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1998 Le Mans 24 Hours

1998 Le Mans 24 Hours is 66th Le Mans 24 Hours race. Passed at the Le Mans circuit. Klaus Ludwig, Mark Webber won the pole position, Allan Mcnish, Stéphane Ortelli, Laurent Aiello won this race. Jorg Muller, Uwe Alzen, Bob Wollek and Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Aguri Suzuki, Masahiko Kageyama also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 351 laps (4,784 km).

Previous race: 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours
Next race: 1999 Le Mans 24 Hours
Race Start: 7th June 1998

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours

2nd victory for the Porsche A.G. team
1st victory for the Allan Mcnish
1st victory for the Stéphane Ortelli
1st victory for the Laurent Aiello
1st podium for the Allan Mcnish
1st podium for the Stéphane Ortelli
1st podium for the Laurent Aiello
1st podium for the Jorg Muller
1st podium for the Uwe Alzen
6th podium for the Bob Wollek
1st podium for the Kazuyoshi Hoshino
1st podium for the Aguri Suzuki
1st podium for the Masahiko Kageyama

1998 Le Mans 24 Hours

1998 Le Mans 24 Hours

Porsche 911 GT1-98 - 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Porsche 911 GT1-98 #26 - 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: GT1)

Debora LMP296 - 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Debora LMP296 #22 - 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: LMP2)

Ferrari 333 SP - 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Ferrari 333 SP #12 - 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: LMP1)

Chrysler Viper GTS-R - 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Chrysler Viper GTS-R #53 - 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: GT2)

