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1996 24 Hours of Le Mans

1996 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1996 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 64th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 15 and 16 June 1996.

Race

The 1996 race was won by a car that was considered by Porsche to not be a factory-backed entry, instead run by Joest Racing. Porsche themselves sent a team to compete in the GT1 class with a new mid-engined Porsche 911 GT1 with the intent of winning the race overall, defeating custom-built Le Mans Prototypes. Joining in the GT1 class were a fleet of customer McLaren F1 GTRs, the defending race winners. However Joest's prototype was born from the shell of a TWR-designed Jaguar XJR-14 racing car, modified to an open top design by Tom Walkinshaw Racing, and fitted with a Porsche 962 engine. The resulting TWR Porsche WSC-95, while not being the fastest car on track, won when the manufacturer-backed teams hit mechanical troubles.

Official results

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 7 23x15px Joest Racing 23x15px Davy Jones
23x15px Alexander Wurz
23x15px Manuel Reuter
TWR Porsche WSC-95 G 354
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
2 GT1 25 23x15px Porsche AG 23x15px Hans Joachim Stuck
23x15px Thierry Boutsen
23x15px Bob Wollek
Porsche 911 GT1 M 353
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
3 GT1 26 23x15px Porsche AG 23x15px Karl Wendlinger
23x15px Yannick Dalmas
23x15px Scott Goodyear
Porsche 911 GT1 M 341
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
4 GT1 30 23x15px West Competition
23x15px David Price Racing
23x15px John Nielsen
23x15px Dr. Thomas Bscher
23x15px Peter Kox
McLaren F1 GTR G 338
BMW S70 6.1L V12
5 GT1 34 23x15px Gulf Racing
23x15px GTC Racing
23x15px Pierre-Henri Raphanel
23x15px Lindsay Owen-Jones
23x15px David Brabham
McLaren F1 GTR M 335
BMW S70 6.1L V12
6 GT1 29 23x15px Harrods Mach One Racing
23x15px David Price Racing
23x15px Andy Wallace
23x15px Olivier Grouillard
23x15px Derek Bell
McLaren F1 GTR G 328
BMW S70 6.1L V12
7 LMP1 5 23x15px La Filière Elf 23x15px Henri Pescarolo
23x15px Franck Lagorce
23x15px Emmanuel Collard
Courage C36 M 327
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
8 GT1 39 23x15px Team Bigazzi SRL
23x15px Team BMW Motorsport
23x15px Nelson Piquet
23x15px Johnny Cecotto
23x15px Danny Sullivan
McLaren F1 GTR M 324
BMW S70 6.1L V12
9 GT1 33 23x15px Gulf Racing
23x15px GTC Racing
23x15px Ray Bellm
23x15px James Weaver
23x15px JJ Lehto
McLaren F1 GTR M 323
BMW S70 6.1L V12
10 GT1 48 23x15px Canaska Southwind Motorsport 23x15px Price Cobb
23x15px Shawn Hendricks
23x15px Mark Dismore
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 320
Chrysler 356-T6 8.0L V10
11 GT1 38 23x15px Team Bigazzi SRL
23x15px Team BMW Motorsport
23x15px Jacques Laffite
23x15px Steve Soper
23x15px Marc Duez
McLaren F1 GTR M 318
BMW S70 6.1L V12
12 GT2 79 23x15px Roock Racing Team 23x15px Guy Martinolle
23x15px Ralf Kelleners
23x16px Bruno Eichmann
Porsche 911 GT2 M 317
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
13 LMP1 4 23x15px Courage Compétition 23x15px Mario Andretti
23x15px Jan Lammers
23x15px Derek Warwick
Courage C36 M 315
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
14 GT2 71 23x15px New Hardware Racing
