1986 24 Hours of Le Mans
|1986 24 Hours of Le Mans|
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Due to construction of a new roundabout at the Mulsanne corner, a new portion of track had to be built in order to avoid the roundabout. This created a right hand kink prior to the new Mulsanne turn.
For 1986, the new works 962C of Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell and Al Holbert was able to overcome the two-time defending winners at Joest Racing. The race itself was marred by the death of Jo Gartner in a crash on the Mulsanne Straight early on Sunday morning. The sole remaining Kremer Racing Porsche retired soon after the accident. The Joest/Ludwig car suffered from engine bearing failure following the extended pace car laps.
Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of the winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).
† - #66 Cosmik Racing and #79 Ecurie Ecosse were both disqualified for receiving outside assistance.
- Pole Position - #2 Rothmans Porsche - 3:15.990
- Fastest Lap - #7 Joest Racing - 3:23.300
- Distance - 4972.731 km
- Average Speed - 207.197 km/h
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- "FIA World Sports-Prototype Championship 1986 - 24 h Le Mans". World Sports Racing Prototypes. 2 October 2005. Archived from the original on 26 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-08.
- "Le Mans 24 Hours 1986". Racing Sports Cars. 11 March 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-08.
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