2006 Le Mans Series

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2006 Le Mans Series
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The 2006 Le Mans Series was the third season of ACO Le Mans Series. It is a series for Le Mans prototype and Grand Touring style cars broken into 4 classes: LMP1, LMP2, GT1, and GT2. It began on 9 April and ended on 24 September after 5 rounds.

ScheduleEdit

Rnd Race Circuit Date
-   LMS Official Test Paul Ricard HTTT 26 March,
27 March
1   1000 km of Istanbul Istanbul Racing Circuit 9 April
2   1000 km of Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 14 May
3   1000 km of Nürburgring Nürburgring 16 July
4   1000 km of Donington Donington Park 27 August
5   1000 km of Jarama Circuito Permanente Del Jarama 24 September

† - The race in Istanbul was shortened from its original planned 1000 km to a limit of 4 hours due to a lack of fuel brought to the event by organizers.

‡ - This event was originally planned to be held at Monza, but had to be cancelled due to conflicts. Jarama was announced as its replacement.

Season resultsEdit

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit LMP1 Winning Team LMP2 Winning Team GT1 Winning Team GT2 Winning Team Results
LMP1 Winning Drivers LMP2 Winning Drivers GT1 Winning Drivers GT2 Winning Drivers
1 Istanbul   #17 Pescarolo Sport   #32 Barazi-Epsilon   #50 Aston Martin Larbre   #97 GPC Sport Results
  Emmanuel Collard
  Jean-Christophe Boullion
  Michael Vergers
  Juan Barazi
  Jean-Philippe Belloc
  Pedro Lamy
  Gabriele Gardel
  Vincent Vosse
  Luca Drudi
  Gabrio Rosa
  Fabrizio de Simone
2 Spa   #17 Pescarolo Sport   #39 Chamberlain-Synergy   #55 Team Oreca   #76 Autorlando Sport Results
  Emmanuel Collard
  Jean-Christophe Boullion
  Miguel Amaral
  Miguel Angel del Castro
  Angel Burgueño
  Stéphane Ortelli
  Soheil Ayari
  Marc Lieb
  Joël Camathias
3 Nürburgring   #17 Pescarolo Sport   #40 ASM Team   #50 Aston Martin Larbre   #83 GPC Sport Results
  Emmanuel Collard
  Jean-Christophe Boullion
  Éric Hélary
  Miguel Amaral
  Miguel Angel de Castro
  Angel Burgueño
  Pedro Lamy
  Gabriele Gardel
  Vincent Vosse
  Stefano Zonca
  Andrea Belicchi
  Marco Cioci
4 Donington   #17 Pescarolo Sport   #25 RML   #63 Team Modena   #81 Team LNT Results
  Emmanuel Collard
  Jean-Christophe Boullion
  Didier André
  Thomas Erdos
  Mike Newton
  Antonio García
  Peter Hardman
  Warren Hughes
  Robert Bell
5 Jarama   #17 Pescarolo Sport   #40 ASM Team   #55 Team Oreca   #81 Team LNT Results
  Emmanuel Collard
  Jean-Christophe Boullion
  Didier André
  Miguel Amaral
  Miguel Angel Castro
  Angel Burgueño
  Stéphane Ortelli
  Soheil Ayari
  Robert Bell
  Warren Hughes

Teams ChampionshipsEdit

Points are awarded to the top 8 finishers in the order of 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. Teams with multiple entries do not have their cars combined, each entry number is scored separately in the championship. Cars failing to complete 70% of the winner's distance are not awarded points.

The top 2 finishers in each teams championship earn automatic entry to the following year's 24 Hours of Le Mans

LMP1 StandingsEdit

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1 #17   Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo C60 Hybrid Judd GV5 5.0L V10 10 10 10 10 10 50
2= #9   Creation Autosportif Creation CA06/H Judd GV5 5.0L V10 8 6 6 20
2= #19   Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport Lola B06/10 AER P32T 3.6L Turbo V8 6 5 4 5 20
4 #5   Swiss Spirit Courage LC70 Judd GV5 5.0L V10 8 3 8 19
5 #2   Zytek Engineering Zytek 06S Zytek 2ZG408 4.0L V8 6 4 10
6= #6   Lister Storm Racing Lister Storm LMP Chevrolet 6.0L V8 8 8
6= #10   Creation Autosportif Creation CA06/H Judd GV5 5.0L V10 8 8
8 #12   Courage Compétition Courage LC70 Mugen MF458S 4.5L V8 2 5 7
9 #14   Racing for Holland Dome S101Hb Mugen MF408S 4.0L V8
Judd GV5 5.0L V10

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10 #13   Courage Compétition Courage LC70 Mugen MF458S 4.5L V8 4 4
11 #15   ProTran Competition ProTran RS06/H Judd GV5 5.0L V10 1 1

† - #9 Creation Autosportif broke the tie by having a best finish of 2nd compared to Chamberlain-Synergy's best of 3rd.

