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1976 24 Hours of Le Mans

1976 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1976 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 44th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 12 and 13 June 1976.

Race

The regulations for Le Mans were changed again, with the fuel limitations removed and Group 5 cars were allowed to compete with Group 6 cars. Porsche entered two 936s and one 935, while the Renault Alpine A442 turbo also made its first appearance at Le Mans with one entry. For the first and only time in the history of the race, two NASCAR cars were invited to compete. They attracted considerable media attention and were popular with the French public, however they performed disappointingly in the race itself.[1] The new Porsche 936 turbo won in its debut.

The race saw the death of Frenchman André Haller when his Datsun 260Z was involved in an accident at the Mulsanne Kink.

Official results

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
1 S
3.0
20 23x15px Martini Racing Porsche System 23x15px Jacky Ickx
23x15px Gijs van Lennep
Porsche 936 Porsche Type-935 2.1L Turbo Flat-6 349
2 S
3.0
10 23x15px Grand Touring Cars Inc. 23x15px Jean-Louis Lafosse
23x15px François Migault
Mirage GR8 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 338
3 S
3.0
12 23x15px Alain de Cadenet 23x15px Alain de Cadenet
23x15px Chris Craft
De Cadenet-Lola T380 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 337
4 Gr.5 40 23x15px Martini Racing Porsche System 23x15px Rolf Stommelen
23x15px Manfred Schurti
Porsche 935 Porsche Type-935 2.9L Turbo Flat-6 331
5 S
3.0
11 23x15px Grand Touring Cars Inc. 23x15px Derek Bell
23x15px Vern Schuppan
Mirage GR8 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 326
6 Gr.5 52 23x15px Gérard Méo 23x15px Raymond Touroul
23x15px Alain Cudini
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.0L Flat-6 314
7 S
3.0
17 23x15px Joest Racing Team 23x15px Ernst Kraus
23x15px Günther Steckkönig
Porsche 908/3 Porsche Type-935 2.1L Turbo Flat-6 313
8 GTP 1 23x15px Inaltera 23x15px Jean-Pierre Beltoise
23x15px Henri Pescarolo
Inaltera LM Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 305
9 Gr.5 63 23x15px Evon Evertz K.G. 23x15px Heinz Martin
23x15px Hartwig Bertrams
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.0L Flat-6 302
10 Gr.5 42 23x15px BMW Motorsport GmbH / Alpina 23x15px Harald Grohs
23x15px Sam Posey
23x15px Hughes de Fierlandt
BMW 3.5CSL BMW 3.5L I6 299
11 Gr.5 54 23x15px Louis Meznarie 23x15px Hubert Striebig
23x15px Anne-Charlotte Verney
23x15px Helmut Kirschoffer
Porsche 934 Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 298
12 GT 71 23x15px "Ségolen" 23x15px "Ségolen"
23x15px Michel Ouvière
23x15px Jean-Yves Gadal
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.0L Flat-6 292
13 Gr.5 53 23x15px ASA Cachia 23x15px Thierry Sabine
23x15px Philippe Dagoreau
23x15px Jean-Claude Andruet
Porsche 911 Carrera RS Porsche 3.0L Flat-6 288
14 IMSA 77 23x15px Tom Vaugh 23x15px Tom Vaugh
23x15px John Rulon-Miller
23x15px Jean-Pierre Laffeach
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.0L Flat-6 283
15 S
2.0
35 23x15px Daniel Brillat
23x16px Georges Morand
23x16px Georges Morand
23x16px François Trisconi
23x16px André Chevalley
Lola T292 Ford Cosworth 2.0L I4 279
16 GT 57 23x15px Gelo Racing Team 23x15px Tim Schenken
23x15px Toine Hezemans
Porsche 934 Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 277
17 GT 67 23x15px Joël Laplacette 23x15px Joël Laplacette
23x15px Alain Leroux
23x15px Georges Bourdillat
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.0L Flat-6 273
18 Gr.5 50 23x15px Thierry Perrier 23x15px Thierry Perrier
23x15px Guy de Saint-Pierre
23x15px Martine Rénier
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.0L Flat-6 273
19 GT 65 23x15px Porsche Kremer Racing 23x15px Marie-Claude Charmasson
23x15px Didier Pironi
23x15px Bob Wollek
Porsche 934 Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 270
20 GTP 3 23x15px Aseptogyl 23x15px Christine Dacremont
23x15px Lella Lombardi
Lancia Stratos Ferrari Dino 2.4L Turbo V6 265
21 GTP 2 23x15px Inaltera 23x15px Christine Beckers
23x15px Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
23x15px Jean Rondeau
Inaltera LM Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 264
22 S
2.0
31 23x15px Chandler Ibec 23x15px Tony Birchenhough
23x15px Ian Bracey
23x15px Simon Phillips
23x15px Brian Joscelyne
Lola T290/4 Ford Cosworth FVC 2.0L I4 252
23 Gr.5 55 23x15px Almeras Fréres 23x15px Christian Poirot
23x15px René Boubet
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.0L Flat-6 245
24 T 95 23x15px Jean-Louis Ravenel 23x15px Jean-Louis Ravenel
23x15px Jean Ravenel
23x15px Jean-Marie Détrin
BMW 3.0CSL BMW 3.0L I6 237

