1986 24 Hours of Le Mans

 

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. 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.

For 1986, the new works 962C of Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell and Al Holbert was able to win the race beating 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 while running in 8th place. 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.

For most of the races up to the early 1980s, where I do not have pictures of a model of the car as raced, I have shown examples of the car where possible. For the remaining years I will only show the cars where photos of the correct car are available.

Pos Car No Team Drivers Chassis/Engine Laps
1 Porsche 962C 1  Rothmans Porsche  Derek Bell
 Hans-Joachim Stuck
 Al Holbert
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
368
2 Porsche 962C 17  Brun Motorsport  Oscar Larrauri
 Jesús Pareja
 Joël Gouhier
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
360
3 Porsche 956 8  Joest Racing  George Follmer
 John Morton
 Kenper Miller
Porsche 956

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
355
4 Porsche 956 33  Danone Porsche España
 John Fitzpatrick Racing
 Emilio de Villota
 Fermín Velez
 George Fouché
Porsche 956B

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
349
5 Porsche 962C 9  Obermaier Racing  Jürgen Lässig
 Fulvio Ballabio
 Dudley Wood
Porsche 956

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
345
6   63  Ernst Schuster  Siegfried Brunn
 Ernst Schuster
 Rudi Seher
Porsche 936C

Porsche Type-962 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
344
7 Porsche 961 180  Porsche AG  René Metge
 Claude Ballot-Léna
Porsche 961
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
321
8   75  ADA Engineering  Ian Harrower
 Evan Clements
 Tom Dodd-Noble
Gebhardt JC843

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
318
9   14  Liqui Moly Equipe  Mauro Baldi
 Price Cobb
 Rob Dyson
Porsche 956 GTi

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
318
10   55  John Fitzpatrick Racing  Philippe Alliot
 Paco Romero
 Michel Trollé
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
312
11   90  Jens Winther  Jens Winther
 David Mercer
 Lars Viggo Jensen
URD C83

BMW M88 3.5L I6
310
12   100  WM Secateva  Claude Haldi
 Roger Dorchy
 Pascal Pessiot
WM P83B

Peugeot PRV 2.7L Turbo V6
301
13   47  Graff Racing  Jean-Philippe Grand
 Jacques Goudchaux
 Marc Menant
Rondeau M482

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
299
14   21  Richard Cleare Racing  Richard Cleare
 Lionel Robert
 Jack Newsum
March 85G

Porsche Type-962 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
299
15   78  Ecurie Ecosse  Les Delano
 John Hotchkis
 Andy Petery
Ecosse C285

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
293
16   32  Nissan Motorsport  James Weaver
 Masahiro Hasemi
 Takao Wada
Nissan R85V

Nissan VG30ET 3.0L Turbo V6
285
17   102  Lucien Rossiaud  Noël del Bello
 Lucien Rossiaud
 Bruno Sotty
Rondeau M379C

Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8
278
18   13  Primagaz Team Cougar  Yves Courage
 Alain de Cadenet
 Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Cougar C12

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
267
19   70  Spice Engineering  Gordon Spice
 Ray Bellm
 Jean-Michel Martin
Spice SE86C

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
257
20
NC
  38  Dome Co. Ltd.  Eje Elgh
 Beppe Gabbiani
 Toshio Suzuki
Dome 86C-L

Toyota 4T-GT 2.1L Turbo I4
296
21
NC
  111  MK-Motorsport  Michael Krankenberg
 Pascal Witmeur
 Jean-Paul Libert
BMW M1

BMW M88 3.5L I6
265
22
NC
  72  Bartlett/Goodmans Sound  Robin Donovan
 Richard Jones
 Nick Adams
Bardon DB1

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
211
23
NC
  95  Roland Bassaler  Roland Bassaler
 Dominique Lacaud
 Yvon Tapy
Sauber SHS C6

BMW M88 3.5L I6
201
24
DNF
Jaguar XJR-6 51  Silk Cut Jaguar
 Tom Walkinshaw Racing
 Derek Warwick
 Eddie Cheever
 Jean-Louis Schlesser
Jaguar XJR-6

Jaguar 6.0L V12
239
25
DNF
  7  Joest Racing  Klaus Ludwig
 Paolo Barilla
 "John Winter" (Louis Krages)
Porsche 956B

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
196
26
DSQ†
  79  Ecurie Ecosse  David Leslie
 Ray Mallock
 Mike Wilds
Ecosse C286

