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Event: Coupes d'Automne ACODate: 21.9.1997
Track: Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans (France), 4.435 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 4 Hours

Non championship race
Weather:cool, dry
Start time:20/9 19:00 and 21/9 16:00
Grid:unknown
Distance:2 x 2 hours
Attendance:5000
Entered:18
Practiced:16
Qualified:16
Started:16
Finished:11
Classified:11
Classes:PractStartClass
Le Mans Prototype 1552
Le Mans GT-1333
Le Mans GT-2886
Pre-race sessions:
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 60 minutes on 20/9
Winners:
Overall:2Courage C41 PorscheCottaz / Policand
Le Mans GT-1:12McLaren F1 GTR BMWNielsen / Bscher
Le Mans GT-2:20Porsche 911 GT2Bouchut / Goueslard / Chéreau
Fastest Laps:
Overall:7Ferrari 333 SPFerté / Campos1:39.300160.604 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:7Ferrari 333 SPFerté / Campos1:36.552165.175 km/h
Le Mans GT-1:12McLaren F1 GTR BMWNielsen / Bscher1:38.558
Le Mans GT-2:20Porsche 911 GT2Bouchut / Goueslard / Chéreau1:45.133
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (7), Courage (2)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (9), Ford (2)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 911 GT2 (5)
Driver nationalities:F (30), GB (2)
Most used colours:white (41%), blue (25%), black (13%), red (12%), yellow (5%)
Engine positions:rear-engined (50%), mid-engined (42%), front-engined (8%)
Average engine size:3486 cc (with regard to 42% turbocharged cars an applicable size is 4071 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Raymond Touroul (58), Henri Pescarolo (55), Pierre Yver (50)
Youngest known drivers:Stéphane Daoudi (26), Emmanuel Clérico (28), Didier Cottaz (30)

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