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Programme Cover - Le Mans 4 Hours 1997
Event: Coupes d'Automne ACODate: 21.9.1997
Track: Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans (F), 4.435 kmsDistance: 2 x 2 hoursAttendance: 5000

Le Mans 4 Hours

Non championship race
Start time: 20/9 19:00 and 21/9 16:00; Grid: unknown; Weather: cool, dry

Entered: 18

Practiced: 16

Started: 16

Classified: 11

Le Mans Prototype 1 (LMP1) : P:5, ST:5, CL:2

Le Mans GT-1 (GT1) : P:3, ST:3, CL:3

Le Mans GT-2 (GT2) : P:8, ST:8, CL:6

Entry List
Entry List - Le Mans 4 Hours 1997
Photos by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand (16) and Gérard Rouxel (10)
Race added to RSC Photo Gallery: 20/05/2009 Last photo update on this page: 24/10/2015
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11 - Courage C36 Porsche - La FiliéreCourage C36 # - Porsche Type 935/76 F6 4v 4xDOHC 2994 cc Twin-TurboLMP1
La Filiére (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Henri Pescarolo (F)/Emmanuel Clérico (F)Result: did not finish (Turbocharger) - Heat 1: did not finish (Engine) ; Heat 2: did not start
Grid: 4th (1:39.090)
Colours: black/white (+red/blue)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 24/10/2015Photo by courtesy of: Gérard Rouxel and AMP MAG Patrick Durand
22 - Courage C41 Porsche - Courage CompetitionCourage C41 # - Porsche F6 2994 cc TurboLMP1
Courage Competition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Cottaz (F)/Jérôme Policand (F)Result: winner - (154.226 kph) - margin: 3 laps - Heat 1: winner - (154.748 kph) - margin: 2 laps ; Heat 2: winner - (154.053 kph) - margin: 49s623
Grid: 2nd (1:36.569)
Colours: white/blue (+red)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 24/10/2015Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand and Gérard Rouxel
44 - Debora LMP296 Ford - Didier BonnetDebora LMP297 # - Ford Cosworth 1996 cc TurboLMP1
Didier Bonnet (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: David Dussau (F)/Patrice Roussel (F)
listed, never drove:
Edouard Sezionale (F)
Result: did not finish (Turbocharger) - Heat 1: did not finish ; Heat 2: 10th - did not finish
Grid: 5th (1:43.763)
Colours: black
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 20/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand
66 - Tiga FJ94 Buick #GC287-349=>352=>95001 - Sylvain BoulayTiga FJ94 #GC287-349=>352=>95001 - Buick 4500 cc N/ALMP1
Sylvain Boulay (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Sylvain Boulay (F)/Jean-Pierre Mothe (F)
listed, never drove:
P. Derode
Result: did not finish - Heat 1: not classified (26 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: did not finish
Grid: 14th (1:57.458)
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 24/10/2015Photo by courtesy of: Gérard Rouxel and AMP MAG Patrick Durand
77 - Ferrari 333 SP #005 (Dallara) - Pilot RacingFerrari 333 SP #005 (Dallara) - Ferrari F310E V12/65° 5v 3997 cc N/ALMP1
Pilot Racing (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Michel Ferté (F)/Adrian Campos (E)Result: 4th (10 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 7th (10 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 2nd (49s623 behind the winner)
Grid: 1st (1:36.552)
Colours: light blue/blue (+white)
Tyres: Dunlop
Photo updated: 24/10/2015Photo by courtesy of: Gérard Rouxel and AMP MAG Patrick Durand
1212 - McLaren F1 GTR BMW #22R - Gulf Team DavidoffMcLaren F1 GTR #22R - BMW V12/60° 4v DOHC 5990 cc N/AGT1
Gulf Team Davidoff (GB)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: John Nielsen (DK)/Thomas Bscher (D)Result: 2nd 1st in GT1 (3 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 2nd 1st in GT1 (2 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 3rd 1st in GT1 (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 3rd (1:38.558)
Colours: blue/black/orange
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 20/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand
1414 - Porsche 911 GT2 - Thierry GuiodPorsche 911 GT2 # - Porsche F6 2v DOHC TurboGT2
Thierry GuiodClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: J. F. Picard (F)/P. Karras (F)/Patrick Guillot (F)Result: did not finish - Heat 1: did not finish ; Heat 2: did not start
Grid: 13th (1:57.224)
Colours: white/blue/red/silver
Tyres: Dunlop
Photo updated: 20/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand
1515 - Porsche 993 - Thierry PerrierPorsche 993 Cup # - Porsche F6 3800 cc N/AGT1
Thierry PerrierClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Thierry Perrier (F)/Raymond Touroul (F)
listed, never drove:
Jean-Paul Richard (F)
Result: 8th (22 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 8th (12 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 9th (10 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 11th (1:56.164)
Colours: red
