LXVI Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1998
(LXXV Anniversaire de la Course)
Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France

 

Date: June 6-7 Track Length: 13 605 m
Attendance: 185 000 Pole Position: Bernd Schneider, Mercedes-Benz, 3:35.544 = 227,230 km/h
Entries: 74 accepted Fastest Lap: Martin Brundle, Toyota, 3:41.809 = 220.812 km/h on lap 86
Practiced: 55 Distance: 4773.184 km
Starters: 47 Average Speed: 207.00 km/h
Classified: 23    

 

Pos Cla. # Team / Entrant
Car - Engine / Tuner
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol
(cc)
Engine
Type
Tyres Group Laps
Time (of ret)
Reason Out / Notes
1 1 26 Porsche AG, D
Porsche 911 GT1-98
Laurent Aiello, F
Allan McNish, GB
Stéphane Ortelli, F
DNS Yannick Dalmas, F
DNS Jörg Müller, D
DNS Uwe Alzen, D
DNS Pedro Lamy, P
DNS Bob Wollek, F
3164
tc
F6 M GT1 351  
2 2 25 Porsche AG, D
Porsche 911 GT1-98
Jörg Müller, D
Uwe Alzen, D
Bob Wollek, F
DNS Pierre-Henri Raphanel, F
DNS Allan McNish, GB
DNS Laurent Aiello, F
DNS Stéphane Ortelli, F
DNS Yannick Dalmas
3164
tc
F6 M GT1 350  
3 3 32 Nissan Motorsports, J
Nissan R390 GT1 (Astec-TWR) - Nissan VRH35L
Aguri Suzuki, J
Kazuyoshi Hoshino, J
Masahiko Kageyama, J
DNS Satoshi Motoyama, J
DNS Pedro de la Rosa, E
DNS Takuya Kurosawa, J
DNS Jan Lammers, NL
DNS Franck Lagorce F
DNS Andrea Montermini, I
3496
tc
V8 B GT1 347  
4 4 40 Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren / GTC, GB
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW S70/3
Steve O'Rourke, GB
Tim Sugden, GB
Bill Auberlen, USA
DNS Frank Biela, D
DNS Thomas Bscher, D
5990 V12 P GT1 343  
5 5 30 Nissan Motorsports, J
Nissan R390 GT1 (Astec-TWR) - Nissan VRH35L
John Nielsen, DK
Michael Krumm, D
Franck Lagorce, F
DNS Gianni Morbidelli, I
DNS Aguri Suzuki, J
DNS Jan Lammers, NL
3496
tc
V8 B GT1 342  
6 6 31 Nissan Motorsports, J
Nissan R390 GT1 (Astec-TWR) - Nissan VRH35L
Jan Lammers, NL
Eric Comas, F
Andrea Montermini, I
DNS Michael Krumm, D
DNS Franck Lagorce, F
3496
tc
V8 B GT1 342  
7 7 45 Panoz Motor Sports Inc, USA
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 (Reynard) - Ford/Roush
David Brabham, AUS
Andy Wallace, GB
Jamie Davies, GB
DNS Franck Lagorce, F
5998 V8 M GT1 335  
8 8 12 Doyle Risi Racing, USA
Ferrari 333SP (Michelotto) - Ferrari 310E
Wayne Taylor, ZA
Eric van der Poele, B
Fermin Velez, E
3997 V12 P P1 332  
9 9 27 Toyota Motorsport, J
Toyota GT-One (Dallara) - Toyota T836-9
Ukyo Katayama, J
Toshio Suzuki, J
Keiichi Tsuchiya, J
DNS Ralf Kelleners, D
DNS Martin Brundle, GB
DNS Geoff Lees, GB
DNS Emmanuel Collard, F
DNS Thierry Boutsen, B
3578
tc
V8 M GT1 326  
10 10 33 Nissan Motorsports, J
Nissan R390 GT1 (Astec-TWR) - Nissan VRH35L
Satoshi Motoyama, J
Takuyo Kurosawa, J
Masami Kageyama, J
DNS Mauro Martini, I
DNS Aguri Suzuki, J
DNS Kazuyoshi Hoshino, J
DNS Eric Comas, F
3496
tc
V8 B GT1 319 Nova Engineering?
11 11 53 Societé Viper Team Oreca, F
Chrysler Viper GTS-R - Chrysler 356-T6
Justin Bell, GB
David Donohue, USA
Luca Drudi, I
DNS Dominique Dupuy, F
DNS Pedro Lamy, P
DNS Tommy Archer, USA
DNS Karl Wendlinger, A
7986 V10 M GT2 317  
12 12 16 Kremer Racing, D
Kremer K8/2 (Thompson) - Porsche 935/76
Ricardo 'Rocky' Agusta, I
Almo Coppelli, I
Xavier Pompidou, F
2994
tc
F6 GY P1 314  
13 13 51 Societé Viper Team Oreca, F
Chrysler Viper GTS-R - Chrysler 356-T6
Olivier Beretta, F
Pedro Lamy, P
Tommy Archer, USA
DNS Dominique Dupuy, F
DNS Justin BEll, GB
7986 V10 M P1 312  
14 14 3 Moretti Racing Inc.
Ferrari 333 SP (Michelotto) - Ferrari F310E
Gianpiero Moretti, I
Mauro Baldi, I
Didier Theys, B
3997 V12 Y P1 311  
15 15 24 Societé Courage Compétition, F
Courage C41 - Porsche 935/76
Yojiro Terada, J
Franck Fréon, F
Olivier Thevénin, F
2994
tc
F6   P1 304  
16 16 15 La Filiere Elf, F
(Societé Courage Compétition, F)
Courage C36 - Porsche 935/76
Henri Pescarolo, F
Olivier Grouillard, F
Franck Montagny, F
DNS Emmanuel Clérico, F
2994
tc
F6 M P1 300  
17 17 64 Roock Racing Motorsport, D
Porsche 911 GT2 - Porsche M64/81
Claudia Hürtgen, D
Michel Ligonnet, F
Robert Nearn, GB
DNS Bruno Eichmann, CH
DNS John Robinson, GB
DNS Hugh Price, GB
DNS André Ahrlé, D
3600
tc
F6 Y GT2 285  
18 18 69 Michel Nourry, F
Porsche 993 GT2 Evo - Porsche M64/81
Michel Nourry, F
Thierry Perrier, F
Jean-Louis Ricci, F
DNS Michel Quiniou, F
3600
tc
F6   GT2 276  
19 19 56 Chamberlain Engineering, GB
Chrysler Viper GTS-R - Chrysler 356-T6
Gary Ayles, GB
Matt Turner, USA
Hans Hugenholtz, NL
DNS Concalo Gomes, P
DNS Tim O'Kennedy, IRL
DNS Ni Amorim, P
DNS Richard Dean, GB
7986 V10 D GT2 270  
20 20 68 Elf Haberthur Racing, CH
Porsche 911 GT2 - Porsche M64/81
Eric Graham, F
Hervé Poulain, F
Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiere, F
DNS Jean-Marc Smadja, F
3600
tc
F6 D GT2 268  
21 21 55 Chamberlain Engineering, GB
Chrysler Viper GTS-R - Chrysler 356-T6
Ni Amorim, P
Goncalo Gomes, P
Manuel Mello-Breyner, P
DNS Hans Hugenholtz, NL
DNS Ashley Ward, GB
DNS Matt Turner, USA
DNS Gary Ayles, GB
7986 V10 D GT2 264  
22 22 65 Roock Racing Motorsport, D
Porsche 911 GT2 - Porsche M64/81
Robin Schirle, GB
André Ahrle, D
David Warnock, GB
DNS Robert Nearn, GB
DNS Andy Pilgrim, GB
DNS Stéphane Ortelli, F
3600
tc
F6 Y GT2 247  
                     