1998 Le Mans 24 Hours results

Position Name Car Result Lap Team Class Class position
1 Allan Mcnish, Stéphane Ortelli, Laurent Aiello Porsche 911 GT1-98, #26 4783.781 kms 351 Porsche A.G. GT1 1
2 Jorg Muller, Uwe Alzen, Bob Wollek Porsche 911 GT1-98, #25 4770.127 kms 350 Porsche A.G. GT1 2
3 Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Aguri Suzuki, Masahiko Kageyama Nissan R390 GT1, #32 4721.414 kms 347 Nissan Motorsport GT1 3
4 Steve O'Rourke, Tim Sugden, Bill Auberlen McLaren F1 GTR, #40 4672.796 kms 343 Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren GT1 4
5 John Nielsen, Franck Lagorce, Michael Krumm Nissan R390 GT1, #30 4649.099 kms 342 Nissan Motorsport GT1 5
6 Jan Lammers, Erik Comas, Andrea Montermini Nissan R390 GT1, #31 4649.012 kms 342 Nissan Motorsport GT1 6
7 David Brabham, Andy Wallace, Jamie Davies Panoz GTR-1, #45 4562.990 kms 335 Panoz Motor Sports GT1 7
8 Wayne Taylor, Eric Van De Poele, Fermin Velez Ferrari 333 SP, #12 4516.928 kms 332 Doyle Risi Racing LMP1 1
9 Keiichi Tsuchiya, Ukyou Katayama, Toshio Suzuki Toyota GT-One, #27 4443.214 kms 326 Toyota Motorsport GT1 8
10 Masami Kageyama, Satoshi Motoyama, Takuya Kurosawa Nissan R390 GT1, #33 4337.425 kms 319 Nissan Motorsport GT1 9
11 Justin Bell, Luca Drudi, David Donohue Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #53 4308.193 kms 317 Viper Team Oreca GT2 1
12 Almo Coppelli, Rocky Agusta, Xavier Pompidou Kremer K8, #16 4264.196 kms 314 Kremer Racing LMP1 2
13 Olivier Beretta, Tommy Archer Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #51 4240.199 kms 312 Viper Team Oreca GT2 2
14 Mauro Baldi, Gianpiero Moretti, Didier Theys Ferrari 333 SP, #3 4226.493 kms 311 Moretti Racing Inc. LMP1 3
15 Yojiro Terada, Olivier Thévenin, Franck Freon Courage C41, #24 4133.121 kms 304 Courage Competition LMP1 4
16 Olivier Grouillard, Franck Montagny, Henri Pescarolo Courage C36, #15 4089.012 kms 300 La Filiere LMP1 5
17 Claudia Hürtgen, Michel Ligonnet, Robert Nearn Porsche 993 GT2, #64 3880.925 kms 285 Roock Racing Motorsport GT2 3
18 Michel Nourry, Thierry Perrier, Jean-Louis Ricci Porsche 993 GT2, #69 3754.98 276 Michel Nourry GT2 4
19 Gary Ayles, Hans Hugenholtz, Matt Turner Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #56 3673.35 270 Chamberlain Engineering GT2 5
20 Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiére, Eric Graham, Hervé Poulain Porsche 993 GT2, #68 3646.14 268 Elf Haberthur Racing GT2 6
21 Ni Amorim, Goncalo Gomes, Manuel Mello-Breyner Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #55 3591.72 264 Chamberlain Engineering GT2 7
22 André Ahrlé, Robert Schirle, David Warnock Porsche 993 GT2, #65 3360.435 247 Roock Racing GT2 8
DNF Thierry Boutsen, Ralf Kelleners, Geoff Lees Toyota GT-One, #29 Gearbox 330 Toyota Motorsport GT1 10
