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Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 16.6.1996
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.600 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

Non championship race
Weather:hot, dry
Start time:15/6 15:00
Grid:2-2-2, PP left
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:168000
Entered:78
Practiced:52
Qualified:48
Started:48
Finished:25
Classified:25
Classes:PractStartClass
Category 1 - LMP1773
Category 1 - LMP2431
Category 1 - WSC330
Category 2 - LM GT1272515
Category 3 - LM GT211106
Pre-race sessions:
4 qualifying sessions held for a total of 510 minutes on 12-13/6
30 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:7TWR Porsche WSC95Jones / Wurz / Reuter
Category 1 - LMP2:20Kudzu DLM MazdaFréon / Terada / Downing
Category 2 - LM GT1:25Porsche 911 GT1Wollek / Boutsen / Stuck
Category 3 - LM GT2:79Porsche 911 GT2Kelleners / Eichmann / Martinolle
Leaders:
laps 11-12:25Porsche GT1
laps 1-2:26Porsche GT1
laps 13-22:7TWR - Porsche
lap 23:26Porsche GT1
laps 24-67:7TWR - Porsche
laps 259-263:25Porsche GT1
laps 264-354:7TWR - Porsche
laps 3-5:25Porsche GT1
lap 6:8TWR - Porsche
laps 68-71:25Porsche GT1
laps 7-10:7TWR - Porsche
laps 72-258:7TWR - Porsche
Fastest Laps:
Overall:17Ferrari 333 SPEric van de Poele (B)3:46.958215.723 km/hlap 213
Category 1 - LMP1:8TWR Porsche WSC95Theys / Alboreto / Martini3:47.992214.744 km/h
Category 1 - LMP2:20Kudzu DLM MazdaFréon / Terada / Downing3:56.000207.458 km/h
Category 2 - LM GT1:26Porsche 911 GT1Dalmas / Goodyear / Wendlinger3:48.778214.007 km/h
Category 3 - LM GT2:79Porsche 911 GT2Kelleners / Eichmann / Martinolle4:12.074194.229 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:8TWR Porsche WSC95Pierluigi Martini (I)3:46.682215.985 km/h
Category 1 - LMP2:14WR LM96 PeugeotPatrick Gonin (F)3:50.252212.637 km/h
Category 1 - WSC:17Ferrari 333 SPEric van de Poele (B)3:46.838215.837 km/h
Category 2 - LM GT1:26Porsche 911 GT1Yannick Dalmas (F)3:47.132215.557 km/h
Category 3 - LM GT2:79Porsche 911 GT2Ralf Kelleners (D)4:05.889199.114 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (12), McLaren (7), Ferrari (6), Chrysler (4), Courage (3)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (19), BMW (7), Ferrari (6), Chrysler (4), Nissan (2), Toyota (2), Peugeot (2), Chevrolet (2)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 911 GT2 (10), McLaren F1 GTR (7), Chrysler Viper (4), Ferrari F40 (4)
Driver nationalities:F (45), GB (18), J (15), USA (13), I (7), B (7), D (7), BR (4), A (4), CH (3), NL (3), NZ (3), S (3)
Team nationalities:D (10), F (9), GB (9), J (6), I (5), USA (5), NZ (2)
Most used colours:white (37%), red (21%), blue (18%), black (7%), yellow (6%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (56%), rear-engined (27%), front-engined (17%)
Average engine size:4262 cc (with regard to 60% turbocharged cars and 2% cars with rotary engine an applicable size is 5389 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Kunimitsu Takahashi (56), Mario Andretti (56), Luciano Della Noce (56)
Youngest known drivers:Sébastien Enjolras (20), Alexander Wurz (22), Greg Murphy (24)

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