2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

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2012 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans (French: 24 Heures du Mans 2012) was the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race, and formed the third round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season.[1] It was held on 16–17 June 2012 at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France, and was organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO).

The overall winning #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro, driven by Fässler, Tréluyer and Lotterer.

For the second year in a row the race was won by Marcel Fässler, Benoît Tréluyer, and André Lotterer, who were driving an e-tron quattro, hybrid electric version of the Audi R18.[2] They were a lap ahead of their sister R18 e-tron quattro entry, and three laps ahead of a conventionally powered Audi R18 ultra. This victory made the Audi R18 e-tron quattro the first hybrid electric vehicle to win at Le Mans,[3] as well as the first with four-wheel drive.[4]

Schedule[edit]

A test session was held at the circuit two weeks before the race, on 3 June, scheduled to avoid clashing with events within the 2012 Formula One season.[5] The race itself was also scheduled so as to avoid Formula One event clashes.

Schedule [6]
Date Time (CEST) Event
Le Mans Test Day Schedule
Friday, 1 June 09:00 – 18:00 Sporting Checks and Administrative scrutineering
Saturday, 2 June 09:00 – 15:00 Sporting Checks and Administrative scrutineering
Sunday, 3 June 09:00 – 13:00 Free practice
14:00 – 18:00
2012 24 Hours of Le Mans Schedule
Sunday, 10 June 14:30 – 19:00 Sporting Checks and Administrative scrutineering
Monday, 11 June 10:00 – 18:00 Sporting Checks and Administrative scrutineering
Wednesday, 13 June 16:00 – 20:00 Free practice
22:00 – 24:00 Qualifying
Thursday, 14 June 19:00 – 21:00 Qualifying
22:00 – 24:00
Friday, 15 June 17:30 – 19:30 The 18th Drivers' Parade in Le Mans City center [7]
Saturday, 16 June 09:00 – 09:45 Warm-up
15:00 Start of the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans
Sunday, 17 June 15:00 Finish of the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans

Entries[edit]

For the second year, the ACO granted 56 invitations to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Entries were divided between the LMP1 (Le Mans Prototype 1), LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2), LMGTE Pro (Le Mans GT Endurance Professional), and LMGTE Am (Le Mans GT Endurance Amateur) categories, while a final 56th entry was granted for the Nissan-engined DeltaWing, which does not conform to any of the four categories.

Automatic entries[edit]

Automatic entries are earned by teams which won the previous running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, or have won Le Mans-based series and events such as the American Le Mans Series, Le Mans Series, and the Petit Le Mans. Some second place finishers are also granted automatic entries in certain series and events. Entries are also granted for the winners of the Michelin Energy Endurance Challenge in both the American Le Mans Series and Le Mans Series. A final entry is granted to the champion in the Formula Le Mans category of the Le Mans Series, with the winner receiving their invitation in LMP2.[8]

As automatic entries are granted to teams, the teams are allowed to change their cars from the previous year to the next, but are not allowed to change their category. However, automatic invitations in the two GTE categories are able to be swapped between the two based on the driver line-ups chosen by these teams. As the American Le Mans Series does not separate between the Pro and Am categories, only a single GTE invitation will be granted for their class champion.

Reason Entered LMP1 LMP2 LMGTE Pro LMGTE Am
1st in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Germany Audi Sport Team Joest United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport United States Corvette Racing France Larbre Compétition
1st in the Le Mans Series Switzerland Rebellion Racing United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport Italy AF Corse France IMSA Performance Matmut
2nd in the Le Mans Series France Pescarolo Team United Kingdom Strakka Racing United Kingdom JMW Motorsport Italy AF Corse
1st in the American Le Mans Series United States Dyson Racing Team Not Awarded United States BMW Team RLL
2nd in the American Le Mans Series United States Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing Not Awarded United States Corvette Racing
1st in the Petit Le Mans France Peugeot Sport Total United States Level 5 Motorsports Italy AF Corse United States Krohn Racing
1st in Le Mans Series Energy Endurance Challenge France Pescarolo Team Italy AF Corse
1st in American Le Mans Series Energy Endurance Challenge United States Dyson Racing Team United States BMW Team RLL
1st in Le Mans Series FLM category France Pegasus Racing

