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1980 Le Mans 24 Hours

1980 Le Mans 24 Hours is 48th Le Mans 24 Hours race. Passed at the Le Mans circuit. Henri Pescarolo, Jean Ragnotti won the pole position, Jean Rondeau, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud won this race. Jacky Ickx, Reinhold Jöst and Gordon Spice, Jean-Michel Martin, Philippe Martin also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 339 laps (4,608 km).

Previous race: 1979 Le Mans 24 Hours
Next race: 1981 Le Mans 24 Hours
Race Start: 15th June 1980

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours

1st victory for the Jean Rondeau team
1st victory for the Jean Rondeau
2nd victory for the Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
1st podium for the Jean Rondeau
4th podium for the Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
6th podium for the Jacky Ickx
3rd podium for the Reinhold Jöst
1st podium for the Gordon Spice
1st podium for the Jean-Michel Martin
1st podium for the Philippe Martin

1980 Le Mans 24 Hours

1980 Le Mans 24 Hours

Rondeau M379 B - 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Rondeau M379 B #16 - 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: S+2.0)

BMW M1 - 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

BMW M1 #96 - 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: GTX)

Rondeau M379 B - 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Rondeau M379 B #17 - 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: GTP)

Porsche 935 K3/80 - 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Porsche 935 K3/80 #70 - 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: IMSA)

Porsche 935 /77A - 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Porsche 935 /77A #49 - 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: Gr.5)

Porsche 911 SC - 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Porsche 911 SC #93 - 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: GT)

Chevron B36 - 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Chevron B36 #25 - 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: S2.0)

