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1979 24 Hours of Le Mans

Exhibition or unclassified race
Sunday, June 10, 1979 at Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
307 laps on a 8.467 mile road course (2599.4 miles)

Time of race: 24:00:00
Average Speed: n/a
Pole Speed: n/a
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 7 laps+
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: n/a

Glossary    Other Exhibition / Unclassified Races

Fin St Class # Driver Team Sponsor Car Laps Status Led
1 3Gr.5+2.041   Bill Whittington
  Don Whittington
  Klaus Ludwig
Porsche Kremer RacingNumero Reserve / Philippe SalvetPorsche 935 K3307running 
216IMSA+2.570   Rolf Stommelen
  Paul Newman
  Dick Barbour
Dick Barbour RacingHawaiian Tropic / BPPorsche 935300running 
320Gr.5+2.040   Laurent Ferrier
  Francois Servanin
  Francois Trisconi
Porsche Kremer RacingBP / TrisconiPorsche 935/77A293running 
438GT+3.082   Herbert Muller
  Angelo Pallavicini
  Marco Vanoli
Lubrifilm Racing TeamLubrifilm RacingPorsche 934292running 
5 6S+2.05   Jean Ragnotti
  Bernard Darniche
Jean RondeauCanon / vsd / Total / ChardonnetRondeau M379 / Ford288running 
623IMSA+2.576   Manfred Winkelhock
  Marcel Mignot
  Herve Poulain
Herve PoulainBMW Art CarBMW M1285running 
717Gr.5+2.042   Edgar Doren
  Dieter Schornstein
  Gotz von Tschirnhaus
Sekurit Racing TeamSekuritPorsche 935/77A284running 
854IMSA+2.572   Bob Garretson
  Skeeter McKitterick
  Edwin Abate
Dick Barbour RacingHawaiian Tropic / BPPorsche 935279running 
939IMSA+2.573   Robert Kirby
  Bob Harmon
  John Hotchkis
Dick Barbour - Wynn's InternationalWynn'sPorsche 935276running 
10 9S+2.04   Henri Pescarolo
  Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Jean RondeauITT Oceanic / TotalRondeau M379 / Ford275running 
1126Gr.5+2.043   Claude Haldi
  Rodrigo Terran
  Herbert Loewe
Claude HaldiPanama / Alpina FlimsPorsche 935271running 
1245IMSA+2.561   Nick Faure
  Steve O'Rourke
  Bernard de Dryver
  Jean Blaton
BeurlysHarksound Hi-fi Stereo / EmkaFerrari 512 BB/LM270running 
13 7Gr.5+2.045   Axel Plankenhorn
  Philippe Gurdjian
  John Winter
Porsche Kremer RacingMinolta CameraPorsche 935 K3269running 
1427GTP+3.052   Max Mamers
  Jean-Daniel Raulet
WM A.E.R.E.M.EssoWM P79 / Peugeot268running 
1524Gr.5+2.039   Jacques Goujon
  Frederic Alliot
  Jacques Guerin
A.S.A. CachiaKoresPorsche 935265running 
1651GT+3.086   Georges Bourdillat
  Roland Ennequin
  Alain-Michel Bernard
Kores RacingKoresPorsche 934259running 
1735S 2.029   Robin Smith
  Richard Jones
  Tony Charnell
Mogil Motors Ltd.MogilChevron B36 / Ford259running 
1849S 2.024   Richard Jenvey
  Nick Mason
  Brian Joscelyne
  Tony Birchenhough
Dorset Racing AssociatesRubson / English's / Ford BournemouthLola T297 / Ford254running 
1948GT+3.084   Anne-Charlotte Verney
  Rene Metge
  Patrick Bardinon
Anne-Charlotte VerneyLois / ElviaPorsche 934243running 
2014S+2.015   Ray Mallock
  Martin Raymond
Fisons Agricole - Simon PhillipsFisons AgricoleDe Cadenet-Lola T380 / Ford242running 
2134S 2.020   Michel Elkoubi
  Pierre Yver
  Max Cohen-Olivar
Lambretta S.A.F.D.LambrettaLola T298 / BMW240running 
2247S 2.028   Albert Dufrene
  Bernard Verdier
  Noel del Bello
Racing Organisation CourseLa Pierre Du Nord / YaccoChevron B36 / ROC Chrysler-Simca231running 
2341S 2.026   Michel Dubois
  Pierre-Francois Rousselot
  Marc Menant
Racing Organisation CourseYaccoChevron B36 / ROC Chrysler-Simca133not classified 
24 5S+2.010   Vern Schuppan
  Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
  David Hobbs
Grand Touring Cars Ltd.Ford Concessionaires France / BPMirage M10 / Ford121not classified 
2544Gr.5+2.035   Carlo Pietromarchi
  Maurizio Micangeli
  Gianfranco Brancatelli
