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The 1997 FIA GT Helsinki 3 Hours was the third race of the 1997 FIA GT Championship season. It was run at a temporary street circuit in Helsinki, Finland on May 25, 1997, jointly with the Formula 3000.

Due to the upcoming of the LeMans 24 hours race, many teams opted not to participate in this event. This included the factory Porsche, Lotus and Chrysler squads.

Official resultsEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 75% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT1 8   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  JJ Lehto
  Steve Soper
McLaren F1 GTR M 113
BMW S70 6.0L V12
2 GT1 16   Roock Racing   Ralf Kelleners
  Stéphane Ortelli
Porsche 911 GT1 M 110
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
3 GT1 2   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  Thomas Bscher
  John Nielsen
McLaren F1 GTR M 110
BMW S70 6.0L V12
4 GT1 1   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  Andrew Gilbert-Scott
  Jean-Marc Gounon
  Pierre-Henri Raphanel
McLaren F1 GTR M 109
BMW S70 6.0L V12
5 GT1 24   GBF UK Ltd.   Mauro Martini
  Andrea Boldrini
Lotus Elise GT1 M 109
Lotus 3.5L Turbo V8
6 GT1 22   BMS Scuderia Italia   Pierluigi Martini
  Christian Pescatori
Porsche 911 GT1 P 108
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
7 GT1 26   Konrad Motorsport   Franz Konrad
  Mauro Baldi
  Max Angelelli
Porsche 911 GT1 P 108
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
8 GT1 11   AMG-Mercedes   Bernd Schneider
  Alexander Wurz
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 107
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
9 GT2 56   Roock Racing   Claudia Hürtgen
  Bruno Eichmann
  Ni Amorim
Porsche 911 GT2 M 106
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
10 GT2 59   Marcos Racing International   Cor Euser
  Harald Becker
Marcos LM600 D 106
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
11 GT1 31   Augustin Motorsport   Karl Augustin
  Horst Felbermayr
  Stefano Buttiero
Porsche 911 GT2 Evo G 103
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
12 GT2 63   Krauss Motorsport   Michael Trunk
  Bernhard Müller
Porsche 911 GT2 P 103
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
13 GT1 9   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  Peter Kox
  Roberto Ravaglia
McLaren F1 GTR M 101
BMW S70 6.0L V12
14 GT2 53   Chamberlain Engineering   Pertti Lievonen
  Jari Nurminen
Chrysler Viper GTS-R G 100
Chrysler 8.0L V10
15 GT2 55   Augustin Motorsport   Manfred Jurasz
  Helmut Reis
  Wido Rössler
Porsche 911 GT2 G 100
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
16 GT1 10   AMG-Mercedes   Klaus Ludwig
  Alessandro Nannini
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 98
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
17 GT1 15   Lotus Racing Franck Muller
  Giroix Racing
  Fabien Giroix
  Ratanakul Prutirat
  Jean-Denis Délétraz
Lotus Elise GT1 P 97
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
18 GT2 69   Proton Competition   Gerold Ried
  Patrick Vuillaume
Porsche 911 GT2 P 94
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
19 GT2 60   Marcos Racing International   Ville-Pertti Teuronen
  Teijo Lahti
Marcos LM600 D 93
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
20 GT1 23   GBF UK Ltd.   Luca Badoer
  Mimmo Schiattarella
Lotus Elise GT1 M 83
Lotus 3.5L Turbo V8
21
DNF
GT2 57   Roock Racing   François Lafon
  Jean-Pierre Jarier
Porsche 911 GT2 M 65
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
22
DNF
GT2 80   Morgan Motor Company   Charles Morgan
  William Wykeham
Morgan Plus 8 GTR D 31
Rover V8 3.9L V8
23
DNF
GT2 66   Konrad Motorsport   Michel Ligonnet
  Marco Spinelli
  Toni Seiler
Porsche 911 GT2 P 30
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position – #8 BMW Motorsport – 1:26.097
  • Fastest Lap – #11 AMG-Mercedes – 1:27.901
  • Distance – 359.341 km
  • Average Speed – 119.420 km/h

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