2012 6 Hours of Donington

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The 2012 6 Hours of Donington was an auto race held at the Donington Park Circuit, Leicestershire, United Kingdom on 13–15 July 2012. It was the second round of the 2012 European Le Mans Series season, and the first time that the European Le Mans Series held the 6 Hours of Donington since 2006. The race was won by Olivier Pla, Demitri Enjalbert, and Bertrand Baguette driving for OAK Racing in a Morgan-Nissan.

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying result[edit]

Pole position in each class are marked in bold.

Pos Class Team Driver Lap Time Grid
1 LMP2 No. 24 OAK Racing Matthieu Lahaye 1:20.921 1
2 LMP2 No. 46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Mathias Beche 1:21.063 2
3 LMP2 No. 38 Jota Sam Hancock 1:21.192 3
4 LMP2 No. 35 OAK Racing Olivier Pla 1:21.226 4
5 LMP2 No. 1 Greaves Motorsport Tom Kimber-Smith 1:21.238 5
6 LMP2 No. 17 Status GP Alexander Sims 1:21.293 6
7 LMP2 No. 19 Sébastien Loeb Racing Stéphane Sarrazin 1:21.539 7
8 LMP2 No. 18 Murphy Prototypes Jody Firth 1:21.971 8
9 LMP2 No. 10 Pecom Racing Soheil Ayari 1:22.879 9
10 LMPC No. 40 Boutsen Ginion Racing Thomas Dagoneau 1:28.737 10
11 LMGTE Pro No. 66 JMW Racing Jonny Cocker 1:29.328 13
12 LMGTE Am No. 60 AF Corse Marco Cioci 1:29.733 11
13 LMGTE Am No. 67 IMSA Performance Matmut Nicolas Armindo 1:30.183 12
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Note: The No. 66 JMW Ferrari was moved to the back of the starting grid for substituting a driver after the qualifying session.

Race[edit]

Race result[edit]

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

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP2 35 France OAK Racing France Olivier Pla
France Dimitri Enjalbert
Belgium Bertrand Baguette
Morgan LMP2 D 251
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
2 LMP2 46 France Thiriet by TDS Racing France Pierre Thiriet
Switzerland Mathias Beche
Oreca 03 D 251
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
3 LMP2 18 Republic of Ireland Murphy Prototypes United Kingdom Warren Hughes
United Kingdom Jody Firth
New Zealand Brendon Hartley
MG-Oreca 03 D 251
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
4 LMP2 19 France Sébastien Loeb Racing France Nicolas Marroc
France Stéphane Sarrazin
France Nicolas Minassian
Oreca 03 D 250
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
5 LMP2 10 Argentina Pecom Racing Argentina Luís Pérez Companc
Germany Pierre Kaffer
France Soheil Ayari
Oreca 03 D 246
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
6 LMP2 24 France OAK Racing France Matthieu Lahaye
France Jacques Nicolet
Morgan LMP2 D 244
Judd HK 3.6 L V8
7 LMP2 1 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport United Kingdom Alex Brundle
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
Spain Lucas Ordoñez
Zytek Z11SN D 234
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
8 LMGTE
Pro
66 United Kingdom JMW Motorsport United Kingdom Jonny Cocker
Denmark Allan Simonsen
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 D 232
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
9 LMGTE
Am
67 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Anthony Pons
France Nicolas Armindo
France Raymond Narac
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 231
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
10 LMGTE
Am
60 Italy AF Corse Italy Piergiuseppe Perazzini
Italy Marco Cioci
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 230
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
11 LMPC 40 Belgium Boutsen Ginion Racing France Thomas Dagoneau
France Jean-Charles Battut
United Kingdom John Hartshorne
Oreca FLM09 M 213
Corvette 6.2 L V8
12
DNF
LMP2 38 United Kingdom Jota United Kingdom Sam Hancock
United Kingdom Simon Dolan
Zytek Z11SN D 127
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
13
DNF
LMP2 17 Republic of Ireland Status GP United Kingdom Alexander Sims
France Julien Jousse
France Maxime Jousse
Lola B12/80 D 45
Judd HK 3.6 L V8
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Le Mans Series, Donington Park - Qualifying". DailySportscar.com. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "European Le Mans Series, Donington Park - Result". DailySportscar.com. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 


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