23 DNF 29 Toyota Motorsports, J
Toyota GT-One (Dallara) - Toyota T836-9
Thierry Boutsen, B
Ralf Kelleners, D
Geoff Lees, GB
DNS Eric Hélary, F
DNS Ukyo Katayama, J
DNS Toshio Suzuki, J
DNS Emmanuel Collard, F
DNS Pierre-Henri Raphanel, F
DNS Masanori Sekiya, J
3578
tc
V8 M GT1 330
23h
Gearbox
24 DNF 71 Estoril Racing Communication, P
Porsche 911 GT2 - Porsche M64/81
Michel Maisonneuve, F
Manuel Monteiro, P
Michel Monteiro, P
DNS Claude Monteiro, P
3600
tc
F6 P GT2 277
24h
Engine
25 DNF 72 Societé Larbre Compétition, F
Porsche 911 GT2 - Porsche M64/81
Patrice Goueslard, F
Jean-Louis Chereau, F
Pierre Yver, F
DNS Patrick Bourdais, F
DNS Jack Leconte, F
3600
tc
F6 M GT2 240  
26 DNF 44 Panoz Motor Sports Inc / DAMS, USA/F
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 (Reynard) - Ford Roush
Eric Bernard, F
Christophe Tinseau, F
Johnny O'Connell, USA
DNS David Brabham, AUS
DNS Olivier Grouillard, F
5998 V8 M GT1 236
20h
Gearbox
27 DNF 13 Societé Courage Compétition, F
Courage C51 - Nissan VRH 35Z
Didier Cottaz, F
Marc Goossens, B
Jean-Philippe Belloc, F
DNS Patrice Gay, F
3000 V8 M P1 232
17h
Gear lever
28 DNF 41 Gulf Team Davidoff Mclaren / GTC, GB
McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
Dr Tomas Bscher, D
Emmanuele Pirro, I
Rinaldo Capello, I
DNS Frank Biela, D
DNS Tim Sugden, GB
DNS Steve O'Rourke, GB
5990 V12 GY GT1 228
17h
Accident
29 DNF 8 Porsche AG, D
(Joest Racing, D)
Porsche LMP1-98 (TWR) - Porsche 935/76
Pierre-Henri Raphanel,F
David Murry, USA
James Weaver, GB
DNS Bob Wollek, F
DNS Michele Alboreto, I
DNS Yannick Dalmas, F
DNS Bob Wollek, F
DNS Stefan Johansson, S
3199
tc
F6 GY P1 218
16h
Accident
30 DNF 10 Pilot BSM Racing, F
Ferrari 333 SP (Dallara) - Ferrari 310E
Michel Ferté, F
Pascal Fabre, F
Francois Migault, F
3997 V12   P1 203
16h
Gearbox
31 DNF 67 Elf Haberthur Racing, CH
Porsche 911 GT2 - Porsche M64/81
Michel Neugarten, B
Jean-Claude Lagniez, F
David Smadja, F
3600
tc
F6   GT2 198
16h
Transmission
32 DNF 28 Toyota Motorsport, J
Toyota GT-One (Dallara) - Toyota T836-9
Martin Brundle, GB
Emmanuel Collard, F
Eric Hélary, F
DNS Ralf Kelleners, D
DNS Ukyo Katayama, J
DNS Thierry Boutsen, B
3578
tc
V8 M GT1 191
14h
Accident
33 DNF 5 Jabouille-Bouresche, F
Ferrari 333 SP 98 (Michelotto) - Ferrari F310E
Vincenzo Sospiri, I
Jean-Christophe Bouillion, F
Jèrôme Policand, F
3997 V12   P1 187
13h
Gearbox
34 DNF 60 Ets. Chereau Sports, F
(Sté Larbre Compétition, F)
Porsche 911 GT2 - Porsche M64/81
Jean-Pierre Jarier, F
Carl Rosenblad, S
Robin Donovan, GB
DNS Jean-Luc Chéreau, F
DNS Pierre Yver, F
3600
tc
F6 M GT2 164
13h
Transmission
35 DNF 62 C.J. Motorsport, USA
