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The 2002 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 70th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 15 and 16 June 2002.

2002 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Index: Races | Winners
The winning No. 1 Audi R8 LMP900, pictured at The Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Track changesEdit

Following a reconstruction of the Bugatti Circuit, the Le Mans circuit was changed between the Dunlop Bridge and Esses, with the straight now becoming a set of fast sweeping turns. This layout allowed for a better transition from the Le Mans circuit to the Bugatti circuit. This layout change would also require the track's famous carnival to be relocated because the area it had once occupied became runoff. The carnival was relocated to the Porsche curves.

RaceEdit

The 2002 edition saw Audi Sport Team Joest, with drivers Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen, and Emanuele Pirro, taking their third victory not only as a team and manufacturer, but also as a driving team, marking the first time a set of three drivers won the event three years in a row.

Official resultsEdit

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP900 1   Audi Sport Team Joest   Frank Biela
  Tom Kristensen
  Emanuele Pirro
Audi R8 M 375
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
2 LMP900 2   Audi Sport North America   Johnny Herbert
  Christian Pescatori
  Rinaldo Capello
Audi R8 M 374
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
3 LMP900 3   Audi Sport Team Joest   Marco Werner
  Michael Krumm
  Philipp Peter
Audi R8 M 372
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
4 LMGTP 8   Team Bentley   Andy Wallace
  Eric van de Poele
  Butch Leitzinger
Bentley EXP Speed 8 D 362
Bentley 4.0 L Turbo V8
5 LMP900 15   PlayStation Team Oreca   Olivier Beretta
  Érik Comas
  Pedro Lamy
Dallara SP1 M 359
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
6 LMP900 14   PlayStation Team Oreca   Stéphane Sarrazin
  Franck Montagny
  Nicolas Minassian
Dallara SP1 M 359
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
7 LMP900 5   Audi Sport Japan Team Goh   Hiroki Katoh
  Yannick Dalmas
  Seiji Ara
Audi R8 M 358
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
8 LMP900 16   Racing for Holland   Jan Lammers
  Tom Coronel
  Val Hillebrand
Dome S101 M 351
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
9 LMP900 6   Team Cadillac   Wayne Taylor
  Max Angelelli
  Christophe Tinseau
Cadillac Northstar LMP02 M 345
Cadillac Northstar 4.0 L Turbo V8
10 LMP900 17   Pescarolo Sport   Sébastien Bourdais
  Jean-Christophe Boullion
  Franck Lagorce
Courage C60 M 343
Peugeot A32 3.2 L Turbo V6
11 LMGTS 63   Corvette Racing   Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Oliver Gavin
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 335
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0 L V8
12 LMP900 7   Team Cadillac   Éric Bernard
  Emmanuel Collard
  JJ Lehto
Cadillac Northstar LMP02 M 334
Cadillac Northstar 4.0 L Turbo V8
13 LMGTS 64   Corvette Racing   Andy Pilgrim
  Kelly Collins
  Franck Fréon
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 331
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0 L V8
14 LMGTS 52   Equipe de France FFSA   Jonathan Cochet
  Benoît Tréluyer
  Jean-Philippe Belloc
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 326
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
15 LMP900 13   Courage Compétition   Didier Cottaz
  Boris Derichebourg
  Thed Björk
Courage C60 M 322
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
16 LMGT 81   The Racer's Group   Kevin Buckler
  Lucas Luhr
  Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 322
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
17 LMGT 80   Freisinger Motorsport   Romain Dumas
  Sascha Maassen
  Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 321
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
18 LMGTS 50   Larbre Compétition-Chereau   Christophe Bouchut
  Patrice Goueslard
  Vincent Vosse
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 319
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
19 LMP675 29   Noël del Bello   Jean-Denis Délétraz
  Christophe Pillon
  Walter Lechner, Jr.
Reynard 2KQ-LM M 317
Volkswagen HPT16 2.0 L I4
20 LMP675 25   Gérard Welter   Jean-René de Fournoux
  Stéphane Daoudi
  Jean-Bernard Bouvet
WR LM2001 M 317
Peugeot 2.0 L Turbo I4
21 LMGT 77   Team Taisan Advan   Atsushi Yogo
  Akira Iida
  Kazuyuki Nishizawa
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 316
