1997 FIA GT Donington 4 Hours

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The race-winning Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

The 1997 FIA GT Donington 4 Hours was the eighth race of the 1997 FIA GT Championship season. It was run at Donington Park, England on September 14, 1997.

Official results[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 75% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT1 11 Germany AMG-Mercedes Germany Bernd Schneider
Austria Alexander Wurz
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 159
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
2 GT1 10 Germany AMG-Mercedes Germany Marcel Tiemann
Italy Alessandro Nannini
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 159
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
3 GT1 8 Germany BMW Motorsport
Germany Schnitzer Motorsport
Finland JJ Lehto
United Kingdom Steve Soper
McLaren F1 GTR M 159
BMW S70 6.0L V12
4 GT1 12 Germany AMG-Mercedes Germany Klaus Ludwig
Germany Bernd Mayländer
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 158
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
5 GT1 9 Germany BMW Motorsport
Germany Schnitzer Motorsport
Netherlands Peter Kox
Italy Roberto Ravaglia
McLaren F1 GTR M 158
BMW S70 6.0L V12
6 GT1 3 United Kingdom Gulf Team Davidoff
United Kingdom GTC Racing
France Pierre-Henri Raphanel
France Jean-Marc Gounon
McLaren F1 GTR M 157
BMW S70 6.0L V12
7 GT1 1 United Kingdom Gulf Team Davidoff
United Kingdom GTC Racing
United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Sweden Anders Olofsson
McLaren F1 GTR M 156
BMW S70 6.0L V12
8 GT1 5 United Kingdom David Price Racing Australia David Brabham
United Kingdom Perry McCarthy
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 G 155
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
9 GT1 4 United Kingdom David Price Racing United Kingdom Andy Wallace
United Kingdom James Weaver
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 G 154
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
10 GT1 22 Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Italy Pierluigi Martini
Italy Christian Pescatori
Porsche 911 GT1 P 152
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
11 GT1 6 Germany Porsche AG Belgium Thierry Boutsen
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo M 151
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
12 GT1 23 United Kingdom GBF UK Ltd. Italy Luca Badoer
Italy Mimmo Schiattarella
Lotus Elise GT1 M 151
Lotus 3.5L Turbo V8
13 GT1 27 United Kingdom Parabolica Motorsport United Kingdom Gary Ayles
United Kingdom Chris Goodwin
McLaren F1 GTR M 150
BMW S70 6.0L V12
14 GT1 30 United Kingdom G-Force Strandell Sweden Magnus Wallinder
United Kingdom Geoff Lister
United Kingdom John Greasley
Porsche 911 GT1 D 149
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
15 GT2 51 France Viper Team Oreca Monaco Olivier Beretta
France Philippe Gache
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 146
Chrysler 8.0L V10
16 GT1 7 Germany Porsche AG France Bob Wollek
France Yannick Dalmas
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo M 145
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
17 GT2 56 Germany Roock Racing Switzerland Bruno Eichmann
France Stéphane Ortelli
Germany Claudia Hürtgen
Porsche 911 GT2 M 145
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
18 GT2 52 France Viper Team Oreca United Kingdom Justin Bell
Italy Luca Drudi
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 144
Chrysler 8.0L V10
19 GT2 57 Germany Roock Racing Portugal Pedro Chaves
Portugal Ni Amorim
France François Lafon
Porsche 911 GT2 M 144
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
20 GT2 66 Germany Konrad Motorsport Austria Franz Konrad
Switzerland Toni Seiler
Germany André Ahrlé
Porsche 911 GT2 P 142
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
21 GT2 50 United Kingdom Agusta Racing Team
Switzerland Elf Haberthur Racing
France Patrice Goueslard
Belgium Michel Neugarten
Italy Luigino Pagotto
Porsche 911 GT2  ? 141
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
22 GT2 63 Germany Krauss Motorsport Germany Michael Trunk
