1986 24 Hours of Le Mans

The 1986 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 54th Grand Prix of Endurance as well as the third round of the 1986 World Sports-Prototype Championship. It took place on 31 May and 1 June 1986.

1986 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Index: Races | Winners
Derek Bell in the victorious Porsche 962C passing through the Ford chicane near the end of the race

Pre-raceEdit

Due to construction of a new roundabout at the Mulsanne corner, a new portion of track had to be built in order to avoid the roundabout. This created a right hand kink prior to the new Mulsanne turn.

RaceEdit

For 1986, the new works 962C of Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell and Al Holbert was able to overcome the two-time defending winners at Joest Racing. The race itself was marred by the death of Jo Gartner in a crash on the Mulsanne Straight early on Sunday morning while running in 8th place. The sole remaining Kremer Racing Porsche retired soon after the accident. The Joest/Ludwig car suffered from engine bearing failure following the extended pace car laps.

Official resultsEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of the winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

 
Le Mans in 1986
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 C1 1   Rothmans Porsche   Derek Bell
  Hans-Joachim Stuck
  Al Holbert
Porsche 962C D 368
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
2 C1 17   Brun Motorsport   Oscar Larrauri
  Jesús Pareja
  Joël Gouhier
Porsche 962C M 360
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
3 C1 8   Joest Racing   George Follmer
  John Morton
  Kenper Miller
Porsche 956 G 355
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
4 C1 33   Danone Porsche España
  John Fitzpatrick Racing
  Emilio de Villota
  Fermín Velez
  George Fouché
Porsche 956B G 349
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
5 C1 9   Obermaier Racing   Jürgen Lässig
  Fulvio Ballabio
  Dudley Wood
Porsche 956 G 345
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
6 C1 63   Ernst Schuster   Siegfried Brunn
  Ernst Schuster
  Rudi Seher
Porsche 936C D 344
Porsche Type-962 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
7 GTX 180   Porsche AG   René Metge
  Claude Ballot-Léna
Porsche 961 D 321
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
8 C2 75   ADA Engineering   Ian Harrower
  Evan Clements
  Tom Dodd-Noble
Gebhardt JC843 A 318
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
9 C1 14   Liqui Moly Equipe   Mauro Baldi
  Price Cobb
  Rob Dyson
Porsche 956 GTi G 318
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
10 C1 55   John Fitzpatrick Racing   Philippe Alliot
  Paco Romero
  Michel Trollé
Porsche 962C G 312
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
11 C2 90   Jens Winther   Jens Winther
  David Mercer
  Lars Viggo Jensen
URD C83 A 310
BMW M88 3.5L I6
12 C2 100   WM Secateva   Claude Haldi
  Roger Dorchy
  Pascal Pessiot
WM P83B M 301
Peugeot PRV 2.7L Turbo V6
13 C1 47   Graff Racing   Jean-Philippe Grand
  Jacques Goudchaux
  Marc Menant
Rondeau M482 G 299
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
14 GTP 21   Richard Cleare Racing   Richard Cleare
  Lionel Robert
  Jack Newsum
March 85G G 299
Porsche Type-962 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
15 C2 78   Ecurie Ecosse   Les Delano
  John Hotchkis
  Andy Petery
Ecosse C285 A 293
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
16 C1 32   Nissan Motorsport   James Weaver
  Masahiro Hasemi
  Takao Wada
Nissan R85V D 285
Nissan VG30ET 3.0L Turbo V6
17 C2 102   Lucien Rossiaud   Noël del Bello
  Lucien Rossiaud
  Bruno Sotty
Rondeau M379C A 278
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8
18 C1 13   Primagaz Team Cougar   Yves Courage
  Alain de Cadenet
  Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Cougar C12 M 267
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
19 C2 70   Spice Engineering   Gordon Spice
  Ray Bellm
  Jean-Michel Martin
Spice SE86C A 257
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
20
NC
C1 38   Dome Co. Ltd.   Eje Elgh
  Beppe Gabbiani
  Toshio Suzuki
Dome 86C-L D 296
Toyota 4T-GT 2.1L Turbo I4
21
NC
B 111   MK-Motorsport   Michael Krankenberg
  Pascal Witmeur
  Jean-Paul Libert
BMW M1 D 265
BMW M88 3.5L I6
22
NC
C2 72   Bartlett/Goodmans Sound   Robin Donovan
  Richard Jones
  Nick Adams
Bardon DB1 A[1] 211
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
23
NC
C2 95   Roland Bassaler   Roland Bassaler
  Dominique Lacaud
  Yvon Tapy
Sauber SHS C6 A 201
BMW M88 3.5L I6
24
DNF
C1 51   Silk Cut Jaguar
  Tom Walkinshaw Racing
  Derek Warwick
  Eddie Cheever
