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Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 10.6.1973
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.640 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

Weather:mostly dry, brief rain
Start time:9/6 16:00
Grid:unknown
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:unknown
Entered:112
Practiced:61
Qualified:55
Started:55
Finished:21
Classified:21
Classes:PractStartClass
Sports 300022219
Sports 2500110
Sports 2000860
Grand Touring +5000432
Grand Touring 5000994
Grand Touring 30001195
Touring 5000331
Touring 3000330
Pre-race sessions:
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 540 minutes on 6-7/6
Winners:
Overall:11Matra-Simca MS670BPescarolo / Larrousse
Grand Touring +5000:30Chevrolet CorvetteGreder / "Beaumont"
Grand Touring 5000:39Ferrari 365 GTB/4Ballot-Léna / Elford
Grand Touring 3000:45Porsche Carrera RSRKeller / Kremer / Schickentanz
Touring 5000:51BMW 3.0 CSLQuester / Hezemans
Fastest Laps:
Overall:10Matra-Simca MS670BFrançois Cevert (F)3:39.600223.607 km/h
Sports 2500:26Sigma MC73 MazdaIkuzawa / Fushida / Dal Bo4:22.900
Sports 2000:21Chevron B23 BMWMaublanc / Mieusset4:08.500
Grand Touring +5000:29Chevrolet CorvetteGreenwood / Johnson4:23.200
Grand Touring 5000:34Ferrari 365 GTB/4Andruet / Bond4:13.100
Grand Touring 3000:48Porsche Carrera RSRGregg / Chasseuil4:18.900
Touring 5000:50BMW 3.0 CSLAmon / Stuck4:15.900
Touring 3000:55Ford Capri LVGlemser / Fitzpatrick / Heyer4:17.100
Pole Positions:
Overall:16Ferrari 312 PBArturo Merzario (I)3:37.500225.766 km/h
Sports 2500:26Sigma MC73 MazdaIkuzawa / Fushida / Dal Bo4:11.100195.556 km/h
Sports 2000:27Chevron B23 FordJuncadella / de Bagration4:11.000
Grand Touring +5000:29Chevrolet CorvetteGreenwood / Johnson4:19.600
Grand Touring 5000:39Ferrari 365 GTB/4Ballot-Léna / Elford4:16.200
Grand Touring 3000:63Porsche Carrera RSRLoos / Barth4:19.300
Touring 5000:51BMW 3.0 CSLQuester / Hezemans4:17.700
Touring 3000:55Ford Capri LVGlemser / Fitzpatrick / Heyer4:15.800
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (15), Ferrari (12), Matra (4), Chevron (4), BMW (3), Chevrolet (3), Ligier (3), Ford (3), Lola (3)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (15), Ferrari (12), Ford (12), Matra (4), BMW (4)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 911 Carrera RSR (11), Ferrari 365 GTB/4 (9), Matra MS670B (4)
Driver nationalities:F (50), CH (14), GB (13), D (12), USA (7), E (4), I (4), RA (3), B (3), A (2), AUS (2), EC (2), NL (2), NZ (2), J (2)
Most used colours:red (27%), blue (22%), yellow (21%), white (18%), silver (4%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (47%), front-engined (32%), rear-engined (21%)
Oldest known drivers:Henri Greder (44), Teodoro Zeccoli (44), Guy Ligier (43)
Youngest known drivers:Hans-Joachim Stuck (22), Helmuth Koinigg (25), Alain Couderc (25)
Woman drivers:"Marie-Claude Beaumont", Christine Beckers

Official Race Programme:

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