Germany Bernhard Müller
Porsche 911 GT2 P 140
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
23 GT2 64 Germany Kremer Racing Spain Alfonso de Orléans-Bourbon
Spain Tomas Saldaña
Porsche 911 GT2 G 139
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
24 GT2 70 Germany Dellenbach Motorsport Germany Klaus Horn
Germany Günther Blieninger
Germany Rainer Bonnetmsüller
Porsche 911 GT2 D 137
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
25 GT2 69 Germany Proton Competition Germany Gerold Ried
France Patrick Vuillaume
Austria Manfred Jurasz
Porsche 911 GT2 P 136
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
26 GT1 31 Austria Augustin Motorsport Austria Horst Felbermayr Sr.
Austria Horst Felbermayr Jr.
Italy Stefano Buttiero
Porsche 911 GT2 Evo G 130
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
27 GT2 60 Netherlands Marcos Racing International Brazil Thomas Erdos
United Kingdom Christian Vann
Marcos LM600 D 124
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
28 GT2 53 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering United Kingdom David Goode
Italy Leonardo Maddalena
Australia Paul Thomas
Chrysler Viper GTS-R G 119
Chrysler 8.0L V10
29 GT1 14 United Kingdom GT1 Lotus Racing Netherlands Jan Lammers
Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Lotus Elise GT1 M 111
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
30
DNF
GT1 13 United Kingdom GT1 Lotus Racing France Fabien Giroix
Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz
Lotus Elise GT1 M 82
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
31
DNF
GT2 59 Netherlands Marcos Racing International Netherlands Cor Euser
Germany Harald Becker
Marcos LM600 D 80
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
32
DNF
GT1 20 France DAMS Panoz France Éric Bernard
France Franck Lagorce
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 M 73
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
33
DNF
GT1 21 Germany Kremer Racing France Christophe Bouchut
Sweden Carl Rosenblad
Porsche 911 GT1 G 56
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
34
DNF
GT2 54 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Republic of Ireland Tim O'Kennedy
Netherlands Hans Hugenholtz
Germany Wido Rösssler
Chrysler Viper GTS-R G 38
Chrysler 8.0L V10
35
DNF
GT2 82 United Kingdom Colin Blower Motorsport United Kingdom Colin Blower
United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
TVR Cerbera GT D 38
TVR-Rover 5.0L V8
36
DNF
GT1 75 United Kingdom G-Force Strandell Sweden Koit Veertee
United Kingdom Nigel Barrett
Porsche 911 GT2 D 35
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
37
DNF
GT2 86 United Kingdom Millennium Motorsport United Kingdom Nick Carr
United Kingdom Ian Astley
United Kingdom Andy Purvis
Marcos LM600  ? 34
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
38
DNF
GT2 77 United States Saleen-Allen Speedlab
United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport
United Kingdom Peter Owen
United Kingdom Jonathan Baker
United Kingdom Mark Peters
Saleen Mustang RRR D 27
Ford 5.9L V8
39
DNF
GT1 24 United Kingdom GBF UK Ltd. Austria Ralf Kalaschek
Italy Max Angelelli
United Kingdom Jason Yeomans
Lotus Elise GT1 M 26
Lotus 3.5L Turbo V8
40
DNF
GT2 77 United States Saleen-Allen Speedlab
United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport
United Kingdom Robert Schirle
United Kingdom David Warnock
United Kingdom Richard Dean
Saleen Mustang RRR D 24
Ford 5.9L V8
41
DNF
GT1 19 Germany Martin Veyhle Racing (MVR) Germany Alexander Grau
Germany Marco Werner
Lotus Elise GT1  ? 23
Lotus 3.5L Turbo V8
DNS GT2 19 United Kingdom Morgan Motor Company United Kingdom Charles Morgan
United Kingdom William Wykeham
Morgan Plus 8 GTR D
Rover 3.9L V8
DNS GT2 87 Germany Roock Racing United Kingdom John Robinson
United Kingdom Robert Nearn
France Michel Ligonnet
Porsche 911 GT2 M
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position – #11 AMG-Mercedes – 1:23.854
  • Fastest Lap – #11 AMG-Mercedes – 1:26.075
  • Distance – 639.177 km
  • Average Speed – 159.776 km/h

External links[edit]


FIA GT Championship
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1997 FIA GT Mugello 4 Hours