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
Jaguar XJR-6 D 239
Jaguar 6.0L V12
25
DNF
C1 7   Joest Racing   Klaus Ludwig
  Paolo Barilla
  "John Winter" (Louis Krages)
Porsche 956B G 196
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
26
DSQ
C2 79   Ecurie Ecosse   David Leslie
  Ray Mallock
  Mike Wilds
Ecosse C286 A 181
Austin-Rover V64V 3.0L V6
27
DNF
C1 2   Rothmans Porsche   Jochen Mass
  Bob Wollek
  Vern Schuppan
Porsche 962C D 180
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
28
DNF
C1 10   Porsche Kremer Racing   Jo Gartner
  Sarel van der Merwe
  Kunimitsu Takahashi
Porsche 962C Y 169
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
29
DSQ
C1 66   Cosmik Racing Promotions   Costas Los
  Raymond Touroul
  Neil Crang
March 84G A 169
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
30
DNF
C1 12   Porsche Kremer Racing   Pierre Yver
  Hubert Striebig
  Max Cohen-Olivar
Porsche 956 Y 160
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
31
DNF
C1 53   Silk Cut Jaguar
  Tom Walkinshaw Racing
  Gianfranco Brancatelli
  Win Percy
  Hurley Haywood
Jaguar XJR-6 D 154
Jaguar 6.0L V12
32
DNF
GTP 170   Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd.   Pierre Dieudonné
  David Kennedy
  Mark Galvin
Mazda 757 D 137
Mazda 13G 2.0L 3-Rotor
33
DNF
C1 41   WM Secateva   Jean-Daniel Raulet
  Michel Pignard
  François Migault
WM P86 M 132
Peugeot PRV 2.6L Turbo V6
34
DNF
C2 99   Roy Baker Racing Tiga   Nick Nicholson
  John Sheldon
  Thorkild Thyrring
Tiga GC286 A 125
Ford Cosworth BDT 1.7L Turbo I4
35
DNF
C1 45   Vetir Racing   Patrick Oudet
  Jean-Claude Justice
Rondeau M382 D 110
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
36
DNF
C1 36   Tom's Co. Ltd.   Satoru Nakajima
  Geoff Lees
  Masanori Sekiya
Tom's (Dome) 86C-L B 105
Toyota 4T-GT 2.1L Turbo I4
37
DNF
C2 97   Ray Baker Racing Tiga   Tom Frank
  Val Musetti
  Mike Allison
Tiga GC285 A 95
Ford Cosworth BDT 1.7L Turbo I4
38
DNF
C1 19   Brun Motorsport   Thierry Boutsen
  Didier Theys
  Alain Ferté
Porsche 956 M 89
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
39
DNF
C1 62   Kouros Racing Team   Henri Pescarolo
  Christian Danner
  Dieter Quester
Sauber C8 G 86
Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0L Turbo V8
40
DNF
C1 18   Brun Motorsport   Walter Brun
  Massimo Sigala
  Frank Jelinski
Porsche 962C M 75
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
41
DNF
C2 83   Luigi Taverna Technoracing   Luigi Taverna
  Toni Palma
  Marco Vanoli
Alba AR3 A 74
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
42
DNF
C2 74   Gebhardt Motorsport   Stanley Dickens
  Pierre de Thoisy
  Jean-François Yvon
Gebhardt JC853 A 68
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
43
DNF
C1 23   Nissan Motorsport   Kazuyoshi Hoshino
  Keiji Matsumoto
  Aguri Suzuki
Nissan R86V B 64
Nissan VG30ET 3.0L Turbo V6
44
DNF
C1 61   Kouros Racing Team   John Nielsen
  Mike Thackwell
Sauber C8 G 61
Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0L Turbo V8
45
DNF
GTP 171   Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd.   Yojiro Terada
  Takashi Yorino
  Yoshimi Katayama
Mazda 757 D 59
Mazda 13G 2.0L 3-Rotor
46
DNF
C1 52   Silk Cut Jaguar
  Tom Walkinshaw Racing
  Brian Redman
  Hans Heyer
  Hurley Haywood
Jaguar XJR-6 D 53
Jaguar 6.0L V12
47
DNF
C1 3   Rothmans Porsche   Vern Schuppan
  Drake Olson
Porsche 962C D 41
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
48
DNF
C2 92   Automobiles Louis Descartes   Louis Descartes
  Jacques Heuclin
ALD 02 A 41
BMW M88 3.5L I6
49
DNF
C2 89   Lucky Strike Schanche Racing   Martin Birrane
  Torgye Kleppe
  Martin Schanche
Argo JM19 G 1
Zakspeed 1.8L Turbo I4
50
DNF
C2 98   Roy Baker Racing Tiga   David Andrews
  Mike Hall
  Duncan Bain
Tiga GC286 A 1
Ford Cosworth BDT 1.7L Turbo I4
DNQ C1 20   Tiga Team   Tim Lee-Davey
  Neil Crang
  John Gimbel
Tiga GC86 D -
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L Turbo V8
DNQ C2 106   Bo Strandell   Kenneth Leim
  Lars Hellberg
  Peter Fritsch
Strandell 85 A[2] -
Porsche Type-934 3.3L Turbo Flat-6

† - #66 Cosmik Racing and #79 Ecurie Ecosse were both disqualified for receiving outside assistance.

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - Jochen Mass, #2 Rothmans Porsche - 3:15.990 (154.402 mph/248.492 km/h)
  • Fastest Lap - Klaus Ludwig, #7 Joest Racing - 3:23.300
  • Distance - 4972.731 km
  • Average Speed - 207.197 km/h

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "24 heures du Mans - Banque d'images". lemans.sqwib.org. Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  2. ^ "de 1986". www.lemans-history.com. Retrieved 2019-01-19.

ReferencesEdit


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1986 100 Miles of Norisring