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1986 24 Hours of Le Mans

1986 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Derek Bell in the victorious Porsche 962C passing through the Ford chicane near the end of the race

The 1986 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 54th Grand Prix of Endurance as well as the third round of the 1986 World Sports-Prototype Championship. It took place on 31 May and 1 June 1986.

Pre-race

Due to construction of a new roundabout at the Mulsanne corner, a new portion of track had to be built in order to avoid the roundabout. This created a right hand kink prior to the new Mulsanne turn.

Race

For 1986, the new works 962C of Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell and Al Holbert was able to overcome the two-time defending winners at Joest Racing. The race itself was marred by the death of Jo Gartner in a crash on the Mulsanne Straight early on Sunday morning. The accident was caused by gearbox failure, locking up the rear wheels and sending the car into the armco. The sole remaining Kremer Racing Porsche retired soon after the accident. The Joest/Ludwig car suffered from engine bearing failure following the extended pace car laps.

Official results

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

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 C1 1 23x15px Rothmans Porsche 23x15px Derek Bell
23x15px Hans Joachim Stuck
23x15px Al Holbert
Porsche 962C D 368
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
2 C1 17 23x16px Brun Motorsport 23x15px Oscar Larrauri
23x15px Jesús Pareja
23x15px Joël Gouhier
Porsche 962C M 360
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
3 C1 8 23x15px Joest Racing 23x15px George Follmer
23x15px John Morton
23x15px Kenper Miller
Porsche 956 G 355
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
4 C1 33 23x15px Danone Porsche España
23x15px John Fitzpatrick Racing
23x15px Emilio de Villota
23x15px Fermín Velez
23x15px George Fouché
Porsche 956B G 349
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
5 C1 9 23x15px Obermaier Racing 23x15px Jürgen Lässig
23x15px Fulvio Ballabio
23x15px Dudley Wood
Porsche 956 G 345
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
6 C1 63 23x15px Ernst Schuster 23x15px Siegfried Brunn
23x15px Ernst Schuster
23x15px Rudi Seher
Porsche 936C D 344
Porsche Type-962 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
7 GTX 180 23x15px Porsche AG 23x15px René Metge
23x15px Claude Ballot-Léna
Porsche 961 D 321
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
8 C2 75 23x15px ADA Engineering 23x15px Ian Harrower
23x15px Evan Clements
23x15px Tom Dodd-Noble
Gebhardt JC843 A 318
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
9 C1 14 23x15px Liqui Moly Equipe 23x15px Mauro Baldi
23x15px Price Cobb
23x15px Rob Dyson
Porsche 956 GTi G 318
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
10 C1 55 23x15px John Fitzpatrick Racing 23x15px Philippe Alliot
23x15px Paco Romero
23x15px Michel Trollé
Porsche 962C G 312
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
11 C2 90 23x15px Jens Winther 23x15px Jens Winther
23x15px David Mercer
23x15px Lars Viggo Jensen
URD C83 A 310
BMW M88 3.5L I6
12 C2 100 23x15px WM Secateva 23x16px Claude Haldi
23x15px Roger Dorchy
23x15px Pascal Pessiot
WM P83B M 301
Peugeot PRV 2.7L Turbo V6
13 C1 47 23x15px Graff Racing 23x15px Jean-Philippe Grand
23x15px Jacques Goudchaux
23x15px Marc Menant
Rondeau M482  ? 299
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
14 GTP 21 23x15px Richard Cleare Racing 23x15px Richard Cleare
23x15px Lionel Robert
