2006 Le Mans Series season

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2006 Le Mans Series season
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The 2006 Le Mans Series season is the 3rd season of ACO Le Mans Series. It is a series for Le Mans prototype and Grand Touring style cars broken into 4 classes: LMP1, LMP2, GT1, and GT2. It began on 9 April and ended on 24 September after 5 rounds.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
- France LMS Official Test Paul Ricard HTTT 26 March,
27 March
1 Turkey 1000 km of Istanbul Istanbul Racing Circuit 9 April
2 Belgium 1000 km of Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 14 May
3 Germany 1000 km of Nürburgring Nürburgring 16 July
4 United Kingdom 1000 km of Donington Donington Park 27 August
5 Spain 1000 km of Jarama Circuito Permanente Del Jarama 24 September

† - The race in Istanbul was shortened from its original planned 1000 km to a limit of 4 hours due to a lack of fuel brought to the event by organizers.

‡ - This event was originally planned to be held at Monza, but had to be cancelled due to conflicts. Jarama was announced as its replacement.

Season results[edit]

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit LMP1 Winning Team LMP2 Winning Team GT1 Winning Team GT2 Winning Team Results
LMP1 Winning Drivers LMP2 Winning Drivers GT1 Winning Drivers GT2 Winning Drivers
1 Istanbul France #17 Pescarolo Sport France #32 Barazi-Epsilon France #50 Aston Martin Larbre Italy #97 GPC Sport Results
France Emmanuel Collard
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
Netherlands Michael Vergers
Denmark Juan Barazi
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Switzerland Gabriele Gardel
Belgium Vincent Vosse
Italy Luca Drudi
Italy Gabrio Rosa
Italy Fabrizio de Simone
2 Spa France #17 Pescarolo Sport United Kingdom #39 Chamberlain-Synergy France #55 Team Oreca Italy #76 Autorlando Sport Results
France Emmanuel Collard
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
Portugal Miguel Amaral
Spain Miguel Angel del Castro
Spain Angel Burgueño
Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
France Soheil Ayari
Germany Marc Lieb
Switzerland Joël Camathias
3 Nürburgring France #17 Pescarolo Sport Portugal #40 ASM Team France #50 Aston Martin Larbre Italy #83 GPC Sport Results
France Emmanuel Collard
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
France Eric Helary
Portugal Miguel Amaral
Spain Miguel Angel de Castro
Spain Angel Burgueño
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Switzerland Gabriele Gardel
Belgium Vincent Vosse
Italy Stefano Zonca
Italy Andrea Belicchi
Italy Marco Cioci
4 Donington France #17 Pescarolo Sport United Kingdom #25 RML United Kingdom #63 Team Modena United Kingdom #81 Team LNT Results
France Emmanuel Collard
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
France Didier André
Brazil Thomas Erdos
United Kingdom Mike Newton
Spain Antonio García
United Kingdom Peter Hardman
United Kingdom Warren Hughes
United Kingdom Robert Bell
5 Jarama France #17 Pescarolo Sport Portugal #40 ASM Team France #55 Team Oreca United Kingdom #81 Team LNT Results
France Emmanuel Collard
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
France Didier André
Portugal Miguel Amaral
Spain Miguel Angel Castro
Spain Angel Burgueño
Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
France Soheil Ayari
United Kingdom Robert Bell
United Kingdom Warren Hughes

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.

The top 2 finishers in each teams championship earn automatic entry to the following year's 24 Hours of Le Mans

LMP1 Standings[edit]

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1 #17 France Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo C60 Hybrid Judd GV5 5.0L V10 10 10 10 10 10 50
2= #9 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif Creation CA06/H Judd GV5 5.0L V10 8 6 6 20
2= #19 United Kingdom Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport Lola B06/10 AER P32T 3.6L Turbo V8 6 5 4 5 20
4 #5 Switzerland Swiss Spirit Courage LC70 Judd GV5 5.0L V10 8 3 8 19
5 #2 United Kingdom Zytek Engineering Zytek 06S Zytek 2ZG408 4.0L V8 6 4 10
6= #6 United Kingdom Lister Storm Racing Lister Storm LMP Chevrolet 6.0L V8 8 8
6= #10 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif Creation CA06/H Judd GV5 5.0L V10 8 8
8 #12 France Courage Compétition Courage LC70 Mugen MF458S 4.5L V8 2 5 7
9 #14 Netherlands Racing for Holland Dome S101Hb Mugen MF408S 4.0L V8
Judd GV5 5.0L V10