Not Classified

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
25 S
2.0
30 23x15px Jean-Marie Lemerle 23x15px Jean-Marie Lemerle
23x15px Alain Lévie
23x15px Patrick Daire
Lola T294 ROC-Simca 2.0L I4 218
26 GT 61 23x15px ASA Cachia 23x15px Jean-Claude Andruet
23x15px Henri Cachia
23x15px Jacques Borras
Porsche 934 Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 203
27 GT 70 23x15px "Beurlys" 23x15px John Blaton
23x15px Nick Faure
23x15px John Goss
Porsche 934 Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 168

Did Not Finish

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
28 Gr.5 47 23x15px Porsche Kremer Racing 23x15px Juan Carlos Bolaños
23x15px Eduardo Lopez Negrete
23x15px Billy Sprowls
23x15px Hans Heyer
Porsche 935 Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
29 S
2.0
26 23x15px Societé ROC 23x15px Alain Flotard
23x15px Fred Stalder
23x15px Albert Dufréne
Chevron B36 ROC-Simca 2.0L I4
30 GT 58 23x16px G.V.E.A. Porsche Club Romand 23x16px Bernard Cheneviére
23x16px Peter Zbinden
23x16px Nicolas Bührer
Porsche 934 Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
31 Gr.5 46 23x15px Team Brock 23x15px Peter Brock
23x15px Brian Muir
23x15px Jean-Claude Aubriet
BMW 3.5CSL BMW 3.5L I6
32 GT 69 23x16px Schiller Racing Team 23x16px Claude Haldi
23x16px Florian Vetsch
Porsche 934 Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
33 S
3.0
18 23x15px Martini Racing Porsche System 23x15px Reinhold Joest
23x15px Jürgen Barth
Porsche 936 Porsche Type-935 2.1L Turbo Flat-6
34 GTP 5 23x15px Ecurie T.S. 23x15px Guy Chasseuil
23x15px Claude Ballot-Léna
WM P76 Peugeot PRV 2.7L V6
35 IMSA 78 23x15px Diego Febles Racing 23x15px Diego Febles
23x15px Alec Poole
23x15px Hiram Cruz
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.0L Flat-6
36 S
2.0
29 23x15px José Thibault 23x15px José Thibault
23x15px Alain Hubert
23x15px Michel Lateste
Lenham Ford Cosworth FVC 1.9L I4
37 Gr.5 44 23x15px A.S.P.M. - Tanday Music 23x15px Jean-Claude Justice
23x15px Jean Bélin
BMW 3.5CSL BMW 3.5L I6
38 Gr.5 43 23x15px BMW Motorsport GmbH
Schnitzer Motorsport
23x15px Dieter Quester
23x15px Albrecht Krebs
23x15px Alain Peltier
BMW 3.5CSL BMW 3.5L I6
39 S
3.0
16 23x15px Egon Evertz K.G. 23x15px Leo Kinnunen
23x15px Egon Evertz
Porsche 908/3 Porsche 3.0L Flat-8
40 S
3.0
19 23x15px Renault Sport 23x15px Jean-Pierre Jabouille
23x15px Patrick Tambay
