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