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10 #13 France Courage Compétition Courage LC70 Mugen MF458S 4.5L V8 4 4
11 #15 United Kingdom ProTran Competition ProTran RS06/H Judd GV5 5.0L V10 1 1

† - #9 Creation Autosportif broke the tie by having a best finish of 2nd compared to Chamberlain-Synergy's best of 3rd.

LMP2 Standings[edit]

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1 #32 France Barazi-Epsilon Courage C65 AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4 10 5 3 5 5 28
2 #25 United Kingdom RML MG-Lola EX264 AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4 3 8 5 10 26
3 #20 France Pir Competition Pilbeam MP93 Judd XV675 3.4L V8 8 2 8 6 24
4= #24 United States Binnie Motorsports Lola B05/42 Zytek ZG348 3.4L V8 6 8 6 20
4= #40 Portugal ASM Team Racing for Portugal Lola B05/40 AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4 10 10 20
6= #36 France Paul Belmondo Racing Courage C65 Ford (Mecachrome) 3.4L V8 4 4 4 12
6= #44 Germany Kruse Motorsport Courage C65 Judd XV675 3.4L V8 4 8 12
8 #39 United Kingdom Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport Lola B05/40 AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4 10 10
9 #35 Belgium G-Force Racing Courage C65 Judd XV675 3.4L V8 6 1 7
10 #22 United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing Radical SR9 Judd XV675 3.4L V8 6 6
11 #37 France Paul Belmondo Racing Courage C65 Ford (Mecachrome) 3.4L V8 5 5
12 #21 United Kingdom Team Bruichladdich Radical Radical SR9 AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4 4 4

† - ASM Team ended their involvement with Chamberlain-Synergy after round 2. ASM Team's entry is considered new and thus the two team scores are not combined.

GT1 Standings[edit]

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1 #50 France Aston Martin Racing Larbre Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 10 10 4 8 32
2 #67 Russia Convers MenX Team Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9L V12 8 4 6 6 4 28
3= #72 France Luc Alphand Aventures Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Chevrolet 7.0L V8 6 3 8 8 25
3= #55 France Team Oreca Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0L V8 10 5 10 25
5= #70 Belgium PSI Experience Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Chevrolet 7.0L V8 6 5 5 16
5= #63 United Kingdom Team Modena† Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 10 6 16
7 #61 United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport† Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 5 8 13
8 #62 United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 4 5 9

† - Team Modena ended their involvement with Cirtek after round 2. Team Modena's entry is considered new and thus the two team scores are not combined.

GT2 Standings[edit]

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1 #76 Italy Autorlando Sport Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 8 10 8 8 34
2 #82 United Kingdom Team LNT Panoz Esperante GT-LM Ford (Elan) 5.0L V8 6 8 2 5 21
3 #81 United Kingdom Team LNT Panoz Esperante GT-LM Ford (Elan) 5.0L V8 10 10 20
4 #99 United Kingdom Virgo Motorsport Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0L V8 1 6 5 3 4 19
5 #92 France IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 5 4 3 4 2 18
6 #97 Italy GPC Sport Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0L V8 10 1 6 17
7 #86 Netherlands Spyker Squadron Spyker C8 Spyder GT2-R Audi 3.8L V8 2 4 6 12
8= #83 Italy GPC Sport Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0L V8 10 10
8= #85 Netherlands Spyker Squadron Spyker C8 Spyder GT2-R Audi 3.8L V8 4 6 10
10= #90 Germany Farnbacher Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 3 5 8
10= #78 Italy Autorlando Sport Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 8 8
10= #75 France Thierry Perrier Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 3 2 3 8
13 #80 Germany Farnbacher Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 5 5
14 #77 Germany Seikel Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 2 2
15= #73 Belgium Ice Pol Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 1 1
15= #96 United Kingdom James Watt Automotive Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 1 1

Drivers Championship[edit]

Points are awarded to the top 8 finishers in the order of 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. Drivers who do not drive for at least one hour do not receive points.

