Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 29.7.1956
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.461 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

Non championship race

(Race Results)

Pos.No.DriversCarEntrantLapsDistanceKm/hPos.Gr.
1st4Flockhart / SandersonJaguar D-typeEcurie Ecosse3004034.929 kms168.1221stS5.0
2nd8Moss / CollinsAston Martin DB3SDavid Brown2994018.633 kms167.4431stS3.0
3rd12Gendebien / TrintignantFerrari 625 LM TouringScuderia Ferrari2933937.611 kms164.0672ndS3.0
4th5Swaters / RousselleJaguar D-typeEquipe Nationale Belge2843816.671 kms159.0282ndS5.0
5th25von Frankenberg / von TripsPorsche 550A RS CoupéPorsche KG2823792.248 kms158.0101stS1.5
6th1Hawthorn / BuebJaguar D-typeJaguar Cars Ltd.2803759.887 kms156.6623rdS5.0
7th36Bicknell / JoppLotus Eleven ClimaxLotus Engineering2533397.665 kms141.5691stS1.1
8th33Hugus / BentleyCooper T39 ClimaxCooper Cars Ltd.2523383.779 kms140.9912ndS1.1
9th30Bourillot / PerroudMaserati 150SClaude Bourillot2453293.812 kms137.2422ndS1.5
10th40Laureau / ArmagnacD.B. Barquette PanhardAutomobiles D.B.2313103.347 kms129.3061stS750
11th45Vidilles / ThépenierD.B. HBR PanhardAutomobiles D.B.2253020.898 kms125.8712ndS750
12th46Héchard / MassonD.B. Barquette PanhardAutomobiles D.B.2202955.751 kms123.1563rdS750
13th34Bourel / SlotinePorsche 356APorsche KG2122851.646 kms118.8193rdS1.5
14th41Dumazer / CampionV.P. 166R RenaultJ. E. Vernet2102820.830 kms117.5353rdS1.1

Did not finish:

No.DriversCarEntrantLapsDistanceKm/hReasonGr.
14Brooks / ParnellAston Martin DBR1/250David Brown246GearboxS3.0
17Rosier / BehraTalbot Lago Sport 2500 MaseratiAutomobiles Talbot220Rear axle, gearboxS3.0
6Walshaw / BoltonJaguar XK140Robert Waltshaw206DQ: refuelling too earlyS5.0
9Walker / SalvadoriAston Martin DB3SDavid Brown175AccidentS3.0
32Chapman / Mackay-FraserLotus Eleven ClimaxLotus Engineering172EngineS1.5
24Maglioli / HerrmannPorsche 550A RS CoupéPorsche KG136PistonS1.5
22Picard / TappanFerrari 500 TRJean Lucas135DQ-Illegal refuelS2.0
37Py / DomméeR.B.- Osca PrototypeRené Breuil116GearboxS1.1
10Hill / SimonFerrari 625 LM TouringScuderia Ferrari107Rear axleS3.0
23Stoop / GazeFrazer Nash SebringAutomobiles Frazer Nash Ltd.101AccidentS2.0
16da Silva Ramos / GuelfiGordini T15SAutomobiles Gordini90ClutchS3.0
35Allison / HallLotus Eleven ClimaxLotus Engineering89AccidentS1.1
15Manzon / GuichetGordini T15SAutomobiles Gordini80Oil pressureS3.0
19Nersessian / MonneretSalmson 2300SJean-Paul Colas80EngineS3.0
20de Changy / BianchiFerrari 500 TREcurie National Belge76SteeringS2.0
29Milhoux / "Rinen"Gordini T17SAutomobiles Gordini67Fuel systemS1.5
48Lauga / DurifMoretti 750 Grand SportMoretti Automobili62EngineS750
21Meyrat / TavanoFerrari 500 TRPierre Meyrat61AccidentS2.0
26Nathan / GlöcklerPorsche 356 CarreraPorsche KG61Accident, fireS1.5
7Einsiedel / MetternichMercedes-Benz 300 SLPrince Metternich58IgnitionS3.0
49Hémard / FlahaultMonopole Panhard X89Automobiles Panhard50EngineS750
27Hezemans / de BeaufortPorsche 550 SpyderWolfgang Seidel48SuspensionS1.5
50Chancel / BeaulieuxMonopole Panhard X88Automobiles Panhard46AccidentS750
28Storez / PolenskyPorsche 550 SpyderGonzague Olivier45IgnitionS1.5
52Faure / FouryStanguellini Sport Bialbero 750Automobili Stanguellini36AccidentS750
31Cornet / MouginMaserati 150SLouis Cornet35EngineS1.5
18Lucas / ZehenderTalbot Lago Sport 2500 MaseratiAutomobiles Talbot32AccidentS3.0
53Duval / GuyotStanguellini Sport Bialbero 750Automobili Stanguellini23EngineS750
47Escules / GuillaudMoretti 750 Grand SportMoretti Automobili22IgnitionS750
51Héry / PaillerMonopole Panhard X86Automobiles Panhard5Fatal accidentS750
42Laroche / RadixOsca S750Automobili Osca4AccidentS750
3Fairman / WhartonJaguar D-typeJaguar Cars Ltd.3AccidentS5.0
2TFrère / TitteringtonJaguar D-typeJaguar Cars Ltd.2AccidentS5.0
11de Portago / HamiltonFerrari 625 LM TouringScuderia Ferrari2AccidentS3.0
44Carpentier / SavaryD.B. HBR5 PanhardAutomobiles D.B.2AccidentS750

Practiced:

Pos.No.DriversCarEntrantLapsDistanceKm/hReasonPos.Gr.
2Frère / TitteringtonJaguar D-typeJaguar Cars Ltd.Accident in practiceS5.0

Entered cars that did not arrive:

No.DriversCarEntrantReasonGr.
Jacques PolletMercedes-Benz 300 SLJacques PolletS3.0
Flower / LlewellynPhoenix 2SR6 TurnerPhoenixS2.0
Frazer Nash Continental BMWAutomobiles Frazer Nash Ltd.S3.0
Cabianca / VilloresiOsca MT4Automobili OscaS1.5
Brabham / TaylorCooper T39 ClimaxCooper Cars Ltd.S1.5
Stanguellini Sport Bialbero 1100Automobili StanguelliniS1.1
Dubonnet / TrintignantFerrari 250 GTMichel DubonnetS3.0
Robert ChancelMonopole PanhardLitteryS750
MGADick FitzwilliamNot acceptedS1.5
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