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1987 24 Hours of Le Mans

1987 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1987 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 55th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 13 and 14 June 1987. It was also the fifth round of the 1987 World Sports-Prototype Championship.

Track alterations

A chicane was installed in the middle of the Dunlop Curve, just prior to the Dunlop Bridge, in an attempt to slow speeds for sportscars as they went from the main straight to the Esses. The new chicane was also intended to slow motorcycles for races on the Bugatti Circuit.

Race

Porsche 962C cars suffered from piston failure due to the wrong microchip fitted for fuel management, causing a lean mixture and burned pistons. The #17 car of Bell, Stuck,and Holbert escaped this fate with a new chip fitted, running largely uncontested to the finish.

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 17 23x15px Rothmans Porsche AG 23x15px Hans-Joachim Stuck
23x15px Derek Bell
23x15px Al Holbert
Porsche 962C D 355
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
2 C1 72 23x15px Primagaz Competition 23x15px Jürgen Lässig
23x15px Pierre Yver
23x15px Bernard de Dryver
Porsche 962C G 335
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
3 C1 13 23x15px Primagaz Competition 23x15px Pierre-Henri Raphanel
23x15px Yves Courage
23x15px Hervé Regout
Cougar C20 M 332
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
4 C1 11 23x15px Porsche Kremer Racing 23x15px George Fouché
23x15px Franz Konrad
23x15px Wayne Taylor
Porsche 962C Y 327
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
5 C1 4 23x15px Silk Cut Jaguar
23x15px Tom Walkinshaw Racing
23x15px Eddie Cheever
23x15px Raul Boesel
23x15px Jan Lammers
Jaguar XJR-8LM D 325
Jaguar 6.9L V12
6 C2 111 23x15px Spice Engineering 23x15px Gordon Spice
23x15px Fermín Velez
23x15px Philippe de Henning
Spice SE86C A 321
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
7 GTP 202 Template:Country data JPN Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd.
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland David Kennedy
  2. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Mark Galvin
    23x15px Pierre Dieudonné
Mazda 757 D 319
Mazda 13G 2.0L 3-Rotor
8 C2 102 23x15px Ecurie Ecosse 23x15px David Leslie
23x15px Ray Mallock
23x15px Marc Duez
Ecosse C286 Y 308
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
9 C2 121 23x15px Cosmik GP Motorsport 23x15px Dudley Wood
23x15px Costas Los
23x15px Tom Hessert
Tiga GC287 G 275
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
10 C2 114 23x15px Team Tiga Ford Denmark 23x15px Thorkild Thyrring
23x15px John Sheldon
23x15px Ian Harrower
Tiga GC287 A 272
Ford Cosworth DBT-E 2.3L Turbo I4
11 C2 177 23x15px Automobiles Louis Descartes 23x15px Jacques Heuclin
23x15px Dominique Lacaud
23x15px Louis Descartes
ALD 03 A 270
BMW M88 3.5L I6
12 C1 40 23x15px Graff Racing 23x15px Jean-Philippe Grand
23x15px Gaston Rahier
23x15px Jacques Terrien
Rondeau M482 G 260
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
13
NC
C2 127 23x15px Chamberlain Engineering 23x15px Nick Adams
23x15px Graham Duxbury
23x15px Richard Jones
Spice SE86C A 240
Hart 418T 1.8L Turbo I4
14
NC
C2 178 23x15px Automobiles Louis Descartes 23x15px Michel Lateste
