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Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 14.6.1981
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.626 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

Weather:warm, dry
Start time:13/6 15:00
Grid:unknown
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:170000
Entered:73
Practiced:63
Qualified:55
Started:55
Finished:20
Classified:18
Classes:PractStartClass
Group 6 - Sports +200014123
Group 6 - Sports 2000551
Group 515145
Group 4 - Grand Touring641
IMSA GTP1
IMSA GTX993
IMSA GTO441
IMSA GTU1
Le Mans GTP +3000332
Le Mans GTP 3000222
Group C22
Race notes:
3 full-course cautions (50 min)
Pre-race sessions:
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 480 minutes on 10-11/6
Winners:
Overall:11Porsche 936/81Ickx / Bell
Group 6 - Sports 2000:31Lola T298 BMWGrand / Courage
Group 5:55Porsche 935 K3Cooper / Wood / Bourgoignie
Group 4 - Grand Touring:70Porsche 934Bertapelle / Perrier / Salam
IMSA GTX:47Ferrari 512 BB/LMAndruet / Ballot-Léna
IMSA GTO:36Porsche 924 Carrera GTRSchurti / Rouse
Le Mans GTP +3000:1Porsche 944 LMBarth / Röhrl
Le Mans GTP 3000:8Rondeau M379C FordHaran / Schlesser / Streiff
Fastest Laps:
Overall:12Porsche 936/81Hurley Haywood (USA)3:34.000229.231 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:11Porsche 936/81Jacky Ickx (B)3:29.440234.222 km/h
Group 6 - Sports 2000:31Lola T298 BMWGrand / Courage4:00.420
Group 5:59Porsche 935 K3/81Field / Whittington / Whittington3:36.540
Group 4 - Grand Touring:71BMW M1Danner / von Bayern / Oberndorfer4:00.140
IMSA GTP:90McLaren M12 GT ChevroletHervé Regout (B)5:13.060
IMSA GTX:41Porsche 935 K3Henn / Chandler / Mignot3:46.220
IMSA GTO:35Chevrolet CamaroYarborough / Cooper / Hagan3:59.570
IMSA GTU:39Mazda RX-7Vermeersch / Stiff / Ratcliff4:21.970
Le Mans GTP +3000:5WM P79/80 PeugeotFréquelin / Dorchy3:39.740
Le Mans GTP 3000:7Rondeau M379C FordMigault / Spice3:43.990
Group C:82WM P81 PeugeotBoutsen / Pignard / Saulnier3:37.890
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (18), BMW (6), Rondeau (5), Ferrari (5), Lancia (4), WM (4), Lola (4)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (18), Ford (11), BMW (9), Ferrari (5), Lancia (4), Peugeot (4)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 935 (10), BMW M1 (6), Rondeau M379 (5), Ferrari 512 BB (5)
Driver nationalities:F (51), GB (21), USA (20), D (19), I (12), B (8), CH (3), IRL (3), J (3), E (2)
Team nationalities:F (18), D (11), I (5), USA (5), GB (4), CH (3), J (3), B (2)
Most used colours:white (43%), red (26%), blue (15%), yellow (4%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (69%), rear-engined (20%), front-engined (11%)
Average engine size:2970 cc (with regard to 45% turbocharged cars and 3% cars with rotary engine an applicable size is 3609 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Tony Trimmer (60), Preston Henn (50), Billy Hagan (49)
Youngest known drivers:Emanuele Pirro (19), Eddie Cheever (22), Thierry Boutsen (24)
Woman drivers:Anny-Charlotte Verney

Official Race Programme:

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