2004 Le Mans Endurance Series season

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2004 Le Mans Endurance Series season
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The 2004 Le Mans Endurance Series season was the first season of ACO's Le Mans Endurance Series. It is a series for Le Mans prototype and Grand Touring style cars broken into 4 classes: LMP1, LMP2, GTS, and GT. It began on 9 May 2004 and ended on 13 November 2004 after 4 rounds.

This season was preceded by the 1000km of Le Mans held in 2003 as a development race for the creation of the LMES.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
- France LMES Official Test Paul Ricard HTTT 10 April
11 April
1 Italy 1000km of Monza Autodromo Nazionale Monza 9 May
2 Germany 1000km of Nürburgring Nürburgring 4 July
3 United Kingdom 1000km of Silverstone Silverstone Circuit 13 August
4 Belgium 1000km of Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 12 September

Season results[edit]

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit LMP1 Winning Team LMP2 Winning Team GTS Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
LMP1 Winning Drivers LMP2 Winning Drivers GTS Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Monza United Kingdom #88 Audi Sport UK Veloqx France #99 PiR Compétition France #86 Larbre Compétition Germany #85 Freisinger Motorsport Results
United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
United Kingdom Jamie Davies
France Marc Rostan
France Pierre Bruneau
France Christophe Bouchut
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Switzerland Steve Zacchia
France Stéphane Ortelli
France Romain Dumas
2 Nürburgring United Kingdom #8 Audi Sport UK Veloqx France #13 Courage Compétition France #86 Larbre Compétition United Kingdom #93 Cirtek Motorsport Results
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Switzerland Pierre Kaffer
France Jean-Marc Gounon
Switzerland Alexander Frei
United Kingdom Sam Hancock
France Christophe Bouchut
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Switzerland Steve Zacchia
Germany Sascha Maassen
United Kingdom Adam Jones
3 Silverstone United Kingdom #8 Audi Sport UK Veloqx France #13 Courage Compétition France #86 Larbre Compétition Monaco #70 JMB Racing Results
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Switzerland Pierre Kaffer
France Jean-Marc Gounon
Switzerland Alexander Frei
United Kingdom Sam Hancock
France Christophe Bouchut
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Switzerland Steve Zacchia
France Stéphane Daoudi
Russia Roman Rusinov
4 Spa United Kingdom #88 Audi Sport UK Veloqx France #13 Courage Compétition France #86 Larbre Compétition Germany #85 Freisinger Motorsport Results
United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
United Kingdom Jamie Davies
France Jonathan Cochet
Switzerland Alexander Frei
United Kingdom Sam Hancock
France Christophe Bouchut
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Switzerland Steve Zacchia
France Stéphane Ortelli
France Emmanuel Collard

Teams Championship[edit]

Points are awarded to the top 8 finishers in the order of 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. Teams with multiple entries do not have their cars combined, each entry number is scored separately in the championship. Cars failing to complete 70% of the winner's distance are not awarded points.

LMP1 Standings[edit]

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Total
1 #88 United Kingdom Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 10 8 6 10 34
2 #8 United Kingdom Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 8 10 10 28
3 #5 Japan Team Goh Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 6 5 8 8 27
4 #3 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif DBA 03S Zytek ZG348 3.4L V8 6 6 12
5 #7 United Kingdom RML MG-Lola EX257 MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4 2 2 2 4 10
6= #17 France Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo C60 Judd GV5 5.0L V10 5 4 9
6= #69 United Kingdom Team Jota Zytek 04S Zytek ZG348 3.4L V8 1 3 5 9
8= #6 United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing Dallara SP1 Judd GV4 4.0L V10 4 3 1 8
8= #22 United Kingdom Zytek Engineering Zytek 04S Zytek ZG348 3.4L V8 3 5 8
10 #14 United Kingdom Team Nasamax Nasamax DM139 Judd GV5 5.0L V10 (Bioethanol) 1 4 5
11 #11 France Larbre Compétition Panoz GTP Ford (Élan) 6L8 6.0L V8 3 3

LMP2 Standings[edit]

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Total
1 #13 France Courage Compétition Courage C65 MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4 10 10 10 30
2 #99 France PiR Compétition Pilbeam MP91 JPX 3.4L V6 10 8 5 3 26
3 #27 United Kingdom Tracsport Lola B2K/40 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0L V6 6 4 5 15
4 #36 France Gerard Welter WR LMP2 Peugeot 3.4L V6 8 6 14
5 #26 France Paul Belmondo Racing Courage C65 MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4 8 8
6 #31 Switzerland Equipe Palmyr Lucchini SR2000 Alfa Romeo 3.0L V6 6 6
7 #35 Belgium G-Force Racing Pilbeam MP84 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0L V6 5 5
8 #32 Italy Lucchini Engineering Lucchini LMP2 Judd XV675 3.4L V8 4 4

GTS Standings[edit]

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Total
1 #86 France Larbre Compétition Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9L V12 10 10 5 10 35
2 #61 Netherlands Barron Connor Racing Ferrari 575-GTC Maranello Ferrari 6.0L V12 8 5 2.5 5 20.5
3 #62 Netherlands Barron Connor Racing Ferrari 575-GTC Maranello Ferrari 6.0L V12 4 4 6 14
4 #52 United Kingdom Graham Nash Motorsport Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0L V8 6 3 4 13
5= #59 Germany Vitaphone Racing
Germany Konrad Motorsport
Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0L V8 8 8
5= #87 France Larbre Compétition Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9L V12 8 8

† - Half points were awarded due to a lack of competitors.

GT Standings[edit]

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Total
1 #80 United Kingdom Sebah Automotive Ltd. Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 4 8 8 6 26
2 #70 Monaco JMB Racing Ferrari 360 Modena GTC Ferrari 3.6L V8 8 3 10 4 25
3 #85 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 10 4 10 24
4 #93 United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 3 10 8 21
5 #77 Japan Choro Q Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 6 6 1 13
6 #84 Germany Seikel Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 1 5 5 1 12
7 #81 Germany Farnbacher Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 6 5 11
8 #81 United States The Racer's Group Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 5 5
9= #92 United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport Ferrari 360 Modena GTC Ferrari 3.6L V8 2 2 4
9= #97 France Auto Palace Ferrari 360 Modena GTC Ferrari 3.6L V8 4 4
11= #91 United Kingdom Racesport Salisbury TVR Tuscan T400R TVR 4.0L I6 1 2 3
11= #89 United Kingdom Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport TVR Tuscan T400R TVR 4.0L I6 3 3
11= #90 Japan T2M Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 3 3
14 #75 Italy Autorlando Sport Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 2 2

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