DNF Manuel Monteiro, Michel Maisonneuve, Michel Monteiro Porsche 993 GT2, #71 Engine failure 277 Estoril Racing GT2 9
DNF Patrice Goueslard, Pierre Yver, Jean-Luc Chéreau Porsche 993 GT2, #72 DNF 240 Larbre Compétition GT2 10
DNF Eric Bernard, Christophe Tinseau, Johnny O'Connell Panoz GTR-1, #44 Gearbox 236 Panoz Motor Sports GT1 11
DNF Marc Goossens, Jean-Philippe Belloc, Didier Cottaz Courage C51, #13 Gear lever 232 Courage Competition LMP1 6
DNF Emanuele Pirro, Rinaldo Capello McLaren F1 GTR, #41 Accident 228 Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren GT1 12
DNF James Weaver, Pierre-Henri Raphanel, David Murry Porsche LMP1/98, #8 Spin => bodywork mounting 218 Porsche A.G. LMP1 7
DNF Michel Ferte, Pascal Fabre, François Migault Ferrari 333 SP, #10 Gearbox 203 Pilot Racing LMP1 8
DNF Michel Neugarten, David Smadja, Jean-Claude Lagniez Porsche 993 GT2, #67 Transmission 198 Elf Haberthur Racing GT2 11
DNF Martin Brundle, Emmanuel Collard, Eric Helary Toyota GT-One, #28 Accident 191 Toyota Motorsport GT1 13
DNF Jean-Christophe Boullion, Vincenzo Sospiri, Jerome Policand Ferrari 333 SP, #5 Gearbox 187 Jabouille-Bouresche LMP1 9
DNF Jean-Pierre Jarier, Carl Rosenblad, Robin Donovan Porsche 993 GT2, #60 Suspension 164 Ets. Chéreau GT2 12
DNF John Morton, John Graham Porsche 993 GT2, #62 Accident 164 C. J. Motorsport GT2 13
DNF Philippe Gache, Didier de Radigues, Wayne Gardner Riley & Scott Mk III, #21 Engine 155 Solution F LMP1 10
DNF Fredrik Ekblom, Patrice Gay, Tetsuya Tsuchiya Courage C51, #14 Water leak 126 Courage Competition LMP1 11
DNF Michele Alboreto, Stefan Johansson, Yannick Dalmas Porsche LMP1/98, #7 Electrics 107 Porsche A.G. LMP1 12
DNF Lionel Robert, Pierre Bruneau, Edouard Sezionale Debora LMP296, #22 Gearbox 106 Didier Bonnet LMP2 1
DNF Michael Trunk, Ernst Palmberger, Bernhard Müller Porsche 993 GT2, #61 Engine failure 71 Krauss Race Sports International GT2 14
DNF Tom Kristensen, Steve Soper, Hans-Joachim Stuck BMW V12 LM, #1 Rear drive train vibrations 60 Team BMW Motorsport LMP1 13
DNF Pierluigi Martini, Johnny Cecotto, Joachim Winkelhock BMW V12 LM, #2 Rear drive train vibrations 43 Team BMW Motorsport LMP1 14
DNF Jean-Marc Gounon, Christophe Bouchut, Ricardo Zonta Mercedes-Benz CLK LM, #36 Engine 31 AMG Mercedes GT1 14
DNF Karl Wendlinger, Marc Duez, Patrick Huisman Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #50 Electrics 28 Viper Team Oreca GT2 15
DNF Franz Konrad, Nick Ham, Larry Schumacher Porsche 993 GT2, #70 Accident 24 Konrad Motorsport GT2 16
DNF Klaus Ludwig, Mark Webber Mercedes-Benz CLK LM, #35 Engine 19 AMG Mercedes GT1 15
DNF Toni Seiler, Peter Kitchak, Angelo Zadra Porsche 993 GT2, #73 Piston 2 Konrad Motorsport GT2 17

