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The 1997 FIA GT Hockenheim 4 Hours was the inaugural race of the FIA GT Championship, which had replaced the former BPR Global GT Series in 1997. It was run at the Hockenheimring on April 13, 1997.

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 3   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  Jean-Marc Gounon
  Pierre-Henri Raphanel
McLaren F1 GTR M 113
BMW S70 6.0L V12
3 GT1 2   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  Thomas Bscher
  John Nielsen
McLaren F1 GTR M 112
BMW S70 6.0L V12
4 GT1 6   Porsche AG   Hans-Joachim Stuck
  Thierry Boutsen
Porsche 911 GT1 M 112
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
5 GT1 16   Roock Racing   Ralf Kelleners
  Yannick Dalmas
Porsche 911 GT1 M 111
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
6 GT1 18   Schübel Rennsport   Pedro Lamy
  Bob Wollek
Porsche 911 GT1 M 110
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
7 GT1 22   BMS Scuderia Italia   Pierluigi Martini
  Christian Pescatori
Porsche 911 GT1 P 110
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
8 GT1 21   Kremer Racing   Christophe Bouchut
  Klaus Ludwig
  Carl Rosenblad
Porsche 911 GT1 G 110
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
9 GT1 17   JB Racing   Emmanuel Collard
  Jürgen von Gartzen
Porsche 911 GT1 M 109
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
10 GT2 51   Viper Team Oreca   Olivier Beretta
  Philippe Gache
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 105
Chrysler 8.0L V10
11 GT1 4   David Price Racing   Andy Wallace
  James Weaver
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 G 105
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
12 GT2 52   Viper Team Oreca   Tommy Archer
  Justin Bell
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 104
Chrysler 8.0L V10
13 GT2 56   Roock Racing   Claudia Hürtgen
  Bruno Eichmann
  Ni Amorim
Porsche 911 GT2 M 104
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
14 GT1 25   BBA Compétition   Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière
  Olivier Thévenin
McLaren F1 GTR D 104
BMW S70 6.1L V12
15 GT2 68   Rennsport Italia   Angelo Zadra
  Marco Brand
  Leonardo Maddalena
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 102
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
16 GT1 19   Martin Veyhle Racing (MVR)   Gerd Ruch
  Alexander Burgstaller
  Alexander Grau
McLaren F1 GTR G 102
BMW S70 6.1L V12
17 GT2 67   Konrad Motorsport   Michel Ligonnet
  Toni Seiler
  Marco Spinelli
Porsche 911 GT2 P 101
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
18 GT2 63   Krauss Motorsport   Bernhard Müller
  Michael Trunk
Porsche 911 GT2 P 101
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
19 GT2 72   Elf Haberthur Racing   Jean-Claude Lagniez
  Guy Martinolle
Porsche 911 GT2 D 100
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
20 GT2 64   Kremer Racing   Tomás Saldaña
  Alfonso de Orléans
Porsche 911 GT2 G 100
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
21 GT2 73   Seikel Motorsport   Ruggero Grassi
  Renato Mastropietro
  Fred Rosterg
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 99
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
22 GT2 69   Proton Competition   Gerold Ried
  Ernst Gschwender
  Patrick Vuillaume
Porsche 911 GT2 P 99
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
23 GT2 58   Estoril Racing   Manuel Monteiro
  Michel Monteiro
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 98
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
24 GT2 62   Stadler Motorsport   Uwe Sick
  Denis Lay
  Axel Röhr
Porsche 911 GT2 P 98
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
25 GT2 57   Roock Racing   François Lafon
  Jean-Marc Smadja
  Stéphane Ortelli
Porsche 911 GT2 M 96
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
26 GT2 70   Dellenbach Motorsport   Rainer Bonnetsmüller
  Günther Blieninger
  Manfred Jurasz
Porsche 911 GT2 D 89
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
27 GT1 10   AMG-Mercedes   Alessandro Nannini
  Marcel Tiemann
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 89
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
28 GT2 53   Chamberlain Engineering   Hans Hugenholtz
  Jari Nurminen
Chrysler Viper GTS-R G 76
Chrysler 8.0L V10
29
NC
GT2 66   Konrad Motorsport   Franz Konrad
  Philipp Peter
  Uwe Alzen
Porsche 911 GT2 P 75
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
30
DNF
GT1 1   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  Ray Bellm
  Andrew Gilbert-Scott
McLaren F1 GTR M 57
BMW S70 6.0L V12
31
DNF
GT2 60   Marcos Racing International   Toon van de Haterd
  Bert Ploeg
Marcos LM600 D 48
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
32
DNF
GT1 13   GT1 Lotus Racing
  Giroix Racing
  Fabien Giroix
  Jean-Denis Délétraz
Lotus Elise GT1 P 47
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
33
DNF
GT1 32   Graham Racing   Eric Graham
  David Velay
Venturi 600LM ? 44
Renault PRV 3.0L Turbo V6
34
DNF
GT1 23   GBF UK Ltd.   Luca Badoer
  Mimmo Schiattarella
  Mauro Martini
Lotus Elise GT1 M 42
Lotus 3.5L Turbo V8
35
DNF
GT2 65   RWS   Wolfgang Münster
  Raffaele Sangiuolo
  Luca Riccitelli
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 41
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
36
DNF
GT1 20   DAMS Panoz   Éric Bernard
  Franck Lagorce
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 M 39
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
37
DNF
GT1 15   GT1 Lotus Racing
  Giroix Racing
  Jérôme Policand
  Maurizio Sandro Sala
Lotus Elise GT1 P 37
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
38
DNF
GT1 9   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  Peter Kox
  Roberto Ravaglia
McLaren F1 GTR M 29
BMW S70 6.0L V12
39
DNF
GT2 50   Agusta Racing Team   Rocky Agusta
  Almo Coppelli
Callaway Corvette LM-GT D 27
Chevrolet 6.3L V8
40
DNF
GT1 31   Karl Augustin   Karl Augustin
  Horst Felbermayr
  Stefano Buttiero
Porsche 911 GT2 Evo G 24
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
41
DNF
GT1 14   GT1 Lotus Racing
  Giroix Racing
  Jan Lammers
  Mike Hezemans
Lotus Elise GT1 P 23
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
42
DNF
GT2 59   Marcos Racing International   Cor Euser
  Harald Becker
Marcos LM600 D 23
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
43
DNF
GT2 61   Stadler Motorsport   Enzo Calderari
  Lilian Bryner
Porsche 911 GT2 P 9
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
44
DNF
GT1 11   AMG-Mercedes   Bernd Schneider
  Alexander Wurz
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 5
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
45
DNF
GT2 55   Karl Augustin   Hans-Jörg Hofer
  Helmut Reis
  Wido Rössler
Porsche 911 GT2 G 3
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
DNS GT1 5   David Price Racing   David Brabham
  Perry McCarthy
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 G
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
DNS GT2 71   GT Racing Team   Luigino Pagatto
  Luca Drudi
Porsche 911 GT2 ?
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position – #11 AMG-Mercedes – 1:59.099
  • Fastest Lap – #8 BMW Motorsport – 2:01.711
  • Average Speed – 191.756 km/h
  • Distance – 770.999 km

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