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1997 Le Mans 24 Hours

1997 Le Mans 24 Hours is 65th Le Mans 24 Hours race. Passed at the Le Mans circuit. Michele Alboreto, Stefan Johansson, Tom Kristensen won the pole position and this race. Pierre-Henri Raphanel, Jean-Marc Gounon, Anders Olofsson and Peter Kox, Roberto Ravaglia, Eric Helary also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 361 laps (4,910 km).

Previous race: 1996 Le Mans 24 Hours
Next race: 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours
Race Start: 15th June 1997

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours

1st victory for the Joest Racing GMBH team
1st victory for the Michele Alboreto
1st victory for the Stefan Johansson
1st victory for the Tom Kristensen
1st podium for the Michele Alboreto
1st podium for the Stefan Johansson
1st podium for the Tom Kristensen
3rd podium for the Pierre-Henri Raphanel
1st podium for the Jean-Marc Gounon
1st podium for the Anders Olofsson
1st podium for the Peter Kox
1st podium for the Roberto Ravaglia
3rd podium for the Eric Helary

1997 Le Mans 24 Hours

1997 Le Mans 24 Hours

TWR WSC95 - 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

TWR WSC95 #7 - 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: LMP)

McLaren F1 GTR - 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

McLaren F1 GTR #41 - 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: GT1)

Porsche 993 GT2 - 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Porsche 993 GT2 #78 - 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: GT2)

