XLVI Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1978
Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France

 

Date: June 10-11, warm & sunny Track Length (m): 13 640
Attendance: 150 000 (200 000 ?) Pole Position: Jacky Ickx, Porsche, 3:27.06 = 236.531 km/h
Entries:   Fastest Lap: Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Alpine Renault, 3:34.20 = 229.244 km/h
Practiced: 63 Distance (km): 5044.530
Starters: 55 Average Speed (km/h): 210.188
Classified: 17    

 

Pos Cla. # Team / Entrant
Car - Engine / Tuner
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol
(cc)
Engine
Type
Tyres Group Laps
Km
Time (of ret)
Reason Out
1 1 2 Renault Sport, F
Renault-Alpine A442B "Bubble top"
Didier Pironi, F
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, F
DNS Patrick Depailler, F
1997 V6 M S
+2000
370  
2 2 6 Martini Racing Porsche System, D
Porsche 936/78 - Porsche 935/73
Bob Wollek, F
Jürgen Barth, D
Jacky Ickx, B
DNS Reinhold Jöst, D
DNS Henri Pescarolo, F
DNS Jochen Mass, D
2140
tc
F6 D S
+2000
365  
3 3 7 Martini Racing Porsche System, D
Porsche 936/77 - Porsche 911/78
Hurley Haywood, USA
Peter Gregg, USA
Reinhold Jöst, D
DNS Jochen Mass, D
2140
tc
F6 D S
+2000
363  
4 4 4 Equipe Renault Elf Sport Calberson, F
Renault-Alpine A442A
Guy Fréquelin, F
Jean Ragnotti, F
José Dolhem, F
Jean-Pierre Jabouille, F
DNS Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, F
1997
tc
V6 M S
+2000
359  
5 5 90 Dick Barbour Racing, D
Porsche 935/77A - Porsche 930/78
Brian Redman, GB
Dick Barbour, USA
John Paul Sr, USA
DNS Bob Bondurant, USA
DNS Michael Keyser, USA
2992
tc
F6 GY IMSA 338  
6 6 44 Porsche Kremer Racing, D
Porsche 935/77A - Porsche 930/78
Jim Busby, USA
Chris Cord, USA
Rick Knoop, USA
2992
tc
F6 GY G5
+2000
337  
7 7 41 A.S.A. Cachia -Team Pace, F
Porsche 935/77A - Porsche 930/78
Alfredo Guarana, BR
Paulo Gomes, BR
Mario Amaral, BR
DNS Claude Ballot-Léna, F
DNS Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
DNS Henri Cachia, F
2992
tc
F6 GY G5
+2000
330  
8 8 43 Martini Racing Porsche System, D
Porsche 935/78 - Porsche 935/71
Manfred Schurti, FL
Rolf Stommelen, D
DNS Reinhold Jöst, D
DNS Jochen Mass, D
DNS Jacky Ickx, B
3211
tc
F6 D G5
+2000
327  
9 9 72 Jean Rondeau, F
Rondeau M378 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Jean Rondeau, F
Bernard Darniche, F
Jacky Haran, F
2993 V8   GTP 295  
10 10 10 Grand Touring Cars Inc., USA
Mirage M9 - Renault
Vern Schuppan, AUS
Jacques Laffite, F
Sam Posey, USA
DNS Clay Regazzoni, CH
DNS Michel Leclere, F
1997
tc
V6 GY S
+2000
294  
11 11 31 R.O.C. La Pierre du Nord, F
Chevron B36 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Michel Pignard, F
Lucien Rossiaud, F
Laurent Ferrier, F
DNS Fred Stalder, F
1994 L4   S
2000
285  
12 12 66 BP Racing / Anny Charlotte Verney, F
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR
Anny Charlotte Verney, F
Dr Xavier Lapeyre, F
Francois Servanin, F
Hubert Striebig, F (DNS ?)
2992 F6   G4 280  
13 13 71 André Chevalley Racing, CH
Inaltera LM 77 - Ford Cosworth DFV
André Chevalley, CH
Francois Trisconi, CH
2993 V8   GTP 280  
14 14 97 Charles Ivey Racing, GB
Porsche 911 Carrera RS - Porsche 911/75
Larry Perkins, AUS
Gordon Spice, GB
John Rulon-Miller, USA
DNS Charles Ivey, GB
2992 F6   IMSA 279  
15 15 8 Alain de Cadenet, GB
De Cadenet LM Lola T380 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Alain de Cadenet, GB
Chris Craft, GB
2993 V8   S
+2000
274  
16 16 86 North American Racing Team, USA / Ecurie Grand Competition Cars, F
Ferrari 365 GT4/BB - 512BB
Francois Migault, F
Lucien Guitteny, F
DNS Florian Vetsch, CH
4942 F12 GY IMSA 263  
17 17 62 "Segolen" (Bravo), F
Porsche 934 - Porsche 930/71
Christian Bussi, F
Jean-Claude Briavoine, F
"Segolen"(André Gahinet), F
DNS Claude Haldi, CH
2992
tc
F6   G4 260  
                     
