2008 Le Mans Series season

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2008 Le Mans Series season
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The 2008 Le Mans Series season was the fifth season of ACO's Le Mans Series. It was a series for Le Mans Prototype and Grand Touring style cars broken into 4 classes: LMP1, LMP2, GT1, and GT2. It ran from 6 April to 14 September 2008 with five rounds taking place.

Schedule[edit]

The 2008 schedule remained largely unchanged from that of 2007, except for Circuit de Catalunya replacing Circuit de Valencia for the Spanish round. A large gap was built into the schedule between May and August to better allow teams to prepare for and recover from the 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans.[1]

An additional race was announced at a later date, with a 1000 km event in Shanghai. This event however would not replace the Mil Milhas Brasil round, but was instead to be a stand-alone event as a precursor to a new Asian Le Mans Series planned for 2009. Points for the Le Mans Series would not be awarded but class winners would gain automatic entry to the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans.[2] The race was cancelled and was later rescheduled be held on 8 November 2009, because of conflicts with the 2008 Summer Olympics schedule.[3]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
- France LMS Official Test Paul Ricard HTTT 2 March
3 March
1 Spain 1000 km of Catalunya Circuit de Catalunya 6 April
2 Italy 1000 km of Monza Autodromo Nazionale Monza 27 April
3 Belgium 1000 km of Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 11 May
4 Germany 1000 km of Nürburgring Nürburgring 17 August
5 United Kingdom 1000 km of Silverstone Silverstone Circuit 14 September

Season results[edit]

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 Catalunya France #7 Team Peugeot Total Netherlands #34 VM Motorsport France #72 Luc Alphand Aventures United Kingdom #96 Virgo Motorsport Results
France Nicolas Minassian
Spain Marc Gené
Netherlands Jos Verstappen
Netherlands Peter van Merksteijn
France Luc Alphand
France Guillaume Moreau
France Patrice Goueslard
United Kingdom Rob Bell
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
2 Monza France #8 Team Peugeot Total Denmark #31 Team Essex United Kingdom #59 Team Modena Germany #91 Farnbacher Racing Results
France Stéphane Sarrazin
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Denmark John Nielsen
Denmark Casper Elgaard
Spain Antonio García
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Denmark Lars-Erik Nielsen
Denmark Allan Simonsen
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
3 Spa France #7 Team Peugeot Total Netherlands #34 VM Motorsport France #72 Luc Alphand Aventures United Kingdom #96 Virgo Motorsport Results
France Nicolas Minassian
Spain Marc Gené
Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Netherlands Jos Verstappen
Netherlands Peter van Merksteijn
Monaco Olivier Beretta
France Guillaume Moreau
France Patrice Goueslard
United Kingdom Rob Bell
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
4 Nürburgring France #8 Team Peugeot Total Netherlands #34 VM Motorsport United Kingdom #59 Team Modena United Kingdom #96 Virgo Motorsport Results
France Stéphane Sarrazin
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Netherlands Jos Verstappen
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Spain Antonio García
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
United Kingdom Rob Bell
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
5 Silverstone Germany #1 Audi Team Joest Netherlands #34 VM Motorsport United Kingdom #59 Team Modena United Kingdom #96 Virgo Motorsport Results
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Netherlands Jos Verstappen
Netherlands Peter van Merksteijn
Spain Antonio García
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
United Kingdom Rob Bell
Brazil Jaime Melo

Team Championships[edit]

Points were awarded to the top eight finishers in the order of 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. Unlike the American Le Mans Series, where teams with multiple entries scored the points of their highest finishing entry in each race, teams with multiple entries did not have their cars combined and each entry number was scored separately in the championship. Cars which failed to complete 70% of the winner's distance were not awarded points.