Qualifying Results for the 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Le Mans circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Klaus Ludwig, Mark Webber Mercedes-Benz CLK LM, #35 3:35.544 AMG Mercedes
2 Martin Brundle, Emmanuel Collard, Eric Helary Toyota GT-One, #28 3:36.552 Toyota Motorsport
3 Jean-Marc Gounon, Christophe Bouchut, Ricardo Zonta Mercedes-Benz CLK LM, #36 3:36.901 AMG Mercedes
4 Jorg Muller, Uwe Alzen, Bob Wollek Porsche 911 GT1-98, #25 3:38.084 Porsche A.G.
5 Allan Mcnish, Stéphane Ortelli, Laurent Aiello Porsche 911 GT1-98, #26 3:38.407 Porsche A.G.
6 Pierluigi Martini, Johnny Cecotto, Joachim Winkelhock BMW V12 LM, #2 3:38.829 Team BMW Motorsport
7 Thierry Boutsen, Ralf Kelleners, Geoff Lees Toyota GT-One, #29 3:40.042 Toyota Motorsport
8 Keiichi Tsuchiya, Ukyou Katayama, Toshio Suzuki Toyota GT-One, #27 3:40.472 Toyota Motorsport
9 Michele Alboreto, Stefan Johansson, Yannick Dalmas Porsche LMP1/98, #7 3:40.503 Porsche A.G.
10 John Nielsen, Franck Lagorce, Michael Krumm Nissan R390 GT1, #30 3:40.649 Nissan Motorsport
11 David Brabham, Andy Wallace, Jamie Davies Panoz GTR-1, #45 3:40.730 Panoz Motor Sports
12 Tom Kristensen, Steve Soper, Hans-Joachim Stuck BMW V12 LM, #1 3:41.599 Team BMW Motorsport
13 Jan Lammers, Erik Comas, Andrea Montermini Nissan R390 GT1, #31 3:41.621 Nissan Motorsport
14 Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Aguri Suzuki, Masahiko Kageyama Nissan R390 GT1, #32 3:42.397 Nissan Motorsport
15 Fredrik Ekblom, Patrice Gay, Tetsuya Tsuchiya Courage C51, #14 3:43.244 Courage Competition
16 Marc Goossens, Jean-Philippe Belloc, Didier Cottaz Courage C51, #13 3:43.471 Courage Competition
17 Jean-Christophe Boullion, Vincenzo Sospiri, Jerome Policand Ferrari 333 SP, #5 3:44.458 Jabouille-Bouresche
18 Eric Bernard, Christophe Tinseau, Johnny O'Connell Panoz GTR-1, #44 3:44.602 Panoz Motor Sports
19 Masami Kageyama, Satoshi Motoyama, Takuya Kurosawa Nissan R390 GT1, #33 3:45.293 Nissan Motorsport
20 James Weaver, Pierre-Henri Raphanel, David Murry Porsche LMP1/98, #8 3:45.452 Porsche A.G.
21 Mauro Baldi, Gianpiero Moretti, Didier Theys Ferrari 333 SP, #3 3:45.755 Moretti Racing Inc.
22 Wayne Taylor, Eric Van De Poele, Fermin Velez Ferrari 333 SP, #12 3:46.289 Doyle Risi Racing
23 Emanuele Pirro, Rinaldo Capello McLaren F1 GTR, #41 3:50.566 Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren
24 Steve O'Rourke, Tim Sugden, Bill Auberlen McLaren F1 GTR, #40 3:50.863 Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren
25 Olivier Grouillard, Franck Montagny, Henri Pescarolo Courage C36, #15 3:51.535 La Filiere
26 Philippe Gache, Didier de Radigues, Wayne Gardner Riley & Scott Mk III, #21 3:54.274 Solution F
27 Yojiro Terada, Olivier Thévenin, Franck Freon Courage C41, #24 3:56.658 Courage Competition
28 Michel Ferte, Pascal Fabre, François Migault Ferrari 333 SP, #10 3:57.546 Pilot Racing
29 Almo Coppelli, Rocky Agusta, Xavier Pompidou Kremer K8, #16 3:57.814 Kremer Racing
30 Olivier Beretta, Tommy Archer Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #51 3:59.981 Viper Team Oreca
31 Karl Wendlinger, Marc Duez, Patrick Huisman Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #50 4:05.006 Viper Team Oreca
32 Jean-Pierre Jarier, Carl Rosenblad, Robin Donovan Porsche 993 GT2, #60 4:05.010 Ets. Chéreau
33 Justin Bell, Luca Drudi, David Donohue Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #53 4:05.648 Viper Team Oreca
34 Franz Konrad, Nick Ham, Larry Schumacher Porsche 993 GT2, #70 4:06.110 Konrad Motorsport
35 Claudia Hürtgen, Michel Ligonnet, Robert Nearn Porsche 993 GT2, #64 4:06.205 Roock Racing Motorsport
36 Patrice Goueslard, Pierre Yver, Jean-Luc Chéreau Porsche 993 GT2, #72 4:06.511 Larbre Compétition
37 Michel Neugarten, David Smadja, Jean-Claude Lagniez Porsche 993 GT2, #67 4:08.326 Elf Haberthur Racing
38 Ni Amorim, Goncalo Gomes, Manuel Mello-Breyner Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #55 4:08.958 Chamberlain Engineering
39 Manuel Monteiro, Michel Maisonneuve, Michel Monteiro Porsche 993 GT2, #71 4:09.263 Estoril Racing
40 Lionel Robert, Pierre Bruneau, Edouard Sezionale Debora LMP296, #22 4:09.453 Didier Bonnet
41 Gary Ayles, Hans Hugenholtz, Matt Turner Chrysler Viper GTS-R, #56 4:09.683 Chamberlain Engineering
42 John Morton, John Graham Porsche 993 GT2, #62 4:10.215 C. J. Motorsport
43 Michael Trunk, Ernst Palmberger, Bernhard Müller Porsche 993 GT2, #61 4:11.606 Krauss Race Sports International
44 André Ahrlé, Robert Schirle, David Warnock Porsche 993 GT2, #65 4:11.910 Roock Racing
45 Michel Nourry, Thierry Perrier, Jean-Louis Ricci Porsche 993 GT2, #69 4:24.151 Michel Nourry
46 Toni Seiler, Peter Kitchak, Angelo Zadra Porsche 993 GT2, #73 4:20.426 Konrad Motorsport
47 Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiére, Eric Graham, Hervé Poulain Porsche 993 GT2, #68 4:23.655 Elf Haberthur Racing

List of all cars for the 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Le Mans circuit

Mercedes-Benz CLK LM

Mercedes-Benz

Courage C51

Nissan

Courage C36

Porsche

Courage C41

Porsche

Kremer K8

Porsche