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Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 16.6.1985
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:15/6 15:00
Grid:2-2-2, PP right
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:160000
Entered:81
Practiced:57
Qualified:53
Started:49
Finished:29
Classified:24
Classes:PractStartClass
Group C1292716
Group C219166
Group B441
IMSA GTP221
IMSA GTX000
IMSA GTO000
Race notes:
1 ful-course caution for 30 minutes
Pre-race sessions:
4 qualifying sessions held for a total of 480 minutes on 12-13/6
45 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:7Porsche 956BLudwig / Barilla / "Winter"
Group C2:70Spice-Tiga GC85 FordSpice / Bellm / Galvin
Group B:151BMW M1Dören / Birrane / Libert
IMSA GTP:44Jaguar XJR-5Tullius / Robinson / Ballot-Léna
Fastest Laps:
Overall:1Porsche 962 CJochen Mass (D)3:25.100239.169 km/hlap 76
Group C2:79Ecosse C285 FordDavid Leslie (GB)3:47.700
Group B:152BMW M1Harald Grohs (D)4:02.300
IMSA GTP:44Jaguar XJR-5Bob Tullius (USA)3:36.600
Pole Positions:
Overall:2Porsche 962 CHans-Joachim Stuck (D)3:14.800251.815 km/h
Group C2:80Alba AR6 CarmaMartino Finotto (I)3:42.620
Group B:152BMW M1Harald Grohs (D)3:54.280
IMSA GTP:44Jaguar XJR-5Chip Robinson (USA)3:35.320
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (13), Rondeau (5), Tiga (4), BMW (3), WM (3)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (15), Ford (14), BMW (6), Peugeot (3), Ferrari (2), Aston Martin (2), Toyota (2), Jaguar (2), Mazda (2)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 956 (7), Porsche 962 (5), BMW M1 (3), WM P83 (3)
Driver nationalities:F (36), GB (32), I (12), D (11), USA (11), B (10), J (7), CH (6), AUS (3), IRL (3), ZA (3)
Team nationalities:F (12), GB (10), D (10), CH (5), I (4), J (4), USA (2)
Most used colours:white (53%), blue (14%), red (14%), yellow (7%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (97%), rear-engined (3%)
Oldest known drivers:Martino Finotto (52), Martin Birrane (50), Claude Ballot-Léna (49)
Youngest known drivers:George Fouché (20), Paul Belmondo (22), Gabriele Tarquini (23)
Woman drivers:Margie Smith-Haas

Official Race Programme:

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