Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 11.6.1978
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.640 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

(Qualifying Results)

Pos.No.DriversCarEntrantQ TimeKm/h
1st5Ickx / Pescarolo / MassPorsche 936/78Martini Racing Porsche System3:27.600236.532
2nd1Jabouille / DepaillerAlpine-Renault A443Equipe Renault Elf Sport3:28.400
3rd43Schurti / StommelenPorsche 935/78Martini Racing Porsche System3:30.900
4th6Wollek / Barth / Ickx / *JöstPorsche 936/78Martini Racing Porsche System3:35.200
5th2Pironi / JaussaudAlpine-Renault A442BEquipe Renault Elf Sport3:35.700
6th7Haywood / Gregg / Jöst / *MassPorsche 936/77Martini Racing Porsche System3:37.300
7th3Jarier / BellAlpine-Renault A442AEquipe Renault Elf Sport3:37.900
8th4Ragnotti / Fréquelin / Dolhem / JabouilleAlpine-Renault A442AEquipe Renault Elf Sport Calberson3:42.700
9th10Schuppan / Laffite / PoseyMirage M9 RenaultGrand Touring Cars Inc.3:45.800
10th8Craft / De CadenetDe Cadenet Lola LM FordAlain de Cadenet3:46.200
11th47Fitzpatrick / Hezemans / *LudwigPorsche 935/77AWeisberg Gelo Team3:46.500
12th11Leclère / PoseyMirage M9 RenaultGrand Touring Cars Inc.3:48.300
13th19Grob / Edwards / *BraceyIbec 308 LM FordIbec Racing Developments Hesketh Team3:50.200
14th44Busby / Knoop / CordPorsche 935/77APorsche Kremer Racing3:50.700
15th12Faure / Beasley / Phillips / RaymondDe Cadenet Lola T380 FordSimon Phillips Racing with Batco France3:51.900
16th90Redman / Paul / BarbourPorsche 935/77ADick Barbour Racing3:52.600
17th94Whittington / Whittington / Konrad / *JöstPorsche 935/77AWhittington Brother Inc. Racing3:52.800
18th78Mathiot / Sourd / DebiasWM P78 PeugeotWM A.E.R.E.M.3:52.900
19th71Chevalley / TrisconiInaltera FordA. Chevalley Racing3:53.900
20th46Raymond / "Steve" / FraneyPorsche 935/77APorsche Kremer Racing3:54.800
56th9Cooper / Evans / LovettDe Cadenet Lola LM FordAlain de Cadenet3:52.900
21st48Müller / Haldi / "Nico"Porsche 935Meccarillos Cégécol Racing Team3:55.800
22nd34Quester / Dougall / Walkinshaw / *TolemanOsella PA6 BMWBMW (G.B.) Racing-Tolemans Racing3:56.200
23rd41Gomes / Amaral / Guaraná Menezes / *Cachia / *Ballot-LénaPorsche 935A.S.A. Cachia-Team Pace3:59.500
24th23Surer / Strähl / BlumerSauber C5 BMWFrancy Sauber PP AG4:00.100
25th84Frisselle / Kirby / HotchkisChevrolet MonzaWynn's International Belgium4:02.300
26th27Charnell / Smith / Alliot / JonesChevron B31 FordMogil Motors Ltd. with Kores Racing4:03.300
27th77Raulet / MamersWM P77 PeugeotWM A.E.R.E.M.4:03.500
28th45"Winter" / Schornstein / GurdjianPorsche 935 K2Porsche Kremer Racing4:04.200
29th31Pignard / Ferrier / RossiaudChevron B36 ROCR.O.C. La Pierre du Nord4:04.200
30th28Lateste / Auboiron / LacaudLola T297 BMWDominique Lacaud4:04.500
31st91Garretson / Akin / EarlePorsche 935/77ADick Barbour Racing4:05.200
32nd68Dören / Feitler / Poulain / HolupPorsche 934Hervé Poulain4:07.000
33rd89Ballot-Léna / LafosseFerrari 512 BBPozzi-Thompson J.M.S.4:07.100
