2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

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The No. 2 Audi leading a duo of Peugeots

The 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans 2011) was the 79th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 11–12 June 2011 at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France, and organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO). It was the third round of the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, and was part of a World Championship or International Cup for the first time since 1992, when it was part of the World Sportscar Championship. The race was attended by 249,500 spectators.[1]

Audi Sport Team Joest's Benoît Tréluyer earned Audi their first pole position in five years while the team's sister car locked out the front row.[2] Early accidents eliminated two of Audi's three entries, but the sole remaining Audi R18 TDI of Tréluyer, Marcel Fässler, and André Lotterer held off the trio of Peugeot 908s to claim victory by a margin of 13.8 seconds. Greaves Motorsport Zytek-Nissan won the LMP2 category, Corvette Racing secured the GTE Pro class victory, and Larbre Compétition claimed a one-two finish in the GTE Am category with Corvette and Porsche.[3]

Regulation changes[edit]

2011 marked the first major revisions in Le Mans regulations since 2007, with significant changes on both the Le Mans Prototype category (LMP) and the Grand Touring category (GT).[4][5]

The new ACO rules state that the current LMP1 cars (2007–2010) will be rendered obsolete so new prototypes would have to be created. Engines in the LMP1 are similar to the engines in the LMP2 prior to 2010 (maximum engine sizes are: 3.4 L (3400 cc) for naturally aspirated engines; 2.0 L (2000 cc) for turbocharged petrol engines; 3.7 L (3700 cc) for turbocharged diesel engines). For 2011 cars raced during the 2010 season in an ACO-sanctioned event may participate, but must run smaller air restrictors, less boost pressure (turbo and turbo diesel), and a smaller fuel cell.

LMP2 engines are reduced to those similar to GT2; the engines must be production-based (maximum engine sizes are: 5.0 L (5000 cc) for normally aspirated engines, 8 cylinders maximum; 3.2 L (3200 cc) for turbocharged engines, 6 cylinders maximum; diesel engines are not permitted). LMP2 will also be focused on lower costs; the maximum cap for an LMP2 car will be set at 400,000 (€325,000 for chassis, €75,000 for engine). Lola Cars International was the first manufacturer to announce two different LMP2 cars, the open cockpit B11/40 and the closed cockpit B11/80; BMW, Ford, Honda (HPD), Jaguar, Nissan and Toyota engines can be fitted into a B11/40.[6]

Hybrid vehicle drivetrain systems will be extensively allowed with the new regulations, which include kinetic-energy recovery systems (KERS; no push-to-pass systems – KERS in LMP cars must be activated with the accelerator pedal), as well as four-wheel drive (non-hybrid vehicles will remain two-wheel drive, specifically rear-wheel drive). All LMP cars will be weighed at 900 kg (2,000 lb). In addition, LMP bodywork must have a Formula One-style vertical fin on the top of the engine cover to reduce lift tendency and such "flipping" airborne crashes such as the 1999 race with three incidents by the Mercedes-Benz CLR, the most famous is by Peter Dumbreck and the 2008 1000 km of Monza crash by Stéphane Ortelli with the Courage-Oreca LC70.

The former GT2 class becomes the sole production-based category in 2011, renamed as GT Endurance category and will be separated into two subclasses, GTE Amateur (GTE Am) and GTE Professional (GTE Pro), with a trophy each class. The 2011 regulations do allow for 2010-spec GT1 cars to take part on GTE Am class, although none have been entered.

Entries[edit]

With the construction of a 56th pit that was designed for the 56th entry in the 2010 race, there will be 56 spaces for the 2011 race. Unlike 2010, the 56th pit from 2011 onwards will not be accepted to normal LMP/GT competitors. The ACO have claimed that they will accept a 56th car from anywhere outside of all the ACO rules and regulations and any Le Mans-based series, providing that this vehicle in question demonstrates the use of green environmental-friendly technology.