1997 Le Mans 24 Hours results

Position Name Car Result Lap Team Class Class position
1 Michele Alboreto, Stefan Johansson, Tom Kristensen TWR WSC95, #7 4909.600 kms 361 Joest Racing GMBH LMP 1
2 Pierre-Henri Raphanel, Jean-Marc Gounon, Anders Olofsson McLaren F1 GTR, #41 4896.000 kms 360 Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren GT1 1
3 Peter Kox, Roberto Ravaglia, Eric Helary McLaren F1 GTR, #43 4868.800 kms 358 BMW Motorsport GT1 2
4 Didier Cottaz, Jerome Policand, Marc Goossens Courage C41, #13 4569.600 kms 336 Courage Competition LMP 2
5 Pedro Lamy, Armin Hahne, Patrice Goueslard Porsche 911 GT1, #33 4501.600 kms 331 Schubel Engineering GT1 3
6 Didier Theys, Gianpiero Moretti, Max Papis Ferrari 333 SP, #3 4365.600 kms 321 Moretti Racing Inc. LMP 3
7 Emmanuel Clerico, Henri Pescarolo, Jean-Philippe Belloc Courage C36, #8 4338.400 kms 319 La Filiére Elf LMP 4
8 Pierluigi Martini, Christian Pescatori, Antônio Hermann Porsche 911 GT1, #27 4311.200 kms 317 BMS Scuderia Italia GT1 4
9 Michel Neugarten, Jean-Claude Lagniez, Guy Martinolle Porsche 993 GT2, #78 4175.200 kms 307 Elf Haberthur Racing GT2 1
10 Bruno Eichmann, Andy Pilgrim, André Ahrlé Porsche 993 GT2, #74 4161.600 kms 306 Roock Racing GT2 2
11 Manuel Mello-Breyner, Pedro Mello-Breyner, Thomaz Mello-Breyner Porsche 993 GT2, #73 4013.475 295 Roock Racing GT2 3
12 Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Erik Comas, Masahiko Kageyama Nissan R390, #23 3999.87 294 Nissan Motorports GT1 5
13 Claudia Hürtgen, Hugh Price, John Robinson Porsche 993 GT2, #80 3904.635 287 GT Racing Team AG GT2 4
14 Justin Bell, John Morton, Pierre Yver Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #63 3782.19 278 Société Viper Team Oréca GT2 5
15 Jari Nurminen, Hans Hugenholtz, Chris Gleason Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #64 3659.745 269 Chamberlain Engineering GT2 6
16 Fredrik Ekblom, Jean-Louis Ricci, Jean-Paul Libert Courage C36, #10 3605.325 265 Courage Competition LMP 5
17 Franck Freon, Yojiro Terada, Jim Downing Kudzu DLM-4, #15 3578.115 263 Team T.D.R. LMP 6
DNF Emmanuel Collard, Yannick Dalmas, Ralf Kelleners Porsche 911 GT1, #26 Fire 327 Porsche A.G. GT1 6
DNF Ray Bellm, Andrew Gilbert-Scott, Masanori Sekiya McLaren F1 GTR, #39 Fire 326 Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren GT1 7
DNF Philippe Gache, Olivier Beretta, Dominique Dupuy Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #61 Accident 263 Société Viper Team Oréca GT2 7
DNF Bob Wollek, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Thierry Boutsen Porsche 911 GT1, #25 Gearbox 238 Porsche A.G. GT1 8
DNF Jj Lehto, Steve Soper, Nelson Piquet McLaren F1 GTR, #42 Accident 238 BMW Motorsport GT1 9
DNF Alain Ferte, Olivier Thévenin, Jürgen von Gartzen Porsche 911 GT1, #29 Engine 236 Société J.B. Jabouille Bouresche GT1 10
DNF Andy Wallace, James Weaver, Butch Leitzinger Panoz GTR-1, #54 Engine 236 David Price Racing GT1 11
DNF Christophe Bouchut, Bertrand Gachot, Andy Evans Porsche 911 GT1, #30 Overheating 207 Kremer Racing GT1 12