56th entry[edit]

For the 56th and final entry for the 2012 running of Le Mans, the ACO has turned to promoting cars which feature advancements in technology, either for performance or ecological improvement. Three projects were submitted to the ACO, with the automatic entry being granted to an American group by the name of Project 56 who are developing the DeltaWing concept originally proposed for the American IndyCar Series. The extremely lightweight car features a unique layout that is far removed from the style of Le Mans Prototypes. The project is backed by Highcroft Racing, All American Racers, and the Panoz Group.[9] Two other entries had been granted reserve status if the DeltaWing team withdrew; the Swiss-developed GreenGT LMP-H2, which utilizes a hydrogen fuel cell to run electric motors within a Le Mans Prototype style body,[10] and the French Courage 0.12 will use stored energy to drive electric motors.[11]

Entry list[edit]

In conjunction with the announcement of entries for the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship, the ACO announced the full 56 car entry list for Le Mans, plus nine reserves.[12] On 16 April, the ACO released an updated entry list which confirmed the withdrawal of both Dyson Racing cars. Status Grand Prix and Murphy Prototypes were promoted from the reserve list in Dyson's absence. Several teams also withdrew their entries from the reserve list, including Jetalliance, Hope Racing, Lotus Cars, and Aston Martin Racing.

The 9 initial reserve entries were divided between five LMP and four GTE entries. 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. At the time of the Test Day, there were 3 remaining reserve entries, a second Lotus entry in LMP, and the Pro IMSA Matmut Porsche and the Am Proton Competition Porsche in GT.[12]

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying was held over three sessions, each two hours in length. The first session, held on Wednesday night, was led by a trio of Audis with the No. 1 car setting the pace with a lap time of 3:25.453. Toyota, in their first qualifying session with the TS030 was fourth in the standings, 1.7 seconds off the lead Audi's pace. The Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca-Nissan led the LMP2 category by two tenths of a second over Murphy Prototypes. Corvette Racing No. 74 led the LMGTE Pro category with a 3:55.910 lap ahead of Luxury Racing's Ferrari and the No. 73 Corvette. The LMGTE Am class was led by Flying Lizard Motorsports by half a second over the Prospeed Competition Porsche.

The second session of qualifying was held in the early evening of Thursday. The majority of cars participating improved their qualifying times from the previous day, while the provisional pole position was lowered to a 3:24.078, now held by the No. 3 Audi. In the LMP2 category OAK Racing's No. 24 Morgan-Judd was the fastest ahead of the Signatech Oreca-Nissan. Luxury Racing was able to supplant Corvette at the top of the LMGTE Pro class by improving the class lap time by over half a second, while Aston Martin moved into second place ahead of Corvette. Flying Lizard did not improve their LMGTE Am lap time, maintaining the lead in the category. The final session held at the end of Thursday was led by defending race winner André Lotterer who ran a 3:23.787 lap early in the session, which was not beaten by the end of qualifying nearly two hours later. The pole position for the No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro was the first for a hybrid electric vehicle. Audi No. 3's time from the second session held for second place, 0.2 seconds behind the pole sitter, while Toyota No. 8 improved to third on the grid although a full second behind the fast lap. ADR-Delta brought home the LMP2 category pole by setting a nearly half a second ahead of OAK's lap from the second session. No improvements were made by the top cars of either of the LMGTE categories, giving Luxury Racing Ferrari and Flying Lizard Porsche pole positions in Pro and Am respectively. The unclassified DeltaWing 3:42.612 in the first qualifying session, making it the 29th fastest car in the field.

Jean-Christophe Boullion was injured in an accident prior to qualifying on Wednesday was ruled out of the event two days later after complaining of pain in his ribs.[13] No replacement driver was found, leaving Emmanuel Collard and Stuart Hall as the only drivers for the No. 16 Pescarolo-Judd.

Qualifying result[edit]

Pole positions in each class are denoted in bold. The fastest time set by each entry is denoted in gray.