1980 Le Mans 24 Hours results

Position Name Car Result Lap Team Class Class position
1 Jean Rondeau, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Rondeau M379 B, #16 4608.020 kms 339 Jean Rondeau S+2.0 1
2 Jacky Ickx, Reinhold Jöst Porsche 908/80, #9 4583.306 kms 337 Martini Racing - Liqui Moly S+2.0 2
3 Gordon Spice, Jean-Michel Martin, Philippe Martin Rondeau M379 B, #17 4489.882 kms 330 Jean Rondeau GTP 1
4 Guy Fréquelin, Roger Dorchy WM P79 /80, #5 4334.249 kms 319 W.M. Esso GTP 2
5 John Fitzpatrick, Brian Redman, Dick Barbour Porsche 935 K3/80, #70 4327.059 kms 318 Dick Barbour IMSA 1
6 Jürgen Barth, Manfred Schurti Porsche 924 Carrera GT, #4 4310.662 kms 317 Porsche System GTP 3
7 Alain De Cadenet, François Migault De Cadenet Lola LM, #8 4274.739 kms 314 Alain de Cadenet S+2.0 3
8 Dieter Schornstein, Götz von Tschirnhaus Porsche 935 /77A, #49 4268.350 kms 314 Vegla Racing Team Gr.5 1
9 John Paul, Guy Edwards, John Paul, Jr. Porsche 935 JLP-2, #73 4257.961 kms 313 J.L.P. Racing IMSA 2
10 Pierre Dieudonne, Jean Xhenceval, Herve Regout Ferrari 512 BB /LM, #76 4257.097 kms 313 Ch. Pozzi - JMS Racing IMSA 3
11 Max Mamers, Jean-Daniel Raulet WM P79 /80, #6 4242.596 kms 312 W.M. Esso GTP 4
12 Andy Rouse, Tony Dron Porsche 924 Carrera GT, #2 4233.734 kms 311 Porsche System GTP 5
13 Derek Bell, Al Holbert Porsche 924 Carrera GT, #3 4160.765 kms 306 Porsche System GTP 6
14 Dieter Quester, Didier Pironi, Marcel Mignot BMW M1, #83 4002.711 kms 294 B.M.W. France IMSA 4
15 Hans-Joachim Stuck, Hans-Georg Burger, Dominique Lacaud BMW M1, #84 3866.196 kms 284 Dominique Lacaud IMSA 5
16 Thierry Perrier, Roger Carmillet Porsche 911 SC, #93 3821.609 kms 281 Thierry Perrier GT 1
17 Philippe Hesnault, Bruno Sotty, Daniel Laurent Chevron B36, #25 3770.541 kms 277 ROC - Société Yacco S2.0 1
18 Michel Dubois, Florian Vetsch, Christian Debias Lola T298, #23 3716.653 kms 273 ROC - Société Yacco S2.0 2
19 Martino Finotto Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo, #53 3708.095 kms 273 Jolly Club - Lancia Corse Gr.5 2
20 Hervé Poulain, Pierre Destic, Dany Snobeck Porsche 935, #89 3694.974 kms 272 Hervé Poulain IMSA 6
21 Ernesto Soto, Pierre Honegger, Mark Hutchins Mazda RX-7, #86 3637.605 kms 267 Z. et W. Enterprises Inc. IMSA 7
22 Peter Clark, Martin Birrane, Nick Mason Lola T297, #29 3595.202 kms 264 Dorset Racing Associates S2.0 3
23 Steve O'Rourke, Richard Down, Simon Phillips Ferrari 512 BB /LM, #78 3581.522 kms 263 Steve O'Rourke IMSA 8
24 Georges Bourdillat, Roland Ennequin, Alain-Michel Bernard Porsche 934, #90 3388.853 kms 249 Georges Bourdillat GT 2
25 Chris Craft, Bob Evans Dome Zero RL 80, #12 3356.104 kms 247 Dome Co Ltd. S+2.0 4
DNF Serge Saulnier, Denis Morin, Jean-Louis Bousquet WM P79 /80, #7 Suspension => accident 264 W.M. Esso GTP 7
DNF Jacques Alméras, Jean-Marie Alméras, Marianne Hoepfner Porsche 934, #94 Accident damage 255 Equipe Alméras Freres GT 3
DNF Patrick Perrier, Pierre Yver Lola T298, #27 Engine 251 Michel Elkoubi - Primagaz S2.0 4
DNF Bob Akin, Paul Miller, Ralph Kent-Cooke Porsche 935 K3, #69 Drive shaft 237 Racing Associates Inc. IMSA 9
DNF Laurent Ferrier, Francois Servanin, Pierre-François Rousselot BMW M1, #95 Engine 237 B.M.W. Zol-Auto IMSA 10
DNF Xavier Lapeyre, Anny-Charlotte Verney, Jean-Louis Trintignant Porsche 935 K3/80, #43 Gearbox, differential 217 Malardeau Kremer Racing Gr.5 3
DNF Bob Wollek, Helmut Kelleners Porsche 935 /80, #45 Piston 191 GELO Racing Team Gr.5 4
DNF Rolf Stommelen, Axel Plankenhorn, Tetsu Ikuzawa Porsche 935 K3/80, #42 Head gasket 167 Gozzy Kremer Racing Gr.5 5