Porsche 911 GT2 - Porsche M64/81
John Morton, USA
John Graham, CDN
Harald Grohs, D
DNS Gérard Paillet, F
DNS Ron Fellows, CDN
3600
tc
F6 GY GT2 164
15h
Accident
36 DNF 21 Solution-F, F
(Philippe Gache, F)
Riley & Scott Mk III - Ford
Philippe Gache, F
Wayne Gardner, AUS
Didier de Radigues, B
DNS Anthony Beltoise, F
5080 V8 P P1 155
12h
Engine
37 DNF 14 Societé Courage Compétition, F
Courage C51 - Nissan VRH 35Z
Fredrik Ekblom, S
Patrice Gay, F
Tetsuya Tsuchiya, J
3000
tc
V8 M P1 126
10h
Water leak, pit fire
38 DNF 7 Porsche AG, D
(Joest Racing, D)
Porsche LMP1-98 (TWR)
Porsche 935/76
Michele Alboreto, I
Stefan Johansson, S
Yanick Dalmas, F
DNS David Murry, USA
DNS Butch Leitzinger, USA
DNS Pierre-Henri Raphanel, F
DNS Bob Wollek, F
3199
tc
F6 GY P1 107
8h
Electrics
39 DNF 22 Didier Bonnet, F
Debora LMP296 - BMW
Lionel Robert, F
Edouard Sezionale, F
Pierre Bruneau, F
DNS David Dussau, F
3200?
2960?
L6 M P2 106
10h
Gearbox
40 DNF 61 Krauss Race Sports Intl, D
Porsche 911 GT2 - Porsche M64/81
Bernhard Müller, D
Michael Trunk, D
Erich Palmberger, D
3600
tc
F6 D GT2 71
6h
Engine
41 DNF 1 Team BMW Motorsport, D
BMW V12 Le Mans (Williams-G Force) - BMW S70/3
Steve Soper, GB
Tom Kristensen, DK
Hans-Joachim Stuck Jr, D (DND)
DNS Pierluigi Martini, I
DNS Johnny Cecotto, YV
DNS Nelson Piquet, BR
5990 V12 M P1 60
4h
Wheel bearing
42 DNF 2 Team BMW Motorsport, D
BMW V12 Le Mans (Williams-G Force) - BMW S70/3
Pierluigi Martini, I
Joachim Winkelhock, D (DND)
Johnny Cecotto, YV (DND)
DNS Tom Kristensen, DK
DNS Steve Soper, GB
DNS Alessandro Nannini, I
DNS Thierry Boutsen, B
DNS Hans-Joachim Stuck Jr, D
5990 V12 M P1 43
4h
Wheel bearing
43 DNF 36 AMG Mercedes, D
Mercedes CLK LM (DPS) - Mercedes M119
Jean-Marc Gounon, F
Christophe Bouchut, F
Ricardo Zonta, BR (DND)
DNS Bernd Scheider, D
DNS Bernd Mayländer, D
6000 V8 B GT1 31
3h
Engine
44 DNF 50 Societé Viper Team Oreca, F
Chrysler Viper GTS-R - Chrysler 356-T6
Karl Wendlinger, A
Marc Duez, B
Patrick Huisman, NL
DNS Philippe Gache, F
DNS Olivier Beretta, MC
DNS Dominique Dupuy, F
7986 V10 M GT2 28
3h
Electrics
45 DNF 70 Konrad Motorsport, A
Porsche 911 GT2 - Porsche M64/81
Franz Konrad, A
Nick Ham, USA
Larry Schumacher, USA (DND)
DNS Mike Stretton, GB
DNS Robert Nearn, D
3600
tc
F6 D GT2 24
3h
Accident
46 DNF 35 AMG Mercedes, D
Mercedes CLK LM (DPS) - Mercedes M119
Bernd Schneider, D
Mark Webber, AUS
Klaus Ludwig, D
DNS Ricardo Zonta, BR
DNS Christophe Bouchut, F
DNS Marcel Tiemann, D
6000 V8 B GT1 19
2h
Engine
47 DNF 73 Konrad Motorsport, A
Porsche 911 GT2 - Porsche M64/81
Toni Seiler, CH
Peter Kitchak, USA (DND)
Angelo Zadra, I (DND)
3600
tc
F6 D GT2 2
1h
Piston
                     