The top two finishers in each team championship earned automatic entry to the 2009 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 #2 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R10 TDI Audi 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 8 8 8 6 5 35
2 #7 France Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 10 4 10 8 0 32
3 #1 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R10 TDI Audi 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 4 3 5 5 10 27
4 #8 France Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 1 10 0 10 0 21
5 #10 Czech Republic Charouz Racing System Lola B08/60 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 6 1 0 4 8 19
6 #16 France Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo 01 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 5 0 4 0 6 15
7 #15 United Kingdom Creation AIM Creation CA07 AIM (Judd) YS5.5 5.5 L V10 - 5 3 2 4 14
8 #17 France Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo 01 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 3 6 0 1 3 13
9 #6 France Team Oreca-Matmut Courage-Oreca LC70 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 0 0 6 0 0 6
10= #5 France Team Oreca-Matmut Courage-Oreca LC70 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 0 0 - 3 2 5
10= #18 United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing Pescarolo 01 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 2 2 0 0 1 5
12 #20 Spain Epsilon Euskadi Epsilon Euskadi ee1 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 0 0 2 0 0 2
13 #4 France Saulnier Racing Pescarolo 01 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 0 0 1 0 0 1
- #14 United Kingdom Creation AIM Creation CA07 AIM (Judd) YS5.5 5.5 L V10 0 0 - 0 0 0
- #3 Monaco Scuderia Lavaggi Lavaggi LS1 AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8 0 - 0 0 - 0
- #21 Spain Epsilon Euskadi Epsilon Euskadi ee1 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 - - - 0 0 0
- #19 United Kingdom Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport Lola B06/10 AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8 0 - - - - 0

LMP2 standings[edit]

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1 #34 Netherlands Van Merksteijn Motorsport Porsche RS Spyder Evo Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8 10 8 10 10 10 48
2 #31 Denmark Team Essex Porsche RS Spyder Evo Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8 6 10 6 6 4 32
3 #27 Switzerland Horag Racing Porsche RS Spyder Evo Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8 3 6 8 0 8 25
4= #35 France Saulnier Racing Pescarolo 01 Judd DB 3.4 L V8 4 4 5 8 0 21
4= #25 United Kingdom Ray Mallock Ltd. MG-Lola EX265
MG-Lola EX265C
MG (AER) XP21 2.0 L Turbo I4 5
 
5
 
3
 
3
 
 
5
21
6 #40 Portugal Quifel ASM Team Lola B05/40 AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4 0 2 0 4 6 12
7 #33 Switzerland Speedy Racing Team Sebah Lola B08/80 Judd DB 3.4 L V8 8 0 0 0 0 8
8 #41 Switzerland Trading Performance Zytek 07S/2 Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8 1 0 4 0 2 7
9 #45 United Kingdom Embassy Racing Embassy WF01 Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8 0 1 0 2 3 6
10 #46 United Kingdom Embassy Racing Embassy WF01 Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8 0 0 0 5 0 5
11= #44 Germany Kruse Schiller Motorsport Lola B05/40 Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4 0 3 0 0 1 4
11= #26 United Kingdom Team Bruichladdich Radical Radical SR9 AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4 2 0 2 0 0 4
13 #32 France Barazi-Epsilon Zytek 07S/2 Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8 0 0 0 1 0 1
- #37 France WR Salini WR LMP2008 Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8 0 0 0 0 0 0
- #30 Italy Racing Box Lucchini LMP2008 Judd XV675 3.4 L V8 0 0 - - - 0

GT1 standings[edit]

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1 #72 France Luc Alphand Aventures Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8 10 8 10 8 6 42
2 #59 United Kingdom Team Modena Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 0 10 6 10 10 36
3 #55 Russia IPB Spartak Racing Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT Lamborghini 6.0 L V12 6 5 8 0 8 27
4 #61 United Kingdom Strakka Racing Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 - - 5 - 5 10
5 #50 France Larbre Compétition Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0 L V8 8 - - - - 8
6 #73 France Luc Alphand Aventures Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8 0 6 0 0 - 6

GT2 standings[edit]

