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The 2008 1000 km of Spa was the third round of the 2008 Le Mans Series season. It took place at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on 11 May 2008.

This race marked the first international victory for Canadian Jacques Villeneuve since the Formula One Luxembourg Grand Prix in 1997.

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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
  Jacques Villeneuve
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 143
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
2 LMP1 2   Audi Sport Team Joest   Alexandre Prémat
  Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R10 M 143
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
3 LMP1 6   Team Oreca-Matmut   Olivier Panis
  Nicolas Lapierre
Courage-Oreca LC70 M 140
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
4 LMP1 1   Audi Sport Team Joest   Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
Audi R10 M 139
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
5 LMP1 16   Pescarolo Sport   Emmanuel Collard
  Jean-Christophe Boullion
Pescarolo 01 M 139
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
6 LMP2 34   Van Merksteijn Motorsport
  Equipe Verschuur
  Peter Van Merksteijn
  Jos Verstappen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 138
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
7 LMP2 27   Horag Racing   Fredy Lienhard
  Didier Theys
  Jan Lammers
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 138
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
8 LMP2 31   Team Essex   Casper Elgaard
  John Nielsen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo D 135
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
9 LMP1 15   Creation AIM   Stuart Hall
  Robbie Kerr
Creation CA07 D 134
AIM (Judd) YS5.5 5.5 L V10
10 LMP2 35   Saulnier Racing   Pierre Ragues
  Matthieu Lahaye
Pescarolo 01 M 134
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
11 LMP1 20   Epsilon Euskadi   Ángel Burgueño
  Miguel Ángel de Castro
Epsilon Euskadi ee1 M 133
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
12 LMP2 41   Trading Performance   Karim Ojjeh
  Claude-Yves Gosselin
  Julian Schroyen
Zytek 07S/2 M 133
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
13 GT1 72   Luc Alphand Aventures   Luc Alphand
  Guillaume Moreau
  Patrice Goueslard
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 130
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
14 LMP1 4   Saulnier Racing   Jacques Nicolet
  Marc Faggionato
  Richard Hein
Pescarolo 01 M 130
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
15 GT1 55   IPB Spartak Racing
  Reiter Engineering
  Peter Kox
  Roman Rusinov
Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT M 129
Lamborghini L535 6.0 L V12
16 GT1 59   Team Modena   Tomáš Enge
  Antonio García
Aston Martin DBR9 M 127
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
17 GT2 96   Virgo Motorsport   Rob Bell
  Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari F430GT D 126
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
18 GT2 77   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Marc Lieb
  Alex Davison
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 126
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
19 GT2 88   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Horst Felbermayr, Sr.
  Horst Felbermayr, Jr.
  Christian Ried
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 123
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
20 GT2 94   Speedy Racing Team   Andrea Chiesa
  Benjamin Leuenberger
  Iradj Alexander
Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R M 123
Audi 4.0 L V8
21 GT2 99   JMB Racing
  Aucott Racing
  Alain Ferté
  Ben Aucott
Ferrari F430GT M 123
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
22 GT2 76   IMSA Performance Matmut   Raymond Narac
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 122
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
23 GT2 98   JMB Racing   Maurice Basso
  Peter Kutemann
  Stéphane Daoudi
Ferrari F430GT M 122
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
24 GT1 61   Strakka Racing   Peter Hardman
  Nick Leventis
Aston Martin DBR9 D 121
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
25 GT2 95   James Watt Automotive   Markus Palttala
  Paul Daniels
  Tim Sugden
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR D 121
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
26 GT2 85   Snoras Spyker Squadron   Peter Dumbreck
  Ralf Kelleners
  Alexey Vasilyev
Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R M 118
Audi 4.0 L V8
27 LMP1 18   Rollcentre Racing   Mikael Forsten
  João Barbosa
  Vanina Ickx
Pescarolo 01 D 112
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
28 LMP2 25   Ray Mallock Ltd.   Mike Newton
  Thomas Erdos
MG-Lola EX265 M 111
MG (AER) XP21 2.0 L Turbo I4
29 LMP1 10   Charouz Racing System   Jan Charouz
  Stefan Mücke
Lola B08/60 M 107
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
30 LMP2 26   Team Bruichladdich Radical   Jens Petersen
  Jan-Dirk Lueders
  Marc Rostan
Radical SR9 D 106
AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4
31
NC
LMP1 17   Pescarolo Sport   Harold Primat
  Christophe Tinseau
Pescarolo 01 M 137
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
32
NC
LMP2 33   Speedy Racing Team
  Sebah Automotive
  Andrea Belicchi
  Xavier Pompidou
  Steve Zacchia
Lola B08/80 M 128
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
33
DNF
GT2 91   Farnbacher Racing   Lars-Erik Nielsen
  Allan Simonsen
  Richard Westbrook
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 95
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
34
DNF
GT2 90   Farnbacher Racing   Pierre Ehret
  Pierre Kaffer
Ferrari F430GT M 93
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
35
DNF
LMP2 45   Embassy Racing   Jonny Kane
  Warren Hughes
Embassy WF01 M 77
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
36
DNF
LMP1 3   Scuderia Lavaggi   Giovanni Lavaggi
  Wolfgang Kaufmann
Lavaggi LS1 D 66
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
37
DNF
LMP2 32   Barazi-Epsilon   Juan Barazi
  Michael Vergers
  Fernando Rees
Zytek 07S/2 M 62
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
38
DNF
LMP1 8   Team Peugeot Total   Stéphane Sarrazin
  Pedro Lamy
  Alexander Wurz
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 56
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
39
DNF
GT2 75   IMSA Performance Matmut   Richard Balandras
  Michel Lecourt
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 49
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
40
DNF
LMP2 40   Quifel ASM Team   Miguel Amaral
  Olivier Pla
Lola B05/40 D 35
AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4
41
DNF
GT1 73   Luc Alphand Aventures   Sébastien Dumez
  Jean-Luc Blanchemain
  Stéphane Lémeret
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 26
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
42
DNF
LMP2 46   Embassy Racing   Tom Kimber-Smith
  Joey Foster
Embassy WF01 M 0
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
DNS LMP2 44   Kruse Schiller Motorsport   Jean de Pourtalès
  Hideki Noda
Lola B05/40 D -
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
DNQ LMP2 37   WR Salini   Stéphane Salini
  Philippe Salini
  Patrice Roussel
WR LMP2008 D -
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8

Both the #17 Pescarolo and #33 Speedy Sebah entries failed to complete the final lap of the race. Both cars were therefore not classified in the final results even though they had covered sufficient distance.

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position – #8 Team Peugeot Total – 1:58.069[1]
  • Fastest Lap – #7 Team Peugeot Total – 1:59.883[1]
  • Average Speed – 189.062 km/h[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "1000km of Spa Timing" (PDF). Le Mans Series. 11 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-11.

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