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Event: Le Mans 1000 KilometresDate: 9.11.2003
Track: Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans (France), 4.180 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 1000 Kilometres

Non championship race
Weather:rain at start, drying, cool
Start time:12:00
Grid:2-2-2, PP left
Distance:1000 kilometres
Attendance:unknown
Entered:42
Practiced:35
Qualified:35
Started:35
Finished:30
Classified:29
Classes:PractStartClass
Grand Touring Prototype110
Le Mans Prototype 900/Grand Touring Prototype776
Le Mans Prototype 675775
Grand Touring Sport444
Grand Touring161614
Race notes:
1 full-course caution for 15 minutes
race stopped on 6 hour rule, scheduled for 240 laps (= 1003.2 kms)
Pre-race sessions:
official test session held on 3-6/11 in 4 sessions for a total of 720 minutes
1 non-qualifying practice sessions held for a total of 45 minutes on 8/11
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 90 minutes on 8/11
45 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:5Audi R8Ara / Kristensen
Le Mans Prototype 675:13Courage C65 JPXEyckmans / Rusinov / Muscioni
Grand Touring Sport:88Ferrari 550 MaranelloDavies / Turner
Grand Touring:47Ferrari 360 Modena GTPeter / Montermini / Engelhorn
Leaders:
laps 1-208:5Audi R8
Fastest Laps:
Overall:5Audi R8Tom Kristensen (DK)1:30.518166.243 km/h
Grand Touring Prototype:10Panoz GTR-1 ElanDavid Saelens (B)1:35.236158.007 km/h
Le Mans Prototype 675:18Lola B160 JuddJon Field (USA)1:34.380159.441 km/h
Grand Touring Sport:88Ferrari 550 MaranelloDarren Turner (GB)1:38.530152.725 km/h
Grand Touring:47Ferrari 360 Modena GTAndrea Montermini (I)1:42.011147.514 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:5Audi R8Tom Kristensen (DK)1:27.775171.438 km/h
Grand Touring Prototype:10Panoz GTR-1 ElanOlivier Beretta (MC)1:31.480164.495 km/h
Le Mans Prototype 675:14MG Lola EX257Thomas Erdos (BR)1:29.533168.072 km/h
Grand Touring Sport:80Ferrari 550 MaranelloPeter Kox (NL)1:35.822157.041 km/h
Grand Touring:47Ferrari 360 Modena GTAndrea Montermini (I)1:40.083150.355 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (9), Ferrari (5), Courage (2), Lola (2), WR (2), TVR (2)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (9), Ferrari (5), Judd (3), Ford (3), Peugeot (2), TVR (2)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 996 GT3-RS (6), Ferrari 550 Maranello (3), Porsche 996 GT3-R (3)
Driver nationalities:F (29), GB (22), USA (7), B (6), I (5), NL (5), A (3), RUS (2), J (2), CH (2), D (2)
Team nationalities:GB (12), F (11), D (4), USA (4), NL (3)
Most used colours:white (20%), red (18%), black (17%), yellow (15%), silver (10%), blue (9%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (51%), rear-engined (25%), front-engined (24%)
Average engine size:4150 cc (with regard to 11% turbocharged cars an applicable size is 4332 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiére (60), Youjirou Terada (56), Franz Konrad (52)
Youngest known drivers:Clint Field (20), Nathan Kinch (21), Roman Rusinov (22)
Woman drivers:Fanny Duchateau, Liz Halliday, Amanda Stretton

Official Race Programme:

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