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1 #96 United Kingdom Virgo Motorsport Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 10 0 10 10 10 40
2 #77 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 8 3 8 8 8 35
3 #90 Germany Farnbacher Racing Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 5 8 0 0 6 19
4 #99 Monaco JMB Racing Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 3 6 4 5 0 18
5 #76 France IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 6 0 3 6 0 15
6 #85 Netherlands Snoras Spyker Squadron Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R Audi 4.0 L V8 4 0 0 4 5 13
7= #94 Switzerland Speedy Racing Team Sebah Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R Audi 4.0 L V8 0 5 5 0 1 11
7= #98 Monaco JMB Racing Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 0 4 2 2 3 11
9= #91 Germany Farnbacher Racing Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 0 10 0 0 0 10
9= #88 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 0 0 6 0 4 10
11= #75 France IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 2 0 0 3 0 5
11= #95 United Kingdom James Watt Automotive Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 1 2 1 1 0 5
13 #93 United Kingdom James Watt Automotive Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 0 - - - 2 2

Driver Championships[edit]

Points were awarded to the top 8 finishers in the order of 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. Drivers who did not drive for at least 45 minutes do not receive points.

LMP1 standings[edit]

Alexandre Prémat and Mike Rockenfeller won the LMP1 title, despite not winning a race.
Pos Driver Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1= France Alexandre Prémat Germany Audi Sport Team Joest 8 8 8 6 5 35
1= Germany Mike Rockenfeller Germany Audi Sport Team Joest 8 8 8 6 5 35
3= France Nicolas Minassian France Team Peugeot Total 10 4 10 8 32
3= Spain Marc Gené France Team Peugeot Total 10 4 10 8 32
5= United Kingdom Allan McNish Germany Audi Sport Team Joest 4 3 5 5 10 27
5= Italy Rinaldo Capello Germany Audi Sport Team Joest 4 3 5 5 10 27
7= France Stéphane Sarrazin France Team Peugeot Total 1 10 10 21
7= Portugal Pedro Lamy France Team Peugeot Total 1 10 10 21
9= Czech Republic Jan Charouz Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 6 1 4 8 19
9= Germany Stefan Mücke Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 6 1 4 8 19
11 France Jean-Christophe Boullion France Pescarolo Sport 5 4 6 15
12 United Kingdom Stuart Hall United Kingdom Creation AIM 5 3 2 4 14
13= Switzerland Harold Primat France Pescarolo Sport 3 6 1 3 13
13= France Christophe Tinseau France Pescarolo Sport 3 6 1 3 13
15 Canada Jacques Villeneuve France Team Peugeot Total 10 10
16 France Emmanuel Collard France Pescarolo Sport 5 4 9
17 United Kingdom Robbie Kerr United Kingdom Creation AIM 5 3 8
18= France Olivier Panis France Team Oreca-Matmut 6 6
18= France Nicolas Lapierre France Team Oreca-Matmut 6 6
18= France Romain Dumas France Pescarolo Sport 6 6
18= United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter United Kingdom Creation AIM 2 4 6
22= France Bruce Jouanny United Kingdom Creation AIM 5 5
22= France Soheil Ayari France Team Oreca-Matmut 3 2 5
22= Monaco Stéphane Ortelli France Team Oreca-Matmut 3 2 5
22= Belgium Vanina Ickx United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing 2 2 1 5
26 United Kingdom Martin Short United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing 2 2 4
27= France Loïc Duval France Team Oreca-Matmut 3 3
27= Portugal João Barbosa United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing 2 1 3
29= United Kingdom Duncan Tappy United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing 2 2
29= Spain Ángel Burgueño Spain Epsilon Euskadi 2 2
29= Spain Miguel Ángel de Castro Spain Epsilon Euskadi 2 2
32= France Jacques Nicolet France Saulnier Racing 1 1
32= Monaco Marc Faggionato France Saulnier Racing 1 1
32= Monaco Richard Hein France Saulnier Racing 1 1
32= United Kingdom Charlie Hollings United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing 1 1

LMP2 standings[edit]

