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Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 11.6.1978
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.640 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

Weather:warm,dry
Start time:10/6 16:00
Grid:unknown
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:150000
Entered:75
Practiced:64
Qualified:55
Started:55
Finished:25
Classified:17
Classes:PractStartClass
Group 6 - Sports +200014126
Group 6 - Sports 200015141
Group 5 - +2000983
Group 4 - Grand Touring +3000541
Group 4 - Grand Touring 3000331
Le Mans GTP - +300022
Le Mans GTP - 3000432
IMSA GTX - +25001193
Pre-race sessions:
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 660 minutes on 7-8/6
Winners:
Overall:2Alpine-Renault A442BPironi / Jaussaud
Group 6 - Sports 2000:31Chevron B36 ROCPignard / Ferrier / Rossiaud
Group 5 - +2000:44Porsche 935/77ABusby / Knoop / Cord
Group 4 - Grand Touring +3000:62Porsche 934Bussi / "Segolen" / Briavoine
Group 4 - Grand Touring 3000:66Porsche Carrera RSRVerney / Lapeyre / Servanin
IMSA GTX - +2500:90Porsche 935/77ARedman / Paul / Barbour
Fastest Laps:
Overall:1Alpine-Renault A443Jean-Pierre Jabouille (F)3:34.200229.244 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:5Porsche 936/78Jacky Ickx (B)3:27.600236.532 km/h
Group 6 - Sports 2000:34Osella PA6 BMWWalkinshaw / Quester / Dougall3:56.200
Group 5 - +2000:43Porsche 935/78Schurti / Stommelen3:30.900
Group 4 - Grand Touring +3000:68Porsche 934Dören / Feitler / Poulain / Holup4:07.000
Group 4 - Grand Touring 3000:66Porsche Carrera RSRVerney / Lapeyre / Servanin4:19.600
Le Mans GTP - +3000:78WM P78 PeugeotMathiot / Sourd / Debias3:52.900
IMSA GTX - +2500:90Porsche 935/77ARedman / Paul / Barbour3:52.600
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (21), Lola (7), Ferrari (5), Alpine (4), Chevron (4)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (21), Ford (12), Renault (6), Ferrari (5), ROC (4)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 935 (10), Porsche 934 (4), Ferrari 512 BB (4)
Driver nationalities:F (71), GB (25), USA (19), CH (15), D (8), B (6), BR (3), A (2), AUS (2)
Most used colours:white (37%), red (22%), blue (11%), yellow (9%), black (5%), orange (4%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (65%), rear-engined (32%), front-engined (3%)
Average engine size:2804 cc (with regard to 47% turbocharged cars an applicable size is 3331 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Claude Ballot-Léna (42), Brian Redman (41), Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (41)
Youngest known drivers:Philippe Streiff (23), Didier Pironi (26), Dominique Lacaud (26)
Woman drivers:Christine Dacremont, Marianne Hoepfner, Juliette Slaughter

Official Race Programme:

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