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2002 24 Hours of Le Mans

2002 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 2002 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 70th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 15 and 16 June 2002.

Track changes

Following a reconstruction of the Bugatti Circuit, the Le Mans circuit was changed between the Dunlop Bridge and Esses, with the straight now becoming a set of fast sweeping turns. This layout allowed for a better transition from the Le Mans circuit to the Bugatti circuit. This layout change would also require the track's infamous carnival to be relocated because the area it had once occupied became runoff. The carnival was relocated to the Porsche curves.

Race

The 2002 edition saw Audi Sport Team Joest, with drivers Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen, and Emanuele Pirro, taking their third victory not only as a team and manufacturer, but also as a driving team, marking the first time a set of three drivers won the event three years in a row.

Official results

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP900 1 23x15px Audi Sport Team Joest 23x15px Frank Biela
23x15px Tom Kristensen
23x15px Emanuele Pirro
Audi R8 M 375
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
2 LMP900 2 23x15px Audi Sport North America 23x15px Johnny Herbert
23x15px Christian Pescatori
23x15px Rinaldo Capello
Audi R8 M 374
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
3 LMP900 3 23x15px Audi Sport Team Joest 23x15px Marco Werner
23x15px Michael Krumm
23x15px Philipp Peter
Audi R8 M 372
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
4 LMGTP 8 23x15px Team Bentley 23x15px Andy Wallace
23x15px Eric van de Poele
23x15px Butch Leitzinger
Bentley EXP Speed 8 D 362
Bentley 4.0L Turbo V8
5 LMP900 15 23x15px PlayStation Team Oreca 23x15px Olivier Beretta
23x15px Érik Comas
23x15px Pedro Lamy
Dallara SP1 M 359
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
6 LMP900 14 23x15px PlayStation Team Oreca 23x15px Stéphane Sarrazin
23x15px Franck Montagny
23x15px Nicolas Minassian
Dallara SP1 M 359
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
7 LMP900 5 Template:Country data JPN Audi Sport Japan Team Goh Template:Country data JPN Hiroki Katoh
23x15px Yannick Dalmas
Template:Country data JPN Seiji Ara
Audi R8 M 358
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
8 LMP900 16 23x15px Racing for Holland B.V. 23x15px Jan Lammers
23x15px Tom Coronel
23x15px Val Hillebrand
Dome S101 M 351
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
9 LMP900 6 23x15px Team Cadillac 23x15px Wayne Taylor
23x15px Max Angelelli
23x15px Christophe Tinseau
Cadillac Northstar LMP02 M 345
Cadillac Northstar 4.0L Turbo V8
10 LMP900 17 23x15px Pescarolo Sport 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais
23x15px Jean-Christophe Boullion
23x15px Franck Lagorce
Courage C60 M 343
Peugeot A32 3.2L Turbo V6
11 GTS 63 23x15px Corvette Racing 23x15px Ron Fellows
23x15px Johnny O'Connell
23x15px Oliver Gavin
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 335
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0L V8
12 LMP900 7 23x15px Team Cadillac 23x15px Éric Bernard
23x15px Emmanuel Collard
23x15px JJ Lehto
Cadillac Northstar LMP02 M 334
Cadillac Northstar 4.0L Turbo V8
13 GTS 64 23x15px Corvette Racing 23x15px Andy Pilgrim
23x15px Kelly Collins
23x15px Franck Fréon
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 331
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0L V8