LMP2 StandingsEdit

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1 #32   Barazi-Epsilon Courage C65 AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4 10 5 3 5 5 28
2 #25   RML MG-Lola EX264 AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4 3 8 5 10 26
3 #20   Pir Competition Pilbeam MP93 Judd XV675 3.4L V8 8 2 8 6 24
4= #24   Binnie Motorsports Lola B05/42 Zytek ZG348 3.4L V8 6 8 6 20
4= #40   ASM Team Racing for Portugal Lola B05/40 AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4 10 10 20
6= #36   Paul Belmondo Racing Courage C65 Ford (Mecachrome) 3.4L V8 4 4 4 12
6= #44   Kruse Motorsport Courage C65 Judd XV675 3.4L V8 4 8 12
8 #39   Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport Lola B05/40 AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4 10 10
9 #35   G-Force Racing Courage C65 Judd XV675 3.4L V8 6 1 7
10 #22   Rollcentre Racing Radical SR9 Judd XV675 3.4L V8 6 6
11 #37   Paul Belmondo Racing Courage C65 Ford (Mecachrome) 3.4L V8 5 5
12 #21   Team Bruichladdich Radical Radical SR9 AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4 4 4

† - ASM Team ended their involvement with Chamberlain-Synergy after round 2. ASM Team's entry is considered new and thus the two team scores are not combined.

GT1 StandingsEdit

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1 #50   Aston Martin Racing Larbre Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 10 10 4 8 32
2 #67   Convers MenX Team Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9L V12 8 4 6 6 4 28
3= #72   Luc Alphand Aventures Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Chevrolet 7.0L V8 6 3 8 8 25
3= #55   Team Oreca Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0L V8 10 5 10 25
5= #70   PSI Experience Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Chevrolet 7.0L V8 6 5 5 16
5= #63   Team Modena† Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 10 6 16
7 #61   Cirtek Motorsport† Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 5 8 13
8 #62   Cirtek Motorsport Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 4 5 9

† - Team Modena ended their involvement with Cirtek after round 2. Team Modena's entry is considered new and thus the two team scores are not combined.

GT2 StandingsEdit

Pos No Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1 #76   Autorlando Sport Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 8 10 8 8 34
2 #82   Team LNT Panoz Esperante GT-LM Ford (Elan) 5.0L V8 6 8 2 5 21
3 #81   Team LNT Panoz Esperante GT-LM Ford (Elan) 5.0L V8 10 10 20
4 #99   Virgo Motorsport Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0L V8 1 6 5 3 4 19
5 #92   IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 5 4 3 4 2 18
6 #97   GPC Sport Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0L V8 10 1 6 17
7 #86   Spyker Squadron Spyker C8 Spyder GT2-R Audi 3.8L V8 2 4 6 12
8= #83   GPC Sport Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0L V8 10 10
8= #85   Spyker Squadron Spyker C8 Spyder GT2-R Audi 3.8L V8 4 6 10
10= #90   Farnbacher Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 3 5 8
10= #78   Autorlando Sport Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 8 8
10= #75   Thierry Perrier Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 3 2 3 8
13 #80   Farnbacher Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 5 5
14 #77   Seikel Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 2 2
15= #73   Ice Pol Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 1 1
15= #96   James Watt Automotive Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 1 1

Drivers ChampionshipsEdit

Points are awarded to the top 8 finishers in the order of 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. Drivers who do not drive for at least one hour do not receive points.

Points are awarded to a single driver and car combination. If a driver wins points driving a different car in a different event, those points are listed separately. Drivers listed multiple times in the points standings are marked with an asterisk.

