1987 24 Hours of Le Mans

 

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.

The Porsche 962C cars suffered from piston failure due to the wrong microchip being fitted for fuel management, which caused a lean mixture and burned pistons. The #17 car of Bell, Stuck, and Holbert escaped this problem having a replacement chip fitted and running largely uncontested to the end of the race.

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 17  Rothmans Porsche  Hans-Joachim Stuck
 Derek Bell
 Al Holbert
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
355
2 Porsche 962C 72  Primagaz Competition  Jürgen Lässig
 Pierre Yver
 Bernard de Dryver
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
335
3   13  Primagaz Competition  Pierre-Henri Raphanel
 Yves Courage
 Hervé Regout
Cougar C20

Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
332
4 Porsche 962C 11  Porsche Kremer Racing  George Fouché
 Franz Konrad
 Wayne Taylor
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
327
5 Jaguar XJR-8 4  Silk Cut Jaguar
 Tom Walkinshaw Racing
 Eddie Cheever
 Raul Boesel
 Jan Lammers
Jaguar XJR-8LM

Jaguar 6.9L V12
325
6   111  Spice Engineering  Gordon Spice
 Fermín Velez
 Philippe de Henning
Spice SE86C

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
321
7   202  Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd.  David Kennedy
 Mark Galvin
 Pierre Dieudonné
Mazda 757

Mazda 13G 2.0L 3-Rotor
319
8   102  Ecurie Ecosse  David Leslie
 Ray Mallock
 Marc Duez
Ecosse C286

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
308
9   121  Cosmik GP Motorsport  Dudley Wood
 Costas Los
 Tom Hessert
Tiga GC287

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
275
10   114  Team Tiga Ford Denmark  Thorkild Thyrring
 John Sheldon
 Ian Harrower
Tiga GC287

Ford Cosworth DBT-E 2.3L Turbo I4
272
11   177  Automobiles Louis Descartes  Jacques Heuclin
 Dominique Lacaud
 Louis Descartes
ALD 03

BMW M88 3.5L I6
270
12   40  Graff Racing  Jean-Philippe Grand
 Gaston Rahier
 Jacques Terrien
Rondeau M482

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
260
13
NC
  127  Chamberlain Engineering  Nick Adams
 Graham Duxbury
 Richard Jones
Spice SE86C

Hart 418T 1.8L Turbo I4
240
14
NC
  178  Automobiles Louis Descartes  Michel Lateste
 Gérard Tremblay
 Sylvain Boulay
ALD 02

BMW M88 3.5L I6
236
15
DNF
  181  Dune Motorsport  Neil Crang
 Jean Krucker
 Duncan Bain
Tiga GC287

Rover V64V 3.0L V6
260
16
DNF
  108  Roland Bassaler  Jean-François Yver
 Yves Hervalet
 Hervé Bourjade
Sauber SHS C6

BMW M88 3.5L I6
257
17
DNF
Jaguar XJR-8 6  Silk Cut Jaguar
 Tom Walkinshaw Racing
 Martin Brundle
 John Nielsen
Jaguar XJR-8LM
Jaguar 6.9L V12
132
18
DNF
  123  Charles Ivey Racing  John Cooper
 Tom Dodd-Noble
 Max Cohen-Olivar
Tiga GC287

Porsche Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
224
19
DNF
  116  Luigi Taverna Technoracing  Luigi Taverna
 Evan Clements
 Patrick Trucco
Alba AR3

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
219
20
DNF
Porsche 961 203  Rothmans Porsche  René Metge
 Claude Haldi
 Kees Nierop
Porsche 961

Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
199
21
DNF
  23  Nissan Motorsport  Kazuyoshi Hoshino
 Kenji Takahashi
 Keiji Matsumoto
Nissan R87E

Nissan VEJ30 3.0L Turbo V8
181
22
DNF
  103  John Bartlett Racing  Tim Lee-Davey
 Robin Donovan
 Raymond Boutinaud
Bardon DB1/2

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.0L V8
172
23
DNF
  125  Vetir Racing Team  Jean-Claude Justice
 Patrick Oudet
 Bruno Sotty
Tiga GC85

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
164
24
DNF
Jaguar XJR-8 5  Silk Cut Jaguar
 Tom Walkinshaw Racing
 Jan Lammers
 John Watson
 Win Percy
Jaguar XJR-8LM

