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1981 24 Hours of Le Mans

Exhibition or unclassified race
Sunday, June 14, 1981 at Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
355 laps on a 8.467 mile road course (3005.8 miles)

Time of race: 24:00:00
Average Speed: n/a
Pole Speed: n/a
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 14 laps +
Attendance: 170,000
Lead changes: n/a

Glossary    Other Exhibition / Unclassified Races

Fin St Class # Driver Team Sponsor Car Laps Status Led
1 1S+2.011   Jacky Ickx
  Derek Bell
Porsche SystemJulesPorsche 936/81355running 
228GTP 3.08   Jacky Haran
  Philippe Streiff
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
Jean RondeauL'AutomobileRondeau M379 / Ford341running 
315GTP 3.07   Gordon Spice
  Francois Migault
Jean RondeauOtisRondeau M379 / Ford336running 
423Gr. 555   Claude Bourgoignie
  John Cooper
  Dudley Wood
Claude BourgoignieTravel CruiserPorsche 935 K3331running 
537IMSA GTX47   Jean-Claude Andruet
  Claude Ballot-Lena
Charles Pozzi S.A.Ferrari France / CH. PozziFerrari 512 BB/LM329running 
633IMSA GTX42   Anne-Charlotte Verney
  Bob Garretson
  Ralph Kent-Cooke
Cooke-Woods RacingBPPorsche 935 K3/80328running 
743GTP+3.01   Jurgen Barth
  Walter Rohrl
Porsche SystemBossPorsche 944 LM324running 
831Gr. 565   Eddie Cheever, Jr.
  Michele Alboreto
  Carlo Facetti
Martini RacingMartiniLancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo323running 
936IMSA GTX46   Jean Xhenceval
  Pierre Diudonne
  Jean-Paul Libert
Rennod RacingEuropean UniversityFerrari 512 BB/LM321running 
10 7Gr. 560   Dieter Schornstein
  Harald Grohs
  Gotz von Tschirnhaus
Vegla Racing TeamVegla / Sekurit / RTLPorsche 935J321running 
1148IMSA GTO36   Manfred Schurti
  Andy Rouse
Porsche SystemBossPorsche 924 Carrera GTR316running 
12 2S+2.012   Jochen Mass
  Vern Schuppan
  Hurley Haywood
Porsche SystemJulesPorsche 936/81313running 
1316GTP+3.04   Denis Moran
  Charles Mendez
  Xavier Mathiot
WM A.E.R.E.M.Esso / PeugeotWM P79/80 / Peugeot308running 
1453Gr. 568   Martino Finotto
  Giorgio Schon
  Giorgio Pianta
Jolly ClubCS Computer Systems Italia / LubrifilmLancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo293running 
1512S+2.018   Emilio de Villota
  Guy Edwards
  Juan Fernandez
Team LolaBanco Occidental / Unipart / DanoneLola T600 / Ford288running 
1635Gr. 551   Bernard Darniche
  Johnny Cecotto
  Philippe Alliot
BMW Italie-Francevsd / LoisBMW M1 Gr.5278running 
1752GT70   Thierry Perrier
  Valentin Bertapelle
  Bernard Salam
Thierry PerrierDenver SportswearPorsche 934275running 
1842S 2.031   Jean-Philippe Grand
  Yves Courage
Jean-Philippe GrandPrimagaz / TechnocarLola T298 / BMW273running 
1945S 2.033   Pierre Yver
  Michel Dubois
  Jacques Heuclin
Compagnie PrimagazPrimagazLola T298 / BMW204not classified 
2054S 2.032   Louis Descartes
  Herve Bayard
Ecurie Renard-DelmasELMRenard-Delmas D1 / ROC-Simca188not classified 
2143IMSA GTX30   Bob Akin
  Paul Miller
  Craig Siebert
Bob Akin Motor RacingCoca-Cola / Herman-MillerPorsche 935 K3/80320short circuit 
2232Gr. 557   Claude Haldi
  Mark Thatcher
  Herve Poulain
Claude Haldi LonginesPorsche 935/77A260crash 
2329IMSA GTX49   Alain Cudini
  Philippe Gurdjian
  John Morton
North American Racing TeamBP / N.A.R.T.Ferrari 512 BB/LM247crash 
2438Gr. 553   David Hobbs
  Eddie Jordan
  Steve O'Rourke
Emka Productions Ltd.Hawaiian Tropic / sdc Builders / EmkaBMW M1 Gr.5236engine 
2547GT72   Jean-Francois Rousselot
  Francois Servanin
  Laurent Ferrier
BMW Zol'Autovsd / LoisBMW M1212valve 
2619S+2.020   Jean-Michel Martin
  Philippe Martin
  Alain de Cadenet