Pos No. Team Car Class Qualifying 1 Qualifying 2 Qualifying 3 Gap Grid
1 1 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 3:25.453 3:24.997 3:23.787 1
2 3 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 ultra LMP1 3:26.694 3:24.078 3:27.578 +0.291 2
3 8 Toyota Racing Toyota TS030 Hybrid LMP1 3:28.295 3:26.151 3:24.842 +1.055 3
4 2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 3:26.536 3:26.038 3:25.433 +1.646 4
5 7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS030 Hybrid LMP1 3:27.191 3:26.502 3:25.488 +1.701 5
6 4 Audi Sport North America Audi R18 ultra LMP1 3:27.554 3:26.420 3:26.600 +2.633 6
7 21 Strakka Racing HPD ARX-03a-Honda LMP1 3:32.750 3:29.622 3:37.253 +5.835 7
8 12 Rebellion Racing Lola B12/60-Toyota LMP1 3:33.211 3:29.837 3:34.476 +6.050 8
9 13 Rebellion Racing Lola B12/60-Toyota LMP1 3:33.140 3:31.866 3:41.533 +8.079 9
10 17 Pescarolo Team Dome S102.5-Judd LMP1 3:34.716 3:34.925 3:33.066 +9.279 10
11 22 JRM HPD ARX-03a-Honda LMP1 3:37.088 No Time 3:35.421 +11.634 11
12 15 OAK Racing OAK Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 3:38.414 3:37.367 3:35.584 +11.797 12
13 16 Pescarolo Team Pescarolo 03-Judd LMP1 No Time 3:37.485 3:48.716 +13.698  —1
14 25 ADR-Delta Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 3:41.791 3:40.174 3:38.181 +14.394 13
15 24 OAK Racing Morgan LMP2-Judd LMP2 3:40.902 3:38.598 3:40.310 +14.811 14
16 26 Signatech-Nissan Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 3:42.157 3:39.152 3:44.622 +15.365 15
17 46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 3:39.252 3:41.975 3:41.990 +15.465 16
18 49 Pecom Racing Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 3:41.916 3:39.711 3:40.292 +15.924 17
19 48 Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 3:39.877 3:40.652 3:42.057 +16.090 18
20 35 OAK Racing Morgan LMP2-Nissan LMP2 3:41.721 3:39.899 3:41.707 +16.112 19
21 30 Status Grand Prix Lola B12/80-Judd LMP2 3:41.451 3:42.518 3:40.280 +16.493 20
22 44 Starworks Motorsport HPD ARX-03b-Honda LMP2 3:40.639 3:41.863 3:40.471 +16.684 21
23 45 Boutsen Ginion Racing Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 3:40.727 3:43.763 3:42.949 +16.940 22
24 42 Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 3:42.125 3:40.738 3:43.230 +16.951 23
25 38 Jota Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 3:41.287 3:41.428 No Time +17.500 24
26 23 Signatech-Nissan Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 3:44.495 3:42.581 3:41.982 +18.195 25
27 33 Level 5 Motorsports HPD ARX-03b-Honda LMP2 3:42.224 No Time 3:42.696 +18.437 26
28 41 Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 3:47.408 3:43.406 3:42.292 +18.505 27
29 0 Highcroft Racing DeltaWing-Nissan 3:42.612 3:48.142 3:50.903 +18.825 28
30 40 Race Performance Oreca 03-Judd LMP2 3:48.124 3:43.619 3:46.200 +19.832 29
31 31 Lotus Lola B12/80-Lotus LMP2 3:48.067 No Time 3:45.664 +21.877 30
32 28 Gulf Racing Middle East Lola B12/80-Nissan LMP2 3:50.526 3:47.244 4:15.649 +23.457 31
33 43 Extrême Limite ARIC Norma MP200P-Judd LMP2 3:51.012 3:53.560 3:48.025 +24.238 32
34 59 Luxury Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LMGTE Pro 3:56.076 3:55.393 3:58.647 +31.606 33
35 97 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage GTE LMGTE Pro 3:57.466 3:55.870 3:56.036 +32.083 34
36 74 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R LMGTE Pro 3:55.910 3:58.214 3:57.981 +32.123 35
37 71 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LMGTE Pro 3:57.509 3:58.960 3:56.484 +32.697 36
38 73 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R LMGTE Pro 3:57.181 3:59.433 3:59.471 +33.394 37
39 79 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LMGTE Am 3:57.594 4:09.762 4:03.420 +33.807 38
40 77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LMGTE Pro 3:57.648 3:57.606 4:19.147 +33.819 39
41 75 Prospeed Competition Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LMGTE Am 3:58.035 9:51.593 3:59.739 +34.248 40
42 80 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LMGTE Pro 3:58.717 4:00.011 3:59.372 +34.930 41
43 99 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage GTE LMGTE Am 3:58.725 4:00.958 No Time +34.938 42
44 58 Luxury Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LMGTE Am 4:00.849 3:58.800 No Time +35.013 43
45 29 Gulf Racing Middle East Lola B12/80-Nissan LMP2 4:14.086 No Time 3:58.895 +35.108 44
46 88 Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LMGTE Am 3:59.529 3:59.181 3:59.971 +35.394 45
47 50 Larbre Compétition Chevrolet Corvette C6.R LMGTE Am 3:59.192 4:05.426 4:13.459 +35.405 46
48 66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LMGTE Pro 4:00.883 3:59.638 4:10.192 +35.851 47
49 51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LMGTE Pro No Time No Time 4:00.025 +36.238 48
50 81 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LMGTE Am 4:04.493 4:00.288 4:00.924 +36.501 49
51 67 IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LMGTE Am 4:00.332 4:00.829 4:07.180 +36.545 50
52 61 AF Corse-Waltrip Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LMGTE Am 4:04.861 4:00.691 4:08.217 +36.904 51
53 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LMGTE Am 4:04.698 4:04.075 4:02.323 +38.536 52
54 83 JMB Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LMGTE Am 4:04.416 4:02.461 4:20.082 +38.674 53
55 70 Larbre Compétition Chevrolet Corvette C6.R LMGTE Am 4:03.021 4:02.969 4:09.709 +39.182 54
56 55 JWA-Avila Porsche 997 GT3-RSR LMGTE Am 4:08.170 4:03.661 4:03.705 +39.874 55