23x15px Parr Motorsport
23x15px Bill Farmer
23x15px Greg Murphy
23x15px Robert Nearn
Porsche 911 GT2 P 313
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
15 GT1 23 Template:Country data JPN NISMO Template:Country data JPN Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Template:Country data JPN Masahiro Hasemi
Template:Country data JPN Toshio Suzuki
Nissan Skyline GT-R LM B 307
Nissan 2.8L Turbo I6
16 GT2 75 Template:Country data JPN Team Kunimitsu Honda Template:Country data JPN Kunimitsu Takahashi
Template:Country data JPN Keiichi Tsuchiya
Template:Country data JPN Akira Iida
Honda NSX Y 305
Honda 3.0L V6
17 GT2 83 23x15px New Hardware Racing
23x15px Parr Motorsport
23x15px Stéphane Ortelli
23x15px Andy Pilgrim
23x15px Andrew Bagnall
Porsche 911 GT2 P 299
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
18 GT2 77 23x15px Seikel Motorsport 23x15px Guy Fuster
23x15px Manfred Jurasz
Template:Country data JPN Takaji Suzuki
Porsche 911 GT2 P 297
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
19 GT1 28 23x15px Newcastle United Lister 23x15px Geoff Lees
23x15px Tiff Needell
23x15px Anthony Reid
Lister Storm GTS M 295
Jaguar 7.0L V12
20 GT2 82 23x15px Larbre Compétition 23x15px Patrice Goueslard
23x15px André Ahrle
23x15px Patrick Bourdais
Porsche 911 GT2 M 284
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
21 GT1 50 23x15px Viper Team Oreca 23x15px Philippe Gache
23x15px Eric Hélary
23x15px Olivier Beretta
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 283
Chrysler 356-T6 8.0L V10
22 GT1 27 23x15px Chereau Sports
23x15px Larbre Compétition
23x15px Jean-Luc Chereau
23x15px Pierre Yver
23x15px Jack Leconte
Porsche 911 GT2 Evo M 279
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
23 GT1 49 23x15px Canaska Southwind Motorsport 23x15px Alain Cudini
23x15px Victor Sifton
23x15px John Morton
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 269
Chrysler 356-T6 8.0L V10
24 GT1 46 Template:Country data JPN Team Menicon SARD Co. Ltd. 23x15px Alain Ferté
23x15px Mauro Martini
23x15px Pascal Fabre
SARD MC8-R D 256
Toyota 4.0L Turbo V8
25 LMP2 20 Template:Country data JPN Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd. Template:Country data JPN Yojiro Terada
23x15px Jim Downing
23x15px Franck Fréon
Kudzu DLM G 251
Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor
26
DNF
LMP1 8 23x15px Joest Racing 23x15px Michele Alboreto
23x15px Pierluigi Martini
23x15px Didier Theys
TWR Porsche WSC-95 G 300
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
27
DNF
LMP2 14 23x15px Welter Racing SARL 23x15px Patrick Gonin
23x15px Pierre Petit
23x15px Marc Rostan
WR LM96 M 221
Peugeot 2.0L Turbo I4
28
DNF
LMP1 3 23x15px Courage Compétition 23x15px Didier Cottaz
23x15px Philippe Alliot
23x15px Jérôme Policand
Courage C36 M 215
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
29
DNF
GT1 22 Template:Country data JPN NISMO Template:Country data JPN Aguri Suzuki
Template:Country data JPN Masahiko Kageyama
Template:Country data JPN Masahiko Kondo
Nissan Skyline GT-R LM B 209
Nissan 2.8L Turbo I6
30
DNF
WSC 17 23x15px Racing For Belgium
23x15px Team Scandia
23x15px Eric van de Poele
23x15px Marc Goossens
23x15px Éric Bachelart
Ferrari 333 SP P 208
Ferrari F310E 4.0L V12
31
DNF
GT1 57 Template:Country data JPN Team SARD Toyota Co. Ltd. Template:Country data JPN Masanori Sekiya
