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The 1997 FIA GT Laguna Seca 3 Hours was the eleventh and final race of the 1997 FIA GT Championship season. It was run at Laguna Seca Raceway, United States on October 26, 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 11   AMG-Mercedes   Bernd Schneider
  Klaus Ludwig
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 130
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
2 GT1 7   Porsche AG   Bob Wollek
  Yannick Dalmas
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo M 130
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
3 GT1 47   Porsche AG   Allan McNish
  Ralf Kelleners
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo M 130
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
4 GT1 3   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  Pierre-Henri Raphanel
  Jean-Marc Gounon
McLaren F1 GTR M 130
BMW S70 6.0L V12
5 GT1 6   Porsche AG   Thierry Boutsen
  Hans Joachim Stuck
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo M 129
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
6 GT1 1   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  Geoff Lees
  Anders Olofsson
McLaren F1 GTR M 128
BMW S70 6.0L V12
7 GT1 12   AMG-Mercedes   Alexander Wurz
  Greg Moore
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 127
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
8 GT1 10   AMG-Mercedes   Marcel Tiemann
  Alessandro Nannini
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 127
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
9 GT1 14   GT1 Lotus Racing   Jan Lammers
  Mike Hezemans
  Max Angelelli
Lotus Elise GT1 M 127
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
10 GT1 2   Gulf Team Davidoff
  GTC Racing
  John Nielsen
  Thomas Bscher
McLaren F1 GTR M 127
BMW S70 6.0L V12
11 GT1 8   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  Roberto Ravaglia
  Steve Soper
McLaren F1 GTR M 125
BMW S70 6.0L V12
12 GT1 30   G-Force Strandell   Geoff Lister
  John Greasley
  Magnus Wallinder
Porsche 911 GT1 D 124
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
13 GT1 17   JB Racing   Emmanuel Collard
  Mauro Baldi
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo M 123
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
14 GT2 56   Roock Racing   Bruno Eichmann
  Stéphane Ortelli
Porsche 911 GT2 M 121
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
15 GT2 52   Viper Team Oreca   Justin Bell
  Tommy Archer
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 120
Chrysler 8.0L V10
16 GT2 51   Viper Team Oreca   Olivier Beretta
  Philippe Gache
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 120
Chrysler 8.0L V10
17 GT2 54   Chamberlain Engineering   Tim O'Kennedy
  Richard Dean
Chrysler Viper GTS-R G 116
Chrysler 8.0L V10
18 GT2 63   Krauss Motorsport   Michael Trunk
  Bernhard Müller
Porsche 911 GT2 P 115
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
19 GT2 70   Dellenbach Motorsport   Klaus Horn
  Rainer Bonnetmsüller
Porsche 911 GT2 D 115
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
20 GT2 58   Estoril Racing Team   Michel Monteiro
  Manuel Monteiro
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 114
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
21 GT2 53   Chamberlain Engineering   Tim Moser
  Shane Lewis
  Patrick Vuillaume
Chrysler Viper GTS-R G 114
Chrysler 8.0L V10
22 GT2 97   GMB Motorsports   Cort Wagner
  Dirk Layer
  Kelly Collins
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 113
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
23 GT2 72   Elf Haberthur Racing   Michel Neugarten
  Stéphane de Groodt
Porsche 911 GT2 D 108
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
24
DNF
GT2 77   Saleen-Allen Speedlab
  Cirtek Motorsport
  Robert Schirle
  Christian Vann
Saleen Mustang RRR D 107
Ford 5.9L V8
25 GT2 60   Marcos Racing International   Rob Wilson
  Martijn Koene
Marcos LM600 D 106
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
26
DNF
GT2 57   Roock Racing   Uwe Alzen
  Claudia Hürtgen
Porsche 911 GT2 M 66
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
27
DNF
GT1 29   Newcastle United Lister   Julian Bailey
  Eric van de Poele
Lister Storm GTL D 103
Jaguar 7.0L V12
28 GT2 69   Proton Competition   Gerold Ried
  Manfred Jurasz
Porsche 911 GT2 P 98
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
29
DNF
GT2 62   Stadler Motorsport   Uwe Sick
  Denis Lay
Porsche 911 GT2 P 96
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
30
DNF
GT2 87   Roock Racing   Hugh Price
  John Robinson
  André Ahrlé
Porsche 911 GT2 M 91
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
31
DNF
GT1 27   Parabolica Motorsport   Gary Ayles
  Chris Goodwin
McLaren F1 GTR M 82
BMW S70 6.0L V12
32
DNF
GT2 61   Stadler Motorsport   Enzo Calderari
  Lilian Bryner
  Ulli Richter
Porsche 911 GT2 P 51
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
33
DNF
GT2 66   Konrad Motorsport   Franz Konrad
  Toni Seiler
  Nick Ham
Porsche 911 GT2 P 37
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
34
DNF
GT2 95   Saleen-Allen Speedlab
  Cirtek Motorsport
  Steve Saleen
  Carlos Palau
Saleen Mustang RRR D 22
Ford 5.9L V8
35
DNF
GT2 59   Marcos Racing International   Cor Euser
  Harald Becker
Marcos LM600 D 65
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
36
DNF
GT1 9   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  Peter Kox
  JJ Lehto
McLaren F1 GTR M 12
BMW S70 6.0L V12
37
DNF
GT2 55   Augustin Motorsport   Wido Rössler
  Wolfgang Kaufmann
Porsche 911 GT2 G 11
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
38
DNF
GT1 20   DAMS Panoz   Éric Bernard
  Franck Lagorce
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 M 10
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
39
DNF
GT1 13   GT1 Lotus Racing   Fabien Giroix
  Jean-Denis Délétraz
Lotus Elise GT1 M 7
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
40
DNF
GT2 80   Morgan Motor Company   Mark Hales
  William Wykeham
  David Vegher
Morgan Plus 8 GTR D 2
Rover 5.0L V8
DSQ GT1 5   David Price Racing   David Brabham
  Andy Wallace
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 G 128
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
DSQ GT1 4   David Price Racing   Perry McCarthy
  Olivier Grouillard
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 G 124
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8

† – #4 and #5 David Price Racing entries were disqualified due to failing post-race technical inspection. Both cars have front brake ducts larger than those allowed by the rules.

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position – #12 AMG-Mercedes – 1:17.941
  • Fastest Lap – #7 Porsche AG – 1:19.713
  • Distance – 468.223 km
  • Average Speed – 155.398 km/h

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