Austin-Rover V64V 3.0L V6
181
27
DNF
  2  Rothmans Porsche  Jochen Mass
 Bob Wollek
 Vern Schuppan
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
180
28
DNF
  10  Porsche Kremer Racing  Jo Gartner
 Sarel van der Merwe
 Kunimitsu Takahashi
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
169
29
DSQ
  66  Cosmik Racing Promotions  Costas Los
 Raymond Touroul
 Neil Crang
March 84G

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
169
30
DNF
  12  Porsche Kremer Racing  Pierre Yver
 Hubert Striebig
 Max Cohen-Olivar
Porsche 956

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
160
31
DNF
  53  Silk Cut Jaguar
 Tom Walkinshaw Racing
 Gianfranco Brancatelli
 Win Percy
 Hurley Haywood
Jaguar XJR-6

Jaguar 6.0L V12
154
32
DNF
  170  Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd.  Pierre Dieudonné
 David Kennedy
 Mark Galvin
Mazda 757

Mazda 13G 2.0L 3-Rotor
137
33
DNF
  41  WM Secateva  Jean-Daniel Raulet
 Michel Pignard
 François Migault
WM P86

Peugeot PRV 2.6L Turbo V6
132
34
DNF
  99  Roy Baker Racing Tiga  Nick Nicholson
 John Sheldon
 Thorkild Thyrring
Tiga GC286

Ford Cosworth BDT 1.7L Turbo I4
125
35
DNF
  45  Vetir Racing  Patrick Oudet
 Jean-Claude Justice
Rondeau M382
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
110
36
DNF
  36  Tom's Co. Ltd.  Satoru Nakajima
 Geoff Lees
 Masanori Sekiya
Tom's (Dome) 86C-L

Toyota 4T-GT 2.1L Turbo I4
105
37
DNF
  97  Ray Baker Racing Tiga  Tom Frank
 Val Musetti
 Mike Allison
Tiga GC285

Ford Cosworth BDT 1.7L Turbo I4
95
38
DNF
  19  Brun Motorsport  Thierry Boutsen
 Didier Theys
 Alain Ferté
Porsche 956

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
89
39
DNF
  62  Kouros Racing Team  Henri Pescarolo
 Christian Danner
 Dieter Quester
Sauber C8

Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0L Turbo V8
86
40
DNF
  18  Brun Motorsport  Walter Brun
 Massimo Sigala
 Frank Jelinski
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
75
41
DNF
  83  Luigi Taverna Technoracing  Luigi Taverna
 Toni Palma
 Marco Vanoli
Alba AR3

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
74
42
DNF
  74  Gebhardt Motorsport  Stanley Dickens
 Pierre de Thoisy
 Jean-François Yvon
Gebhardt JC853

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
68
43
DNF
  23  Nissan Motorsport  Kazuyoshi Hoshino
 Keiji Matsumoto
 Aguri Suzuki
Nissan R86V

Nissan VG30ET 3.0L Turbo V6
64
44
DNF
  61  Kouros Racing Team  John Nielsen
 Mike Thackwell
Sauber C8
Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0L Turbo V8
61
45
DNF
Mazda 757 171  Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd.  Yojiro Terada
 Takashi Yorino
 Yoshimi Katayama
Mazda 757

Mazda 13G 2.0L 3-Rotor
59
46
DNF
Jaguar XJR-6 52  Silk Cut Jaguar
 Tom Walkinshaw Racing
 Brian Redman
 Hans Heyer
 Hurley Haywood
Jaguar XJR-6

Jaguar 6.0L V12
53
47
DNF
  3  Rothmans Porsche
 
 Vern Schuppan
 Drake Olson
Porsche 962C
Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
41
48
DNF
  92  Automobiles Louis Descartes  Louis Descartes
 Jacques Heuclin
ALD 02
BMW M88 3.5L I6
41
49
DNF
  89  Lucky Strike Schanche Racing  Martin Birrane
 Torgye Kleppe
 Martin Schanche
Argo JM19

Zakspeed 1.8L Turbo I4
1
50
DNF
  98  Roy Baker Racing Tiga  David Andrews
 Mike Hall
 Duncan Bain
Tiga GC286

Ford Cosworth BDT 1.7L Turbo I4
1
DNQ
 
  20  Tiga Team  Tim Lee-Davey
 Neil Crang
 John Gimbel
Tiga GC86

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L Turbo V8
0
DNQ   106  Bo Strandell  Kenneth Leim
 Lars Hellberg
 Peter Fritsch
Strandell 85

Porsche Type-934 3.3L Turbo Flat-6
0

 


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