Automatic invitations[edit]

Automatic entries to the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans were granted to teams that performed well in the previous year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as the 2010 seasons of the American Le Mans Series, Le Mans Series, Petit Le Mans, Asian Le Mans Series and Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. An automatic invitation is also awarded to the team which accumulates the most points in the Michelin Green X Challenge as part of the Le Mans Series, based on fuel economy of competitors during each event.[7]

Reason Entered LMP1 LMP2 LMGT
1st in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Germany Audi Sport North America United Kingdom Strakka Racing Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton
2nd in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Germany Audi Sport Team Joest France OAK Racing Germany Hankook Team Farnbacher
1st in the Le Mans Series France Team Oreca Matmut United Kingdom RML Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton
2nd in the Le Mans Series France Signature Plus United Kingdom Strakka Racing Italy AF Corse
1st in the Petit Le Mans France Team Peugeot Total United States Patrón Highcroft Racing United States Corvette Racing
1st in the American Le Mans Series No Recipient United States Patrón Highcroft Racing United States BMW Rahal Letterman Racing
1st in Intercontinental Le Mans Cup France Team Peugeot Total France OAK Racing Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton
1st in the LMS Green X Challenge France OAK Racing

Entry list[edit]

On 9 February 2011, the ACO released the official entry list of 56 cars plus ten reserves.

On April 12, the second Signatech entry in LMP2 was withdrawn from the entry list, promoting Extrême Limite AM Paris's Norma MP200P from the reserve list.[8]

On May 16, Highcroft Racing's entry in LMP1 was withdrawn from the entry list. The team cited a lack of financial support as the cause, while at the same time announcing their partnership with Honda and HPD had come to a close. The Kronos Racing Lola-Aston Martin was promoted to the entry list.[9]

As in the previous year's Le Mans, ten cars were selected as reserves. These ten are divided evenly with five LMPs and five GTs. Rather than the first reserve replacing a car of any class, a withdrawing LMP can only be replaced by another LMP and the same applies to GTs. The specific classes within LMP and GT are not considered in this process. Reserve entries are added in the order specified below.

Qualifying[edit]

Even though Audi has collected many Le Mans victories, 2011 was the first year where Audi started on pole since 2006. Despite the capacity reduction to just 3.7L, the new R18 and 908 managed to run several seconds faster than the original LMP1 diesel, the Audi R10 TDI, that clocked a 2006 lap of 3:30.466. The new prototype qualifying speed is also quicker than the Audi R10 in 2007. Again, despite the capacity reduction, the new Peugeot 908 managed a top speed of 341 km/h, just 5 km/h less than last year's Peugeot 908 HDi FAP with a much bigger 5.5L V12 turbodiesel engine.

Qualifying result[edit]

GTE-Pro polesitter, the #55 BMW Motorsport M3

Class leaders are in bold.

