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Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 15.6.2003
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.650 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

Non championship race
Weather:hot, dry
Start time:14/6 16:00
Grid:2-2-2, PP left
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:220000
Entered:72
Practiced:50
Qualified:50
Started:49
Finished:29
Classified:27
Classes:PractStartClass
Grand Touring Prototype222
Le Mans Prototype 900/Grand Touring Prototype16159
Le Mans Prototype 675772
Grand Touring Sport10105
Grand Touring15159
Race notes:
3 full-course cautions for a total of 49 minutes (19:35-19:48, 11:33-11:41, 12:42-13:10)
Pre-race sessions:
4 qualifying sessions held for a total of 480 minutes on 11-12/6
45 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:7Bentley Speed 8Capello / Kristensen / Smith
Le Mans Prototype 900/Grand Touring Prototype:6Audi R8Pirro / Lehto / Johansson
Le Mans Prototype 675:29Reynard 2KQ-LM LehmannPillon / André / Maury-Laribiére
Grand Touring Sport:88Ferrari 550 MaranelloKox / Enge / Davies
Grand Touring:93Porsche 996 GT3-RSMaassen / Collard / Luhr
Leaders:
laps 10-12:7Bentley Speed 8
lap 13:10Audi R8
lap 14:6Audi R8
laps 15-21:7Bentley Speed 8
laps 1-8:7Bentley Speed 8
laps 22-24:8Bentley Speed 8
lap 25:7Bentley Speed 8
lap 26:5Audi R8
laps 27-378:7Bentley Speed 8
lap 9:8Bentley Speed 8
Fastest Laps:
Overall:8Bentley Speed 8Johnny Herbert (GB)3:35.529227.997 km/h
Le Mans Prototype 900/Grand Touring Prototype:5Audi R8Jan Magnussen (DK)3:37.335226.103 km/h
Le Mans Prototype 675:26DBA4-03S ZytekJohn Nielsen (DK)3:46.675216.786 km/h
Grand Touring Sport:88Ferrari 550 MaranelloTomáš Enge (CZ)3:56.900207.429 km/h
Grand Touring:81Porsche 996 GT3-RSJörg Bergmeister (D)4:08.151198.025 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:7Bentley Speed 8Tom Kristensen (DK)3:32.843230.874 km/h
Le Mans Prototype 900/Grand Touring Prototype:10Audi R8Frank Biela (D)3:35.745227.769 km/h
Le Mans Prototype 675:26DBA4-03S ZytekJohn Nielsen (DK)3:44.333219.049 km/h
Grand Touring Sport:88Ferrari 550 MaranelloTomáš Enge (CZ)3:53.278210.650 km/h
Grand Touring:93Porsche 996 GT3-RSLucas Luhr (D)4:06.984198.960 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (8), Ferrari (7), Courage (4), Audi (3), Dome (3)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (8), Ferrari (7), Ford (5), Audi (3), Judd (3), Peugeot (3)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 996 GT3-RS (7), Ferrari 550 Maranello (4), Audi R8 (3), Dome S101 (3), Courage C60 (3), Ferrari 360 Modena (3)
Driver nationalities:F (40), GB (24), USA (18), J (9), D (9), NL (7), I (7), CH (6), B (5), CDN (5)
Team nationalities:F (14), USA (14), GB (10), D (3), J (3), NL (3)
Most used colours:blue (18%), white (16%), yellow (15%), red (15%), black (14%), silver (10%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (59%), front-engined (24%), rear-engined (17%)
Average engine size:4400 cc (with regard to 22% turbocharged cars an applicable size is 4787 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Walter Brun (61), Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiére (60), Andrew Bagnall (56)
Youngest known drivers:Michele Rugolo (21), Steve Zacchia (21), Gunnar Jeannette (21)
Female drivers:Vanina Ickx

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