DNF Mandy Gonzalez, Diego Febles Porsche 934, #80 Accident 164 Diego Febles Racing GT 4
DNF John Cooper, Pete Lovett, Dudley Wood Porsche 935 K3, #44 Head gasket 158 Charles Ivey Racing Gr.5 6
DNF Lella Lombardi, Mark Thatcher Osella PA8, #28 Accident 157 Scuderia Torino Corse S2.0 5
DNF Don Whittington, Hurley Haywood, Dale Whittington Porsche 935 K3, #85 Differential 151 Whittington Bros. IMSA 11
DNF Christian Bussi, Bernard Salam, Cyril Grandet Porsche 934, #91 Engine 137 A.S.A. Cachia GT 5
DNF Bobby Rahal, Allan Moffat, Bob Garretson Porsche 935 K3, #71 Piston 134 Dick Barbour IMSA 12
DNF Claude Ballot-Lena, Jean-Claude Andruet Ferrari 512 BB /LM, #77 Ignition 129 Ch. Pozzi - JMS Racing IMSA 13
DNF Patrick Gaillard, François Trisconi, Andre Chevalley ACR 80, #1 Front wishborne 126 A. Chevalley Racing S+2.0 5
DNF Fréderic Alliot, Jacques Guérin BMW M1, #96 Accident 125 Garage du Bac GTX 1
DNF Henri Pescarolo, Jean Ragnotti Rondeau M379 B, #15 Head gasket 124 Jean Rondeau S+2.0 6
DNF Ted Field, Danny Ongais, Jean-Louis Lafosse Porsche 935 K3/80, #41 Piston 89 Porsche Kremer Racing Gr.5 7
DNF Michel Pignard, Hubert Striebig, Mario Ketterer Toj SM01, #22 Ignition 79 Hubert Striebig S2.0 6
DNF Lucien Guitteny, Gérard Bleynie, Jean-Paul Libert Ferrari 512 BB /LM, #75 Spin 47 Ch. Pozzi - JMS Racing IMSA 14
DNF Michael Korten, Patrick Neve, Manfred Winkelhock BMW March M1, #82 Accident 38 March Engines Ltd. IMSA 15
DNF Claude Haldi, Bernard Béguin, Volkert Merl Porsche 935 /77A, #46 Camshaft 37 Meccarillos Racing Gr.5 8
DNF Bernard Verdier, Marc Sourd Lola T298, #24 Head gasket 27 ROC - Société Yacco S2.0 7
DNF Gianfranco Brancatelli, Markku Alen Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo, #52 Oil pump 26 Lancia Corse Gr.5 9
DNF Spartaco Dini, Fabrizio Violati, Maurizio Micangeli Ferrari 512 BB /LM, #79 Accident 10 Scudéria Super Car Bellancauto IMSA 16
DNF Charles Mendez, Skeeter McKitterick, Leon Walger Porsche 935 K3, #68 Spin => accident 9 Racing Associates Inc. IMSA 17
DNF Michael Sherwin, Robert Kirby, Bob Harmon Porsche 935, #72 Collision => lost wheel 7 Dick Barbour - Wynn's International IMSA 18
DNF Bernard Darniche, Hans Heyer, Teo Fabi Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo, #51 Oil pump 6 Lancia Corse Gr.5 10
DNF Yves Courage, Jean-Philippe Grand Chevron B36, #20 Collision with Sherwin 6 Jean-Philippe Grand S2.0 8
DNS Preston Henn, Jean-Pierre Delaunay Ferrari 512 BB /LM, #74 Engine in practice 0 Luigi Chinetti Sr. IMSA 19
DNQ Tiff Needell, Tony Trimmer Ibec P6, #10 Did not qualify 0 Ian Bracey S+2.0 7
DNQ Bernard De Dryver, Nick Faure, Richard Jones De Cadenet Lola LM, #11 Did not qualify 0 Nick Faure S+2.0 8
DNQ Maurice Carter, Murray Edwards, Richard Valentine Chevrolet Camaro, #87 Did not qualify 0 All Canadian Racing IMSA 20
DNQ Sandro Plastina, Mario Luini, Marc Frischknecht Cheetah G601, #21 Did not qualify 0 Racing Fan's - Walter Wolf Racing S2.0 9
DNQ Jacques Bienvenue, Bill Adam, Douglas Rowe Chevrolet Corvette, #88 Did not qualify 0 Douglas Rowe IMSA 21
DNQ Michel Lateste, Patrice Lenormand, Jacques Terrien Lola T298, #26 Did not qualify 0 Patrice Gaulupeau S2.0 10
DNQ Nobuhide Tachi, Fumiyasu Satou Dome Celica Turbo, #81 Did not qualify 0 Alpha Cubic Dome IMSA 22
DNQ John Sheldon, Ian Harrower, John Brindley Triumph TR8, #40 Did not qualify 0 Janspeed/ADA-T.R. Register Gr.5 11
DNQ Jean-Marie Lemerle, Max Cohen-Olivar Lola T298, #30 Did not qualify 0 Jean-Marie Lemerle S2.0 11