Notes:

Race[edit]

The Nissan Deltawing racing at Le Mans in 2012

Audi drivers Marcel Fässler, Benoît Tréluyer, and André Lotterer won the overall race for the second year in a row by a margin of one lap over their teammates.[2] The victory was Audi's eleventh and Joest Racing's twelfth success at Le Mans. The Audi R18 e-tron quattro also became the first hybrid electric vehicle to win at Le Mans[3] as well as the first with a four-wheel drivetrain.[4] The leading car covered 5151.8 km, making 33 pit stops. Audi's primary competitors, Toyota, making its return at Le Mans as an entrant for the first time since 1999, failed to complete the event following several accidents and mechanical failures. The No. 8 Toyota driven by Anthony Davidson was sent airborne at the Mulsanne Corner after being clipped by the No. 81 AF Corse Ferrari of amateur driver Pierguiseppe Perazzini at the end of five hours. The Ferrari also flipped and landed on its roof after hitting the tyre barrier. Davidson suffered two broken vertebrae in the crash but was able to pull himself from the car in the immediate aftermath of the accident[15] The No. 7 Toyota, driven by Kazuki Nakajima, made contact with the experimental DeltaWing as the race restarted after an hour under caution for Davidson's incident. Following lengthy repairs, the Toyota returned to the race but succumbed to an engine failure in the 11th hour.

The American Starworks Motorsport team won the LMP2 prototype category in a HPD-Honda with drivers Ryan Dalziel, Enzo Potolicchio, and Tom Kimber-Smith. The grand touring professional category was won by No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari's Giancarlo Fisichella, Gianmaria Bruni, and Toni Vilander, while the amateur class was won by No. 50 Larbre Competition Corvette, driven by Patrick Bornhauser, Julien Canal, and Pedro Lamy.[16] 240,000 spectators attended the race weekend.[17]

Race result[edit]

