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Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 17.6.2001
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.605 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

Non championship race
Weather:intermittent heavy rain
Start time:16/6 16:00
Grid:2-2-2, PP left
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:210000
Entered:80
Practiced:48
Qualified:48
Started:48
Finished:21
Classified:20
Classes:PractStartClass
LMP 90018185
LMP 675882
LM GTP221
LM GTS994
LM GT11118
Race notes:
4 full-course cautions for 113 minutes
Pre-race sessions:
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 480 minutes on 13-14/6
45 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:1Audi R8Biela / Pirro / Kristensen
LMP 675:38Reynard 2KQ-LM VWGene / Delétraz / Fabre
LM GTP:8Bentley EXP Speed 8Wallace / van de Poele / Leitzinger
LM GTS:63Chevrolet Corvette C5-RFellows / O'Connell / Pruett
LM GT:83Porsche 996 GT3-RSDrudi / Babini / Rosa
Fastest Laps:
Overall:2Audi R8Laurent Aiello (F)3:39.046223.597 km/h
LMP 675:34MG Lola EX257Anthony Reid (GB)3:45.604217.097 km/h
LM GTP:8Bentley EXP Speed 8Andy Wallace (GB)3:42.713219.915 km/h
LM GTS:62Saleen S7-RJohnny Mowlem (GB)4:03.226201.368 km/h
LM GT:83Porsche 996 GT3-RSFabio Babini (I)4:17.044190.543 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:2Audi R8Rinaldo Capello (I)3:32.429230.562 km/h
LMP 675:34MG Lola EX257Anthony Reid (GB)3:40.243222.382 km/h
LM GTP:7Bentley EXP Speed 8Martin Brundle (GB)3:36.535226.190 km/h
LM GTS:60Saleen S7-ROliver Gavin (GB)3:52.849210.342 km/h
LM GT:70Callaway C12-RCort Wagner (USA)4:10.168195.780 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (10), Chrysler (7), Audi (4), Reynard (3), Courage (3), Saleen (3)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (10), Chrysler (7), Judd (7), Audi (6), Chevrolet (3), Peugeot (3), Ford (3)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 996 GT3-RS (7), Audi R8 (4), Chrysler Viper (4)
Driver nationalities:F (44), GB (22), USA (16), B (9), J (8), I (7), D (5), NL (5), DK (4), CDN (4)
Team nationalities:F (18), GB (10), USA (10), D (6)
Most used colours:silver (20%), white (16%), black (13%), red (13%), blue (12%), yellow (11%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (61%), rear-engined (21%), front-engined (18%)
Oldest known drivers:Walter Brun (59), Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiére (58), Chris Gleason (58)
Youngest known drivers:Gunnar Jeannette (19), Val Hillebrand (20), Sébastien Bourdais (22)
Woman drivers:Milka Duno, Claudia Hürtgen, Vanina Ickx

Official Race Programme:

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