14 GTS 52 23x15px Equipe de France FFSA
23x15px Oreca
23x15px Jonathan Cochet
23x15px Benoît Tréluyer
23x15px Jean-Philippe Belloc
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 326
Chrysler 8.0L V10
15 LMP900 13 23x15px Courage Compétition 23x15px Didier Cottaz
23x15px Boris Derichebourg
23x15px Thed Björk
Courage C60 M 322
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
16 GT 81 23x15px The Racer's Group 23x15px Kevin A. Buckler
23x15px Lucas Luhr
23x15px Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 322
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
17 GT 80 23x15px Freisinger Motorsport 23x15px Romain Dumas
23x15px Sascha Maassen
23x15px Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 321
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
18 GTS 50 23x15px Larbre Compétition 23x15px Christophe Bouchut
23x15px Patrice Goueslard
23x15px Vincent Vosse
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 319
Chrysler 8.0L V10
19 LMP675 29 23x15px Noël del Bello Racing
23x15px ROC Compétition
23x16px Jean-Denis Délétraz
23x16px Christophe Pillon
23x15px Walter Lechner, Jr.
Reynard 2KQ-LM M 317
Volkswagen HPT16 2.0L I4
20 LMP675 25 23x15px Gerard Welter 23x15px Jean-René de Fournoux
23x15px Stéphane Daoudi
23x15px Jean-Bernard Bouvet
WR LM2001 M 317
Peugeot 2.0L Turbo I4
21 GT 77 Template:Country data JPN Team Taisan Advan Template:Country data JPN Atsushi Yogo
Template:Country data JPN Akira Iida
Template:Country data JPN Kazuyuki Nishizawa
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 316
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
22 GT 82 23x15px Seikel Motorsport 23x15px Gabrio Rosa
23x15px Luca Drudi
23x15px Luca Riccitelli
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 315
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
23 GTS 68 23x15px Ray Mallock Ltd. (RML) 23x15px Pedro Chaves
23x15px Miguel Ramos
23x15px Gavin Pickering
Saleen S7-R D 312
Ford 7.0L V8
24 GT 72 23x15px Luc Alphand Aventures 23x15px Luc Alphand
23x15px Christian Lavieille
23x15px Olivier Thévenin
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 299
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
25 GTS 51 23x15px Larbre Compétition 23x15px Jean-Luc Chéreau
23x15px Carl Rosenblad
23x15px Jean-Claude Lagniez
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 278
Chrysler 8.0L V10
26 GTS 66 23x15px Konrad Motorsport 23x15px Terry Borcheller
23x16px Toni Seiler
23x15px Franz Konrad
Saleen S7-R P 266
Ford 7.0L V8
27
NC
LMP900 10 23x15px DAMS
23x15px Bob Berridge Racing
(Vaillante Camera Car)
23x15px Philippe Gache
23x15px Emanuele Clerico
23x15px Michel Neugarten
Lola B98/10 M 150
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
28
DNF
LMP900 19 23x15px MBD Sportscar Team 23x15px Didier de Radiguès
23x15px Milka Duno
23x15px John Graham
Panoz LMP07 A 259
Mugen MF408S 4.0L V8
29
DNF
LMP900 12 23x15px Panoz Motor Sports 23x15px Bill Auberlen
23x15px David Donohue
23x15px Gunnar Jeannette
Panoz LMP01 Evo M 230
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
30
DNF
LMP675 27 23x15px MG Sport & Racing Ltd. 23x15px Mark Blundell
23x15px Julian Bailey
23x15px Kevin McGarrity
MG-Lola EX257 M 219
MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4
31
DNF
LMP900 4 23x15px Riley & Scott Racing 23x15px Marc Goossens
23x15px Jim Matthews
23x15px Didier Theys
Riley & Scott Mk III C G 189
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
32
DNF
LMP900 9 Template:Country data JPN Kondo Racing Template:Country data JPN Masahiko Kondo