Points are awarded to a single driver and car combination. If a driver wins points driving a different car in a different event, those points are listed separately. Drivers listed multiple times in the points standings are marked with an asterisk.

LMP1 Standings[edit]

Pos Driver No Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1= France Emmanuel Collard #17 France Pescarolo Sport 10 10 10 10 10 50
1= France Jean-Christophe Boullion #17 France Pescarolo Sport 10 10 10 10 10 50
3= France Didier André #17 France Pescarolo Sport 10 10 20
3= Switzerland Felipe Ortiz #9 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif 8 6 6 20
3= Italy Beppe Gabbiani #9 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif 8 6 6 20
3= United Kingdom Bob Berridge #19 United Kingdom Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport 6 5 4 5 20
3= United Kingdom Gareth Evans #19 United Kingdom Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport 6 5 4 5 20
8= Switzerland Harold Primat #5 Switzerland Swiss Spirit 8 3 8 19
8= Switzerland Marcel Fässler #5 Switzerland Swiss Spirit 8 3 8 19
10= France Nicolas Minassian* #9 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif 8 6 14
10= United Kingdom Peter Owen #19 United Kingdom Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport 5 4 5 14
12 France Eric Hélary #17 France Pescarolo Sport 10 10
13 United Kingdom Kevin McGarrity #10 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif 1 8 9
14= Denmark Nicolas Kiesa #6 United Kingdom Lister Storm Racing 8 8
14= Denmark Jens Møller #6 United Kingdom Lister Storm Racing 8 8
14= France Nicolas Minassian* #10 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif 8 8
17= United Kingdom Gregor Fisken #12 France Courage Compétition 2 5 7
17= France Jean-Marc Gounon #12 France Courage Compétition 2 5 7
17= Switzerland Alexander Frei #12 France Courage Compétition 2 5 7
20= Denmark John Nielsen #2 United Kingdom Zytek Engineering 6 6
20= Denmark Casper Elgaard #2 United Kingdom Zytek Engineering 6 6
20= Denmark Philip Andersen #2 United Kingdom Zytek Engineering 6 6
20= Netherlands Jan Lammers #14 Netherlands Racing for Holland 6 6
20= Malaysia Alex Yoong #14 Netherlands Racing for Holland 6 6
20= United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter #9 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif 6 6
26= Sweden Stefan Johansson #2 United Kingdom Zytek Engineering 4 4
26= Japan Hideki Noda #2 United Kingdom Zytek Engineering 4 4
26= Japan Shinji Nakano #13 France Courage Compétition 4 4
26= Japan Haruki Kurosawa #13 France Courage Compétition 4 4
30= United Kingdom Paul Cope #15 United Kingdom ProTran Competition 1 1
30= United Kingdom Ben Collins #15 United Kingdom ProTran Competition 1 1

LMP2 Standings[edit]