Pos No. Team Vehicle Class Time[10] Gap Grid
1 2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 TDI LMP1 3:25.738 1
2 1 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 TDI LMP1 3:25.799 +0.061 2
3 9 Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 LMP1 3:26.010 +0.272 3
4 8 Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 LMP1 3:26.156 +0.418 4
5 3 Audi Sport North America Audi R18 TDI LMP1 3:26.165 +0.427 5
6 7 Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 LMP1 3:26.272 +0.534 6
7 10 Team Oreca Matmut Peugeot 908 HDi FAP LMP1 3:30.084 +4.346 7
8 12 Rebellion Racing Lola B10/60-Toyota LMP1 3:32.883 +7.145 8
9 16 Pescarolo Team Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 3:33.066 +7.328 9
10 13 Rebellion Racing Lola B10/60-Toyota LMP1 3:34.573 +8.835 10
11 15 OAK Racing OAK Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 3:34.933 +9.195 11
12 22 Kronos Racing Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 LMP1 3:36.551 +10.813 12
13 20 Quifel-ASM Team Zytek 09SC LMP1 3:37.393 +11.655 13
14 26 Signatech Nissan Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 3:41.458 +15.720 14
15 24 OAK Racing OAK Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 3:41.908 +16.170 15
16 42 Strakka Racing HPD ARX-01d LMP2 3:42.615 +16.877 16
17 48 Team Oreca Matmut Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 3:43.098 +17.360 17
18 39 Pecom Racing Lola B11/40-Judd BMW LMP2 3:43.223 +17.485 18
19 49 OAK Racing OAK Pescarolo 01-Judd BMW LMP2 3:43.479 +17.741 19
20 41 Greaves Motorsport Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 3:43.802 +18.064 20
21 40 Race Performance Oreca 03-Judd BMW LMP2 3:44.294 +18.556 21
22 007 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin AMR-One LMP1 3:45.918 +20.180 22
23 36 RML HPD ARX-01d LMP2 3:47.308 +21.570 23
24 5 Hope Racing Oreca Swiss HY Tech-Hybrid LMP1 3:47.691 +21.953 24
25 009 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin AMR-One LMP1 3:48.355 +22.617 25
26 44 Extrême Limite AM Paris Norma MP200P-Judd BMW LMP2 3:48.420 +22.682 26
27 35 OAK Racing OAK Pescarolo 01-Judd BMW LMP2 3:48.665 +22.927 27
28 33 Level 5 Motorsports Lola B08/80-HPD LMP2 3:48.863 +23.125 28
29 55 BMW Motorsport BMW M3 GT2 LM GTE Pro 3:57.592 +31.854 29
30 51 AF Corse SRL Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LM GTE Pro 3:58.040 +32.302 30
31 56 BMW Motorsport BMW M3 GT2 LM GTE Pro 3:58.426 +32.688 31
32 74 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R LM GTE Pro 3:59.519 +33.781 32
33 89 Hankook Team Farnbacher Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LM GTE Pro 3:59.519 +33.781 33
34 73 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R LM GTE Pro 3:59.633 +33.895 34
35 77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LM GTE Pro 3:59.662 +33.924 35
36 59 Luxury Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LM GTE Pro 3:59.901 +34.163 36
37 75 Prospeed Competition Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LM GTE Pro 3:59.962 +34.224 37
38 79 Jota Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 LM GTE Pro 4:00.747 +35.009 38
39 66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LM GTE Pro 4:00.890 +35.152 39
40 80 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LM GTE Pro 4:01.024 +35.286 40
41 58 Luxury Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LM GTE Pro 4:01.176 +35.438 41
42 61 AF Corse SRL Ferrari F430 GTE LM GTE Am 4:01.282 +35.544 42
43 88 Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LM GTE Pro 4:01.752 +36.014 43
44 71 AF Corse SRL Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LM GTE Pro 4:02.216 +36.478 44
45 76 IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LM GTE Pro 4:02.548 +36.810 45
46 63 Proton Competition Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LM GTE Am 4:03.532 +37.794 46
47 81 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LM GTE Am 4:03.648 +37.910 47
48 70 Larbre Compétition Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LM GTE Am 4:03.918 +38.180 48
49 83 JMB Racing Ferrari F430 GTE LM GTE Am 4:04.640 +38.902 49
50 60 Gulf AMR Middle East Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 LM GTE Am 4:04.825 +39.087 50
51 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F430 GTE LM GTE Am 4:05.211 +39.473 51
52 50 Larbre Compétition Chevrolet Corvette C6.R LM GTE Am 4:05.955 +40.217 52
53 62 CRS Racing Ferrari F430 GTE LM GTE Am 4:07.236 +41.498 53
54 65 Lotus Jetalliance Lotus Evora GTE LM GTE Pro 4:07.465 +41.727 54
55 68 Robertson Racing LLC Ford GT-R Mk. VII LM GTE Am 4:08.208 +42.470 55
56 64 Lotus Jetalliance Lotus Evora GTE LM GTE Pro 4:12.569 +46.831 56

Race[edit]

The 2nd place No. 9 Peugeot 908
The GTE-Am class winning No. 50 Corvette of Labre Compétition

Before the race began, many teams were already adopting different strategies. Audi could not make the R18 go on a tank of fuel for longer than 11 laps, so they decided to trade fuel efficiency in favour of speed and downforce. The Peugeot 908 can run 12 laps on the same tank, mostly owing to its low-drag design. The 1-lap deficit in fuel economy that Audi had meant that they had to perform two more pitstops over the 24-hour period. This also forced them to run, on average, at least 0.5 seconds per lap quicker than Peugeot in order to compete effectively with the 908s. This had historically been the opposite, as Audi's cars had won the 2008 and 2010 races through reliability, fuel economy, and tyre-wear efficiency despite Peugeot's quick pace.

Within the first hour of the race, the Audi R18 #3 car driven by Allan McNish hit the barrier and rolled over near the Dunlop Bridge after a collision with the No. 58 GTE Pro class Ferrari 458 Italia, driven by Anthony Beltoise, after it had rejoined the track from the pit lane and was passing the slower Ferrari just after the Dunlop Bridge. McNish had started from fifth on the grid and by the second lap and was running second. The crash was severe and threw the Audi into the air after hitting the crash barrier beyond the gravel trap. The Audi was effectively destroyed but McNish walked away from the accident, while Beltoise, after assistance, rejoined the track with his car having bodywork damage.[11] The BMW M3s were struggling with grip issues and by the time the field reached Dunlop Bridge, Gavin in the #74 Corvette had already taken the class lead. The early safety car period from McNish's accident gave Gavin a major advantage over the rest of the GTE field, and from that point on the #74 Corvette opened up its lead to a full lap. The #2 Audi, meanwhile, had already made back a single pitstop deficit and was still leading the Peugeots. The total 4:46 hours of safety car periods throughout the race eventually negated any advantage Peugeot had over Audi on fuel economy.