18 NC 23 Artos Francy / PP Sauber AG, CH
Sauber C5 - BMW/Mader
Marc Surer, CH
Eugen Strähl, CH
Harry Blumer, CH
DNS Peter Bernhard, CH
1998 L4 P S
2000
258  
19 NC 20 C.H. Graeminger, CH
Cheetah G60 1- Ford Cosworth BDG
Sandro Plastina, CH
Mario Luini, CH
Jean-Daniel Grandjean, CH
1992 L4 GY S
2000
251  
20 NC 64 Georges Bourdillat, F
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR - Porsche 911/75
Georges Bourdillat, F
Alain-Michel Bernhard, F
Jean-Luc Favresse, F
DNS Colin Grange, GB
DNS Ancelet, F
2992 F6   G4 242  
21 NC 25 Team Pronuptia, F
Lola T294/6 - Ford Cosworth FVC/Smith
Bruno Sotty, F
Gérard Cuynet, F
Jean-Claude Dufrey, F
DNS Julien Sanchez, F
1898 L4 GY S
2000
239  
22 NC 24 Team Pronuptia, F
Lola T296 - Ford Cosworth FVC/Smith
Michel Elkoubi, F
Pierre Yver, F
Philippe Streiff, F
1898 L4 GY S
2000
233  
23 NC 28 Dominique Lacaud, F
Lola T297 - BMW M12/Mader
Michel Lateste, F
Jean-Francois Auboiron, F
Dominique Lacaud, F
1997 L4   S
2000
218  
24 NC 45 Porsche Kremer Racing, D
Porsche 935/77A Turbo
"John Winter" (Louis Krages), D
Dieter Schornstein, D
Philippe Gurdjian, F
2992
tc
F6 GY G5 183  
25 NC 27 Mogil Motors Ltd / with Kores Racing, GB
Chevron B31 - Ford Cosworth BDG/Smith
Tony Charnell, GB
Robin Smith, GB
Fréderic Alliot, F
Richard Jones, GB
1994 L4   S
2000
181  
                     
