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1998 FIA GT Laguna Seca 500km

The 1998 Visa Sports Car Championships was the tenth and final round the 1998 FIA GT Championship season. It took place at the Laguna Seca Raceway, California, United States on October 25, 1998.

This race shared the weekend with a Professional SportsCar Racing Championship event.

Official resultsEdit

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

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT1 2   AMG Mercedes   Klaus Ludwig
  Ricardo Zonta
Mercedes-Benz CLK LM B 139
Mercedes-Benz M119 6.0L V8
2 GT1 1   AMG Mercedes   Bernd Schneider
  Mark Webber
Mercedes-Benz CLK LM B 139
Mercedes-Benz M119 6.0L V8
3 GT1 8   Porsche AG   Jörg Müller
  Uwe Alzen
Porsche 911 GT1-98 M 138
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
4 GT1 3   DAMS   Éric Bernard
  David Brabham
Panoz GTR-1 M 137
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
5 GT1 6   Zakspeed Racing   Michael Bartels
  Max Angelelli
Porsche 911 GT1-98 P 138
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
6 GT1 11   Team Persson Motorsport   Christophe Bouchut
  Bernd Mayländer
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 135
Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12
7 GT2 51   Viper Team Oreca   Olivier Beretta
  Pedro Lamy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 127
Chrysler 8.0L V10
8 GT2 57   Roock Racing   Bruno Eichmann
  Mike Hezemans
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 126
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
9 GT2 63   Krauss Race Sports International   Michael Trunk
  Bernhard Müller
Porsche 911 GT2 D 123
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
10 GT2 58   Roock Sportsystem   André Ahrlé
  Robert Schirle
  Dirk Layer
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 122
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
11 GT1 12   Team Persson Motorsport   Jean-Marc Gounon
  Marcel Tiemann
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 121
Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12
12 GT2 60   Elf Haberthur Racing   Michel Neugarten
  Gerd Ruch
  Zak Brown
Porsche 911 GT2 G 118
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
13 GT2 80   GP Motorsport   Daniel Dor
  John Young
  Peter Gregg
Saleen Mustang SR ? 118
Ford 5.9L V8
14 GT2 69   Proton Competition   Gerold Ried
  Patrick Vuillaume
Porsche 911 GT2 P 65
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
15 GT2 53   Chamberlain Engineering   Ni Amorim
  Spencer Trenery
  Hans Hugenholtz
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 117
Chrysler 8.0L V10
16 GT2 87   Seikel Motorsport   Tony Burgess
  Gerhard Marchner
  Manfred Jurasz
Porsche 911 GT2 P 113
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
17 GT2 65   Konrad Motorsport   Martin Stretton
  Toni Seiler
Porsche 911 GT2 D 105
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
18
DNF
GT2 81   Freisinger Motorsport   Wolfgang Kaufmann
  Michel Ligonnet
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 84
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
19
DNF
GT2 61   Elf Haberthur Racing   Bruno Lambert
  Mike Conte
Porsche 911 GT2 G 76
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
20
DNF
GT2 76   Seikel Motorsport   Nigel Smith
  Andrew Bagnall
  Max Cohen-Olivar
Porsche 911 GT2 P 62
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
21
DNF
GT1 7   Porsche AG   Yannick Dalmas
  Allan McNish
Porsche 911 GT1-98 M 44
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
22
DNF
GT2 71   Marcos Racing International   Herman Buurman
  Manno Schaafsma
Marcos LM600 D 33
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
23
DNF
GT2 70   Marcos Racing International   Christian Vann
  Harald Becker
  Cor Euser
Marcos LM600 D 21
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
24
DNF
GT2 62   Stadler Motorsport   Renato Mastropietro
  Uwe Sick
  William Langhorne
Porsche 911 GT2 P 19
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
25
DNF
GT2 86   Larbre Compétition   Jean-Luc Chéreau
  Jack Leconte
Porsche 911 GT2 M 15
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
26
DNF
GT2 56   Roock Racing   Claudia Hürtgen
  Stéphane Ortelli
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 7
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
27
DNF
GT2 66   Konrad Motorsport   Jan Lammers
  Franz Konrad
Porsche 911 GT2 D 7
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
DNS GT2 52   Viper Team Oreca   Karl Wendlinger
  David Donohue
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M
Chrysler 8.0L V10
DNS GT2 55   Saleen-Allen Speedlab   Andy Pilgrim
  Ron Johnson
  Terry Borcheller
Saleen Mustang SR ?
Ford 5.9L V8

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole position – #2 AMG Mercedes – 1:16.154
  • Fastest lap – #2 AMG Mercedes – 1:19.094
  • Average speed – 158.815 km/h

ReferencesEdit

  • "Results: 1998 Round 10 – Laguna Seca". FIA GT Championship. 25 October 1998. Retrieved 2007-12-20.
  • "500 km Laguna Seca". World Sports Racing Prototypes. 2 October 2005. Archived from the original on 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2007-12-20.
  • "FIA GT Championship Laguna Seca 1998 (Photo Archive)". Racing Sports Cars. 4 October 2007. Archived from the original on 20 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-20.


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