Class winners are marked in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance (264 laps) are marked as Not Classified (NC).[18]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 1 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany André Lotterer
Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 378
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
2 LMP1 2 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 377
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
3 LMP1 4 Germany Audi Sport North America United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
Italy Marco Bonanomi
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R18 ultra M 375
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
4 LMP1 12 Switzerland Rebellion Racing France Nicolas Prost
Germany Nick Heidfeld
Switzerland Neel Jani
Lola B12/60 M 367
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
5 LMP1 3 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Spain Marc Gené
France Romain Dumas
France Loïc Duval
Audi R18 ultra M 366
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
6 LMP1 22 United Kingdom JRM Australia David Brabham
United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck
India Karun Chandhok
HPD ARX-03a M 357
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
7 LMP2 44 United States Starworks Motorsport Venezuela Enzo Potolicchio
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
HPD ARX-03b D 354
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
8 LMP2 46 France Thiriet by TDS Racing France Pierre Thiriet
Switzerland Mathias Beche
France Christophe Tinseau
Oreca 03 D 353
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
9 LMP2 49 Argentina Pecom Racing Argentina Luís Pérez Companc
Germany Pierre Kaffer
France Soheil Ayari
Oreca 03 D 352
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
10 LMP2 26 France Signatech-Nissan France Pierre Ragues
France Nelson Panciatici
Russia Roman Rusinov
Oreca 03 D 351
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
11 LMP1 13 Switzerland Rebellion Racing Italy Andrea Belicchi
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Switzerland Harold Primat
Lola B12/60 M 350
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
12 LMP2 41 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport Germany Christian Zugel
Ecuador Elton Julian
Mexico Ricardo González
Zytek Z11SN D 348
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
13 LMP2 25 United Kingdom ADR-Delta Australia John Martin
Thailand Tor Graves
Czech Republic Jan Charouz
Oreca 03 D 346
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
14 LMP2 35 France OAK Racing Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Belgium Bas Leinders
Belgium Maxime Martin
Morgan LMP2 D 341
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
15 LMP2 42 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport United Kingdom Alex Brundle
United Kingdom Martin Brundle
Spain Lucas Ordóñez
Zytek Z11SN D 340
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
16 LMP2 23 France Signatech-Nissan France Jordan Tresson
France Franck Mailleux
France Olivier Lombard
Oreca 03 D 340
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
17 LMGTE
Pro
51 Italy AF Corse Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 336
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
18 LMGTE
Pro
59 France Luxury Racing France Frédéric Makowiecki
Brazil Jaime Melo
Germany Dominik Farnbacher
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 333
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
19 LMGTE
Pro
97 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Germany Stefan Mücke
Mexico Adrián Fernández
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 332
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
20 LMGTE
Am
50 France Larbre Compétition France Patrick Bornhauser
France Julien Canal
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 329
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
21 LMGTE
Am
67 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Anthony Pons
France Nicolas Armindo
France Raymond Narac
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 328
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
22 LMGTE
Pro
71 Italy AF Corse Italy Andrea Bertolini
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Italy Marco Cioci
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 326
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
23 LMGTE
Pro
73 United States Corvette Racing Spain Antonio García
Denmark Jan Magnussen
United States Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 326
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
24 LMP2 45 Belgium Boutsen Ginion Racing France Bastien Brière
Japan Shinji Nakano
Germany Jens Petersen
Oreca 03 D 325
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
25 LMGTE
Am
57 United States Krohn Racing United States Tracy Krohn
Sweden Niclas Jönsson
Italy Michele Rugolo
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 D 323
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
26 LMP2 40 Switzerland Race Performance Switzerland Michel Frey
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi
Switzerland Ralph Meichtry
Oreca 03 D 320
Judd HK 3.6 L V8
27 LMGTE
Am
79 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Seth Neiman
United States Spencer Pumpelly
France Patrick Pilet
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 313
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
28 LMGTE
Am
70 France Larbre Compétition France Christophe Bourret
France Pascal Gibon
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 309