26 DNF 1 Renault Sport, F
Renault-Alpine A443
Jean-Pierre Jabouille, F
Patrick Depailler, F
DNS Patrick Tambay, F
2138
tc
V6 M S
+2000
279
20h
Engine
27 DNF 5 Martini Racing Porsche System, D
Porsche 936/78 - Porsche 935/73
Jacky Ickx, B
Henri Pescarolo, F
Jochen Mass, D
DNS Jürgen Barth, D
DNS Bob Wollek, F
DNS Reinhold Jöst, D
2140
tc
F6 D S
+2000
255
20h
Accident
28 DNF 88 Pozzi Thompson J.M.S. Racing, F
Ferrari 512 BB
Jean-Claude Andruet, F
Spartaco Dini, I
DNS Claude Ballot-Léna, F
4942 F12 M IMSA 251
22h
Engine
29 DNF 87 Luigi Chinetti Snr, USA
Ferrari 512 BB
Jacques Guérin, F
Jean-Pierre Delaunay, F
Gregg Young, USA
DNS Jean-Claude Andruet, F
4942 F12   IMSA 232
19h
Gearbox
30 DNF 89 Pozzi Thomson J.M.S. Racing, F
Ferrari 512 BB
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
4942 F12 M IMSA 218
18h
Gearbox
31 DNF 19 IBEC Racing Developments Ltd, GB
IBEC P6 (Hesketh 308 LM) - Ford Cosworth DFV
Guy Edwards, GB
Ian Grob, GB
DNS Ian Bracey, GB
2993 V8 GY S
+2000
195
20h
Con rod
32 DNF 30 R.O.C. La Pierre du Nord, F
Chevron B36 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Jacques Henry, F
Albert Dufrene, F
Max Cohen-Olivar, MOR
DNS Michel Pignard, F
1994 L4   S
2000
195
19h
Piston
33 DNF 78 WM AEREM / Team Esso Aseptogyl, F
WM P78 - Peugeot PRV ZNS4
Christian Debias, F
Xavier Mathiot, F
Marc Sourd, F
2664
tc
V6   GTP
+3000
186
18
Accident
34 DNF 76 WM AEREM / Team Esso Aseptogyl, F
WM P76 - Peugeot PRV ZNS4
Christine Dacremont, F
Marianne Hoepfner, F
DNS Christian Debias, F
2850 V6   GTP 171
19h
Head gasket
35 DNF 68 Hervé Poulain, F
Porsche 934
Edgar Dören, D
Gerhard Holup, D
Hervé Poulain, F
Romain Feitler, LUX
DNS Marcel Mignot, F
2992
tc
F6 GY G4
+3000
167
17h
Gearbox
36 DNF 3 Renault Sport, F
Renault-Alpine A442A
Derek Bell, GB
Jean-Pierre Jarier, F
1997
tc
V6 M S
+2000
162
12h
Differential
37 DNF 91 Dick Barbour Racing, USA
Porsche 935/77A - Porsche 930/78
Bob Garretson, USA
Steve Earle, USA
Robert 'Bob' Akin, USA
DNS Dick Barbour, USA
DNS Michael Keyser, USA
2992
tc
F6 GY IMSA 159
15h
Accident
38 DNF 29 R.O.C. Modylook, F
Chevron B36 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Michel Dubois, F
Daniel Gache, F
Julien Sanchez, F
DNS Francois Servanin, F
DNS Laurent Ferrier, F
1994 L4   S
2000
142
15h
Accident
39 DNF 48 Haberthur / Mecarillos-Cégécol Racing Team, CH
Porsche 935/76A
Herbert Müller, CH
Claude Haldi, CH
"Nico" (Nick McGranger), CH
2992
tc
F6   G5 140
14h
Gearbox casing
40 DNF 26 G.V.E.A., CH
Lola T296 - Ford Cosworth BDG/Richardson
Georges Morand, CH
Eric Vaugnat, F
Christian Blanc, CH
1992 L4   S
