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Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 11.6.1972
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.640 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

Weather:intermittent rain
Start time:10/6 16:00
Grid:2-2-2, PP right
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:250000
Entered:91
Practiced:66
Qualified:55
Started:55
Finished:19
Classified:18
Classes:PractStartClass
Sports 300021205
Sports 2000742
Grand Touring31269
Touring752
Pre-race sessions:
2 qualifying sessions held
Winners:
Overall:15Matra-Simca MS670Pescarolo / Hill
Sports 2000:27Lola T290 FordLigonnet / Smith
Grand Touring:39Ferrari 365 GTB/4Ballot-Léna / Andruet
Touring:54Ford Capri RS 2600Birrell / Bourgoignie
Fastest Laps:
Overall:8Lola T280 FordGijs van Lennep (NL)3:46.900216.413 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:14Matra-Simca MS670Cevert / Ganley3:42.200220.990 km/h
Sports 2000:23Chevron B21 FordRobinson / Rondeau4:17.000191.066 km/h
Grand Touring:72Chevrolet CorvetteDarniche / Cudini / Greenwood4:18.800189.737 km/h
Touring:53Ford Capri RS 2600Mass / Stuck4:25.900184.670 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (15), Ferrari (10), Chevrolet (5), Matra (4), Ford (4), De Tomaso (4)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (15), Ford (14), Ferrari (10), Chevrolet (5), Matra (4)
Top car types by numbers:Ferrari 365 GTB/4 (9), Porsche 911 S (7), Chevrolet Corvette (5)
Driver nationalities:F (52), GB (13), D (13), CH (12), USA (10), B (7), E (6), I (4), A (3), NZ (2), S (2)
Most used colours:red (30%), blue (22%), yellow (21%), white (18%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (52%), front-engined (34%), rear-engined (14%)
Oldest known drivers:Henri Greder (43), Jo Bonnier (42), Guy Ligier (42)
Youngest known drivers:Hans-Joachim Stuck (21), Jürgen Barth (25), Jean-Claude Lagniez (25)
Woman drivers:"Marie-Claude Beaumont"

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