48 DNS 37 Newcastle United, GB
Lister Storm GTL (G Force) - Jaguar
Julian Bailey, GB
Tiff Needell, GB
Anthony Reid, GB
6996 V12   GT1   Failed scrutineering
49 DNS 46 Panoz Motor Sports Inc, USA
Panoz GTR-1 Q9 Hybrid (Reynard) - Ford
James Weaver, GB
Perry McCarthy, GB
DNS Kelvin Burt, GB
DNS Johnny O'Connell, USA
DNS Raul Boesel, BR
DNS Andy Wallace, GB
6000 V8   GT1   Qualified,
Withdrawn
50 DNS 52 Societé Viper Team Oreca, F
Chrysler Viper GTS-R - Chrysler 356-T6
Olivier Beretta, F
Karl Wendlinger, A
Luca Drudi, I
7996 V10   GT1   Qualified,
Withdrawn
51 DNS 54 Orion Motorsport, GB
(Offendahl Motorsport)
Chrysler Viper GTS-R - Chrysler 356-T6
Richard Dean, GB
Julian Westwood, GB
Michael Vergers, NL
Kurt Luby, GB
7996 V10   GT1   Failed scrutineering
52 DNS 58 R.J. Racing, F
Helem - Renault/PRV V6
Patrick Gonin, F
Benjamin Roy, F
2975 V6 P GT2   Failed scrutineering
                     