Pos Driver No Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1= Netherlands Michael Vergers #32 France Barazi-Epsilon 10 5 3 5 5 28
1= Denmark Juan Barazi #32 France Barazi-Epsilon 10 5 3 5 5 28
3= United Kingdom Mike Newton #25 United Kingdom RML 3 8 5 10 26
3= Brazil Thomas Erdos #25 United Kingdom RML 3 8 5 10 26
5= France Marc Rostan #20 France Pierre Bruneau 8 2 8 6 24
5= France Pierre Bruneau #20 France Pierre Bruneau 8 2 8 6 24
7= Spain Miguel Ángel de Castro* #40 Portugal ASM Team Racing for Portugal 10 10 20
7= Spain Ángel Burgueño* #40 Portugal ASM Team Racing for Portugal 10 10 20
7= Portugal Miguel Amaral #40 Portugal ASM Team Racing for Portugal 10 10 20
7= United Kingdom Sam Hancock #24 United States Binnie Motorsports 6 8 6 20
7= United Kingdom Allen Timpany #24 United States Binnie Motorsports 6 8 6 20
12 Italy Davide Valsecchi #32 France Barazi-Epsilon 5 5 5 15
13 United States William Binnie #24 United States Binnie Motorsports 8 6 14
14 France Jean-Philippe Belloc #32 France Barazi-Epsilon 10 3 13
15= Denmark Jens Petersen* #44 Germany Kruse Motorsport 4 8 12
15= Denmark Jan-Dirk Leuders* #44 Germany Kruse Motorsport 4 8 12
15= Saudi Arabia Karim Ojjeh #36 France Paul Belmondo Racing 4 4 4 12
15= France Pierre Ragues #36 France Paul Belmondo Racing 4 4 4 12
19= Spain Miguel Ángel de Castro* #39 United Kingdom Team Chamberlain-Synergy 10 10
19= Spain Ángel Burgueño* #39 United Kingdom Team Chamberlain-Synergy 10 10
21= Austria Norbert Siedler #44 Germany Kruse Motorsport 8 8
21= France Claude-Yves Gosselin #36 France Paul Belmondo Racing 4 4 8
23= United Kingdom Ed Morris #35 Belgium G-Force Racing 6 6
23= France Jean-François Leroch #35 Belgium G-Force Racing 6 6
23= Portugal João Barbosa #22 United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing 6 6
23= United Kingdom Martin Short #22 United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing 6 6
27= France Paul Belmondo #37 France Paul Belmondo Racing 5 5
27= France Didier André #37 France Paul Belmondo Racing 5 5
27= France Yann Clairay #37 France Paul Belmondo Racing 5 5
30= United Kingdom Tim Greaves #21 United Kingdom Team Bruichladdich Radical 4 4
30= United Kingdom Stuart Moseley #21 United Kingdom Team Bruichladdich Radical 4 4
30= Canada Tony Burgess #44 Germany Kruse Motorsport 4 4
33= Denmark Jens Petersen* #35 Belgium G-Force Racing 1 1
33= Denmark Jan-Dirk Leuders* #35 Belgium G-Force Racing 1 1
33= Germany Christophe Brück #35 Belgium G-Force Racing 1 1

GT1 Standings[edit]

Pos Driver No Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1= Portugal Pedro Lamy #50 France Aston Martin Racing Larbre 10 10 4 8 32
1= Switzerland Gabriele Gardel #50 France Aston Martin Racing Larbre 10 10 4 8 32
1= Belgium Vincent Vosse #50 France Aston Martin Racing Larbre 10 10 4 8 32
4= Netherlands Peter Kox #67 Russia Convers MenX Team 8 4 6 6 4 28
4= Russia Alexey Vasilyev #67 Russia Convers MenX Team 8 4 6 6 4 28
4= Czech Republic Robert Pergl #67 Russia Convers MenX Team 8 4 6 6 4 28
7= Monaco Stéphane Ortelli #55 France Team Oreca 10 5 10 25
7= France Soheil Ayari #55 France Team Oreca 10 5 10 25
7= France Jérôme Policand #72 France Luc Alphand Aventures 6 3 8 8 25
7= France Patrice Goueslard #72 France Luc Alphand Aventures 6 3 8 8 25
11= United Kingdom Peter Hardman* #63 United Kingdom Team Modena 10 6 16
11= Spain Antonio García* #63 United Kingdom Team Modena 10 6 16
11= France Luc Alphand #72 France Luc Alphand Aventures 8 8 16
11= Finland Pertti Kuismanen #70 Belgium PSI Experience 6 5 5 16
11= Netherlands Jos Menten #70 Belgium PSI Experience 6 5 5 16
11= Finland Markus Palttala #70 Belgium PSI Experience 6 5 5 16
17 Spain Antonio García* #61 United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport 5 8 13
18= United Kingdom Peter Hardman* #62 United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport 4 5 9
18= United Kingdom Christian Vann #62 United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport 4 5 9
20 United Kingdom Richard Lyons #61 United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport 8 8
21= France Anthony Beltoise #72 France Luc Alphand Aventures 6 6
21= Australia David Brabham #63 United Kingdom Team Modena 6 6
23= United Kingdom Nathan Kinch #61 United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport 5 5
23= United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter #62 United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport 5 5