23x15px Ian McKellar Jr.
23x15px François Migault
Dome S101 M 182
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
33
DNF
GT 73 23x15px DeWALT Racesport Salisbury 23x15px Richard Stanton
23x15px Steve Hyde
23x15px Richard Hayes
Morgan Aero 8R D 181
BMW (Mader) 4.0L V8
34
DNF
GTS 58 23x15px Prodrive 23x15px Rickard Rydell
23x16px Alain Menu
23x15px Tomáš Enge
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 167
Ferrari F131 6.0L V12
35
DNF
GT 75 23x15px Orbit Racing 23x15px Leo Hindery, Jr.
23x15px Peter Baron
23x15px Anthony Kester
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 165
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
36
DNF
LMP900 18 23x15px Pescarolo Sport 23x15px Eric Hélary
23x15px Stéphane Ortelli
Template:Country data JPN Ukyo Katayama
Courage C60 M 144
Peugeot A32 3.2L Turbo V6
37
DNF
GT 85 23x15px Spyker Automobielen B.V. 23x15px Peter Kox
23x15px Norman Simon
23x15px Hans Hugenholtz
Spyker C8 Double-12R D 142
BMW 3.4L V8
38
DNF
LMP675 26 23x15px MG Sport & Racing Ltd. 23x15px Anthony Reid
23x15px Warren Hughes
23x15px Jonny Kane
MG-Lola EX257 M 129
MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4
39
DNF
LMP675 28 23x15px ROC Auto 23x15px Jordi Gené
23x15px Mark Smithson
23x15px Peter Owen
Reynard 2KQ-LM M 126
Volkswagen HPT16 2.0L I4
40
DNF
GT 74 23x15px Auto Palace 23x15px Guillaume Gomez
Template:Country data JPN Ryo Fukuda
23x15px Laurent Cazenave
Ferrari 360 Modena GT P 119
Ferrari F133 3.6L V8
41
DNF
LMP675 30 23x15px KnightHawk Racing 23x15px Steve Knight
23x15px Mel Hawkins
23x15px Duncan Dayton
MG-Lola EX257 A 102
MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4
42
DNF
LMP900 22 23x15px DAMS
(Leader Camera Car)
23x15px Jérôme Policand
23x15px Marc Duez
23x15px Perry McCarthy
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 98
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
43
DNF
GTS 53 23x15px Team Carsport Holland
23x15px Racing Box
23x15px Mike Hezemans
23x15px Gabriele Matteuzzi
23x15px Anthony Kumpen
23x15px Luca Capellari
Chrysler Viper GTS-R P 93
Chrysler 8.0L V10
44
DNF
LMP900 11 23x15px Panoz Motor Sports 23x15px David Brabham
23x15px Jan Magnussen
23x15px Bryan Herta
Panoz LMP01 Evo M 90
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
45
DNF
GT 71 23x15px JMB Racing 23x15px Steve Earle
23x15px Chris MacAllister
23x15px Gary Schultheis
Ferrari 360 Modena GT P 85
Ferrari F133 3.6L V8
46
DNF
GTS 67 23x15px Konrad Motorsport 23x16px Walter Brun
23x15px Charles Slater
23x15px Rodney Mall
Saleen S7-R P 83
Ford 7.0L V8
47
DNF
GT 78 23x15px PK Sport Ltd. 23x15px Robin Liddell
23x15px David Warnock
23x15px Piers Masarati
Porsche 911 GT3-RS P 83
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
48
DNF
LMP900 21 23x15px Team Ascari 23x15px Werner Lupberger
23x15px Ben Collins
23x15px Timothy J. Bell
Ascari KZR-1 D 17
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
49
DNF
GT 70 23x15px JMB Racing 23x15px Cort Wagner
23x15px Sam Hancock
23x15px Martin Short
Ferrari 360 Modena GT P 16
Ferrari F133 3.6L V8
50
DNF
LMP675 24 Template:Country data JPN Autoexe Motorsport Template:Country data JPN Yojiro Terada
23x15px John Fergus
23x15px Jim Downing
Autoexe (WR) LMP-02 A 5
Mazda R26B 2.6L 4-Rotor

Statistics

  • Pole Position - #2 Audi Sport North America - 3:29.905
  • Fastest Lap - #1 Audi Sport Team Joest - 3:33.483
  • Distance - 5118.75 km
  • Average Speed - 213.068 km/h
  • Highest Trap Speed — Audi R8 - 340 km/h (race), Dome Judd S101 Racing for Holland - 340 km/h (race)