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Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 29.9.1968
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.469 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

Weather:warm, dry; rain at night
Start time:28/9 15:00
Grid:Le Mans start
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:300000
Entered:94
Practiced:58
Qualified:54
Started:54
Finished:18
Classified:16
Classes:PractStartClass
Prototype 300014143
Prototype 200014135
Prototype 1300764
Sports 500011112
Sports 2000110
Grand Touring +2000530
Grand Touring 2000442
Grand Touring 1300220
Pre-race sessions:
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 600 minutes on 25-26/9
Winners:
Overall:9Ford GT40Rodriguez / Bianchi
Prototype 3000:66Porsche 907 LHSteinemann / Spoerry
Grand Touring 2000:43Porsche 911 TGaban / Vanderschrieck
Fastest Laps:
Overall:33Porsche 908Stommelen / Neerpasch3:38.100222.322 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:31Porsche 908Jo Siffert (CH)3:35.400225.109 km/h
Prototype 2000:24Matra-Sports 630MServoz-Gavin / Pescarolo3:41.800
Prototype 1300:52Alpine A210 RenaultThérier / Tramont4:34.200
Sports 5000:9Ford GT40Rodriguez / Bianchi3:39.800
Sports 2000:42Porsche 906Poirot / Maublanc4:18.600
Grand Touring +2000:3Chevrolet CorvetteGreder / Maglioli3:59.800
Grand Touring 2000:43Porsche 911 TGaban / Vanderschrieck4:35.200
Grand Touring 1300:61Alpine A110 RenaultNussbaumer / Bourdon / Pouteaux4:58.800
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (13), Alpine (11), Alfa Romeo (6), Ferrari (6), Ford (5)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (13), Renault (11), Ford (6), Alfa Romeo (6), Ferrari (6)
Top car types by numbers:Alfa Romeo T33/2 (6), Ford GT40 (5), Alpine A210 (5)
Driver nationalities:F (42), GB (19), I (9), B (8), CH (8), USA (8), D (6), S (2), AUS (2)
Most used colours:blue (29%), red (26%), white (26%), green (6%), yellow (4%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (79%), rear-engined (11%), front-engined (10%)
Oldest known drivers:Jean Guichet (41), Umberto Maglioli (40), Willy Mairesse (40)
Youngest known drivers:Jean Max (21), Patrick Depailler (24), Bob Wollek (25)

Official Race Programme:

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