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Event: 24 Heures Du MansDate: 15.6.2008
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.629 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

Non championship race
Weather:mainly dry, cloudy, two rain periods
Start time:14/6 15:00
Grid:2-2-2, PP left
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:258500
Entered:88
Practiced:56
Qualified:55
Started:55
Finished:35
Classified:33
Classes:PractStartClass
Le Mans Prototype 1222213
Le Mans Prototype 211116
Le Mans Grand Touring 110108
Le Mans Grand Touring 213126
Race notes:
1 full-course caution for over 30 minutes
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:2Audi R10 TDIMcNish / Kristensen / Capello
Le Mans Prototype 2:34Porsche RS Spydervan Merksteijn / Verstappen / Bleekemolen
Le Mans Grand Touring 1:009Aston Martin DBR9Garcia / Brabham / Turner
Le Mans Grand Touring 2:82Ferrari F430 GTCMelo / Bruni / Salo
Leaders:
laps 1-8:8Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
laps 9-10:9Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
lap 11:2Audi R10 TDI
laps 12-19:8Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
laps 20-21:9Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
laps 22-23:2Audi R10 TDI
laps 24-31:8Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
lap 32:9Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
laps 33-38:8Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
laps 39-40:9Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
laps 41-47:2Audi R10 TDI
laps 48-50:7Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
laps 51-59:2Audi R10 TDI
laps 60-61:7Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
laps 62-71:2Audi R10 TDI
laps 72-83:7Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
lap 84:9Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
laps 85-94:7Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
lap 95:9Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
laps 96-101:7Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
laps 102-120:9Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
laps 121-214:7Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
laps 215-216:2Audi R10 TDI
laps 217-234:7Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP
laps 235-381:2Audi R10 TDI
Fastest Laps:
Overall:8Peugeot 908 HDi FAPStéphane Sarrazin (F)3:19.394246.068 km/hlap 102
Le Mans Prototype 2:34Porsche RS Spydervan Merksteijn / Verstappen / Bleekemolen3:34.188229.072 km/hlap 103
Le Mans Grand Touring 1:009Aston Martin DBR9Garcia / Brabham / Turner3:49.387213.894 km/hlap 149
Le Mans Grand Touring 2:80Porsche 997 GT3 RSRBergmeister / Neiman / Van Overbeek3:59.887204.531 km/hlap 48
Pole Positions:
Overall:8Peugeot 908 HDi FAPLamy / Sarrazin / Wurz3:18.513247.160 km/h
Le Mans Prototype 2:34Porsche RS Spydervan Merksteijn / Verstappen / Bleekemolen3:32.301231.108 km/h
Le Mans Grand Touring 1:63Chevrolet Corvette C6.RO'Connell / Magnussen / Fellows3:47.668215.509 km/h
Le Mans Grand Touring 2:76Porsche 997 GT3 RSRLietz / Narac / Long3:58.152206.021 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Ferrari (7), Lola (6), Pescarolo (5), Porsche (5), Aston Martin (4), Chevrolet (4)
Top engines by numbers:Judd (13), Ferrari (7), Audi (5), Aston Martin (5), Porsche (5)
Top car types by numbers:Ferrari F430 (7), Pescarolo 01 (5), Aston Martin DBR9 (4), Chevrolet Corvette C6.R (4)
Driver nationalities:F (36), GB (23), D (13), USA (12), J (11), I (10), NL (8), DK (7), CH (6), E (5), A (5), BR (5)
Team nationalities:F (14), GB (10), D (7), USA (6), CH (3), J (3), I (2), CZ (2), E (2), NL (2)
Engine positions:mid-engined (80%), front-engined (14%), rear-engined (6%)
Average engine size:4728 cc (with regard to 21% turbocharged cars an applicable size is 5125 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Horst Felbermayr (63), Youjirou Terada (61), Seth Neiman (54)
Youngest known drivers:Jan Charouz (21), Pierre Kaffer (22), Alexandre Negrão (23)
Woman drivers:Vanina Ickx, Amanda Stretton

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Le Mans 24 Hours 2008Entry List - Le Mans 24 Hours 2008Schedule of Events - Le Mans 24 Hours 2008Track Map - Le Mans 24 Hours 2008
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