GT2 Standings[edit]

Pos Driver No Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1= Switzerland Joël Camathias #76 Italy Autorlando Sport 8 10 8 8 34
1= Germany Marc Lieb #76 Italy Autorlando Sport 8 10 8 8 34
3= United Kingdom Lawrence Tomlinson #82 United Kingdom Team LNT 6 8 2 5 21
3= United Kingdom Richard Dean #82 United Kingdom Team LNT 6 8 2 5 21
5= United Kingdom Warren Hughes #81 United Kingdom Team LNT 10 10 20
5= United Kingdom Robert Bell #81 United Kingdom Team LNT 10 10 20
7= United Kingdom Dan Eagling #99 United Kingdom Virgo Motorsport 1 6 5 3 4 19
7= United Kingdom Tim Sugden #99 United Kingdom Virgo Motorsport 1 6 5 3 4 19
9= France Christophe Bouchut #92 France IMSA Performance Matmut 5 4 3 4 2 18
9= France Raymond Narac #92 France IMSA Performance Matmut 5 4 3 4 2 18
11 Italy Luca Drudi #97 Italy GPC Sport 10 1 6 17
12 United Kingdom Jonny Kane #86 Netherlands Spyker Squadron 2 4 6 12
13= Italy Fabrizio de Simone #97 Italy GPC Sport 10 10
13= Italy Stefano Zonca #83 Italy GPC Sport 10 10
13= Italy Andrea Belicchi #83 Italy GPC Sport 10 10
13= Italy Marco Cioci #83 Italy GPC Sport 10 10
13= Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen #85 Netherlands Spyker Squadron 4 6 10
13= Netherlands Mike Hezemans #85 Netherlands Spyker Squadron 4 6 10
13= Germany Marco Seefried #90 Germany Farnbacher Racing 5 5 10
20= United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith #82 United Kingdom Team LNT 8 8
20= Denmark Gunnar Kristensen #78 Italy Autorlando Sport 8 8
20= Denmark Allan Simonsen #78 Italy Autorlando Sport 8 8
20= United Kingdom Pierre Ehret #90 Germany Farnbacher Racing 3 5 8
20= Germany Dominik Farnbacher #90 Germany Farnbacher Racing 3 5 8
20= United Kingdom Nigel Smith #75 France Thierry Perrier 3 2 3 8
20= France Philippe Hesnault #75 France Thierry Perrier 3 2 3 8
27= Italy Gabrio Rosa #97 Italy GPC Sport 1 6 7
27= United Kingdom Marc Hynes #82 United Kingdom Team LNT 2 5 7
29= Italy Andrea Montermini #97 Italy GPC Sport 6 6
29= United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck #86 Netherlands Spyker Squadron 6 6
31= France Sébastian Dumez #92 France IMSA Performance Matmut 5 5
31= Denmark Lars-Erik Nielsen #80 Germany Farnbacher Racing 5 5
31= France Anthony Beltoise #75 France Thierry Perrier 2 3 5
34 Portugal João Barbosa #75 France Thierry Perrier 3 3
35= Netherlands Donny Crevels #86 Netherlands Spyker Squadron 2 2
35= Canada Tony Burgess #77 Germany Seikel Motorsport 2 2
35= United States Philip Collin #77 Germany Seikel Motorsport 2 2
38= United Kingdom Ian Khan #99 United Kingdom Virgo Motorsport 1 1
38= Belgium Yves Lambert #73 Belgium Ice Pol Racing Team 1 1
38= Belgium Christian Lefort #73 Belgium Ice Pol Racing Team 1 1
38= France Romain Iannetta #73 Belgium Ice Pol Racing Team 1 1
38= Germany Wolfgang Kaufmann #96 United Kingdom James Watt Automotive 1 1
38= United Kingdom Peter Cook #96 United Kingdom James Watt Automotive 1 1
38= United Kingdom Paul Daniels #96 United Kingdom James Watt Automotive 1 1

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