23x15px Jack Newsum
March 85G G 299
Porsche Type-962 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
15 C2 78 23x15px Ecurie Ecosse 23x15px Les Delano
23x15px John Hotchkis
23x15px Andy Petery
Ecosse C285 A 293
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
16 C1 32 Template:Country data JPN Nissan Motorsport 23x15px James Weaver
Template:Country data JPN Masahiro Hasemi
Template:Country data JPN Takao Wada
Nissan R85V D 285
Nissan VG30ET 3.0L Turbo V6
17 C2 102 23x15px Lucien Rossiaud 23x15px Noël del Bello
23x15px Lucien Rossiaud
23x15px Bruno Sotty
Rondeau M379C A 278
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8
18 C1 13 23x15px Primagaz Team Cougar 23x15px Yves Courage
23x15px Alain de Cadenet
23x15px Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Cougar C12 M 267
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
19 C2 70 23x15px Spice Engineering 23x15px Gordon Spice
23x15px Ray Bellm
23x15px Jean-Michel Martin
Spice SE86C A 257
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
20
NC
C1 38 Template:Country data JPN Dome Co. Ltd. 23x15px Eje Elgh
23x15px Beppe Gabbiani
Template:Country data JPN Toshio Suzuki
Dome 86C-L D 296
Toyota 4T-GT 2.1L Turbo I4
21
NC
B 111 23x15px MK Motorsport 23x15px Michael Krankenberg
23x15px Pascal Witmeur
23x15px Jean-Paul Libert
BMW M1 D 265
BMW M88 3.5L I6
22
NC
C2 72 23x15px Bartlett/Goodmans Sound 23x15px Robin Donovan
23x15px Richard Jones
23x15px Nick Adams
Bardon DB1  ? 211
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
23
NC
C2 95 23x15px Roland Bassaler 23x15px Roland Bassaler
23x15px Dominique Lacaud
23x15px Yvon Tapy
Sauber SHS C6 A 20`
BMW M88 3.5L I6
24
DNF
C1 51 23x15px Silk Cut Jaguar
23x15px Tom Walkinshaw Racing
23x15px Derek Warwick
23x15px Eddie Cheever
23x15px Jean-Louis Schlesser
Jaguar XJR-6 D 239
Jaguar 6.0L V12
25
DNF
C1 7 23x15px Joest Racing 23x15px Klaus Ludwig
23x15px Paolo Barilla
23x15px "John Winter"
Porsche 956B G 196
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
26
DSQ
C2 79 23x15px Ecurie Ecosse 23x15px David Leslie
23x15px Ray Mallock
23x15px Mike Wilds
Ecosse C286 A 181
Austin-Rover V64V 3.0L V6
27
DNF
C1 2 23x15px Rothmans Porsche 23x15px Jochen Mass
23x15px Bob Wollek
23x15px Vern Schuppan
Porsche 962C D 180
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
28
DNF
C1 10 23x15px Porsche Kremer Racing 23x15px Jo Gartner
23x15px Sarel van der Merwe
Template:Country data JPN Kunimitsu Takahashi
Porsche 962C Y 169
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
29
DSQ
C1 66 23x15px Cosmik Racing Promotions 23x15px Costas Los
23x15px Raymond Touroul
23x15px Neil Crang
March 84G A 169
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
30
DNF
C1 12 23x15px Porsche Kremer Racing 23x15px Pierre Yver
23x15px Hubert Striebig
23x15px Max Cohen-Olivar
Porsche 956 Y 160
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
31
DNF
C1 53 23x15px Silk Cut Jaguar
23x15px Tom Walkinshaw Racing
23x15px Gianfranco Brancatelli
23x15px Win Percy
23x15px Hurley Haywood
Jaguar XJR-6 D 154
Jaguar 6.0L V12
32
DNF
GTP 170 Template:Country data JPN Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd. 23x15px Pierre Dieudonné
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland David Kennedy
  2. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Mark Galvin
Mazda 757 D 137
Mazda 13G 2.0L 3-Rotor
33
DNF
C1 41 23x15px WM Secateva 23x15px Jean-Daniel Raulet
23x15px Michel Pignard
23x15px François Migault
WM P86 M 132
Peugeot PRV 2.6L Turbo V6
34
DNF
C2 99 23x15px Roy Baker Racing Tiga 23x15px Nick Nicholson
23x15px John Sheldon
23x15px Thorkild Thyrring