Eight hours into the race, the Audi R18 #1 car crashed in another massive accident for Joest Racing after making contact with the #71 Ferrari whilst trying to pass in a high-speed section between Mulsanne and Indianapolis corners, but again driver Mike Rockenfeller was able to walk away from the crash.[12] After the accident, the safety car came out for over 2 hours because of massive damage done to the barriers from the crash. For the first time ever at Le Mans, the safety car ran low on fuel and had to be replaced – it was required to drive as fast as possible to maintain the race cars' tyre pressures, but in so doing greatly increased its own fuel consumption.

By dawn, Jan Magnussen in the #74 Corvette had built up a lead of 2 laps over the 2nd placed GTE car, the #51 AF Corse Ferrari. However, at 8 AM, he lost traction coming out of the Porsche Curves and collided with the #63 Proton Competition Porsche. Both cars were immediately out of the race. With 7 hours to go, the #51 AF Corse Ferrari was back in the lead, more than a lap ahead of the #73 Corvette. When the track became damp late in the race, though, the Corvette at times gained more than 2 seconds per lap on the Ferrari. The Corvette drivers were also doing triple stints, whilst the AF Corse Ferrari only double stinted. Despite the Corvette having to pit twice more due to poorer fuel economy, the #73 team's total pit stop times were up to 2:55 quicker than the AF Corse car. This, combined with their pace advantage was just enough for the Corvette to take the lead. Antonio Garcia took the final stint and brought the #73 to the finish line effectively for Corvette's first GT2 Le Mans class win.

The lead Audi and Peugeot pack were never far apart. It appeared that while the Audi R18 couldn't run as far as the Peugeot on a tank of fuel, its tyres could last 4 stints, while the 908's could only last 3, a direct result of the low-drag design. All 4 cars were leapfrogging each other pitstop after pitstop. Calculations for the pitstop cycles indicated the advantage to Peugeot car #7, but this was negated when Alexander Wurz collided with the barriers at Indianapolis, dropping the #7 back 3 laps. After a close battle in the last few hours of the race, the fate of the race came down to the final pit stops. Andre Lotterer in the #2 R18 had a large enough lead that he was able to pit without losing track position to the Peugeots. The Audi had a 40 second lead after its penultimate pit stop, but started to develop a slow puncture. At what should have been the last pit stop for fuel, Audi was forced to change tyres as well, while Peugeot brought Simon Pagenaud's #9 car in for just fuel. The Audi #2 stop was longer but Lotterer nevertheless left the pit lane just seconds ahead of the Pagenaud's Peugeot. On fresh tyres, Lotterer was able to pull away gradually and crossed the finish line just 13.854 seconds ahead of Pagenaud. The final lap was the first full race speed final lap (as opposed to the traditional staged photo-finish) since that of the 1969 race, due to the small gap between the two lead cars, and the race was the 4th closest in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The traditional waving of the flags by the track marshals on the final lap was also altered due to the pace of the final laps, so the ceremony was not seen until the slow-down lap.

The victory was Audi's tenth at the race, second in total wins behind Porsche's sixteen and ahead of Ferrari's nine.[12] After the race, Tréluyer said that "[i]t's absolutely fantastic to win like this [...] You need good opponents to have a great victory. With Peugeot, we had rivals who were really strong."[12] Bourdais, who drove the second place car, said that "[w]e were beaten by a competitor stronger than us [...] Audi has developed a highly reliable and fast car. We chose to work on reliability. The objective is met, but we missed by 13 seconds at the finish."[12]

Race result[edit]

