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The 2008 1000 km of Monza was the second round of the 2008 Le Mans Series season. It took place at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy, on 27 April 2008. This event was the last ever.

Monégasque driver Stéphane Ortelli was injured in an incident during the race in which his Oreca-Courage Le Mans prototype became airborne in the first chicane. The car flipped several times, and Ortelli suffered a broken ankle. Ortelli's car narrowly missed hitting the #1 Audi R10 driven by Allan McNish. McNish had to weave his way through the debris of the crash.[1]

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Race resultsEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[2]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 8   Team Peugeot Total   Stéphane Sarrazin
  Pedro Lamy
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 173
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
2 LMP1 2   Audi Sport Team Joest   Alexandre Prémat
  Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R10 M 173
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
3 LMP1 17   Pescarolo Sport   Harold Primat
  Christophe Tinseau
Pescarolo 01 M 169
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
4 LMP1 15   Creation Autosportif   Robbie Kerr
  Stuart Hall
  Bruce Jouanny
Creation CA07 D 169
AIM (Judd) YS5.5 5.5 L V10
5 LMP1 7   Team Peugeot Total   Nicolas Minassian
  Marc Gené
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 167
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
6 LMP1 1   Audi Sport Team Joest   Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
Audi R10 M 166
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
7 LMP1 18   Rollcentre Racing   Martin Short
  Duncan Tappy
  Vanina Ickx
Pescarolo 01 D 166
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
8 LMP2 31   Team Essex   Casper Elgaard
  John Nielsen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo D 165
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
9 LMP2 34   Van Merksteijn Motorsport
  Equipe Verschuur
  Peter van Merksteijn
  Jos Verstappen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 165
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
10 LMP2 27   Horag Racing   Fredy Lienhard
  Didier Theys
  Jan Lammers
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 164
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
11 LMP2 25   Ray Mallock Ltd.   Mike Newton
  Thomas Erdos
MG-Lola EX265 M 164
MG (AER) XP21 2.0 L Turbo I4
12 LMP2 35   Saulnier Racing   Pierre Ragues
  Matthieu Lahaye
Pescarolo 01 M 163
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
13 LMP2 44   Kruse Schiller Motorsport   Jean de Pourtalès
  Hideki Noda
Lola B05/40 D 162
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
14 LMP2 40   Quifel ASM Team   Miguel Amaral
  Olivier Pla
Lola B05/40 D 161
AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4
15 GT1 59   Team Modena   Tomáš Enge
  Antonio García
Aston Martin DBR9 M 159
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
16 GT1 72   Luc Alphand Aventures   Olivier Beretta
  Guillaume Moreau
  Patrice Goueslard
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 159
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
17 LMP1 10   Charouz Racing System   Jan Charouz
  Stefan Mücke
Lola B08/60 M 158
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
18 LMP2 45   Embassy Racing   Mario Haberfeld
  Warren Hughes
Embassy WF01 M 155
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
19 GT1 73   Luc Alphand Aventures   Sébastien Dumez
  Jean-Luc Blanchemain
  Roland Bervillé
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 155
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
20 GT1 55   IPB Spartak Racing
  Reiter Engineering
  Peter Kox
  Roman Rusinov
Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT M 153
Lamborghini L535 6.0 L V12
21 GT2 91   Farnbacher Racing   Lars-Erik Nielsen
  Allan Simonsen
  Richard Westbrook
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 151
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
22 LMP2 33   Speedy Racing Team
  Sebah Automotive
  Andrea Belicchi
  Xavier Pompidou
  Steve Zacchia
Lola B08/80 M 151
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
23 GT2 90   Farnbacher Racing   Pierre Ehret
  Pierre Kaffer
Ferrari F430GT M 151
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
24 GT2 99   JMB Racing