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
22 LMGT 82   Seikel Motorsport   Gabrio Rosa
  Luca Drudi
  Luca Riccitelli
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 315
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
23 LMGTS 68   RML   Pedro Chaves
  Miguel Ramos
  Gavin Pickering
Saleen S7-R D 312
Ford 6.9 L V8
24 LMGT 72   Luc Alphand Adventures   Luc Alphand
  Christian Lavieille
  Olivier Thévenin
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 299
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
25 LMGTS 51   Larbre Compétition-Chereau   Jean-Luc Chéreau
  Carl Rosenblad
  Jean-Claude Lagniez
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 278
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
26 LMGTS 66   Konrad Motorsport   Terry Borcheller
  Toni Seiler
  Franz Konrad
Saleen S7-R P 266
Ford 6.9 L V8
NC LMP900 10   DAMS   Philippe Gache
  Emanuele Clerico
  Michel Neugarten
Lola B98/10 M 150
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
DNF LMP900 19   MBD Sportscar Team   Didier de Radiguès
  Milka Duno
  John Graham
Panoz LMP07 A 259
Mugen MF408S 4.0 L V8
DNF LMP900 12   Panoz Motor Sports   Bill Auberlen
  David Donohue
  Gunnar Jeannette
Panoz LMP01 Evo M 230
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
DNF LMP675 27   MG Sport & Racing Ltd.   Mark Blundell
  Julian Bailey
  Kevin McGarrity
MG-Lola EX257 M 219
MG XP20 2.0 L Turbo I4
DNF LMP900 4   Riley & Scott Racing   Marc Goossens
  Jim Matthews
  Didier Theys
Riley & Scott Mk III C G 189
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
DNF LMP900 9   Kondo Racing   Masahiko Kondo
  Ian McKellar Jr.
  François Migault
Dome S101 M 182
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
DNF LMGT 73   DeWalt-Racesport Salisbury   Richard Stanton
  Steve Hyde
  Richard Hayes
Morgan Aero 8 D 181
BMW 4.0 L V8
DNF LMGTS 58   Prodrive   Rickard Rydell
  Alain Menu
  Tomáš Enge
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 167
Ferrari 5.9 L V12
DNF LMGT 75   Orbit   Leo Hindery, Jr.
  Peter Baron
  Anthony Kester
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 165
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
DNF LMP900 18   Pescarolo Sport   Éric Hélary
  Stéphane Ortelli
  Ukyo Katayama
Courage C60 M 144
Peugeot A32 3.2 L Turbo V6
DNF LMGT 85   Spyker Automobielen BV   Peter Kox
  Norman Simon
  Hans Hugenholtz
Spyker C8 Double-12R D 142
BMW 4.0 L V8
DNF LMP675 26   MG Sport & Racing Ltd.   Anthony Reid
  Warren Hughes
  Jonny Kane
MG-Lola EX257 M 129
MG XP20 2.0 L Turbo I4
DNF LMP675 28   ROC Organisation Course   Jordi Gené
  Mark Smithson
  Peter Owen
Reynard 2KQ-LM M 126
Volkswagen HPT16 2.0 L I4
DNF LMGT 74   Auto Palace   Guillaume Gomez
  Ryo Fukuda
  Laurent Cazenave
Ferrari 360 Modena GT P 119
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
DNF LMP675 30   Knight Hawk Racing   Steve Knight
  Mel Hawkins
  Duncan Dayton
MG-Lola EX257 A 102
MG XP20 2.0 L Turbo I4
DNF LMP900 22   DAMS   Jérôme Policand
  Marc Duez
  Perry McCarthy
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 98
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
DNF LMGTS 53   Team Carsport Holland   Mike Hezemans
  Gabriele Matteuzzi
  Anthony Kumpen
Chrysler Viper GTS-R P 93
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
DNF LMP900 11   Panoz Motor Sports   David Brabham
  Jan Magnussen
  Bryan Herta
Panoz LMP01 Evo M 90
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
DNF LMGT 71   JMB Racing   Steve Earle
  Chris MacAllister
  Gary Schultheis
Ferrari 360 Modena GT P 85
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
DNF LMGTS 67   Konrad Motorsport   Walter Brun
  Charles Slater
  Rodney Mall
Saleen S7-R P 83
Ford 6.9 L V8
DNF LMGT 78   PK Sport Ltd.   Robin Liddell
  David Warnock
  Piers Masarati
Porsche 911 GT3-RS P 83
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
DNF LMP900 21   Team Ascari   Werner Lupberger
  Ben Collins
  Timothy J. Bell
Ascari KZR-1 D 17
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
DNF LMGT 70   JMB Racing   Cort Wagner
  Sam Hancock
  Martin Short
Ferrari 360 Modena GT P 16
Ferrari 3.6 L V8
DNF LMP675 24   Autoexe Motorsports   Yojiro Terada
  John Fergus
  Jim Downing
Autoexe LMP-02 A 5
Mazda R26B 2.6 L 4-Rotor

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #2 Audi Sport North America - 3:29.905
  • Fastest Lap - #1 Audi Sport Team Joest - 3:33.483
  • Distance - 5118.75 km
  • Average Speed - 213.068 km/h
  • Highest Trap Speed — Audi R8 - 340 km/h (race), Dome Judd S101 Racing for Holland - 340 km/h (race)