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1997 24 Hours of Le Mans

Exhibition or unclassified race
Sunday, June 15, 1997 at Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
361 laps on a 8.454 mile road course (3051.9 miles)

Time of race: 24:02:40
Average Speed: 126.922 mph
Pole Speed: n/a
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 170,000
Lead changes: n/a

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Fin St Class # Driver Team Sponsor Car Laps Status Led
1 1LMP7   Michele Alboreto
  Stefan Johansson
  Tom Kristensen
Joest RacingHagenuk / FATurbo-ExpressTWR Porsche WSC-95361running 
21 2GT125   Hans-Joachim Stuck
  Thierry Boutsen
  Bob Wollek
Porsche AGMobil 1Porsche 911 GT1238gearbox 
6 3LMP3   Gianpiero Moretti
  Didier Theys
  Max Papis
Moretti Racing Inc.Momo / Autobacs / YokohamaFerrari 333 SP321running 
34 4GT122   Riccardo Patrese
  Eric van de Poele
  Aguri Suzuki
Nissan MotorsportUnisia Jecs / ZexelNissan R390 GT1121gearbox 
4 5LMP13   Didier Cottaz
  Jerome Policand
  Marc Goossens
Courage CompetitionF.P.E.E. / VaillanteCourage C41 / Porsche336running 
22 6GT142   J.J. Lehto
  Steve Soper
  Nelson Piquet
BMW MotorsportFinaMcLaren F1 GTR236crash 
16 7LMP10   Fredrik Ekblom
  Jean-Louis Ricci
  Jean-Paul Libert
Courage CompetitionF.P.E.E. / PEAB / CityBirdCourage C36 / Porsche265running 
18 8GT126   Emmanuel Collard
  Ralf Kelleners
  Yannick Dalmas
Porsche AGMobil 1Porsche 911 GT1327fire 
7 9LMP8   Henri Pescarolo
  Jean-Philippe Belloc
  Emanuele Clerico
La Filiere ElfElf / ATSCourage C36 / Porsche319running 
810GT127   Pierluigi Martini
  Christian Pescatori
  Antonio Herrmann
BMS Scuderia ItaliaLucchini / PlaypisoPorsche 911 GT1317running 
4511LMP4   Michel Ferte
  Adrian Campos
  Charlie Nearburg
Pilot RacingPilot / Costa AzaharFerrari 333 SP18fuel system 
3012GT121   Martin Brundle
  Jorg Muller
  Wayne Taylor
Nissan MotorsportClarionNissan R390 GT1139spin 
2713LMP9   Mario Andretti
  Michael Andretti
  Olivier Grouillard
Courage CompetitionEA Sports / F.P.E.E.Courage C36 / Porsche197crash 
2514GT130   Christophe Bouchut
  Bertrand Gachot
  Andy Evans
Kremer RacingFATurbo-Express / Kennol 1 / CrawfordPorsche 911 GT1207overheating 
3615LMP5   Tomas Saldana
  Carl Rosenblad
  Jurgen Lassig
Kremer RacingRepsol / Hawaiian TropicKremer K8 Spyder / Porsche103engine 
3816GT144   Keiichi Tsuchiya
  Gary Ayles
  Akihiko Nakaya
Team Lark McLarenLarkMcLaren F1 GTR88crash 
1717LMP15   Franck Freon
  Yojiro Terada
  Jim Downing
Team T.D.R.ampmKudzu DLM-4 / Mazda263running 
4718GT132   Allan McNish
  Stephane Ortelli
  Karl Wendlinger
Roock RacingNIKKO / Lease PlanPorsche 911 GT18crash 
4819LMP14   Harri Toivonen
  Eliseo Salazar
  Jesus Pareja
Pacific RacingPetraBRM P301 / Nissan6engine 
520GT133   Pedro Lamy
  Armin Hahne
  Patrice Goueslard
Schubel EngineeringHutchinson TelecomPorsche 911 GT1331running 
1221GT123   Kazuyoshi Hoshino
  Erik Comas
  Masahiko Kageyama
Nissan MotorsportCalsonic / XanaviNissan R390 GT1294running 
222GT141   Pierre-Henri Raphanel
  Jean-Marc Gounon
  Anders Olofsson
Gulf Team Davidoff McLarenGulf OilMcLaren F1 GTR360running 
2823GT152   Franck Lagorce
  Eric Bernard
  Jean-Christophe Boullion
DAMSMotorolaPanoz Esperante GTR-1149oil leak 
2324GT129   Alain Ferte
  Olivier Thevenin