Jos Verstappen won the LMP2 title as part of Van Merksteijn Motorsport.
Pos Driver Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Netherlands Van Merksteijn Motorsport 10 8 10 10 10 48
2 Netherlands Peter van Merksteijn Netherlands Van Merksteijn Motorsport 10 8 10 10 38
3= Denmark John Nielsen Denmark Team Essex 6 10 6 6 4 32
3= Denmark Casper Elgaard Denmark Team Essex 6 10 6 6 4 32
5= Switzerland Fredy Lienhard Switzerland Horag Racing 3 6 8 8 25
5= Belgium Didier Theys Switzerland Horag Racing 3 6 8 8 25
5= Netherlands Jan Lammers Switzerland Horag Racing 3 6 8 8 25
8= France Pierre Ragues France Saulnier Racing 4 4 5 8 21
8= France Matthieu Lahaye France Saulnier Racing 4 4 5 8 21
8= United Kingdom Mike Newton United Kingdom Ray Mallock Ltd. 5 5 3 3 5 21
8= Brazil Thomas Erdos United Kingdom Ray Mallock Ltd. 5 5 3 3 5 21
12= France Olivier Pla Portugal Quifel ASM Team 2 4 6 12
12= Portugal Miguel Amaral Portugal Quifel ASM Team 2 4 6 12
14 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen Netherlands Van Merksteijn Motorsport 10 10
15= Italy Andrea Belicchi Switzerland Speedy Racing Team Sebah 8 8
15= France Xavier Pompidou Switzerland Speedy Racing Team Sebah 8 8
15= Switzerland Steve Zacchia Switzerland Speedy Racing Team Sebah 8 8
18= Saudi Arabia Karim Ojjeh Switzerland Trading Performance 1 4 2 7
18= France Claude-Yves Gosselin Switzerland Trading Performance 1 4 2 7
20 United Kingdom Warren Hughes United Kingdom Embassy Racing 1 2 3 6
21= United Kingdom Darren Manning United Kingdom Embassy Racing 5 5
21= United Kingdom Joey Foster United Kingdom Embassy Racing 5 5
21= Belgium Julien Schroyen Switzerland Trading Performance 1 4 5
21= United Kingdom Jonny Kane United Kingdom Embassy Racing 2 3 5
25= France Jean de Pourtalès Germany Kruse Schiller Motorsport 3 1 4
25= Japan Hideki Noda Germany Kruse Schiller Motorsport 3 1 4
25= Germany Jens Petersen United Kingdom Team Bruichladdich Radical 2 2 4
25= Germany Jan-Dirk Leuders United Kingdom Team Bruichladdich Radical 2 2 4
25= France Marc Rostan United Kingdom Team Bruichladdich Radical 2 2 4
30 United Kingdom Adam Sharpe Switzerland Trading Performance 2 2
31= Brazil Mario Haberfeld United Kingdom Embassy Racing 1 1
31= Denmark Juan Barazi France Barazi-Epsilon 1 1
31= Netherlands Michael Vergers France Barazi-Epsilon 1 1
31= Brazil Fernando Rees France Barazi-Epsilon 1 1

GT1 standings[edit]

Guillaume Moreau and Patrice Goueslard won the GT1 title for Luc Alphand Aventures.
Pos Driver Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1= France Guillaume Moreau France Luc Alphand Aventures 10 8 10 8 6 42
1= France Patrice Goueslard France Luc Alphand Aventures 10 8 10 8 6 42
3= Spain Antonio García United Kingdom Team Modena 10 6 10 10 36
3= Czech Republic Tomáš Enge United Kingdom Team Modena 10 6 10 10 36
5= Netherlands Peter Kox Russia IPB Spartak Racing 6 5 8 8 27
5= Russia Roman Rusinov Russia IPB Spartak Racing 6 5 8 8 27
7= Monaco Olivier Beretta France Luc Alphand Aventures 8 10 18
7= France Luc Alphand France Luc Alphand Aventures 10 8 18
9= United Kingdom Peter Hardman United Kingdom Strakka Racing 5 5 10
9= United Kingdom Nick Leventis United Kingdom Strakka Racing 5 5 10
11= France Christophe Bouchut France Larbre Compétition 8 8
11= France Frédéric Makowiecki France Larbre Compétition 8 8
11= France Patrick Bornhauser France Larbre Compétition 8 8
14= France Sébastien Dumez France Luc Alphand Aventures 6 6
14= France Jean-Luc Blanchemain France Luc Alphand Aventures 6 6
14= France Roland Bervillé France Luc Alphand Aventures 6 6
17 United Kingdom Darren Turner United Kingdom Strakka Racing 5 5