23x15px Gérard Tremblay
23x15px Sylvain Boulay
ALD 02 A 236
BMW M88 3.5L I6
15
DNF
C2 181 23x15px Dune Motorsport 23x15px Neil Crang
23x16px Jean Krucker
23x15px Duncan Bain
Tiga GC287 A 260
Rover V64V 3.0L V6
16
DNF
C2 108 23x15px Roland Bassaler 23x15px Jean-François Yver
23x15px Yves Hervalet
23x15px Hervé Bourjade
Sauber SHS C6 A 257
BMW M88 3.5L I6
17
DNF
C1 6 23x15px Silk Cut Jaguar
23x15px Tom Walkinshaw Racing
23x15px Martin Brundle
23x15px John Nielsen
Jaguar XJR-8LM D 231
Jaguar 6.9L V12
18
DNF
C2 123 23x15px Charles Ivey Racing 23x15px John Cooper
23x15px Tom Dodd-Noble
23x15px Max Cohen-Olivar
Tiga GC287 G 224
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
19
DNF
C2 116 23x15px Luigi Taverna Technoracing 23x15px Luigi Taverna
23x15px Evan Clements
23x15px Patrick Trucco
Alba AR3 A 219
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
20
DNF
GTX 203 23x15px Rothmans Porsche AG 23x15px René Metge
23x16px Claude Haldi
23x15px Kees Nierop
Porsche 961 D 199
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
21
DNF
C1 23 Template:Country data JPN Nissan Motorsport Template:Country data JPN Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Template:Country data JPN Kenji Takahashi
Template:Country data JPN Keiji Matsumoto
Nissan R87E B 181
Nissan VEJ30 3.0L Turbo V8
22
DNF
C2 103 23x15px John Bartlett Racing 23x15px Tim Lee-Davey
23x15px Robin Donovan
23x15px Raymond Boutinaud
Bardon DB1/2 A 172
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.0L V8
23
DNF
C2 125 23x15px Vetir Racing Team 23x15px Jean-Claude Justice
23x15px Patrick Oudet
23x15px Bruno Sotty
Tiga GC85 A 164
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
24
DNF
C1 5 23x15px Silk Cut Jaguar
23x15px Tom Walkinshaw Racing
23x15px Jan Lammers
23x15px John Watson
23x15px Win Percy
Jaguar XJR-8LM D 158
Jaguar 6.9L V12
25
DNF
C2 198 23x15px Roy Baker Racing 23x15px David Andrews
23x15px Mark Peters
23x15px Mike Allison
Tiga GC286 A 139
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
26
DNF
C2 101 23x15px Ecurie Ecosse 23x15px Mike Wilds
23x15px Les Delano
23x15px Andy Petery
Ecosse C286 Y 135
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
27
DNF
C1 61 23x16px Kouros Racing 23x15px Mike Thackwell
23x15px Henri Pescarolo
Template:Country data JPN Hideki Okada
Sauber C9 M 123
Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0L Turbo V8
28
DNF
C1 3 23x16px Brun Motorsport 23x15px Bill Adam
23x15px Richard Spenard
23x15px Scott Goodyear
Porsche 962C M 120
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
29
DNF
C1 32 Template:Country data JPN Nissan Motorsport Template:Country data JPN Masahiro Hasemi
Template:Country data JPN Takao Wada
Template:Country data JPN Aguri Suzuki
Nissan 87E D 117
Nissan VEJ30 3.0L Turbo V8
30
DNF
C1 15 23x15px Liqui Moly Equipe 23x15px Jonathan Palmer
23x15px James Weaver
23x15px Price Cobb
Porsche 962C GTi G 112
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
31
DNF
C1 1 23x16px Brun Motorsport 23x15px Michel Trollé
23x15px Paul Belmondo
23x15px Pierre de Thoisy
Porsche 962C M 88
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
32
DNF
C1 29 Template:Country data JPN Italya Sports 23x15px Anders Olofsson
23x15px Alain Ferté
23x15px Patrick Gonin
Nissan R86V Y 86
Nissan VG30ET 3.0L Turbo V6
33
DNF
C1 2 23x16px Brun Motorsport 23x15px Oscar Larrauri
