2008 1000 km of Monza

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The 2008 1000 km of Monza was the second round of the 2008 Le Mans Series season. It took place at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy, on 27 April 2008. This event was the last ever.

Monégasque driver Stéphane Ortelli was injured in an incident during the race in which his Oreca-Courage Le Mans prototype became airborne in the first chicane. The car flipped several times, and Ortelli suffered a broken ankle. Ortelli's car narrowly missed hitting the #1 Audi R10 driven by Allan McNish. McNish had to weave his way through the debris of the crash.[1]

Race results[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[2]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 8 France Team Peugeot Total France Stéphane Sarrazin
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 173
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
2 LMP1 2 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest France Alexandre Prémat
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R10 M 173
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
3 LMP1 17 France Pescarolo Sport Switzerland Harold Primat
France Christophe Tinseau
Pescarolo 01 M 169
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
4 LMP1 15 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif United Kingdom Robbie Kerr
United Kingdom Stuart Hall
France Bruce Jouanny
Creation CA07 D 169
AIM (Judd) YS5.5 5.5 L V10
5 LMP1 7 France Team Peugeot Total France Nicolas Minassian
Spain Marc Gené
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 167
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
6 LMP1 1 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Audi R10 M 166
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
7 LMP1 18 United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing United Kingdom Martin Short
United Kingdom Duncan Tappy
Belgium Vanina Ickx
Pescarolo 01 D 166
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
8 LMP2 31 Denmark Team Essex Denmark Casper Elgaard
Denmark John Nielsen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo D 165
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
9 LMP2 34 Netherlands Van Merksteijn Motorsport
Netherlands Equipe Verschuur
Netherlands Peter van Merksteijn
Netherlands Jos Verstappen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 165
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
10 LMP2 27 Switzerland Horag Racing Switzerland Fredy Lienhard
Belgium Didier Theys
Netherlands Jan Lammers
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 164
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
11 LMP2 25 United Kingdom Ray Mallock Ltd. United Kingdom Mike Newton
Brazil Thomas Erdos
MG-Lola EX265 M 164
MG (AER) XP21 2.0 L Turbo I4
12 LMP2 35 France Saulnier Racing France Pierre Ragues
France Matthieu Lahaye
Pescarolo 01 M 163
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
13 LMP2 44 Germany Kruse Schiller Motorsport France Jean de Pourtalès
Japan Hideki Noda
Lola B05/40 D 162
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
14 LMP2 40 Portugal Quifel ASM Team Portugal Miguel Amaral
France Olivier Pla
Lola B05/40 D 161
AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4
15 GT1 59 United Kingdom Team Modena Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Spain Antonio García
Aston Martin DBR9 M 159
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
16 GT1 72 France Luc Alphand Aventures Monaco Olivier Beretta
France Guillaume Moreau
France Patrice Goueslard
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 159
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
17 LMP1 10 Czech Republic Charouz Racing System Czech Republic Jan Charouz
Germany Stefan Mücke
Lola B08/60 M 158
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
18 LMP2 45 United Kingdom Embassy Racing Brazil Mario Haberfeld
United Kingdom Warren Hughes
Embassy WF01 M 155
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
19 GT1 73 France Luc Alphand Aventures France Sébastien Dumez
France Jean-Luc Blanchemain
France Roland Bervillé
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 155
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
20 GT1 55 Russia IPB Spartak Racing
Germany Reiter Engineering
Netherlands Peter Kox
Russia Roman Rusinov
Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT M 153
Lamborghini L535 6.0 L V12
21 GT2 91 Germany Farnbacher Racing Denmark Lars-Erik Nielsen
Denmark Allan Simonsen
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 151
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
22 LMP2 33 Switzerland Speedy Racing Team
United Kingdom Sebah Automotive
Italy Andrea Belicchi
France Xavier Pompidou
Switzerland Steve Zacchia
Lola B08/80 M 151
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
23 GT2 90 Germany Farnbacher Racing Germany Pierre Ehret
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Ferrari F430GT M 151
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
24 GT2 99 Monaco JMB Racing
United Kingdom Aucott Racing
France Stéphane Daoudi