Template:Country data JPN Hidetoshi Mitsusada
Template:Country data JPN Masami Kageyama
Toyota Supra LM D 205
Toyota 3S-GTE 2.1L Turbo I4
32
DNF
LMP2 15 23x15px Welter Racing SARL 23x15px William David
23x15px Sébastian Enjolras
23x15px Arnaud Trévisiol
WR LM96 M 162
Peugeot 2.0L Turbo I4
33
DNF
WSC 19 23x15px Riley & Scott Cars Inc. 23x15px Wayne Taylor
23x15px Scott Sharp
23x15px Jim Pace
Riley & Scott Mk III P 157
Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L V8
34
DNF
GT1 53 23x15px Kokusai Kaihatsu Racing
23x15px Giroix Racing Team
23x15px Fabien Giroix
23x16px Jean-Denis Délétraz
23x15px Maurizio Sandro Sala
McLaren F1 GTR M 146
BMW S70 6.1L V12
35
DNF
GT1 59 23x15px Ennea SRL
23x15px Ferrari Club Italia
23x15px Robert Donovan
23x15px Piero Nappi
Template:Country data JPN Tetsuya Ota
Ferrari F40 GTE P 129
Ferrari F120B 3.5L Turbo V8
36
DNF
GT2 74 23x15px Agusta Racing Team, Ltd. 23x15px Rocky Agusta
23x15px Almo Copelli
23x15px Patrick Camus
Callaway Corvette D 114
Chevrolet LT1 6.2L V8
37
DNF
LMP1 1 23x15px Kremer Racing 23x15px Christophe Bouchut
23x15px Jürgen Lässig
23x15px Harri Toivonen
Kremer K8 Spyder G 110
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
38
DNF
GT1 37 23x15px Konrad Motorsport 23x15px Franz Konrad
23x15px Antonio Herrmann de Azevedo
23x15px Wido Rössler
Porsche 911 GT2 Evo M 107
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
39
DNF
GT1 44 23x15px Ennea SRL Igol 23x15px Luciano Della Noce
23x15px Anders Olofsson
23x15px Carl Rosenblad
Ferrari F40 GTE P 98
Ferrari F120B 3.5L Turbo V8
40
DNF
GT1 51 23x15px Viper Team Oreca 23x15px Dominique Dupuy
23x15px Perry McCarthy
23x15px Justin Bell
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 96
Chrysler 356-T6 8.0L V10
41
DNF
GT1 55 23x15px Roock Racing Team 23x15px Jean-Pierre Jarier
23x15px Jesús Pareja
23x15px Dominic Chappell
Porsche 911 GT2 Evo M 93
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
42
DNF
GT1 56 23x15px Pilot Pen Racing 23x15px Michel Ferté
23x15px Olivier Thévenin
23x15px Nicolas Leboissetier
Ferrari F40 LM  ? 93
Ferrari F120B 3.5L Turbo V8
43
DNF
LMP1 2 23x15px Kremer Racing 23x15px Steve Fossett
23x15px George Fouché
23x15px Stanley Dickens
Kremer K8 Spyder G 58
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
44
DNF
GT2 73 23x16px Elf Haberthur Racing 23x15px Michel Neugarten
23x16px Toni Seiler
23x15px Bruno Ilien
Porsche 911 GT2 D 46
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
45
DNF
GT2 81 23x15px Team Marcos 23x15px Cor Euser
23x15px Thomas Erdos
23x15px Pascal Dro
Marcos Mantara LM600 D 40
Chevrolet 6.1L V8
46
DNF
GT1 45 23x15px Ennea SRL Igol 23x15px Jean-Marc Gounon
23x15px Éric Bernard
23x15px Paul Belmondo
Ferrari F40 GTE P 40
Ferrari F120B 3.5L Turbo V8
47
DNF
GT2 70 23x15px EMKA Productions 23x15px Steve O'Rourke
23x15px Guy Holmes
23x15px Soames Langston
Porsche 911 GT2 D 32
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
48
DNF
WSC 18 23x15px Rocketsports Inc. 23x15px Andy Evans
23x15px Yvan Muller
23x15px Fermín Velez
Ferrari 333 SP P 31
Ferrari F130E 4.0L V12

Statistics

  • Pole Position - #8 Joest Racing - 3:46.682
  • Fastest Lap - #17 Racing For Belgium / Team Scandia - 3:46.958
  • Distance - 4814.4 km
  • Average Speed - 200.6 km/h
  • Highest Trap Speed — Courage C36 - 332 km/h (race)