2000
130
13h
Oil pressure
41 DNF 21 Jean-Marie Lemerle, F
Lola T294 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Jean-Marie Lemerle, F
Alain Levié, F
Pierre-Francois Rousselot, F
1994 L4   S
2000
126
13h
Chassis
42 DNF 65 Joël Laplacette, F
Porsche 930
Antoine Salamin, CH
Gérard Vial, CH
Yves Courage, F
Joël Laplacette, F
3299
tc
F6   G4
+3000
116
12h
Brakes, accident
43 DNF 34 BMW (GB) Racing with Toleman Delivery, GB
Osella PA6 - BMW M12/Osella
Dieter Quester, A
Tom Walkinshaw, GB
Rad Dougall, ZA
DNS Ted Toleman, GB
1998 L4 P S
2000
113
10h
Accident
44 DNF 32 Dorset Racing Associates with Kelly Girl, GB
Lola T294 S - Ford Cosworth FVC/Richardson
Ian Harrower, GB
Miss Juliette Slaughter, GB
Brian Joscelyn, GB
DNS Tony Birchenhough, GB
1996 L4   S
2000
61
13h
Engine
45 DNF 61 Auto Daniel Urcun, F
Porsche 934
Guy Chasseuil, F
Jean-Claude Lefévre, F
DNS Marcel Mignot, F
DNS José Dolhem, F
DNS Cyril Grandet, F
2992
tc
F6   G4
+3000
61
7h
Piston
46 DNF 77 WM AEREM / Team Esso Aseptogyl, F
WM P77 - Peugeot PRV ZNS4
Jean-Daniel Raulet, F
Marcel 'Max' Mamers, F
DNS Christian Debias, F
2664
tc
V6   GTP 44
7h
Clutch
47 DNF 94 Whittington Bros Racing, USA
Porsche 935/77A - Porsche 930/78
Don Whittington, USA
Bill Whittington, USA
Franz Konrad, A (DND)
DNS Reinhold Jöst, D
2992
tc
F6 GY G5 41
9h
Accident
48 DNF 85 Ecurie Francorchamps ("Beurlys"), B
Ferrri 512 BB
Teddy Pilette, B
"Jean Beurlys" (Jean Blaton), B
Raymond Touroul, F (DND)
DNS Nick Faure, GB
4942 F12   IMSA 39
5h
Gearbox
49 DNF 69 Ravenel Fréres, F
Porsche 934
Willy Braillard, B
Jean-Louis Ravenel, F
Jean 'Jacky' Ravenel, F (DND)
Philippe Dagoreau, F (DND)
2992
tc
F6   G4 35
8h
Fuel injction pump
50 DNF 46 Porsche Kremer Racing / Fisons, D
Porsche 935/77A - Porsche 930/78
Martin Raymond, GB
"Steve" (Jean-Pierre Wielemans), B (DND)
Mike Franey, GB (DND)
2992
tc
F6 GY G5 34
4h
Engine
51 DNF 11 Grand Touring Cars Inc, USA
Mirage M9 - Renault
Sam Posey, USA
Michel Leclère, F
DNS Vern Schuppan, AUS
1997
tc
V6 GY S
2000
33
7h
Electrics
52 DNF 84 Wynn's Belgium / Brad Friselle Racing, USA
Chevrolet Monza (DeKon)
Brad Friselle, USA
Robert 'Bob' Kirby, USA
John Hotchkis, USA (DND)
5735 V8 GY IMSA 30
5h
Head
53 DNF 33 Dorset Racing Associates / Cloud
Engineering, GB
Lola T294 S - Ford Cosworth FVC/ Richardson
Bob Evans, GB
Richard Down, GB
DNS Martin Birrane, IRL
DNS Richard Bond, GB
1996 L4   S
2000
23
4h
Chassis
54 DNF 47 Weisberg Gelo Team, D
Porsche 935/77A - Porsche 930/78;
John Fitzpatrick, GB
Toine Hezemans, NL (DND)
DNS Klaus Ludwig, D
2992
tc
F6 GY G5 19
4h
Piston
                     