53 DNPQ 17 Kremer Racing, D
Kremer K8/2 (Thompson) - Porsche 935/76
Enrico Bertaggia, I
Tomas Saldana, BR
Prince Alfonso de Orleans-Bourbon, E
2995
tc
F6   P1    
54 DNPQ 18 Konrad Motorsport, A
Kremer K8 Spyder (Thompson ) Porsche 935/76
Franz Konrad, A
-
3165
tc
F6 M P1    
54 DNPQ 19 Gerard Welter, F
WR LMP 98 - Peugeot
Jean-Benard Bouvet, F
Xavier Pompidou, F
Marc Rostan, F
DNS William David, F
1995
tc
    P1    
55 DNPQ 20 Jean-Luc Sonnier / Idee Verte, F
WR LMP 98 - Peugeot
Pierre Bruneau, F
Dominique Lacaud, F
1995
tc
    P1    
56 DNPQ 38 Zakspeed Racing, D
Porsche 911 GT1-98
Michael Bartels, D
Armin Hahne, D
Pierre-Henri Raphanel, F
3196
tc
F6 P GT1    
57 DNPQ 39 Zakspeed Racing, D
Porsche 911 GT1-98
Alexander 'Sandy' Grau, D
Jean-Denis Delétraz, F
Fabien Giroix, F
3196
tc
F6 P GT1    
58 DNPQ 48 Societé Larbre Competition, F
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo-97
Jean-Pierre Jarier, F
Patrice Goueslard, F
Robin Donovan, GB
Pedro Lamy, P
Christophe Bouchut, F
Carl Rosenblad, S
3164
tc
F6   GT1    
59 DNPQ 63 Gerard MacQuillan, GB
Porsche 911 GT2 - Porsche M64/81
Thomas Erdos, BR
Gerard MacQuillan, GB
Richard Jones, GB
3600
tc
F6   GT2    
60 DNPQ 66 Roock Racing Motorsport, D
Porsche 911 GT2 - Porsche M64/81
John Robinson, GB
Hugh Price, GB
Sascha Maassens, D
3600
tc
F6   GT2    
                     