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 20/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand
1717 - Porsche 911 GT2 Evo - Larbre CompetitionPorsche 911 GT2 Evo # - Porsche F6 2v DOHC TurboGT1
Larbre Competition (F)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Jack Leconte (F)/Michel Nourry (F)Result: 5th (12 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 4th (6 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 6th (6 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 9th (1:48.147)
Colours: white (+red)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 20/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand
2020 - Porsche 911 GT2 - Larbre CompetitionPorsche 911 GT2 # - Porsche F6 2v DOHC 3600 cc TurboGT2
Larbre Competition (F)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Christophe Bouchut (F)/Patrice Goueslard (F)/Jean-Luc Chéreau (F)Result: 3rd 1st in GT2 (10 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 3rd 1st in GT2 (5 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 5th (5 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 6th (1:45.133)
Colours: white (+red/black)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 20/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand
2121 - Porsche 911 GT2 - EMKAPorsche 911 GT2 # - Porsche F6 2v DOHC 3600 cc TurboGT2
EMKA (GB)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Tim Sugden (GB)/Mike Youles (GB)
DNS:
Steve O'Rourke (GB)
Result: 6th (12 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 5th (6 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 7th (6 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 8th (1:45.709)
Colours: white/red (+yellow)
Tyres: Dunlop
Photo updated: 20/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand
2222 - Helem V6 Renault - RJ RacingHelem V6 # - Renault V6 2975 cc GT2
RJ Racing (F)Closed bodywork
-
Driven by: Patrick Gonin (F)/Stéphane Daoudi (F)Result: 10th (29 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: not classified (24 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 4th 1st in GT2 (5 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 7th (1:45.591)
Colours: blue
Tyres: Pirelli
Photo updated: 20/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand
2323 - Porsche 911 - Thierry GuiodPorsche 911 # - Porsche F6 2v DOHC 3600 cc GT2
Thierry GuiodClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Erick Rumpler (F)/Bernard Albouy (F)/Arnaud Caspard (F)
listed, never drove:
P. Karras (F)
Result: 11th (32 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 10th (17 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 12th (15 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 16th (2:03.919)
Colours: blue
Tyres: Pirelli
Photo updated: 20/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand
2424 - Gillet Vertigo V de V Ford - Eric Van de VyverGillet Vertigo V de V # - Ford 1994 cc N/AGT2
Eric Van de Vyver (F)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: /Patrick Herbert (F)/Eric van de Vyver (F)Result: did not finish - Heat 1: did not finish ; Heat 2: did not finish
Grid: 12th (1:57.004)
Colours: yellow (+black)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 24/10/2015Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand and Gérard Rouxel
2626 - VBM 4000 GTC #001 - VBMVBM 4000 GTC #001 - PRV Douvrin/Sodemo V6/90° 2v SOHC 2975 cc 2xGarrettGT2
VBM (F)Closed bodywork
-
Driven by: Patrick Bornhauser (F)/Pierre Yver (F)Result: 7th (17 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 6th (9 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 8th (8 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 10th (1:49.840)
Colours: white
Tyres: Pirelli
Photo updated: 24/10/2015Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand and Gérard Rouxel
2727 - Porsche 911 GT2 - Thierry GuiodPorsche 911 GT2 # - Porsche F6 2v DOHC 3800 cc GT2
Thierry GuiodClosed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Patrice Pelissier (F)/Philippe Hottinguer (F)
listed, never drove:
Patrick Guillot (F)
Result: 9th (27 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 9th (15 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 11th (12 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 15th (1:58.124)
Colours: white (+red/black)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 20/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand
Entered cars that did not arrive:
3The car did not arriveCourage C36 # - Porsche F6 2994 cc TurboLMP1
Courage Compétition-
-
Drivers listed: Jean-Louis Ricci (F)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
5The car did not arriveWR LM97 # - Peugeot 1905 cc TurboLMP1
(F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Drivers listed: Pierre Bruneau (F)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
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