Qualifying Results for the 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Le Mans circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Henri Pescarolo, Jean Ragnotti Rondeau M379 B, #15 3:47.900 Jean Rondeau
2 John Fitzpatrick, Brian Redman, Dick Barbour Porsche 935 K3/80, #70 3:48.400 Dick Barbour
3 Rolf Stommelen, Axel Plankenhorn, Tetsu Ikuzawa Porsche 935 K3/80, #42 3:49.800 Gozzy Kremer Racing
4 Jacky Ickx, Reinhold Jöst Porsche 908/80, #9 3:50.000 Martini Racing - Liqui Moly
5 Jean Rondeau, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Rondeau M379 B, #16 3:50.200 Jean Rondeau
6 Alain De Cadenet, François Migault De Cadenet Lola LM, #8 3:50.600 Alain de Cadenet
7 Chris Craft, Bob Evans Dome Zero RL 80, #12 3:50.700 Dome Co Ltd.
8 Ted Field, Danny Ongais, Jean-Louis Lafosse Porsche 935 K3/80, #41 3:51.300 Porsche Kremer Racing
9 Guy Fréquelin, Roger Dorchy WM P79 /80, #5 3:51.900 W.M. Esso
10 Bob Wollek, Helmut Kelleners Porsche 935 /80, #45 3:53.100 GELO Racing Team
11 Dieter Schornstein, Götz von Tschirnhaus Porsche 935 /77A, #49 3:54.000 Vegla Racing Team
12 Serge Saulnier, Denis Morin, Jean-Louis Bousquet WM P79 /80, #7 3:54.500 W.M. Esso
13 Patrick Gaillard, François Trisconi, Andre Chevalley ACR 80, #1 3:55.700 A. Chevalley Racing
14 Bobby Rahal, Allan Moffat, Bob Garretson Porsche 935 K3, #71 3:56.100 Dick Barbour
15 Max Mamers, Jean-Daniel Raulet WM P79 /80, #6 3:56.500 W.M. Esso
16 John Paul, Guy Edwards, John Paul, Jr. Porsche 935 JLP-2, #73 3:56.800 J.L.P. Racing
17 Claude Ballot-Lena, Jean-Claude Andruet Ferrari 512 BB /LM, #77 3:58.400 Ch. Pozzi - JMS Racing
18 Claude Haldi, Bernard Béguin, Volkert Merl Porsche 935 /77A, #46 3:58.900 Meccarillos Racing
19 Gordon Spice, Jean-Michel Martin, Philippe Martin Rondeau M379 B, #17 3:59.000 Jean Rondeau
20 John Cooper, Pete Lovett, Dudley Wood Porsche 935 K3, #44 4:00.000 Charles Ivey Racing
21 Don Whittington, Hurley Haywood, Dale Whittington Porsche 935 K3, #85 4:00.100 Whittington Bros.
22 Charles Mendez, Skeeter McKitterick, Leon Walger Porsche 935 K3, #68 4:02.500 Racing Associates Inc.
23 Hans-Joachim Stuck, Hans-Georg Burger, Dominique Lacaud BMW M1, #84 4:02.500 Dominique Lacaud
24 Pierre Dieudonne, Jean Xhenceval, Herve Regout Ferrari 512 BB /LM, #76 4:02.600 Ch. Pozzi - JMS Racing
25 Dieter Quester, Didier Pironi, Marcel Mignot BMW M1, #83 4:02.700 B.M.W. France
26 Bernard Darniche, Hans Heyer, Teo Fabi Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo, #51 4:03.200 Lancia Corse
27 Xavier Lapeyre, Anny-Charlotte Verney, Jean-Louis Trintignant Porsche 935 K3/80, #43 4:04.100 Malardeau Kremer Racing
28 Martino Finotto Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo, #53 4:05.200 Jolly Club - Lancia Corse
29 Bob Akin, Paul Miller, Ralph Kent-Cooke Porsche 935 K3, #69 4:05.300 Racing Associates Inc.
30 Gianfranco Brancatelli, Markku Alen Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo, #52 4:06.600 Lancia Corse
31 Laurent Ferrier, Francois Servanin, Pierre-François Rousselot BMW M1, #95 4:08.200 B.M.W. Zol-Auto
32 Lella Lombardi, Mark Thatcher Osella PA8, #28 4:08.600 Scuderia Torino Corse