34th88Andruet / DiniFerrari 512 BBPozzi-Thompson J.M.S.4:07.300
35th29Dubois / Gache / SanchezChevron B36 ROCR.O.C. Modylock4:07.800
37th69Braillard / Ravenel / Ravenel / DagoreauPorsche 934Jean Louis Ravenel-V.S.D.4:08.000
38th30Henry / Dufréne / Cohen-OlivarChevron B36 ROCR.O.C. La Pierre du Nord4:08.300
39th61Chasseuil / Lefebvre / *DolhemPorsche 934Auto Daniel Urcun4:09.100
40th72Rondeau / Darniche / HaranRondeau M378 FordJean Rondeau4:09.400
41st32Harrower / Slaughter / Joscelyne / BirchenhoughLola T294S FordDorset Racing Association with Kelly Girl4:10.400
42nd85Pilette / Faure / "Beurlys" / TouroulFerrari 512 BB"Beurly's"4:10.900
43rd24Elkoubi / Streiff / YverLola T296 FordPronuptia M.R.E.4:11.700
44th33TEvans / DownLola T294S FordCloud Engineering Ltd. - Dorset4:12.000
45th26Morand / Blanc / VuagnatLola T296 FordG.V.E.A.4:12.200
46th21Rousselot / Lemerle / LeviéLola T294 ROCJean-Marie Lemerle4:13.700
47th97Spice / Rulon-Miller / PerkinsPorsche Carrera RSRCharles Ivey Engineering4:14.700
57th14Chasseuil / StriebigTOJ SC303 FordB.P. Racing4:14.800
48th25Sotty / Cuynet / DufreyLola T294/6 FordPronuptia4:15.800
49th86Migault / Guitteny / *VetschFerrari 365 GT4/BB - 512BBEcurie Grand Compétition Car4:15.900
36th87Delaunay / Guérin / Young / *AndruetFerrari 512 BBLuigi Chinetti Sr.4:16.300
50th20Plastina / Grandjean / LuiniCheetah G601 FordC. H. Graemiger4:19.300
51st66Verney / Lapeyre / ServaninPorsche Carrera RSRAnny-Charlotte Verney4:19.600
52nd62Bussi / "Segolen" / Briavoine / *HaldiPorsche 934"Ségolen"4:21.600
53rd76Hoepfner / DacremontWM P76 PeugeotWM A.E.R.E.M.4:22.800
61st98Belliard / PerrierPorsche CarreraThierry Perrier4:23.500
54th65Salamin / Vial / Courage / LaplacettePorsche 930Joël Laplacette4:25.000
62nd96Dieudonné / CudiniBMW 3.5 CSLGarage du Bac4:25.300
59th40Schickentanz / HeyerMercedes-Benz 450 SLCA.M.G. Motorenbau GmbH4:26.100
58th22Cambiaghi / *Guerie / *RénierLola T296/7 ROCAgence Locomotiv4:27.800
55th64Bourdillat / Bernard / FavressePorsche CarreraGeorges Bourdillat4:28.200
60th73de Saint-Pierre / MignotAlpine A310 RenaultBernard Décure4:34.400
63rd60De Lautour / Bleynie / EnnequinPorsche 934Meccarillos Cégécol Racing Teamno time
64th63Gouttepifre / Touroul / BoubetPorsche Carrera RSChristian Gouttepifreno time

Other present cars:

No.DriversCarEntrant
33Down / EvansLola T294S FordCloud Engineering Ltd. - Dorset
TAlpine-Renault A442Equipe Renault Elf Sport

Entered cars that did not arrive:

No.DriversCarEntrant
42Konrad / MerlPorsche 935/77AKonrad Racing
50Jenvey / MorrisonLotus Esprit S1Morfe Racing with Polaroof
70Preece / HamiltonAston Martin AM V8 TurboRobin Hamilton
92Porsche 934Holly Cars L.S.A.
Florian VetschFerrari 308 GTBFlorian Vetsch
Ferrari 512 BBEcurie Grand Competition Car
Ferrari 308 GTBLuigi Chinetti Sr.
Ted TolemanBMW 3.5 CSLBMW (GB) Racing avec Toleman Delivery
Hervé PoulainBMW 320Hervé Poulain
Chevron B36Agence Locomotiv
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