2008 1000 km of Spa

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The 2008 1000 km of Spa was the third round of the 2008 Le Mans Series season. It took place at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on 11 May 2008.

This race marked the first international victory for Canadian Jacques Villeneuve since the Formula One Luxembourg Grand Prix in 1997.

Race results[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[1]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 7 France Team Peugeot Total France Nicolas Minassian
Spain Marc Gené
Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 143
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 143
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
3 LMP1 6 France Team Oreca-Matmut France Olivier Panis
France Nicolas Lapierre
Courage-Oreca LC70 M 140
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
4 LMP1 1 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Audi R10 M 139
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
5 LMP1 16 France Pescarolo Sport France Emmanuel Collard
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
Pescarolo 01 M 139
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
6 LMP2 34 Netherlands Van Merksteijn Motorsport
Netherlands Equipe Verschuur
Netherlands Peter Van Merksteijn
Netherlands Jos Verstappen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 138
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
7 LMP2 27 Switzerland Horag Racing Switzerland Fredy Lienhard
Belgium Didier Theys
Netherlands Jan Lammers
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 138
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
8 LMP2 31 Denmark Team Essex Denmark Casper Elgaard
Denmark John Nielsen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo D 135
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
9 LMP1 15 United Kingdom Creation AIM United Kingdom Stuart Hall
United Kingdom Robbie Kerr
Creation CA07 D 134
AIM (Judd) YS5.5 5.5 L V10
10 LMP2 35 France Saulnier Racing France Pierre Ragues
France Matthieu Lahaye
Pescarolo 01 M 134
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
11 LMP1 20 Spain Epsilon Euskadi Spain Ángel Burgueño
Spain Miguel Ángel de Castro
Epsilon Euskadi EE1 M 133
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
12 LMP2 41 Switzerland Trading Performance Saudi Arabia Karim Ojjeh
France Claude-Yves Gosselin
Belgium Julian Schroyen
Zytek 07S/2 M 133
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
13 GT1 72 France Luc Alphand Aventures Monaco Olivier Beretta
France Guillaume Moreau
France Patrice Goueslard
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 130
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
14 LMP1 4 France Saulnier Racing France Jacques Nicolet
Monaco Marc Faggionato
Monaco Richard Hein
Pescarolo 01 M 130
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
15 GT1 55 Russia IPB Spartak Racing
Germany Reiter Engineering
Netherlands Peter Kox
Russia Roman Rusinov
Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT M 129
Lamborghini L535 6.0 L V12
16 GT1 59 United Kingdom Team Modena Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Spain Antonio García
Aston Martin DBR9 M 127
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
17 GT2 96 United Kingdom Virgo Motorsport United Kingdom Rob Bell
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari F430GT D 126
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
18 GT2 77 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Marc Lieb
Australia Alex Davison
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 126
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
19 GT2 88 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Austria Horst Felbermayr, Sr.
Austria Horst Felbermayr, Jr.
Germany Christian Ried
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 123
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
20 GT2 94 Switzerland Speedy Racing Team Switzerland Andrea Chiesa
Switzerland Benjamin Leuenberger
Switzerland Iradj Alexander
Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R M 123
Audi 4.0 L V8
21 GT2 99 Monaco JMB Racing
United Kingdom Aucott Racing
France Alain Ferté
United Kingdom Ben Aucott
Ferrari F430GT M 123
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
22 GT2 76 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Raymond Narac
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 122
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
23 GT2 98 Monaco JMB Racing Switzerland Maurice Basso
Netherlands Peter Kutemann
France Stéphane Daoudi
Ferrari F430GT M 122
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
24 GT1 61 United Kingdom Strakka Racing United Kingdom Peter Hardman
United Kingdom Nick Leventis
Aston Martin DBR9 D 121
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
25 GT2 95 United Kingdom James Watt Automotive Finland Markus Palttala
United Kingdom Paul Daniels
United Kingdom Tim Sugden
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR D 121
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
26 GT2 85 Netherlands Snoras Spyker Squadron United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck
Germany Ralf Kelleners
Russia Alexey Vasilyev
Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R M 118
Audi 4.0 L V8
27 LMP1 18 United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing Finland Mikael Forsten
Portugal João Barbosa
Belgium Vanina Ickx
Pescarolo 01 D 112
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
28 LMP2 25 United Kingdom Ray Mallock Ltd. United Kingdom Mike Newton
Brazil Thomas Erdos
MG-Lola EX265 M 111
MG (AER) XP21 2.0 L Turbo I4
29 LMP1 10 Czech Republic Charouz Racing System Czech Republic Jan Charouz
Germany Stefan Mücke
Lola B08/60 M 107
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
30 LMP2 26 United Kingdom Team Bruichladdich Radical Germany Jens Petersen
Germany Jan-Dirk Lueders
France Marc Rostan
Radical SR9 D 106
AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4
31
NC
LMP1 17 France Pescarolo Sport Switzerland Harold Primat
France Christophe Tinseau
Pescarolo 01 M 137
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
32
NC
LMP2 33 Switzerland Speedy Racing Team
United Kingdom Sebah Automotive
Italy Andrea Belicchi
France Xavier Pompidou
Switzerland Steve Zacchia
Lola B08/80 M 128
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
33
DNF
GT2 91 Germany Farnbacher Racing Denmark Lars-Erik Nielsen
Denmark Allan Simonsen
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 95
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
34
DNF
GT2 90 Germany Farnbacher Racing Germany Pierre Ehret
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Ferrari F430GT M 93
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
35
DNF
LMP2 45 United Kingdom Embassy Racing United Kingdom Jonny Kane
United Kingdom Warren Hughes
Embassy WF01 M 77
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
36
DNF
LMP1 3 Monaco Scuderia Lavaggi Monaco Giovanni Lavaggi
Germany Wolfgang Kaufmann
Lavaggi LS1 D 66
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
37
DNF
LMP2 32 France Barazi-Epsilon Denmark Juan Barazi
Netherlands Michael Vergers
Brazil Fernando Rees
Zytek 07S/2 M 62
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
38
DNF
LMP1 8 France Team Peugeot Total France Stéphane Sarrazin
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Austria Alexander Wurz
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 56
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
39
DNF
GT2 75 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Richard Balandras
France Michel Lecourt
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 49
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
40
DNF
LMP2 40 Portugal Quifel ASM Team Portugal Miguel Amaral
France Olivier Pla
Lola B05/40 D 35
AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4
41
DNF
GT1 73 France Luc Alphand Aventures France Sébastien Dumez
France Jean-Luc Blanchemain
France Stéphane Lémeret
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 26
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
42
DNF
LMP2 46 United Kingdom Embassy Racing United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
United Kingdom Joey Foster
Embassy WF01 M 0
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
DNS LMP2 44 Germany Kruse Schiller Motorsport France Jean de Pourtalès
Japan Hideki Noda
Lola B05/40 D -
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
DNQ LMP2 37 France WR Salini France Stéphane Salini
France Philippe Salini
France Patrice Roussel
WR LMP2008 D -
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8

Both the #17 Pescarolo and #33 Speedy Sebah entries failed to complete the final lap of the race. Both cars were therefore not classified in the final results even though they had covered sufficient distance.

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position – #8 Team Peugeot Total – 1:58.069[1]
  • Fastest Lap – #7 Team Peugeot Total – 1:59.883[1]
  • Average Speed – 189.062 km/h[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "1000km of Spa Timing" (PDF). Le Mans Series. 11 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 

External links[edit]


Le Mans Series
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2008 1000km of Monza
2008 season Next race:
2008 1000km of Nürburgring