DNF Patrick Bourdais, André Lara-Resende, Peter Kitchak Porsche 993 GT2, #75 Gearbox 205 Société Larbre Compétition GT2 8
DNF Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, Olivier Grouillard Courage C36, #9 Accident 197 Courage Competition LMP 7
DNF Franck Lagorce, Eric Bernard, Jean-Christophe Boullion Panoz GTR-1, #52 Oil leak 149 Société DAMS GT1 13
DNF Perry Mccarthy, David Brabham, Doc Bundy Panoz GTR-1, #55 Fire 145 David Price Racing GT1 14
DNF Martin Brundle, Jorg Muller, Wayne Taylor Nissan R390, #21 Spin 139 Nissan Motorports GT1 15
DNF Mauro Baldi, Robert Nearn, Franz Konrad Porsche 911 GT1, #28 Accident 138 Franz Konrad Motorsport GT1 16
DNF Steve Saleen, Price Cobb, Carlos Palau Saleen Mustang, #67 Wheel 133 Saleen/Allen Speedlab GT2 9
DNF Michel Ligonnet, Larry Schumacher, Toni Seiler Porsche 993 GT2, #79 Engine 126 Konrad Motorsport GT2 10
DNF Eric Van De Poele, Aguri Suzuki, Riccardo Patrese Nissan R390, #22 Gearbox 121 Nissan Motorports GT1 17
DNF Jan Lammers, Mike Hezemans, Alexander Grau Lotus Elise GT1, #49 Oil leak 121 GT1 Lotus Racing GT1 18
DNF Tomas Saldaña, Carl Rosenblad, Jürgen Lässig Kremer K8, #5 Engine 103 Kremer Racing LMP 8
DNF Lilian Bryner, Enzo Calderari, Angelo Zadra Porsche 993 GT2, #84 Oil leak 98 Stadler Motorsport GT2 11
DNF Keiichi Tsuchiya, Gary Ayles, Akihiko Nakaya McLaren F1 GTR, #44 Accident 81 Team Lark McLaren GT1 19
DNF Julian Bailey, Mark Skaife, Thomas Erdos Lister Storm GTL, #46 Gearbox 77 Newcastle United Lister Storm GT1 20
DNF Jean-Pierre Jarier, Jean-Luc Chéreau, Jack Leconte Porsche 993 GT2, #77 Gearbox 77 Société Chéreau GT2 12
DNF Tommy Archer, Marc Duez, Soheil Ayari Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #62 Accident 76 Société Viper Team Oréca GT2 13
DNF Almo Coppelli, Rocky Agusta, Eric Graham Callaway Corvette LM GT2, #60 Ignition 45 Agusta Racing Team GT2 14
DNF Robert Schirle, David Warnock, Allen Lloyd Saleen Mustang, #66 Electrics 28 Saleen/Allen Speedlab GT2 15
DNF Geoff Lees, Tiff Needell, George Fouché Lister Storm GTL, #45 Accident damage 21 Newcastle United Lister Storm GT1 21
DNF Michel Ferte, Adrian Campos, Charles Nearburg Ferrari 333 SP, #4 Fuel system 18 Pilot Racing LMP 9
DNF Cor Euser, Harald Becker, Takashi Suzuki Marcos LM600, #70 Oil leak 15 Team Marcos GT2 16
DNF Allan Mcnish, Stéphane Ortelli, Karl Wendlinger Porsche 911 GT1, #32 Accident 8 Roock Racing Motorsport GT1 22
DNF Harri Toivonen, Jésus Pareja, Eliseo Salazar BRM P301, #14 Engine 6 Pacific Racing LMP 10
DNS John Nielsen, Thomas Bscher, Chris Goodwin McLaren F1 GTR, #40 Fire 0 Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren GT1 23
DNQ Jean-Denis Deletraz, Fabien Giroix Lotus Elise GT1, #50 Did not qualify 0 GT1 Lotus Racing GT1 24
DNQ Giovanni Lavaggi, Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiére, Bernard Chauvin Kremer K8, #6 Did not qualify 0 Kremer Racing LMP 11
DNQ Dominic Chapell, Henri-Louis Maunoir, François Migault Marcos LM600, #71 Did not qualify 0 Team Marcos GT2 17