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
29 LMP2 43 France Extrême Limite ARIC France Fabien Rosier
France Phillipe Haezebrouck
France Philippe Thirion
Norma MP200P D 308
Judd HK 3.6 L V8
30 LMP1 21 United Kingdom Strakka Racing United Kingdom Nick Leventis
United Kingdom Jonny Kane
United Kingdom Danny Watts
HPD ARX-03a M 303
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
31 LMGTE
Am
61 Italy AF Corse-Waltrip United States Robert Kauffman
United States Brian Vickers
Portugal Rui Águas
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 294
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
32 LMGTE
Am
83 Monaco JMB Racing Portugal Manuel Rodrigues
France Philippe Illiano
France Alain Ferté
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 292
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
33 LMGTE
Am
55 United Kingdom JWA-Avila United Kingdom Paul Daniels
Switzerland Joël Camathias
Finland Markus Palttala
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR P 290
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
NC LMGTE
Pro
74 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
United States Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 215
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
NC LMP1 17 France Pescarolo Team France Nicolas Minassian
France Sébastien Bourdais
Japan Seiji Ara
Dome S102.5 M 203
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
DNF LMP2 38 United Kingdom Jota United Kingdom Sam Hancock
United Kingdom Simon Dolan
Japan Haruki Kurosawa
Zytek Z11SN D 271
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 33 United States Level 5 Motorsports United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
Mexico Luis Díaz
HPD ARX-03b D 240
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
DNF LMP2 30 Republic of Ireland Status Grand Prix United Kingdom Alexander Sims
Netherlands Yelmer Buurman
France Romain Iannetta
Lola B12/80 D 239
Judd HK 3.6 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
88 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Christian Ried
Italy Gianluca Roda
Italy Paolo Ruberti
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 222
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMP1 15 France OAK Racing France Franck Montagny
Austria Dominik Kraihamer
Belgium Bertrand Baguette
OAK Pescarolo 01 D 219
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
66 United Kingdom JMW Motorsport United Kingdom Jonny Cocker
United Kingdom James Walker
New Zealand Roger Wills
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 D 204
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 48 Republic of Ireland Murphy Prototypes United Kingdom Jody Firth
United Kingdom Warren Hughes
New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Oreca 03 D 196
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
77 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Austria Richard Lietz
Germany Marc Lieb
Germany Wolf Henzler
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 185
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMGTE
Am
75 Belgium Prospeed Competition Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz Al-Faisal
United States Bret Curtis
United Kingdom Sean Edwards
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 180
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMP2 31 Germany Lotus Germany Thomas Holzer
Germany Mirco Schultis
Italy Luca Moro
Lola B12/80 D 155
Lotus (Judd) 3.6 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
58 France Luxury Racing Germany Pierre Ehret
United States Gunnar Jeannette
United States Frankie Montecalvo
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 146
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 24 France OAK Racing France Jacques Nicolet
France Matthieu Lahaye
France Olivier Pla
Morgan LMP2 D 139
Judd HK 3.6 L V8
DNF LMP1 7 Japan Toyota Racing Austria Alexander Wurz
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
France Nicolas Lapierre
Toyota TS030 Hybrid M 134
Toyota 3.4 L V8
(Hybrid)
DNF LMGTE
Pro
80 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Germany Marco Holzer
United States Patrick Long
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 114
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMP2 28 United Arab Emirates Gulf Racing Middle East France Fabien Giroix
France Ludovic Badey
Sweden Stefan Johansson
Lola B12/80 D 92
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP1 8 Japan Toyota Racing United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
France Stéphane Sarrazin
Toyota TS030 Hybrid M 82
Toyota 3.4 L V8
(Hybrid)
DNF 0 United States Highcroft Racing United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
Germany Michael Krumm
Japan Satoshi Motoyama
DeltaWing M 75
Nissan 1.6 L Turbo I4
DNF LMGTE
Am
81 Italy AF Corse Italy Piergiuseppe Perazzini
Italy Niki Cadei
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 70
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
99 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Christoffer Nygaard
Denmark Kristian Poulsen
Denmark Allan Simonsen
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 31
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP1 16 France Pescarolo Team France Emmanuel Collard
United Kingdom Stuart Hall
Pescarolo 03 M 20
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
DNF LMP2 29 United Arab Emirates Gulf Racing Middle East Japan Keiko Ihara
Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz
France Marc Rostan
Lola B12/80 D 17
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8

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