  Aucott Racing
  Stéphane Daoudi
  Ben Aucott
Ferrari F430GT M 150
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
25 GT2 94   Speedy Racing Team   Andrea Chiesa
  Benjamin Leuenberger
Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R M 147
Audi 4.0 L V8
26 GT2 98   JMB Racing   Maurice Basso
  Mauro Casadei
  Peter Kutemann
Ferrari F430GT M 146
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
27 GT2 77   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Marc Lieb
  Alex Davison
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 141
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
28 GT2 95   James Watt Automotive   Markus Palttala
  Tim Sugden
  Paul Daniels
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR D 135
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
29
NC
GT2 85   Snoras Spyker Squadron   Peter Dumbreck
  Ralf Kelleners
  Alexey Vasilyev
Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R M 149
Audi 4.0 L V8
30
DNF
LMP2 46   Embassy Racing   Jonny Kane
  Joey Foster
Embassy WF01 M 146
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
31
DNF
LMP1 4   Saulnier Racing   Jacques Nicolet
  Marc Faggionato
  Richard Hein
Pescarolo 01 M 134
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
32
DNF
LMP1 5   Team Oreca-Matmut   Soheil Ayari
  Stéphane Ortelli
Courage-Oreca LC70 M 130
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
33
DNF
LMP1 16   Pescarolo Sport   Emmanuel Collard
  Jean-Christophe Boullion
Pescarolo 01 M 121
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
34
DNF
GT2 96   Virgo Motorsport   Rob Bell
  Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari F430GT D 119
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
35
DNF
LMP2 32   Barazi-Epsilon   Juan Barazi
  Michael Vergers
  Fernando Rees
Zytek 07S/2 M 116
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
36
DNF
LMP2 30   Racing Box   Filippo Francioni
  Marco Didaio
Lucchini LMP2/04 D 115
Judd XV675 3.4 L V8
37
DNF
LMP2 41   Trading Performance   Karim Ojjeh
  Claude-Yves Gosselin
  Julian Schroyen
Zytek 07S/2 M 94
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
38
DNF
GT2 75   IMSA Performance Matmut   Richard Balandras
  Michel Lecourt
  Jean-Philippe Belloc
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 86
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
39
DNF
LMP1 20   Epsilon Euskadi   Ángel Burgueño
  Miguel Ángel de Castro
Epsilon Euskadi ee1 M 73
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
40
DNF
LMP2 37   WR Salini   Stéphane Salini
  Philippe Salini
  Patrice Roussel
WR LMP2008 D 71
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
41
DNF
LMP1 6   Team Oreca-Matmut   Olivier Panis
  Nicolas Lapierre
Courage-Oreca LC70 M 27
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
42
DNF
GT2 88   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Horst Felbermayr, Sr.
  Horst Felbermayr, Jr.
  Christian Ried
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 22
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
43
DNF
LMP2 26   Team Bruichladdich Radical   Jens Petersen
  Jan-Dirk Lueders
  Marc Rostan
Radical SR9 D 6
AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4
DSQ GT2 76   IMSA Performance Matmut   Raymond Narac
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 152
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
DNS LMP1 14   Creation Autosportif   Jamie Campbell-Walter
  Stuart Hall
Creation CA07 D -
AIM (Judd) 5.0 L V10

† - #76 IMSA Performance Matmut was disqualified after failing post-race technical inspection. The car's airbox was found to be outside the regulations.[3]

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #7 Team Peugeot Total - 1:31.470[2]
    • Pole Position (LMP2) - #34 Van Merksteijn Motorsport - 1:36.842[4]
  • Fastest Lap - #7 Team Peugeot Total - 1:32.449[2]
  • Average Speed - 201.019 km/h[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stéphane Ortelli update". Planetlemans.com. 27 April 2008. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
  2. ^ a b c d "1000km of Monza Timing". Le Mans Series. 27 April 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
  3. ^ "IMSA Performance Matmut #76 excluded from Monza race results". Planetlemans.com. 27 April 2008. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
  4. ^ http://www.verstappen.nl/news/2008/04/1557.html

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