LMP1 StandingsEdit

Pos Driver No Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1=   Emmanuel Collard #17   Pescarolo Sport 10 10 10 10 10 50
1=   Jean-Christophe Boullion #17   Pescarolo Sport 10 10 10 10 10 50
3=   Didier André #17   Pescarolo Sport 10 10 20
3=   Felipe Ortiz #9   Creation Autosportif 8 6 6 20
3=   Beppe Gabbiani #9   Creation Autosportif 8 6 6 20
3=   Bob Berridge #19   Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport 6 5 4 5 20
3=   Gareth Evans #19   Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport 6 5 4 5 20
8=   Harold Primat #5   Swiss Spirit 8 3 8 19
8=   Marcel Fässler #5   Swiss Spirit 8 3 8 19
10=   Nicolas Minassian* #9   Creation Autosportif 8 6 14
10=   Peter Owen #19   Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport 5 4 5 14
12   Éric Hélary #17   Pescarolo Sport 10 10
13   Kevin McGarrity #10   Creation Autosportif 1 8 9
14=   Nicolas Kiesa #6   Lister Storm Racing 8 8
14=   Jens Møller #6   Lister Storm Racing 8 8
14=   Nicolas Minassian* #10   Creation Autosportif 8 8
17=   Gregor Fisken #12   Courage Compétition 2 5 7
17=   Jean-Marc Gounon #12   Courage Compétition 2 5 7
17=   Alexander Frei #12   Courage Compétition 2 5 7
20=   John Nielsen #2   Zytek Engineering 6 6
20=   Casper Elgaard #2   Zytek Engineering 6 6
20=   Philip Andersen #2   Zytek Engineering 6 6
20=   Jan Lammers #14   Racing for Holland 6 6
20=   Alex Yoong #14   Racing for Holland 6 6
20=   Jamie Campbell-Walter #9   Creation Autosportif 6 6
26=   Stefan Johansson #2   Zytek Engineering 4 4
26=   Hideki Noda #2   Zytek Engineering 4 4
26=   Shinji Nakano #13   Courage Compétition 4 4
26=   Haruki Kurosawa #13   Courage Compétition 4 4
30=   Paul Cope #15   ProTran Competition 1 1
30=   Ben Collins #15   ProTran Competition 1 1

LMP2 StandingsEdit

Pos Driver No Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1=   Michael Vergers #32   Barazi-Epsilon 10 5 3 5 5 28
1=   Juan Barazi #32   Barazi-Epsilon 10 5 3 5 5 28
3=   Mike Newton #25   RML 3 8 5 10 26
3=   Thomas Erdos #25   RML 3 8 5 10 26
5=   Marc Rostan #20   Pierre Bruneau 8 2 8 6 24
5=   Pierre Bruneau #20   Pierre Bruneau 8 2 8 6 24
7=   Miguel Ángel de Castro* #40   ASM Team Racing for Portugal 10 10 20
7=   Ángel Burgueño* #40   ASM Team Racing for Portugal 10 10 20
7=   Miguel Amaral #40   ASM Team Racing for Portugal 10 10 20
7=   Sam Hancock #24   Binnie Motorsports 6 8 6 20
7=   Allen Timpany #24   Binnie Motorsports 6 8 6 20
12   Davide Valsecchi #32   Barazi-Epsilon 5 5 5 15
13   William Binnie #24   Binnie Motorsports 8 6 14
14   Jean-Philippe Belloc #32   Barazi-Epsilon 10 3 13
15=   Jens Petersen* #44   Kruse Motorsport 4 8 12
15=   Jan-Dirk Leuders* #44   Kruse Motorsport 4 8 12
15=   Karim Ojjeh #36   Paul Belmondo Racing 4 4 4 12
15=   Pierre Ragues #36   Paul Belmondo Racing 4 4 4 12
19=   Miguel Ángel de Castro* #39   Team Chamberlain-Synergy 10 10
19=   Ángel Burgueño* #39   Team Chamberlain-Synergy 10 10
21=   Norbert Siedler #44   Kruse Motorsport 8 8
21=   Claude-Yves Gosselin #36   Paul Belmondo Racing 4 4 8
23=   Ed Morris #35   G-Force Racing 6 6
23=   Jean-François Leroch #35   G-Force Racing 6 6
23=   João Barbosa #22   Rollcentre Racing 6 6
23=   Martin Short #22   Rollcentre Racing 6 6
27=   Paul Belmondo #37   Paul Belmondo Racing 5 5
27=   Didier André #37   Paul Belmondo Racing 5 5
27=   Yann Clairay #37   Paul Belmondo Racing 5 5
30=   Tim Greaves #21   Team Bruichladdich Radical 4 4
30=   Stuart Moseley #21   Team Bruichladdich Radical 4 4
30=   Tony Burgess #44   Kruse Motorsport 4 4
33=   Jens Petersen* #35   G-Force Racing 1 1
33=   Jan-Dirk Leuders* #35   G-Force Racing 1 1
33=   Christophe Brück #35   G-Force Racing 1 1