  Jurgen van Gartzen
JB RacingMobil 1 / Jolly Motor / FalkePorsche 911 GT1236engine 
325GT143   Roberto Ravaglia
  Eric Helary
  Peter Kox
BMW MotorsportFinaMcLaren F1 GTR358running 
3526GT149   Jan Lammers
  Mike Hezemans
  Alexander Grau
GT1 Lotus RacingFranck Muller WatchLotus Elise GT1121oil leak 
1927GT139   Ray Bellm
  Andrew Gilbert-Scott
  Masanori Sekiya
Gulf Team Davidoff McLarenGulf OilMcLaren F1 GTR326fire 
3128GT128   Franz Konrad
  Mauro Baldi
  Robert Nearn
Konrad MotorsportGiesse / Liqui Moly / Kollner ImmobilienPorsche 911 GT1138crash 
3929GT146   Julian Bailey
  Mark Skaife
  Thomas Erdos
Newcastle United ListerAdidas / Newcastle UnitedLister Storm GTL77gearbox 
2930GT155   David Brabham
  Perry McCarthy
  Doc Bundy
David Price RacingToad Car Security / Nescafe Blend 37Panoz Esperante GTR-1145fire 
4431GT145   Geoff Lees
  Tiff Needell
  George Fouche
Newcastle United ListerAdidas / Newcastle UnitedLister Storm GTL21crash 
2432GT154   Andy Wallace
  James Weaver
  Butch Leitzinger
David Price RacingToad Car Security / Nescafe Blend 37Panoz Esperante GTR-1236engine 
4133GT262   Tommy Archer
  Marc Duez
  Soheil Ayari
Viper Team OrecaCica / TotalChrysler Viper GTS-R76crash 
2034GT261   Philippe Gache
  Olivier Beretta
  Dominique Dupuy
Viper Team OrecaCica / TotalChrysler Viper GTS-R263crash 
3235GT267   Steve Saleen
  Price Cobb
  Carlos Palau
Saleen-Allen SpeedlabBudget / Home ImprovementSaleen Mustang133wheel 
4036GT277   Jean-Pierre Jarier
  Jean-Luc Chereau
  Jack Leconte
Chereau SportsChereauPorsche 911 GT277gearbox 
1037GT274   Bruno Eichmann
  Andy Pilgrim
  Andre Ahrle
Roock RacingNavision / Borbet / Electronic Computer Svcs.Porsche 911 GT2306running 
1438GT263   Justin Bell
  John Morton
  Pierre Yver
Viper Team OrecaCica / TotalChrysler Viper GTS-R278running 
4339GT266   David Warnock
  Rob Schirle
  Allen Lloyd
Saleen-Allen SpeedlabBudget / Home ImprovementSaleen Mustang28electrical 
4240GT260   Almo Coppelli
  Rocky Agusta
  Eric Graham
Agusta Racing TeamAngelantoni Industries / DunlopCallaway Corvette LM GT245ignition 
3741GT284   Enzo Calderari
  Lilian Bryner
  Angelo Zadra
Stadler MotorsportPulverlac / LorinserPorsche 911 GT298oil leak 
1142GT273   Manuel Mello-Breyner
  Tomaz Mello-Breyner
  Pedro Mello-Breyner
Roock RacingJumbo / Alianca UAP / InterbancoPorsche 911 GT2295running 
2643GT275   Patrick Bourdais
  Peter Kitchak
  Andre Lara-Resende
Larbre CompetitionFATurbo-Express / Stuttgart SportscarPorsche 911 GT2205gearbox 
944GT278   Michel Neugarten
  Guy Martinolle
  Jean-Claude Lagniez
Elf Haberthur RacingParfums Salvador Dali / Staci / Tuiles TBFPorsche 911 GT2307running 
1345GT280   Claudia Hurtgen
  John Robinson
  Hugh Price
GT Racing Team AGAuto Motor und Sport / Lloyd'sPorsche 911 GT2280running 
4646GT270   Cornelius Euser
  Harald Becker
  Takaji Suzuki
Team MarcosTKC / Eurotech / Van Lent GroepMarcos Mantara LM60015oil leak 
3347GT279   Toni Seiler
  Larry Schumacher
  Michel Ligonnet
Konrad MotorsportTSW / NotterPorsche 911 GT2126engine 
1548GT264   Jari Nurminen
  Hans Hugenholtz
  Chris Gleason
Chamberlain EngineeringItaljet / Mobil 1Chrysler Viper GTS-R269running 
4949GT140   John Nielsen
  Thomas Bscher
  Chris Goodwin
Gulf Team Davidoff McLarenGulf OilMcLaren F1 GTR0did not start