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Event: Essais Préqualificatifs 24 Heures du MansDate: 4.5.1997
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.605 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Prequalifying Le Mans

Non championship race
Weather:unknown
Start time:3/5
Grid:test session
Distance:test session
Attendance:unknown
Entered:72
Started:unknown
Finished:unknown
Classified:68
Classes:
Prototype - LMP 875
Prototype - LMP 650
Prototype - WSC
Le Mans GT-1
Le Mans GT-2
Pre-race sessions:
pre-qualifying session held on 3-4/5 in 2 sessions for a total of 1080 minutes
Winners:
Overall:21Nissan R390Brundle / Müller
Prototype - LMP 875:7TWR-Joest Porsche WSC95Alboreto / Johansson
Prototype - LMP 650:12Debora LMP297 FordSezionale / Jakubowski / Dussau
Prototype - WSC:4Ferrari 333 SPFerté / Campos / Nearburg
Le Mans GT-2:74Porsche 911 GT2Ahrlé / Pilgrim / Yver
Pole Positions:
Overall:21Nissan R390Martin Brundle (GB)219.402 km/h
Prototype - LMP 875:7TWR-Joest Porsche WSC95Michele Alboreto (I)
Prototype - LMP 650:12Debora LMP297 FordDavid Dussau (F)199.960 km/h
Prototype - WSC:4Ferrari 333 SPMichel Ferté (F)210.129 km/h
Le Mans GT-2:74Porsche 911 GT2Andy Pilgrim (USA)200.174 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (20), McLaren (7), Chrysler (5), Courage (4), Panoz (4)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (27), BMW (7), Ford (7), Nissan (5), Chrysler (5)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 993 GT2 (12), Porsche 911 GT1 (8), McLaren F1 GTR (7)
Driver nationalities:F (57), GB (29), USA (16), I (15), D (14), NL (8), J (6), S (5), B (5), BR (4), CH (4)
Team nationalities:GB (18), F (17), D (14), J (7), USA (4), CH (4), I (2)
Most used colours:white (36%), black (17%), blue (13%), yellow (11%), red (8%), silver (5%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (42%), rear-engined (31%), front-engined (27%)
Oldest known drivers:Mario Andretti (57), Gianpiero Moretti (57), Steve O'Rourke (57)
Youngest known drivers:Sébastien Enjolras (21), Ben Collins (22), Pedro Lamy (25)
Female drivers:Lilian Bryner, Claudia Hürtgen

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