Qualifying Results for the 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Le Mans circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Michele Alboreto, Stefan Johansson, Tom Kristensen TWR WSC95, #7 3:41.581 Joest Racing GMBH
2 Bob Wollek, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Thierry Boutsen Porsche 911 GT1, #25 3:43.363 Porsche A.G.
3 Didier Theys, Gianpiero Moretti, Max Papis Ferrari 333 SP, #3 3:46.431 Moretti Racing Inc.
4 Eric Van De Poele, Aguri Suzuki, Riccardo Patrese Nissan R390, #22 3:45.324 Nissan Motorports
5 Didier Cottaz, Jerome Policand, Marc Goossens Courage C41, #13 3:47.662 Courage Competition
6 Jj Lehto, Steve Soper, Nelson Piquet McLaren F1 GTR, #42 3:45.402 BMW Motorsport
7 Fredrik Ekblom, Jean-Louis Ricci, Jean-Paul Libert Courage C36, #10 3:48.011 Courage Competition
8 Emmanuel Collard, Yannick Dalmas, Ralf Kelleners Porsche 911 GT1, #26 3:45.490 Porsche A.G.
9 Emmanuel Clerico, Henri Pescarolo, Jean-Philippe Belloc Courage C36, #8 3:48.651 La Filiére Elf
10 Pierluigi Martini, Christian Pescatori, Antônio Hermann Porsche 911 GT1, #27 3:45.913 BMS Scuderia Italia
11 Michel Ferte, Adrian Campos, Charles Nearburg Ferrari 333 SP, #4 3:51.092 Pilot Racing
12 Martin Brundle, Jorg Muller, Wayne Taylor Nissan R390, #21 3:46.228 Nissan Motorports
13 Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, Olivier Grouillard Courage C36, #9 3:51.378 Courage Competition
14 Christophe Bouchut, Bertrand Gachot, Andy Evans Porsche 911 GT1, #30 3:46.389 Kremer Racing
15 Tomas Saldaña, Carl Rosenblad, Jürgen Lässig Kremer K8, #5 3:55.981 Kremer Racing
16 Keiichi Tsuchiya, Gary Ayles, Akihiko Nakaya McLaren F1 GTR, #44 3:47.108 Team Lark McLaren
17 Franck Freon, Yojiro Terada, Jim Downing Kudzu DLM-4, #15 3:56.122 Team T.D.R.
18 Allan Mcnish, Stéphane Ortelli, Karl Wendlinger Porsche 911 GT1, #32 3:47.314 Roock Racing Motorsport
19 Harri Toivonen, Jésus Pareja, Eliseo Salazar BRM P301, #14 3:56.734 Pacific Racing
20 Pedro Lamy, Armin Hahne, Patrice Goueslard Porsche 911 GT1, #33 3:47.428 Schubel Engineering
21 Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Erik Comas, Masahiko Kageyama Nissan R390, #23 3:47.745 Nissan Motorports
22 Peter Kox, Roberto Ravaglia, Eric Helary McLaren F1 GTR, #43 3:48.057 BMW Motorsport
23 Franck Lagorce, Eric Bernard, Jean-Christophe Boullion Panoz GTR-1, #52 3:48.123 Société DAMS
24 Alain Ferte, Olivier Thévenin, Jürgen von Gartzen Porsche 911 GT1, #29 3:48.341 Société J.B. Jabouille Bouresche
25 Pierre-Henri Raphanel, Jean-Marc Gounon, Anders Olofsson McLaren F1 GTR, #41 3:48.369 Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren
26 Jan Lammers, Mike Hezemans, Alexander Grau Lotus Elise GT1, #49 3:48.395 GT1 Lotus Racing
27 Ray Bellm, Andrew Gilbert-Scott, Masanori Sekiya McLaren F1 GTR, #39 3:48.665 Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren
28 Mauro Baldi, Robert Nearn, Franz Konrad Porsche 911 GT1, #28 3:49.465 Franz Konrad Motorsport
29 Julian Bailey, Mark Skaife, Thomas Erdos Lister Storm GTL, #46 3:49.563 Newcastle United Lister Storm
30 Perry Mccarthy, David Brabham, Doc Bundy Panoz GTR-1, #55 3:49.699 David Price Racing
31 Geoff Lees, Tiff Needell, George Fouché Lister Storm GTL, #45 3:50.398 Newcastle United Lister Storm
32 Andy Wallace, James Weaver, Butch Leitzinger Panoz GTR-1, #54 3:50.852 David Price Racing
33 Tommy Archer, Marc Duez, Soheil Ayari Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #62 4:04.589 Société Viper Team Oréca
34 Philippe Gache, Olivier Beretta, Dominique Dupuy Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #61 4:04.654 Société Viper Team Oréca
35 Steve Saleen, Price Cobb, Carlos Palau Saleen Mustang, #67 4:06.922 Saleen/Allen Speedlab
36 Jean-Pierre Jarier, Jean-Luc Chéreau, Jack Leconte Porsche 993 GT2, #77 4:07.137 Société Chéreau
37 Bruno Eichmann, Andy Pilgrim, André Ahrlé Porsche 993 GT2, #74 4:07.153 Roock Racing
38 Justin Bell, John Morton, Pierre Yver Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #63 4:08.081 Société Viper Team Oréca
39 Robert Schirle, David Warnock, Allen Lloyd Saleen Mustang, #66 4:09.801 Saleen/Allen Speedlab
40 Almo Coppelli, Rocky Agusta, Eric Graham Callaway Corvette LM GT2, #60 4:10.048 Agusta Racing Team
41 Lilian Bryner, Enzo Calderari, Angelo Zadra Porsche 993 GT2, #84 4:10.094 Stadler Motorsport
42 Manuel Mello-Breyner, Pedro Mello-Breyner, Thomaz Mello-Breyner Porsche 993 GT2, #73 4:10.479 Roock Racing
43 Patrick Bourdais, André Lara-Resende, Peter Kitchak Porsche 993 GT2, #75 4:10.903 Société Larbre Compétition
44 Michel Neugarten, Jean-Claude Lagniez, Guy Martinolle Porsche 993 GT2, #78 4:11.134 Elf Haberthur Racing
45 Claudia Hürtgen, Hugh Price, John Robinson Porsche 993 GT2, #80 4:11.630 GT Racing Team AG
46 Cor Euser, Harald Becker, Takashi Suzuki Marcos LM600, #70 4:11.904 Team Marcos
47 Michel Ligonnet, Larry Schumacher, Toni Seiler Porsche 993 GT2, #79 4:11.911 Konrad Motorsport
48 Jari Nurminen, Hans Hugenholtz, Chris Gleason Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #64 4:12.696 Chamberlain Engineering
0 John Nielsen, Thomas Bscher, Chris Goodwin McLaren F1 GTR, #40 Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren
0 Jean-Denis Deletraz, Fabien Giroix Lotus Elise GT1, #50 GT1 Lotus Racing
0 Giovanni Lavaggi, Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiére, Bernard Chauvin Kremer K8, #6 Kremer Racing
0 Dominic Chapell, Henri-Louis Maunoir, François Migault Marcos LM600, #71 Team Marcos

List of all cars for the 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Le Mans circuit

BRM P301

Nissan

Marcos LM600

Chevrolet

Lotus Elise GT1

Chevrolet

Nissan R390

Nissan

TWR WSC95

Porsche

Courage C36

Porsche

Courage C41

Porsche

Kremer K8

Porsche