United Kingdom Ben Aucott
Ferrari F430GT M 150
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
25 GT2 94 Switzerland Speedy Racing Team Switzerland Andrea Chiesa
Switzerland Benjamin Leuenberger
Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R M 147
Audi 4.0 L V8
26 GT2 98 Monaco JMB Racing Switzerland Maurice Basso
Italy Mauro Casadei
Netherlands Peter Kutemann
Ferrari F430GT M 146
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
27 GT2 77 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Marc Lieb
Australia Alex Davison
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 141
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
28 GT2 95 United Kingdom James Watt Automotive Finland Markus Palttala
United Kingdom Tim Sugden
United Kingdom Paul Daniels
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR D 135
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
29
NC
GT2 85 Netherlands Snoras Spyker Squadron United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck
Germany Ralf Kelleners
Russia Alexey Vasilyev
Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R M 149
Audi 4.0 L V8
30
DNF
LMP2 46 United Kingdom Embassy Racing United Kingdom Jonny Kane
United Kingdom Joey Foster
Embassy WF01 M 146
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
31
DNF
LMP1 4 France Saulnier Racing France Jacques Nicolet
Monaco Marc Faggionato
Monaco Richard Hein
Pescarolo 01 M 134
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
32
DNF
LMP1 5 France Team Oreca-Matmut France Soheil Ayari
Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
Courage-Oreca LC70 M 130
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
33
DNF
LMP1 16 France Pescarolo Sport France Emmanuel Collard
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
Pescarolo 01 M 121
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
34
DNF
GT2 96 United Kingdom Virgo Motorsport United Kingdom Rob Bell
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari F430GT D 119
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
35
DNF
LMP2 32 France Barazi-Epsilon Denmark Juan Barazi
Netherlands Michael Vergers
Brazil Fernando Rees
Zytek 07S/2 M 116
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
36
DNF
LMP2 30 Italy Racing Box Italy Filippo Francioni
Italy Marco Didaio
Lucchini LMP2/04 D 115
Judd XV675 3.4 L V8
37
DNF
LMP2 41 Switzerland Trading Performance Saudi Arabia Karim Ojjeh
France Claude-Yves Gosselin
Belgium Julian Schroyen
Zytek 07S/2 M 94
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
38
DNF
GT2 75 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Richard Balandras
France Michel Lecourt
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 86
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
39
DNF
LMP1 20 Spain Epsilon Euskadi Spain Ángel Burgueño
Spain Miguel Ángel de Castro
Epsilon Euskadi EE1 M 73
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
40
DNF
LMP2 37 France WR Salini France Stéphane Salini
France Philippe Salini
France Patrice Roussel
WR LMP2008 D 71
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
41
DNF
LMP1 6 France Team Oreca-Matmut France Olivier Panis
France Nicolas Lapierre
Courage-Oreca LC70 M 27
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
42
DNF
GT2 88 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Austria Horst Felbermayr, Sr.
Austria Horst Felbermayr, Jr.
Germany Christian Ried
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 22
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
43
DNF
LMP2 26 United Kingdom Team Bruichladdich Radical Germany Jens Petersen
Germany Jan-Dirk Lueders
France Marc Rostan
Radical SR9 D 6
AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4
DSQ GT2 76 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Raymond Narac
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 152
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
DNS LMP1 14 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
United Kingdom Stuart Hall
Creation CA07 D -
AIM (Judd) 5.0 L V10

† - #76 IMSA Performance Matmut was disqualified after failing post-race technical inspection. The car's airbox was found to be outside the regulations.[3]

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position - #7 Team Peugeot Total - 1:31.470[2]
    • Pole Position (LMP2) - #34 Van Merksteijn Motorsport - 1:36.842[4]
  • Fastest Lap - #7 Team Peugeot Total - 1:32.449[2]
  • Average Speed - 201.019 km/h[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stéphane Ortelli update". Planetlemans.com. 27 April 2008. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d "1000km of Monza Timing" (PDF). Le Mans Series. 27 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  3. ^ "IMSA Performance Matmut #76 excluded from Monza race results". Planetlemans.com. 27 April 2008. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  4. ^ http://www.verstappen.nl/news/2008/04/1557.html

External links[edit]


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2008 1000km of Catalunya
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2008 1000km of Spa