33 Michael Korten, Patrick Neve, Manfred Winkelhock BMW March M1, #82 4:09.400 March Engines Ltd.
34 Derek Bell, Al Holbert Porsche 924 Carrera GT, #3 4:10.800 Porsche System
35 Bernard Verdier, Marc Sourd Lola T298, #24 4:10.900 ROC - Société Yacco
36 Lucien Guitteny, Gérard Bleynie, Jean-Paul Libert Ferrari 512 BB /LM, #75 4:11.100 Ch. Pozzi - JMS Racing
37 Fréderic Alliot, Jacques Guérin BMW M1, #96 4:11.700 Garage du Bac
38 Hervé Poulain, Pierre Destic, Dany Snobeck Porsche 935, #89 4:12.900 Hervé Poulain
39 Michael Sherwin, Robert Kirby, Bob Harmon Porsche 935, #72 4:13.500 Dick Barbour - Wynn's International
40 Yves Courage, Jean-Philippe Grand Chevron B36, #20 4:14.000 Jean-Philippe Grand
41 Spartaco Dini, Fabrizio Violati, Maurizio Micangeli Ferrari 512 BB /LM, #79 4:14.300 Scudéria Super Car Bellancauto
42 Patrick Perrier, Pierre Yver Lola T298, #27 4:14.400 Michel Elkoubi - Primagaz
43 Michel Dubois, Florian Vetsch, Christian Debias Lola T298, #23 4:16.000 ROC - Société Yacco
44 Andy Rouse, Tony Dron Porsche 924 Carrera GT, #2 4:16.500 Porsche System
45 Peter Clark, Martin Birrane, Nick Mason Lola T297, #29 4:16.700 Dorset Racing Associates
46 Jürgen Barth, Manfred Schurti Porsche 924 Carrera GT, #4 4:17.100 Porsche System
47 Philippe Hesnault, Bruno Sotty, Daniel Laurent Chevron B36, #25 4:17.200 ROC - Société Yacco
48 Michel Pignard, Hubert Striebig, Mario Ketterer Toj SM01, #22 4:17.400 Hubert Striebig
49 Jacques Alméras, Jean-Marie Alméras, Marianne Hoepfner Porsche 934, #94 4:18.900 Equipe Alméras Freres
50 Christian Bussi, Bernard Salam, Cyril Grandet Porsche 934, #91 4:25.300 A.S.A. Cachia
51 Mandy Gonzalez, Diego Febles Porsche 934, #80 4:26.300 Diego Febles Racing
52 Georges Bourdillat, Roland Ennequin, Alain-Michel Bernard Porsche 934, #90 4:26.400 Georges Bourdillat
53 Ernesto Soto, Pierre Honegger, Mark Hutchins Mazda RX-7, #86 4:36.100 Z. et W. Enterprises Inc.
54 Thierry Perrier, Roger Carmillet Porsche 911 SC, #93 4:37.600 Thierry Perrier
55 Steve O'Rourke, Richard Down, Simon Phillips Ferrari 512 BB /LM, #78 4:19.700 Steve O'Rourke
0 Preston Henn, Jean-Pierre Delaunay Ferrari 512 BB /LM, #74 Luigi Chinetti Sr.
0 Tiff Needell, Tony Trimmer Ibec P6, #10 Ian Bracey
0 Bernard De Dryver, Nick Faure, Richard Jones De Cadenet Lola LM, #11 Nick Faure
0 Maurice Carter, Murray Edwards, Richard Valentine Chevrolet Camaro, #87 All Canadian Racing
0 Sandro Plastina, Mario Luini, Marc Frischknecht Cheetah G601, #21 Racing Fan's - Walter Wolf Racing
0 Jacques Bienvenue, Bill Adam, Douglas Rowe Chevrolet Corvette, #88 Douglas Rowe
0 Michel Lateste, Patrice Lenormand, Jacques Terrien Lola T298, #26 Patrice Gaulupeau
0 Nobuhide Tachi, Fumiyasu Satou Dome Celica Turbo, #81 Alpha Cubic Dome
0 John Sheldon, Ian Harrower, John Brindley Triumph TR8, #40 Janspeed/ADA-T.R. Register
0 Jean-Marie Lemerle, Max Cohen-Olivar Lola T298, #30 Jean-Marie Lemerle

List of all cars for the 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Le Mans circuit

ACR 80

Ford

Porsche 935

Porsche

Porsche 934

Porsche

Ibec P6

Ford

BMW M1

BMW

WM P79 /80

Peugeot