest Porsche Racing France Bob Wollek
France Henri Pescarolo
Germany Ronny Meixner
Porsche 962C G 351
Porsche Type-935 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
10 C2 14 France Courage Compétition United Kingdom Derek Bell
France Lionel Robert
France Pascal Fabre
Courage C30LM G 347
Porsche Type-935 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
11 C2 13 France Courage Compétition France Pierre Yver
France Jean-Louis Ricci
France Jean-François Yvon
Courage C30LM G 343
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
12 C2 10 Germany Porsche Kremer Racing Germany Jürgen Lässig
Italy Giovanni Lavaggi
South Africa Wayne Taylor
Porsche 962CK6 D 328
Porsche Type-935 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
13 C2 11 Germany Porsche Kremer Racing United States Andy Evans
Spain Tomás Saldaña
France François Migault
Porsche 962CK6 D 316
Porsche Type-935 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
14 C2 23 France Team Guy Chotard France Denis Morin
France Didier Caradec
France Alain Sturm
Porsche 962C G 308
Porsche Type-935 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
15 GT 47 France Monaco Media International
France Larbre Compétition
France Joël Gouhier
Germany Jürgen Barth
France Dominique Dupuy
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR P 304
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
16 GT 78 France Jack Leconte
France Larbre Compétition
Spain Jesús Pareja
France Jack Leconte
France Pierre de Thoisy
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR  ? 301
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
17 GT 65 Germany Heico Dienstleistungen Germany Ulrich Richter
Germany Dirk Rainer Ebeling
Germany Karl-Heinz Wlazik
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Y 299
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
18 GT 77 Switzerland Scuderia Chicco d'Oro Switzerland Claude Haldi
Switzerland Olivier Haberthur
Switzerland Charles Margueron
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR P 299
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
19 GT 62 Austria Konrad Motorsport Austria Franz Konrad
Japan Jun Harada
Brazil Antônio Hermann de Azevedo
Porsche 911 Carrera RS Y 293
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
20 C2 24 France Graff Racing France Jean-Bernard Bouvet
France Richard Balandras
France Bruno Miot
Spice SE89C G 288
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3 L V8
21 GT 66 Germany Mühlbauer Motorsport Germany Gustl Spreng
Switzerland Sandro Angelastri
Germany Fritz Müller
Porsche 911 Carrera RS P 276
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
22 GT 40 Germany Obermaier Racing GmbH Belgium Philippe Olczyk
Germany Josef Prechtl
France Gerard Dillmann
Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cup P 274
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
23 GT 55 Italy Agusta Racing Italy Onofrio Russo
Italy Riccardo Agusta
Italy Paolo Mondini
Venturi 500LM D 274
Renault PRV 3.0 L Turbo V6
24 LMP 33 France Welter Racing France Patrick Gonin
Switzerland Bernard Santal
France Alain Lamouille
WR LM93 M 268
Peugeot 2.0 L Turbo I4
25 GT 57 France Écurie Toison d'Or Belgium Marc Duez
Belgium Eric Bachelart
Belgium Philip Verellen
Venturi 500LM D 267
Renault PRV 3.0 L Turbo V6
26 GT 49 Belgium Team Paduwa France Bruno Ilien
France Alain Gadal
France Bernard Robin
Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cup D 266
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
27 GT 70 France Éric Graham Belgium Pascal Witmeur
Belgium Michel Neugarten
France Jacques Tropenat
Venturi 500LM D 262
Renault PRV 3.0 L Turbo V6
28 GT 91 France Alain Lamouille France Patrice Roussel
France Édouard Sezionale
France Hervé Rohée
Venturi 500LM D 246
Renault PRV 3.0 L Turbo V6
29 GT 92 France BBA Compétition France Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière
France Michel Krine
France Patrick Camus
Venturi 500LM D 243
Renault PRV 3.0 L Turbo V6
30 LMP 35 Italy Sport & Immagine SRL Italy Fabio Magnani