GT1 StandingsEdit

Pos Driver No Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1=   Pedro Lamy #50   Aston Martin Racing Larbre 10 10 4 8 32
1=   Gabriele Gardel #50   Aston Martin Racing Larbre 10 10 4 8 32
1=   Vincent Vosse #50   Aston Martin Racing Larbre 10 10 4 8 32
4=   Peter Kox #67   Convers MenX Team 8 4 6 6 4 28
4=   Alexey Vasilyev #67   Convers MenX Team 8 4 6 6 4 28
4=   Robert Pergl #67   Convers MenX Team 8 4 6 6 4 28
7=   Stéphane Ortelli #55   Team Oreca 10 5 10 25
7=   Soheil Ayari #55   Team Oreca 10 5 10 25
7=   Jérôme Policand #72   Luc Alphand Aventures 6 3 8 8 25
7=   Patrice Goueslard #72   Luc Alphand Aventures 6 3 8 8 25
11=   Peter Hardman* #63   Team Modena 10 6 16
11=   Antonio García* #63   Team Modena 10 6 16
11=   Luc Alphand #72   Luc Alphand Aventures 8 8 16
11=   Pertti Kuismanen #70   PSI Experience 6 5 5 16
11=   Jos Menten #70   PSI Experience 6 5 5 16
11=   Markus Palttala #70   PSI Experience 6 5 5 16
17   Antonio García* #61   Cirtek Motorsport 5 8 13
18=   Peter Hardman* #62   Cirtek Motorsport 4 5 9
18=   Christian Vann #62   Cirtek Motorsport 4 5 9
20   Richard Lyons #61   Cirtek Motorsport 8 8
21=   Anthony Beltoise #72   Luc Alphand Aventures 6 6
21=   David Brabham #63   Team Modena 6 6
23=   Nathan Kinch #61   Cirtek Motorsport 5 5
23=   Jamie Campbell-Walter #62   Cirtek Motorsport 5 5

GT2 StandingsEdit

Pos Driver No Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1=   Joël Camathias #76   Autorlando Sport 8 10 8 8 34
1=   Marc Lieb #76   Autorlando Sport 8 10 8 8 34
3=   Lawrence Tomlinson #82   Team LNT 6 8 2 5 21
3=   Richard Dean #82   Team LNT 6 8 2 5 21
5=   Warren Hughes #81   Team LNT 10 10 20
5=   Robert Bell #81   Team LNT 10 10 20
7=   Dan Eagling #99   Virgo Motorsport 1 6 5 3 4 19
7=   Tim Sugden #99   Virgo Motorsport 1 6 5 3 4 19
9=   Christophe Bouchut #92   IMSA Performance Matmut 5 4 3 4 2 18
9=   Raymond Narac #92   IMSA Performance Matmut 5 4 3 4 2 18
11   Luca Drudi #97   GPC Sport 10 1 6 17
12   Jonny Kane #86   Spyker Squadron 2 4 6 12
13=   Fabrizio de Simone #97   GPC Sport 10 10
13=   Stefano Zonca #83   GPC Sport 10 10
13=   Andrea Belicchi #83   GPC Sport 10 10
13=   Marco Cioci #83   GPC Sport 10 10
13=   Jeroen Bleekemolen #85   Spyker Squadron 4 6 10
13=   Mike Hezemans #85   Spyker Squadron 4 6 10
13=   Marco Seefried #90   Farnbacher Racing 5 5 10
20=   Tom Kimber-Smith #82   Team LNT 8 8
20=   Gunnar Kristensen #78   Autorlando Sport 8 8
20=   Allan Simonsen #78   Autorlando Sport 8 8
20=   Pierre Ehret #90   Farnbacher Racing 3 5 8
20=   Dominik Farnbacher #90   Farnbacher Racing 3 5 8
20=   Nigel Smith #75   Thierry Perrier 3 2 3 8
20=   Philippe Hesnault #75   Thierry Perrier 3 2 3 8
27=   Gabrio Rosa #97   GPC Sport 1 6 7
27=   Marc Hynes #82   Team LNT 2 5 7
29=   Andrea Montermini #97   GPC Sport 6 6
29=   Peter Dumbreck #86   Spyker Squadron 6 6
31=   Sébastian Dumez #92   IMSA Performance Matmut 5 5
31=   Lars-Erik Nielsen #80   Farnbacher Racing 5 5
31=   Anthony Beltoise #75   Thierry Perrier 2 3 5
34   João Barbosa #75   Thierry Perrier 3 3
35=   Donny Crevels #86   Spyker Squadron 2 2
35=   Tony Burgess #77   Seikel Motorsport 2 2
35=   Philip Collin #77   Seikel Motorsport 2 2
38=   Ian Khan #99   Virgo Motorsport 1 1
38=   Yves Lambert #73   Ice Pol Racing Team 1 1
38=   Christian Lefort #73   Ice Pol Racing Team 1 1
38=   Romain Iannetta #73   Ice Pol Racing Team 1 1
38=   Wolfgang Kaufmann #96   James Watt Automotive 1 1
38=   Peter Cook #96   James Watt Automotive 1 1
38=   Paul Daniels #96   James Watt Automotive 1 1

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