Class winners are marked in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance (249 laps) are marked as Not Classified (NC).[13]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 2 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Switzerland Marcel Fässler
Germany André Lotterer
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 TDI M 355
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
2 LMP1 9 France Team Peugeot Total France Sébastien Bourdais
France Simon Pagenaud
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Peugeot 908 M 355
Peugeot HDi 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
3 LMP1 8 France Peugeot Sport Total France Stéphane Sarrazin
France Franck Montagny
France Nicolas Minassian
Peugeot 908 M 353
Peugeot HDi 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
4 LMP1 7 France Peugeot Sport Total United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Austria Alexander Wurz
Spain Marc Gené
Peugeot 908 M 351
Peugeot HDi 3.7 L Turbo V8
(Diesel)
5 LMP1 10 France Team Oreca-Matmut France Nicolas Lapierre
France Loïc Duval
France Olivier Panis
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 339
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
6 LMP1 12 Switzerland Rebellion Racing France Nicolas Prost
Switzerland Neel Jani
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Lola B10/60 M 338
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
7 LMP1 22 Belgium Kronos Racing
Belgium Marc VDS Racing Team
Belgium Vanina Ickx
Belgium Bas Leinders
Belgium Maxime Martin
Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 M 328
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
8 LMP2 41 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport Saudi Arabia Karim Ojjeh
France Olivier Lombard
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
Zytek Z11SN D 326
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
9 LMP2 26 France Signatech Nissan France Soheil Ayari
France Franck Mailleux
Spain Lucas Ordóñez
Oreca 03 D 320
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
10 LMP2 33 United States Level 5 Motorsports United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
Portugal João Barbosa
Lola B08/80 M 319
HPD HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
11 LMGTE
Pro
73 United States Corvette Racing Monaco Olivier Beretta
United States Tommy Milner
Spain Antonio García
Corvette C6.R M 314
Corvette 5.5 L V8
12 LMP2 36 United Kingdom RML United Kingdom Mike Newton
United Kingdom Ben Collins
Brazil Thomas Erdos
HPD ARX-01d D 314
HPD HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
13 LMGTE
Pro
51 Italy AF Corse SRL Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 314
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
14 LMP2 49 France OAK Racing Japan Shinji Nakano
Belgium Nicolas de Crem
Czech Republic Jan Charouz
OAK Pescarolo 01 D 313
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
15 LMGTE
Pro
56 Germany BMW Motorsport United Kingdom Andy Priaulx
Germany Dirk Müller
United States Joey Hand
BMW M3 GT2 D 313
BMW 4.0 L V8
16 LMGTE
Pro
77 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Marc Lieb
Germany Wolf Henzler
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 312
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
17 LMGTE
Pro
76 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Raymond Narac
France Patrick Pilet
France Nicolas Armindo
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 311
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
18 LMGTE
Pro
80 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Germany Lucas Luhr
United States Patrick Long
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 310
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
19 LMP2 40 Switzerland Race Performance Switzerland Michel Frey
Switzerland Ralph Meichtry
France Marc Rostan
Oreca 03 D 304
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
20 LMGTE
Am
50 France Larbre Compétition France Patrick Bornhauser
France Julien Canal
Switzerland Gabriele Gardel
Corvette C6.R M 302
Corvette 5.5 L V8
21 LMGTE
Am
70 France Larbre Compétition France Christophe Bourret
France Pascal Gibon
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 301
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
22 LMGTE
Pro
65 Austria Lotus Jetalliance Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi
United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
United Kingdom James Rossiter
Lotus Evora GTE M 295
Toyota-Cosworth 4.0 L V6
23 LMGTE
Pro
75 Belgium Prospeed Competition Belgium Marc Goossens
Germany Marco Holzer
Netherlands Jaap van Lagen
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 293
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
24 LMGTE
Pro
66 United Kingdom JMW Motorsport United Kingdom Rob Bell
United Kingdom Tim Sugden
Netherlands Xavier Maassen
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 D 290
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
25 LMP2 35 France OAK Racing France Frédéric Da Rocha
France Patrice Lafargue
Italy Andrea Barlesi
OAK Pescarolo 01 D 288
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
26 LMGTE
Am
68 United States Robertson Racing LLC United States David Robertson
United States Andrea Robertson
United States David Murry
Ford GT-R Mk. VII M 285
Ford 5.0 L V8
27 LMGTE
Am
83 Monaco JMB Racing France Manuel Rodrigues
France Jean-Marc Menahem
France Nicolas Marroc
Ferrari F430 GTE D 272
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
NC LMP2 44 France Extrême Limite AM Paris France Fabien Rosier
France Phillipe Haezebrouck
France Jean-René De Fournoux
Norma MP200P D 247