23x15px Jesús Pareja
23x15px Uwe Schäfer
Porsche 962C M 40
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
34
DNF
C1 37 Template:Country data JPN Toyota Team Tom's 23x15px Tiff Needell
Template:Country data JPN Masanori Sekiya
Template:Country data JPN Kaoru Hoshino
Toyota 87C-L B 39
Toyota 3S-GTM 2.1L Turbo I4
35
DNF
C1 62 23x16px Kouros Racing 23x15px Chip Ganassi
23x15px Johnny Dumfries
23x15px Mike Thackwell
Sauber C9 M 37
Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0L Turbo V8
36
DNF
GTP 201 Template:Country data JPN Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd. Template:Country data JPN Yoshimi Katayama
Template:Country data JPN Yojiro Terada
Template:Country data JPN Takashi Yorino
Mazda 757 D 34
Mazda 13G 2.0L 3-Rotor
37
DNF
C1 36 Template:Country data JPN Toyota Team Tom's 23x15px Alan Jones
23x15px Geoff Lees
23x15px Eje Elgh
Toyota 87C-L B 19
Toyota 3S-GTM 2.1L Turbo I4
38
DNF
C2 113 23x15px José Thibault 23x15px José Thibault
23x15px André Heinrich
Chevron B36 A 18
Talbot PRV 3.0L V6
39
DNF
C1 18 23x15px Rothmans Porsche AG 23x15px Bob Wollek
23x15px Jochen Mass
23x15px Vern Schuppan
Porsche 962C D 16
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
40
DNF
C1 51 23x15px WM Secateva 23x15px Jean-Daniel Raulet
23x15px François Migault
23x15px Pascal Pessiot
WM P86 M 14
Peugeot PRV 2.8L Turbo V6
41
DNF
C1 52 23x15px WM Secateva 23x15px Roger Dorchy
23x15px Philippe Gache
23x15px Dominique Delestre
WM P87 M 13
Peugeot PRV 2.8L Turbo V6
42
DNF
C2 118 23x15px Olindo Iacobelli 23x15px Olindo Iacobelli
23x15px Jean-Louis Ricci
23x15px Georges Tessier
Royale RP40 M 13
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
43
DNF
C2 200 23x15px Dahm Cars Racing Team 23x15px Peter Fritsch
23x15px Teddy Pilette
23x15px Jean-Paul Libert
Argo JM19 G 12
Porsche Type-930 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
44
DNF
C1 8 23x15px Joest Racing 23x15px Frank Jelinski
23x15px Stanley Dickens
23x15px Hurley Haywood
23x15px Sarel van der Merwe
Porsche 962C G 7
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
45
DNF
C1 10 23x15px Porsche Kremer Racing 23x15px Kris Nissen
23x15px Volker Weidler
Template:Country data JPN Kunimitsu Takahashi
Porsche 962C Y 6
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
46
DNF
C2 117 23x15px Team Lucky Strike Schanche 23x15px Martin Schanche
23x15px Will Hoy
23x15px Robin Smith
Argo JM19B G 5
Zakspeed 1.8L Turbo I4
47
DNF
C1 7 23x15px Joest Racing 23x15px Sarel van der Merwe
23x15px David Hobbs
23x15px Chip Robinson
Porsche 962C G 4
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
48
DNF
C1 42 23x15px Noël del Bello 23x16px Pierre-Alain Lombardi
23x15px Gilles Lempereur
23x15px Jacques Guillot
Sauber C8 G 4
Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0L Turbo V8
DNS C1 19 23x15px Rothmans Porsche AG 23x15px Kees Nierop
23x15px Price Cobb
23x15px Vern Schuppan
Porsche 962C D -
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
DNQ C2 171 23x15px CEE Sport Racing 23x15px Slim Borgudd
23x15px Tryggve Gronvall
23x15px Andrew Ratcliffe
Tiga GC286 A -
Volvo 2.3L Turbo I4

Statistics

  • Pole Position - #18 Rothmans Porsche AG - 3:21.090
  • Fastest Lap - #62 Kouros Racing - 3:25.400
  • Distance - 4791.777 km
  • Average Speed - 199.661 km/h

References

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