GT2 standings[edit]

Rob Bell won the GT2 title for Virgo Motorsport.
Pos Driver Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1 United Kingdom Rob Bell United Kingdom Virgo Motorsport 10 10 10 10 40
2= Germany Marc Lieb Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton 8 3 8 8 8 35
2= Australia Alex Davison Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton 8 3 8 8 8 35
4 Italy Gianmaria Bruni United Kingdom Virgo Motorsport 10 10 10 30
5= Germany Pierre Kaffer Germany Farnbacher Racing 5 8 6 19
5= Germany Pierre Ehret Germany Farnbacher Racing 5 8 6 19
7 United Kingdom Ben Aucott Monaco JMB Racing 3 6 4 5 18
8 France Stéphane Daoudi Monaco JMB Racing 3 6 2 5 16
9= France Raymond Narac France IMSA Performance Matmut 6 3 6 15
9= Austria Richard Lietz France IMSA Performance Matmut 6 3 6 15
11= Germany Ralf Kelleners Netherlands Snoras Spyker Squadron 4 4 5 13
11= Russia Alexey Vasilyev Netherlands Snoras Spyker Squadron 4 4 5 13
13= France Anthony Beltoise Germany Farnbacher Racing 5 6 11
13= Switzerland Andrea Chiesa Switzerland Speedy Racing Team Sebah 5 5 1 11
13= Switzerland Benjamin Leuenberger Switzerland Speedy Racing Team Sebah 5 5 1 11
11= Netherlands Peter Kutemann Monaco JMB Racing 4 2 2 3 11
17= Denmark Lars-Erik Nielsen Germany Farnbacher Racing 10 10
17= Denmark Allan Simonsen Germany Farnbacher Racing 10 10
17= United Kingdom Richard Westbrook Germany Farnbacher Racing 10 10
17= Brazil Jaime Melo United Kingdom Virgo Motorsport 10 10
17= Austria Horst Felbermayr, Sr. Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton 6 4 10
17= Austria Horst Felbermayr, Jr. Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton 6 4 10
17= Germany Christian Ried Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton 6 4 10
24 Switzerland Maurice Basso Monaco JMB Racing 4 2 3 9
25 United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck Netherlands Snoras Spyker Squadron 4 4 8
26 United Kingdom Tim Sugden United Kingdom James Watt Automotive 2 1 1 2 6
27= Switzerland Iradj Alexander Switzerland Speedy Racing Team Sebah 5 5
27= Netherlands Tom Coronel Netherlands Snoras Spyker Squadron 5 5
27= France Richard Balandras France IMSA Performance Matmut 2 3 5
27= France Michel Lecourt France IMSA Performance Matmut 2 3 5
27= France Jean-Philippe Belloc France IMSA Performance Matmut 2 3 5
27= Finland Markus Palttala United Kingdom James Watt Automotive 1 2 1 1 5
27= United Kingdom Paul Daniels United Kingdom James Watt Automotive 1 2 1 1 5
34= Italy Mauro Casadei Monaco JMB Racing 4 4
34= France Alain Ferté Monaco JMB Racing 4 4
36 France Julien Gilbert Monaco JMB Racing 3 3
37= France Johan-Boris Scheier Monaco JMB Racing 2 2
37= South Africa Alan van der Merwe United Kingdom James Watt Automotive 2 2
37= Denmark Michael Outzen United Kingdom James Watt Automotive 2 2
40 Finland Mikael Forsten United Kingdom James Watt Automotive 1 1

Confirmed entries[edit]

LMP1[edit]

LMP2[edit]

GT1[edit]

GT2[edit]

  • Spyker built new coupes (Laviolettes) for the GT2 class, both for their own team as well as replacements for the Speedy Racing Team.[23]

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