61 DNA 4 La Filiere Elf, F
Ferrari 333 SP-98 (Michelotto) - Ferrari F310E
Gianluca Giraudi, I
-
3997 V12   P1    
62 DNA 6 GTC Motorsport / Lanzante, GB
Ferrari 333 SP (Michelotto) - Ferrari F310E
Ray Bellm, GB
-
3997 V12   P1    
63 DNA 9 Pilot BSM Racing, F
Ferrari 333 SP - Ferrari F310E
Derek Bell, GB
Michel Ferté, F
3997 V12   P1    
64 DNA 11 Ecurie Biennoise, CH
Ferrari 333 SP (Michelotto) - Ferrari F310E
Enzo Calderari, CH
Lilian Bryner, CH
3997 V12   P1    
65 DNA 23 Sarta Project / Lukoil, F
Sarta 624 - Renault
Francois Migault, F
-
2946
tc
V6   P1    
66 DNA 34 Nissan Motorsports, J
Nissan R390 GT1 (Astec-WR) - Nissan VRH35L
Masami Kageyama, J
Masahiko Kageyama, J
Satoshi Motoyama, J
3496
tc
V8   GT1    
67 DNA 42 Parabolica Motorsport Motorsport, GB
McLaren F1 GTR LM - BMW S70/3
Chris Goodwin, GB
Gary Ayles, GB
5990 V12   GT1    
68 DNA 43 Parabolica Motorsport Motorsport, GB
McLaren F1 GTR LM - BMW S70/3
-
-
5990 V12   GT1    
69 DNA 47 Millenium Motorsport, GB
Porsche 911 GT1 -97
Dino Morelli, GB
David Goode, GB
Carl Rosenblad, S
3164
tc
F6   GT1    
70 DNA 57 R.J. Racing, F
Helem - Renault/PRV V6
Benjamin Roy, F
-
2975
tc
V6   GT2    
71 DNA 59 Pilbeam Racing Designs Ltd, GB
Lotus Esprit Turbo V8
Andrew Bramley, GB
Chris Goodwin, GB
3506
tc
V8   GT2    
72 DNA 74 Cirtek Motorsport, GB
Saleen Mustang - Ford
Robin Schirle, GB
David Warnock, GB
Michel Ligonnet, F
Steve Saleen, USA
Carlos Palau, E
5900 V8   GT2   Withdrawn
73 DNA 75 Cirtek Motorsport, GB
Saleen Mustang - Ford
Robin Schirle, GB
David Warnock, GB
Michel Ligonnet, F
Christian Vann, GB
6800?
5900?
V8   GT2   Withdrawn
                     
74 NAC - Porsche AG, D
Porsche 911 GT1-98
Marc Brassing, D
Dirk Müller, D
Vincenzo Sospiri, I
3198
tc
F6   GT1    
75 NAC - Newcastle United, GB
Lister Storm GTL (G Force) - Jaguar
Thomas Erdos, BR
Anthony Reid, GB
6996 V12   GT1    
76 NAC - Sarta Project / Lukoil, F
Sarta 624 - Renault
Partrick Gonin, F
-
2946
tc
V6   P1    
77 NAC - Dyson Racing, USA
Riley & Scott Mk III - Ford
Rob Dyson, USA
James Weaver, GB
Butch Leitzinger, USA
  V8 GY P1    


Class Winners:

GT1 Allan McNish, GB / Stéphane Ortelli, F / Laurent Aiello, F Porsche 911 GT1-98
GT2 Justin Bell, GB / Luca Drudi, I / David Donohue, USA Chrysler Viper GTS-R
P1 Wayne Taylor, ZA / Eric van de Poele, B / Fermin Velez, E Ferrari 333 SP

 

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

 

Tyres: M=Michelin, B=Bridgestone, P=Pirelli, Y=Yokohama, GY=GoodYear, D=Dunlop

 

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