Alain de CadenetBelgaDe Cadenet-Lola LM / Ford210engine 
2722Gr. 552   Dieter Quester
  Marc Surer
  David Deacon
Wuerth-Lubrifilm Team SauberWurthBMW M1 Gr.5207engine 
2824Gr. 566   Riccardo Patrese
  Hans Heyer
  Piercarlo Ghinzani
Martini RacingMartiniLancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo186cylinder head 
2926S+2.021   Vivian Candy
  Martin Birrane
  Nick Faure
Alain de CadenetAir Florida / Frox ClothingDe Cadenet-Lola LM / Ford171gearbox casing 
3020S+2.023   Chris Craft
  Bob Evans
Dome Co. Ltd.Amada Machine Tool GroupDome Zero RL81 / Ford154valves 
3125IMSA GTX40   Mauricio de Narvaez
  Kenper Miller
  Gunther Steckkonig
Joest RacingJoest PorschePorsche 935J152fire 
3240IMSA GTX48   Mike Salmon
  Simon Phillips
  Stephen Earle
Simon PhillipsRuane Motor Insurance / Casa de SevillaFerrari 512 BB/LM140chassis 
3334IMSA GTX45   Fabrizio Violati
  Duilio Truffo
  Maurizio Flammini
Scuderia Supercar BellancautoBellancauto / Celine ParisFerrari 512 BB/LM118electrical 
3414S+2.022   Patrick Gaillard
  Andre Chevalley
  Bruno Sotty
Andre Chevalley RacingLonginesACR 80B / Ford114clutch 
3551IMSA GTO37   Tom Walkinshaw
  Peter Lovett
  Tetsu Ikuzawa
Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd.Domon / TokicoMazda RX-7 253i107engine 
3646S 2.030   Jean-Marie Lemerle
  Max Cohen-Olivar
  Alain Levie
Jean-Marie LemerleSovyLola T298 / BMW104electrical 
3727S+2.027   Tony Trimmer
  Tiff Needell
Ian Bracey Ibec-Hesketh 308LM / Ford95head gasket 
3818S+2.010   Bob Wollek
  Xavier Lapeyre
  Guy Chasseuil
Kremer RacingMalardeau Residences / BPPorsche 917K/8182engine mount 
39 5S+2.014   Reinhold Joest
  Dale Whittington
  Klaus Niedzwiedz
Joest RacingTechnocar / Immo KleinPorsche 908/8060crash 
40 5S+2.024   Jean Rondeau
  Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
Jean RondeauOtisRondeau M379C / Ford58handling 
41 6Gr. 559   Ted Field
  Bill Whittington
  Don Whittington
Porsche Kremer RacingLa Moda GojiPorsche 935 K3/8157engine 
4221IMSA GTX50   Hans-Joachim Stuck
  Jean-Pierre Jarier
  Helmut Henzler
BASF Cassetten Team GS SportBASF CassettesBMW M1 Gr.557crash 
4311C83   Max Mamers
  Jean-Daniel Raulet
  Michel Pignard
WM A.E.R.E.M.Esso / PeugeotWM P81 / Peugeot50crash 
4450Gr. 569   Jan Lundgardh
  Mike Wilds
  Axel Plankenhorn
Tuff-Kote Dinol RacingTuff-Kote DinolPorsche 935 K349engine 
4541GT71   Christian Danner
  Peter Oberndofer
  Prince Leopold von Bayern
Helmut MarkoMunchenBMW M149crankshaft 
4613Gr. 561   Edgar Doren
  Gerhard Holup
  Jurgen Lassig
Weralit TeamWeraPorsche 935 K348out of fuel 
4744Gr. 567   Beppe Gabbiani
  Emanuele Pirro
Martini RacingMartiniLancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo47crash 
48 9GTP+3.05   Roger Dorchy
  Guy Frequelin
WM A.E.R.E.M.Esso / PeugeotWM P79/80 / Peugeot46engine 
4917IMSA GTX41   Preston Henn
  Michael Chandler
  Marcel Mignot
Preston B. HennT-Bird Swap Shop / Foreign AffairsPorsche 935 K3/8045crankshaft 
50 4S+2.026   Patrick Tambay
  Henri Pescarolo
Jean RondeauOceanic / Le Figaro MagazineRondeau M379C / Ford41fuel pump 
5155GT73   Jacques Almeras
  Jean-Marie Almeras
Eminence Racing TeamEminencePorsche 924 Carrera GTR30engine 
5210S+2.025   Jean-Louis Lafosse
  Jean Ragnotti
Jean RondeauCalberson / RTLRondeau M379C / Ford28crash 
5349IMSA GTO38   Yojiro Terada
  Win Percy
  Hiroshi Fushida
Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd.JunMazda RX-7 253i25rear axle 
54 8C82   Thierry Boutsen
  Michel Pignard
  Serge Saulnier
WM A.E.R.E.M.Esso / PeugeotWM P81 / Peugeot15crash 
5539IMSA GTO35   Cale Yarborough
  Bill Cooper
  Billy Hagan
Stratagraph Inc.Stratagraph / USAChevrolet Camaro13crash