Carlo PietromarchiGuida Monaci / Momo / AgipDe Tomaso Pantera108not classified 
26 8S+2.011   Derek Bell
  David Hobbs
  Vern Schuppan
Grand Touring Cars Ltd.Ford Concessionaires France / BPMirage M10 / Ford262clutch 
2730IMSA+2.562   Jean-Claude Andruet
  Spartaco Dini
JMS Racing / Charles PozziISO RoulementsFerrari 512 BB/LM240engine 
28 1S+2.014   Bob Wollek
  Hurley Haywood
Essex-PorscheEssexPorsche 936/78236engine 
2928IMSA+2.563   Claude Ballot-Lena
  Michel Leclere
  Peter Gregg
JMS Racing / Charles Pozzi3MFerrari 512 BB/LM219crash 
3019GTP 3.055   Jean Rondeau
  Jacky Haran
Jean RondeauMerlin-PlageRondeau M379 / Ford207crash 
31 4Gr.5+2.036   Manfred Schurti
  Hans Heyer
Gelo Sportswear InternationalGelo SportswearPorsche 935/77A201engine 
32 2S+2.012   Jacky Ickx
  Brian Redman
Essex-PorscheEssexPorsche 936/78200disqualified 
3311Gr.5+2.037   John Fitzpatrick
  Jean-Louis Lafosse
  Harald Grohs
Gelo Sportswear InternationalGelo Sportswear / SeikoPorsche 935/77A196engine 
3453S 2.025   Alain Levie
  Jean-Marie Lemerle
  Jean-Pierre Malcher
Jean-Marie LemerleHead TennisLola T298 / ROC Chrysler-Simca189clutch 
3543S 2.033   Alain Dechelette
  Charles Dechelette
  Marcel Tarres
Chevalley Racing Switzerland / ROCYaccoChevron B36 / ROC Chrysler-Simca187crash 
3642S 2.031   Michel Lateste
  Dominique Lacaud
Kores Racing - France ChauffageFrance Chauffage / Allan' Pat / FinaLola T297 / BMW182clutch 
3752GT+3.087   Christian Bussi
  Bernard Salam
Christian BussiDenver SportswearPorsche 934182crash 
3833GTP+3.051   Roger Dorchy
  Denis Morin
WM A.E.R.E.M.EssoWM P79 / Peugeot157crash 
3925IMSA+2.568   Ted Field
  Milt Minter
  John Morton
Interscope RacingPanasonic / InterscopePorsche 935/79154engine 
4013S+2.03   John Cooper
  Peter Lovett
  John Morrison
J.C. Racing Ltd.DKL / Duckhams / ChampionDe Cadenet Lola LM / Ford146electrical 
4131S 2.023   Bruno Sotty
  Gerard Cuynet
  Marc Frischknecht
PronuptiaPronuptia / YaccoLola T296 / Ford134crash 
4237S 2.032   Alain Cudini
  Hubert Striebig
  Hughes Kirschoffer
Hubert StriebigBP / Denim / Apres-rasageTOJ SC206 / BMW121fuel pump 
4329S 2.027   Marc Sourd
  Florian Vetsch
  Roger Carmillet
Racing Organisation CourseLa Pierre Du Nord / YaccoChevron B36 / ROC Chrysler-Simca92crash 
4446S 2.017   Sandro Plastina
  Philippe Roux
  Mario Luini
Cheetah Racing CarsNorwiss Jeans / Schupbach SACheetah G601 / BMW87cylinder head 
4522GTP+3.053   Michel Pignard
  Jacques Coulon
  Serge Saulnier
WM A.E.R.E.M.EssoWM P79 / Peugeot87suspension 
4640S 2.018   Daniel Brillat
  Jean-Pierre Aeschlimann
Daniel Brillat / Ecurie Cedac Suisse Cheetah G601 / BMW80camshaft 
4732IMSA+2.571   Rob McFarlin
  Bob Akin
  Roy Woods
Dick Barbour RacingHawaiian Tropic / BPPorsche 935/77A78head gasket 
4850S 2.022   Eric Vuagnat
  Jacques Boillat
Georges MorandSP / Schmid Machines SwitzerlandLola T286 / Ford76ignition 
4921IMSA+2.574   Jean-Pierre Jarier
  Randolph Townsend
  Raymond Touroul
Jean-Pierre JarierSeiko / EAFPorsche 93565engine 
5012S+2.01   Xavier Lapeyre
  Andre Chevalley
  Patrick Perrier
Chevalley Racing SwitzerlandMacumba / Versailles Auto SportLola T286 / Ford59lights 
5136IMSA+2.564   Jean-Pierre Delaunay
  Cyril Grandet
  Preston Henn
North American Racing TeamN.A.R.T.Ferrari 512 BB/LM54crash 
5215S+2.06   Chris Craft
  Gordon Spice
Dome Co. Ltd.Roland Synthesizer /Alpine / MizunoDome Zero RL / Ford40fuel feed 
5318S+2.07   Bob Evans
  Tony Trimmer
Dome Co. Ltd.Roland Synthesizer /Alpine / MizunoDome Zero RL / Ford25head gasket 
5455GTP+3.050   Robin Hamilton
  Mike Salmon
  David Preece
Robin HamiltonLink SystemsAston Martin AM V821oil leak 
5510S+2.08   Francois Migault
  Alain de Cadenet
Alain de CadenetDaily Express / Antar / SealinkDe Cadenet Lola LM / Ford10gearbox