Tiga GC286 A 125
Ford Cosworth BDT 1.7L Turbo I4
35
DNF
C1 45 23x15px Vetir Racing 23x15px Patrick Oudet
23x15px Jean-Claude Justice
Rondeau M382 D 110
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
36
DNF
C1 36 Template:Country data JPN Tom's Co. Ltd. Template:Country data JPN Satoru Nakajima
23x15px Geoff Lees
Template:Country data JPN Masanori Sekiya
Tom's (Dome) 86C-L B 105
Toyota 4T-GT 2.1L Turbo I4
37
DNF
C2 97 23x15px Ray Baker Racing Tiga 23x15px Tom Frank
23x15px Val Musetti
23x15px Mike Allison
Tiga GC285 A 95
Ford Cosworth BDT 1.7L Turbo I4
38
DNF
C1 19 23x16px Brun Motorsport 23x15px Thierry Boutsen
23x15px Didier Theys
23x15px Alain Ferté
Porsche 956 M 89
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
39
DNF
C1 62 23x16px Kouros Racing Team 23x15px Henri Pescarolo
23x15px Christian Danner
23x15px Dieter Quester
Sauber C8 G 86
Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0L Turbo V8
40
DNF
C1 18 23x16px Brun Motorsport 23x16px Walter Brun
23x15px Massimo Sigala
23x15px Frank Jelinski
Porsche 962C M 75
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
41
DNF
C2 83 23x15px Luigi Taverna Technoracing 23x15px Luigi Taverna
23x15px Toni Palma
23x16px Marco Vanoli
Alba AR3 A 74
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
42
DNF
C2 74 23x15px Gebhardt Motorsport 23x15px Stanley Dickens
23x15px Pierre de Thoisy
23x15px Jean-François Yvon
Gebhardt JC853 A 68
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
43
DNF
C1 23 Template:Country data JPN Nissan Motorsport Template:Country data JPN Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Template:Country data JPN Keiji Matsumoto
Template:Country data JPN Aguri Suzuki
Nissan R86V B 64
Nissan VG30ET 3.0L Turbo V6
44
DNF
C1 61 23x16px Kouros Racing Team 23x15px John Nielsen
23x15px Mike Thackwell
Sauber C8 G 61
Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0L Turbo V8
45
DNF
GTP 171 Template:Country data JPN Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd. Template:Country data JPN Yojiro Terada
Template:Country data JPN Takashi Yorino
Template:Country data JPN Yoshimi Katayama
Mazda 757 D 59
Mazda 13G 2.0L 3-Rotor
46
DNF
C1 52 23x15px Silk Cut Jaguar
23x15px Tom Walkinshaw Racing
23x15px Brian Redman
23x15px Hans Heyer
23x15px Hurley Haywood
Jaguar XJR-6 D 53
Jaguar 6.0L V12
47
DNF
C1 3 23x15px Rothmans Porsche 23x15px Vern Schuppan
23x15px Drake Olson
Porsche 962C D 41
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
48
DNF
C2 92 23x15px Automobiles Louis Descartes 23x15px Louis Descartes
23x15px Jacques Heuclin
ALD 02 A 41
BMW M88 3.5L I6
49
DNF
C2 89 23x15px Lucky Strike Schanche Racing
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Martin Birrane
    23x15px Torgye Kleppe
    23x15px Martin Schanche
Argo JM19 G 1
Zakspeed 1.8L Turbo I4
50
DNF
C2 98 23x15px Roy Baker Racing Tiga 23x15px David Andrews
23x15px Mike Hall
23x15px Duncan Bain
Tiga GC286 A 1
Ford Cosworth BDT 1.7L Turbo I4
DNQ C1 20 23x15px Tiga Team 23x15px Tim Lee-Davey
23x15px Neil Crang
23x15px John Gimbel
Tiga GC86 D -
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L Turbo V8
DNQ C2 106 23x15px Bo Strandell 23x15px Kenneth Leim
23x15px Lars Hellberg
23x15px Peter Fritsch
Strandell 85  ? -
Porsche Type-934 3.3L Turbo Flat-6

† - #66 Cosmik Racing and #79 Ecurie Ecosse were both disqualified for receiving outside assistance.

Statistics

  • Pole Position - #2 Rothmans Porsche - 3:15.990
  • Fastest Lap - #7 Joest Racing - 3:23.300
  • Distance - 4972.731 km
  • Average Speed - 207.197 km/h

References

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