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The 2008 1000 km of Catalunya was the opening round of the 2008 Le Mans Series season. It took place at the Circuit de Catalunya, Spain, on 6 April 2008.

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Race resultsEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[1]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 7   Team Peugeot Total   Nicolas Minassian
  Marc Gené
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 215
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
2 LMP1 2   Audi Sport Team Joest   Alexandre Prémat
  Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R10 M 214
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
3 LMP1 10   Charouz Racing System   Jan Charouz
  Stefan Mücke
Lola B08/60 M 212
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
4 LMP1 16   Pescarolo Sport   Emmanuel Collard
  Jean-Christophe Boullion
Pescarolo 01 M 210
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
5 LMP1 1   Audi Sport Team Joest   Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
Audi R10 M 209
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
6 LMP2 34   Van Merksteijn Motorsport
  Equipe Verschuur
  Peter van Merksteijn Sr.
  Jos Verstappen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 208
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
7 LMP1 17   Pescarolo Sport   Harold Primat
  Christophe Tinseau
Pescarolo 01 M 208
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
8 LMP2 33   Speedy Racing Team
  Sebah Automotive
  Andrea Belicchi
  Xavier Pompidou
  Steve Zacchia
Lola B08/80 M 207
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
9 LMP2 31   Team Essex   Casper Elgaard
  John Nielsen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo D 204
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
10 LMP1 18   Rollcentre Racing   Martin Short
  Vanina Ickx
  João Barbosa
Pescarolo 01 D 204
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
11 LMP2 25   Ray Mallock Ltd.   Mike Newton
  Thomas Erdos
MG-Lola EX265 M 201
MG (AER) XP21 2.0 L Turbo I4
12 LMP1 8   Team Peugeot Total   Stéphane Sarrazin
  Pedro Lamy
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 200
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
13 LMP2 35   Saulnier Racing   Pierre Ragues
  Matthieu Lahaye
Pescarolo 01 M 199
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
14 LMP2 27   Horag Racing   Fredy Lienhard
  Didier Theys
  Jan Lammers
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 198
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
15 LMP2 26   Team Bruichladdich Radical   Jens Petersen
  Jan-Dirk Lueders
  Marc Rostan
Radical SR9 D 194
AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4
16 GT1 72   Luc Alphand Aventures   Luc Alphand
  Guillaume Moreau
  Patrice Goueslard
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 194
Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8
17 LMP2 41   Trading Performance   Karim Ojjeh
  Claude-Yves Gosselin
  Julien Schroyen
Zytek 07S/2 M 193
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
18 GT1 50   Larbre Compétition   Frédéric Makowiecki
  Christophe Bouchut
  Patrick Bornhauser
Saleen S7-R M 192
Ford 7.0 L V8
19 GT1 55   IPB Spartak Racing
  Reiter Engineering
  Peter Kox
  Roman Rusinov
Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT M 190
Lamborghini L535 6.0 L V12
20 LMP2 40   Quifel ASM Team   Miguel Amaral
  Olivier Pla
Lola B05/40 D 190
AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4
21 GT2 96   Virgo Motorsport   Rob Bell
  Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari F430GT D 189
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
22 GT2 77   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Marc Lieb
  Alex Davison
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 189
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
23 GT2 76   IMSA Performance Matmut   Raymond Narac
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 187
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
24 GT2 90   Farnbacher Racing   Pierre Ehret
  Pierre Kaffer
  Anthony Beltoise
Ferrari F430GT M 186
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
25 GT2 85   Snoras Spyker Squadron   Peter Dumbreck
  Ralf Kelleners
  Alexey Vasiliev
Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R M 184
Audi 4.0 L V8
26 GT2 99   JMB Racing
  Aucott Racing
  Stéphane Daoudi
  Ben Aucott
Ferrari F430GT M 183
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
27 GT2 75   IMSA Performance Matmut   Richard Balandras
  Michel Lecourt
  Jean-Philippe Belloc
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 182
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
28 GT2 95   James Watt Automotive   Markus Palttala
  Mikael Forsten
  Paul Daniels
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR D 182
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
29 GT2 88   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Horst Felbermayr, Sr.
  Horst Felbermayr, Jr.
  Christian Ried
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 181
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
30 GT2 98   JMB Racing   Bo McCormick
  Maurice Basso
  Mauro Casadei
Ferrari F430GT M 178
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
31 LMP1 19   Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport   Bob Berridge
  Gareth Evans
Lola B06/10 D 177
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
32 LMP1 20   Epsilon Euskadi   Angel Burgueño
  Miguel Ángel de Castro
Epsilon Euskadi EE1 M 167
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
33 LMP1 14   Creation Autosportif   Jamie Campbell-Walter
  Stuart Hall
  Felipe Ortiz
Creation CA07 D 163
AIM (Judd) YS5.5 5.5 L V10
34 LMP2 37   WR Salini   Stéphane Salini
  Philippe Salini
  Patrice Roussel
WR LMP2008 D 154
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
35
NC
LMP2 30   Racing Box   Filippo Francioni
  Marco Didaio
Lucchini LMP2/04 D 142
Judd XV675 3.4 L V8
36
DNF
LMP1 6   Team Oreca-Matmut   Olivier Panis
  Nicolas Lapierre
Courage-Oreca LC70 M 178
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
37
DNF
GT1 73   Luc Alphand Aventures   Sébastien Dumez
  Jean-Luc Blanchemain
  Roland Bervillé
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 162
Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8
38
DNF
LMP1 4   Saulnier Racing   Jacques Nicolet
  Marc Faggionato
  Richard Hein
Pescarolo 01 M 132
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
39
DNF
GT1 59   Team Modena   Tomáš Enge
  Antonio García
Aston Martin DBR9 M 124
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
40
DNF
LMP1 5   Team Oreca-Matmut   Soheil Ayari
  Stéphane Ortelli
Courage-Oreca LC70 M 108
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
41
DNF
LMP2 44   Kruse Schiller Motorsport   Jean de Pourtales
  Hideki Noda
Lola B05/40 D 94
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
42
DNF
GT2 91   Farnbacher Racing   Lars-Erik Nielsen
  Allan Simonsen
  Richard Westbrook
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 90
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
43
DNF
LMP1 3   Scuderia Lavaggi   Giovanni Lavaggi
  Wolfgang Kaufmann
Lavaggi LS1 D 87
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
44
DNF
LMP2 32   Barazi-Epsilon   Juan Barazi
  Michael Vergers
Zytek 07S/2 M 55
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
45
DNF
LMP2 45   Embassy Racing   Mario Haberfeld
  Warren Hughes
Embassy WF01 M 43
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
46
DNF
LMP2 46   Embassy Racing   Jonny Kane
  Joey Foster
Embassy WF01 M 41
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
47
DNF
GT2 94   Speedy Racing Team   Andrea Chiesa
  Benjamin Leuenberger
Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R M 17
Audi 4.0 L V8
DNS GT2 93   James Watt Automotive   Alan van der Merwe
  Stéphane Lémeret
  Michael Outzen
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 D -
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #8 Team Peugeot Total - 1:31.875[2]
  • Fastest Lap - #8 Team Peugeot Total - 1:33.515[1]
  • Average Speed - 167.030 km/h[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "1000 KM Final" (PDF). Le Mans Series. 6 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
  2. ^ "Qualifying" (PDF). Le Mans Series. 5 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-06.

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