Jaguar 6.9L V12
158
25
DNF
  198  Roy Baker Racing  David Andrews
 Mark Peters
 Mike Allison
Tiga GC286

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
139
26
DNF
  101  Ecurie Ecosse  Mike Wilds
 Les Delano
 Andy Petery
Ecosse C286

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
135
27
DNF
  61  Kouros Racing  Mike Thackwell
 Henri Pescarolo
 Hideki Okada
Sauber C9

Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0L Turbo V8
123
28
DNF
Porsche 962 3  Brun Motorsport  Bill Adam
 Richard Spenard
 Scott Goodyear
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
120
29
DNF
  32  Nissan Motorsport  Masahiro Hasemi
 Takao Wada
 Aguri Suzuki
Nissan 87E

Nissan VEJ30 3.0L Turbo V8
117
30
DNF
  15  Liqui Moly Equipe  Jonathan Palmer
 James Weaver
 Price Cobb
Porsche 962C GTi

Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
112
31
DNF
  1  Brun Motorsport  Michel Trollé
 Paul Belmondo
 Pierre de Thoisy
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
88
32
DNF
  29  Italya Sports  Anders Olofsson
 Alain Ferté
 Patrick Gonin
Nissan R86V

Nissan VG30ET 3.0L Turbo V6
86
33
DNF
  2  Brun Motorsport  Oscar Larrauri
 Jesús Pareja
 Uwe Schäfer
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
40
34
DNF
  37  Toyota Team Tom's  Tiff Needell
 Masanori Sekiya
 Kaoru Hoshino
Toyota 87C-L

Toyota 3S-GTM 2.1L Turbo I4
39
35
DNF
  62  Kouros Racing  Chip Ganassi
 Johnny Dumfries
 Mike Thackwell
Sauber C9

Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0L Turbo V8
37
36
DNF
  201  Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd.  Yoshimi Katayama
 Yojiro Terada
 Takashi Yorino
Mazda 757

Mazda 13G 2.0L 3-Rotor
34
37
DNF
  36  Toyota Team Tom's  Alan Jones
 Geoff Lees
 Eje Elgh
Toyota 87C-L

Toyota 3S-GTM 2.1L Turbo I4
19
38
DNF
  113  José Thibault  José Thibault
 André Heinrich
Chevron B36
Talbot PRV 3.0L V6
18
39
DNF
  18  Rothmans Porsche  Bob Wollek
 Jochen Mass
 Vern Schuppan
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
16
40
DNF
  51  WM Secateva  Jean-Daniel Raulet
 François Migault
 Pascal Pessiot
WM P86

Peugeot PRV 2.8L Turbo V6
14
41
DNF
  52  WM Secateva  Roger Dorchy
 Philippe Gache
 Dominique Delestre
WM P87

Peugeot PRV 2.8L Turbo V6
13
42
DNF
  118  Olindo Iacobelli  Olindo Iacobelli
 Jean-Louis Ricci
 Georges Tessier
Royale RP40

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
13
43
DNF
  200  Dahm Cars Racing Team  Peter Fritsch
 Teddy Pilette
 Jean-Paul Libert
Argo JM19

Porsche Type-930 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
12
44
DNF
  8  Joest Racing  Frank Jelinski
 Stanley Dickens
 Hurley Haywood
 Sarel van der Merwe
Porsche 962C


Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
7
45
DNF
  10  Porsche Kremer Racing  Kris Nissen
 Volker Weidler
 Kunimitsu Takahashi
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
6
46
DNF
  117  Team Lucky Strike Schanche  Martin Schanche
 Will Hoy
 Robin Smith
Argo JM19B

Zakspeed 1.8L Turbo I4
5
47
DNF
  7  Joest Racing  Sarel van der Merwe
 David Hobbs
 Chip Robinson
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
4
48
DNF
  42  Noël del Bello  Pierre-Alain Lombardi
 Gilles Lempereur
 Jacques Guillot
Sauber C8

Mercedes-Benz M117 5.0L Turbo V8
4
DNS   19  Rothmans Porsche AG  Kees Nierop
 Price Cobb
 Vern Schuppan
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
0
DNQ   171  CEE Sport Racing  Slim Borgudd
 Tryggve Gronvall
 Andrew Ratcliffe
Tiga GC286

Volvo 2.3L Turbo I4
0

 


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