Italy Luigi Taverna
Italy Roberto Ragazzi
Lucchini SP91  ? 221
Alfa Romeo 3.0 L V6
31
DSQ
GT 50 United Kingdom TWR Jaguar Racing Denmark John Nielsen
Australia David Brabham
United Kingdom David Coulthard
Jaguar XJ220 D 306
Jaguar JV6 3.5 L Turbo V6
32
DNF
C2 17 Germany Joest Porsche Racing Germany Manuel Reuter
Germany Frank Jelinski
Germany "John Winter"
Porsche 962C G 282
Porsche Type-935 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
33
DNF
LMP 34 France Didier Bonnet Racing France Yvan Muller
France Gérard Tremblay
France Georges Tessier
Debora SP93 P 259
Alfa Romeo 3.0 L V6
34
DNF
C1 37 Japan Toyota Team Tom's France Pierre-Henri Raphanel
United Kingdom Kenny Acheson
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Toyota TS010 M 212
Toyota RV10 3.5 L V10
35
DNF
GT 71 France Jacadi Racing France Jacques Laffite
France Michel Maisonneuve
France Christophe Dechavanne
Venturi 500LM D 210
Renault PRV 3.0 L Turbo V6
36
DNF
C2 15 Germany Porsche Kremer Racing Italy Almo Coppelli
United Kingdom Robin Donovan
United States Steve Fossett
Porsche 962CK6 D 204
Porsche Type-935 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
37
DNF
GT 52 United Kingdom TWR Jaguar Racing France Paul Belmondo
United States Jay Cochran
Germany Andreas Fuchs
Jaguar XJ220 D 176
Jaguar JV6 3.5 L Turbo V6
38
DNF
C2 28 France Roland Bassaler France Roland Bassaler
France Patrick Bourdais
France Jean-Louis Capette
Sauber SHS C6 G 166
BMW M88 3.5 L I6
39
DNF
GT 44 United Kingdom Lotus Sport
United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering
United Kingdom Richard Piper
France Olindo Iacobelli
France Ferdinand de Lesseps
Lotus Esprit S300 D 162
Lotus 2.2 L Turbo I4
40
DNF
C2 27 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering United States Andy Petery
United Kingdom Nick Adams
Belgium Hervé Regout
Spice SE89C G 137
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 L V8
41
DNF
C2 12 France Courage Compétition Japan Tomiko Yoshikawa
United Kingdom Claude Moran
Italy Alessandro Gini
Courage C30LM G 108
Porsche Type-935 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
42
DNF
GT 45 United Kingdom Lotus Sport
United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering
Japan Yojiro Terada
United Kingdom Peter Hardman
Denmark Thorkild Thyrring
Lotus Esprit S300 D 92
Lotus 2.2L Turbo I4
43
DNF
GT 56 France Stéphane Ratel Greece Costas Los
United States Johannes Bardutt
France Claude Brana
Venturi 500LM D 80
Renault PRV 3.0 L Turbo V6
44
DNF
GT 46 Germany Le Mans Porsche Team Germany Walter Röhrl
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
United States Hurley Haywood
Porsche 911 Turbo S LM-GT G 79
Porsche 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6
45
DNF
GT 76 Switzerland Cartronic Motorsport Switzerland Enzo Calderari
Italy Luigino Pagotto
Switzerland Lilian Bryner
Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cup P 64
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
46
DNF
GT 48 Belgium Team Paduwa Germany Harald Grohs
Belgium Jean-Paul Libert
Belgium Didier Theys
Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cup D 8
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
47
DNF
GT 51 United Kingdom TWR Jaguar Racing Germany Armin Hahne
United Kingdom Win Percy
United Kingdom David Leslie
Jaguar XJ220 D 6
Jaguar JV6 3.5 L Turbo V6
DNS GT 72 United Kingdom Simpson Engineering United Kingdom Robin Smith
Italy Stefano Sebastiani
Japan Tetsuya Ota
Ferrari 348 LM P -
Ferrari 3.4 L V8

† - #50 finished first in the GT category but was disqualified a month after the race for failing to utilize catalytic converters on the XJ220C.

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position - #2 Peugeot Talbot Sport - 3:24.940
  • Fastest Lap - #36 Toyota Team Tom's - 3:27.470
  • Distance - 5100.0 km
  • Average Speed - 213.358 km/h
  • Highest Trap Speed - Peugeot 905 – 346 km/h (race), Porsche 962C - 366 km/h (qualifying)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Automobile Year, 1993/94, page 195