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
DNF LMP1 16 France Pescarolo Team France Emmanuel Collard
France Christophe Tinseau
France Julien Jousse
Pescarolo 01 M 305
Judd GV5 S2 5.0 L V10
DNF LMGTE
Pro
55 Germany BMW Motorsport Brazil Augusto Farfus
Germany Jörg Müller
Germany Dirk Werner
BMW M3 GT2 D 276
BMW 4.0 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
74 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Corvette C6.R M 211
Corvette 5.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
81 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Seth Neiman
United States Darren Law
United States Spencer Pumpelly
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 211
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMP2 48 France Team Oreca-Matmut France Alexandre Prémat
France David Hallyday
Austria Dominik Kraihamer
Oreca 03 M 200
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
63 Germany Proton Competition Austria Horst Felbermayr, Jr.
Austria Horst Felbermayr, Sr.
Germany Christian Ried
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 199
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMP1 13 Switzerland Rebellion Racing Italy Andrea Belicchi
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
United Kingdom Guy Smith
Lola B10/60 M 190
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
61 Italy AF Corse SRL Italy Piergiuseppe Perazzini
Italy Marco Cioci
Republic of Ireland Seán Paul Breslin
Ferrari F430 GTE M 188
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
59 France Luxury Racing Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
France Frédéric Makowiecki
Brazil Jaime Melo
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 183
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
71 Italy AF Corse United States Robert Kauffman
United States Michael Waltrip
Portugal Rui Águas
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 178
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
88 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton United Kingdom Nick Tandy
Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz Al-Faisal
United States Bryce Miller
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 169
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMP2 42 United Kingdom Strakka Racing United Kingdom Nick Leventis
United Kingdom Danny Watts
United Kingdom Jonny Kane
HPD ARX-01d M 144
HPD HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
DNF LMGTE
Am
60 United Arab Emirates Gulf AMR Middle East France Fabien Giroix
Germany Roald Goethe
United Kingdom Michael Wainright
Aston Martin Vantage GT2 D 141
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 39 Argentina PeCom Racing Argentina Luís Pérez Companc
Argentina Matías Russo
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Lola B11/40 M 139
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
89 Germany Hankook-Team Farnbacher Germany Dominik Farnbacher
Denmark Allan Simonsen
United States Leh Keen
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 H 137
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
58 France Luxury Racing France Anthony Beltoise
France François Jakubowski
France Pierre Thiriet
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 136
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
64 Austria Lotus Jetalliance Netherlands Oskar Slingerland
United Kingdom Martin Rich
United Kingdom John Hartshorne
Lotus Evora GTE M 126
Toyota-Cosworth 4.0 L V6
DNF LMGTE
Am
57 United States Krohn Racing United States Tracy Krohn
Sweden Nic Jönsson
Italy Michele Rugolo
Ferrari F430 GTE D 123
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
DNF LMP1 24 France OAK Racing Monaco Richard Hein
France Jacques Nicolet
France Jean-François Yvon
OAK Pescarolo 01 D 119
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
DNF LMP1 1 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany Timo Bernhard
France Romain Dumas
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R18 TDI M 116
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
DNF LMP1 5 Switzerland Hope Racing Switzerland Steve Zacchia
Netherlands Jan Lammers
Denmark Casper Elgaard
Oreca 01 M 115
Swiss HyTech 2.0 L Hybrid Turbo I4
DNF LMGTE
Am
62 United Kingdom CRS Racing Germany Pierre Ehret
United Kingdom Shaun Lynn
New Zealand Roger Wills
Ferrari F430 GTE M 84
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
DNF LMP1 15 France OAK Racing France Guillaume Moreau
France Pierre Ragues
Portugal Tiago Monteiro
OAK Pescarolo 01 D 80
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
79 United Kingdom Jota United Kingdom Sam Hancock
United Kingdom Simon Dolan
United Kingdom Chris Buncombe
Aston Martin Vantage GT2 D 74
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP1 20 Portugal Quifel-ASM Team Portugal Miguel Amaral
France Olivier Pla
United Kingdom Warren Hughes
Zytek 09SC D 48
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
DNF LMP1 3 Germany Audi Sport North America Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Rinaldo Capello
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Audi R18 TDI M 14
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
DNF LMP1 007 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Germany Stefan Mücke
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Austria Christian Klien
Aston Martin AMR-One M 4
Aston Martin 2.0 L Turbo I6
DNF LMP1 009 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Switzerland Harold Primat
Mexico Adrián Fernández
United Kingdom Andy Meyrick
Aston Martin AMR-One M 2
Aston Martin 2.0 L Turbo I6

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