23x15px José Dolhem
Renault Alpine A442 Renault 2.0L Turbo V6
41 S
2.0
27 23x15px Societé ROC 23x15px François Sérvanin
23x15px Laurent Ferrier
Chevron B36 ROC-Simca 2.0L I4
42 NASCAR 90 23x15px NASCAR - Donlavey 23x15px Dick Brooks
23x15px Dick Hutcherson
23x15px Marcel Mignot
Ford Torino Ford 7.0L V8
43 GT 62 23x15px Philippe Dagoreau 23x15px Christian Bussi
23x15px Philippe Gurdjian
23x15px Christian Gouttepifre
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.0L Flat-6
44 GTX 72 23x16px William Vollery 23x16px Jean-Pierre Aeschlimann
23x15px Roger Dorchy
23x16px William Vollery
Porsche 911 Carrera RS Porsche 3.0L Flat-6
45 S
2.0
33 23x16px Georges Schäfer 23x16px Georges Schäfer
23x15px Jean-Pierre Adatte
23x16px Riccardo Albanesi
Chevron B26 Ford Cosworth FVC 1.8L I4
46 Gr.5 48 23x15px Jean-Louis Chateau 23x15px Jean-Louis Chateau
23x15px Dominique Fornage
23x15px Jean-Claude Guérie
Porsche 934/5 Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
47 Gr.5 49 23x15px Gelo Racing Team 23x15px Clemens Schickentanz
23x15px Howden Ganley
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.0L Flat-6
48 GT 73 23x15px Sionauto 2001 23x15px Claude Buchet
23x15px André Haller
23x15px Jean-Luc Favresse
Datsun 260Z Datsun 2.6L I6
49 IMSA 76 23x15px IMSA Camel 23x15px John Greenwood
23x15px Bernard Darniche
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Chevrolet 7.0L V8
50 S
3.0
21 23x16px G.V.E.A. Porsche Club Ramond
23x15px Xavier Lapeyre
23x15px Xavier Lapeyre
23x15px Bernard Chevanne
Lola T286 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8
51 Gr.5 41 23x15px BMW Motorsport GmbH 23x15px Peter Gregg
23x15px Brian Redman
BMW 3.0CSL Turbo BMW 3.2L Turbo I6
52 S
2.0
36 23x16px Chuck Graeminger 23x15px Daniel Brillat
23x16px Michel Degourmois
23x15px "Dépnic"
Cheetah G601 BMW 2.0L I4
53 Gr.5 45 23x15px Hermetite Productions Ltd. 23x15px John Fitzpatrick
23x15px Tom Walkinshaw
BMW 3.5CSL BMW 3.5L I6
54 IMSA 75 23x15px IMSA Camel 23x15px Michael Keyser
23x15px Eddie Wachs
Chevrolet Monza Chevrolet 5.7L V8
55 NASCAR 4 23x15px NASCAR - McGriff 23x15px Hershel McGriff
23x15px Doug McGriff
Dodge Charger Dodge 7.0L Hemi V8

Statistics

  • Pole Position - #19 Renault Sport - 3:33.01
  • Fastest Lap - #19 Renault Sport - 3:43.00
  • Distance - 4769.923 km
  • Average Speed - 198.746 km/h

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