55 DQ 12 Simon Phillips Racing with BATCO France, GB
De Cadenet Lola T380 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Nick Faure, GB
John Beasley, GB
Simon Phillips, GB
Martin Raymond, GB
2993 V8   S
+2000
99
14h
Insufficient distance
                     
56 DNQ 60 Haberthur / Mecarillos Racing Team, CH
Porsche 934
Gérard Bleynie, F
Roland Ennequin, F
Simon de Lautour, GB
DNS Jacques Guérin, F
DNS Jean-Pierre Delaunay, F
DNS Claude Haldi, CH
DNS Pessy / Blessey
2992
tc
F6   G4    
57 DNQ 63 Christian Gouttepifre, F
Porsche 911 Carrera RS
Christian Gouttepifre, F
Robert Boubet, F
Raymond Touroul, F
DNS Alain Leroux, F
  F6   G4   Excluded: illegal engine
                     
58 RES 9 Alain de Cadenet, GB
De Cadenet LM76 Lola T380 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Peter Lovett, GB
John Cooper, GB
Bob Evans, GB
2993 V8   S
+2000
   
59 RES 14 TOJ / BP Racing, D
TOJ SC303 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Jörg Obermoser, D
Hubert Striebig, F
Guy Chasseuil, F
DNS Helmut Kirschoffer, D
DNS Pierre-Francois Rousselot, F
2993 V8   S
+2000
   
60 RES 22 L'Agence Locomotiv, F
Lola T296/7 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Jean-Claude (Pasquale?) Guérie, F
Anna Cambiaghi, I
Martine Rénier, F
DNS Dominique Fornage, F
1994 L4   S
2000
   
61 RES 40 AMG Motorenbau GmbH, D
Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC
Clemens Schickentanz, D
Hans Heyer, D
DNS Thomas Datzmann, D
      G5    
62 RES 73 Bernard Decure, F
Alpine-Renault A310
Guy de Saint-Pierre,
Marcel Mignot, F
DNS Bernard Decure, F
DNS Jean-Luc Therier, F
DNS Denis Morin, F
  V6   G4    
63 RES 96 Garage du Bac
BMW 3.5 CSL
"Depnic" (Jean-Claude Depince), F
Alain Cudini, F
Pierre Dieudonné, B
3498 L6   IMSA    
64 RES 98 Thierry Perrier, F
Porsche Carrera 911 RS
Thierry Perrier, F
Jean Belliard, F
Joël Mouetron, F
  F6   IMSA    
                     
65 DNA 42 Konrad Racing, A
Porsche 935/77A - Porsche 930/72
Franz Konrad, A
Volkert Merl, D
  F6   G5    
66 DNA 50 Morfe Racing with Polaroof, GB
Lotus Esprit S1 (Jenvey) - Ford
Richard Jenvey, GB
John Morrison, GB
1973 L4   G5    
67 DNA 70 Robin Hamilton, GB
Aston Martin AM V8 Turbo (Link)
Robin Hamilton, GB
Dave Preece, GB
5340
tc
V8   GTP    
68 DNA 92 Holly Cars LSA
Porsche 934 - Porsche 930/71
-
-
2992
tc
F6   IMSA    
69 DNA - BMW (GB) Racing with Toleman Delivery, GB
BMW 3.0 CSL
Ted Toleman, GB
-
3498 L6   IMSA    
70 DNA - Hervé Poulain, F
BMW 320i
Hervé Poulain, F
-
  L4   G5    
71 DNA - Luigi Chinetti Snr, USA
Ferrari 308 GTB
-
-
3000 V8   G4    
72 DNA - Florian Vetsch, CH
Ferrari 308 GTB
Florian Vetsch, CH
-
3000 V8   G4    
73 DNA - Ecurie Grand Competition Cars
Ferrari 512 BB
-
-
4942 F12   IMSA    
74 DNA - L'Agence Locomotiv, F
Chevron B36
-
-
      S
2000
   

 

Class Winners:

Index of Thermal Efficiency Bob Wollek, F / J.ürgen Barth, D / Jacky Ickx, B Porsche 936/78
Group 6, Sports +2000cc Didier Pironi, F / Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, F Renault-Alpine A442
Group 6, Sports 2000cc Michel Pignard, F / Laurent Ferrier, F / Lucien Rossiaud, F Chevron B36 - Chrysler-Simca ROC
Group 5 Jim Busby, USA / Rick Knoop, USA, Chris Cord, USA Porsche 935/77A
Group 4 Anny-Charlotte Verney, F/ Xavier Lapeyre, F / Francois. Servanin, F Porsche 911 Carrera RSR
IMSA Brian Redman, GB / Dick Barbour, USA / John Paul Sr, USA Porsche 935/77A
GT Prototype Bernard Darniche, F / Jean Rondeau, F / Jacky Haran, F Rondeau M378 - Ford Cosworth DFV

 

DNF Did Not Finish
DQ Disqualified
NC Not Classified
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualified
DNA Did Not Arrive
DND Did Not Drive
RES Reserve
REE Reserve Entry
NAC Not Accepted

 

Tyres: D=Dunlop, GY=GoodYear, M=Michelin, P=Pirelli

 

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