Matra MS670

The 24 Hours of le Mans

 

The Matra-Simca MS670 was a Group 5 prototype race car introduced in 1972 for the World Championship for Makes. The MS670 replaced the previous Matra-Simca MS660C

1972

The MS670 only made one appearance in 1972, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Matra entered four cars, Jean-Pierre Beltoise/Chris Amon in the older Matra-Simca MS660C, François Cevert/Howden Ganley, Henri Pescarolo/Graham Hill and Jean-Pierre Jabouille/David Hobbs. Hill/Pescarolo won the race by a lap from Cevert/Ganley. Beltoise/Amon retired with engine failure and Jabouille/Hobbs retired with a broken gearbox.

1973

Matra entered four cars for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Pescarolo/Larrousse, Cevert/Beltoise, Jabouille/Jean-Pierre Jaussaud and Patrick Depailler/Bob Wollek. Pescarolo/Larrousse won the race, Jabouille/Jaussaud finished third, Cevert/Beltoise retired with an accident caused by a puncture and Depailler/Wollek also retired with a broken oil pump and engine failure.

In the World Championship for Makes, Matra had scored one hundred and twenty four points, earning it first-place in the standings.

1974

Matra entered four cars for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Pescarolo/Larrousse, Jabouille/François Migault, Jaussaud/Wollek/José Dolhem and Beltoise/Jarier in the new Matra-Simca MS680. Pescarolo/Larrousse won the race, Jabouille/Migault finished third, both Jaussaud/Wollek/Dolhem and Beltoise/Jarier retired with engine failure.

In the World Championship for Makes, Matra had scored one hundred and forty points, earning it first in the championship for the second consecutive season but at the end of the year Matra pulled out of motor racing.

1972        
Solido 14; Matra Simca 670; 1972 24h Le Mans 2nd; Cevert & Ganley; RN14 Provence Moulage 1193; Matra 670; 1972 24h Le Mans 1st; Hill & Pescarolo; RN15 Spark 43LM72; Matra MS670; 1972 24h Le Mans 1st; Hill & Pescarolo; RN15 Solido 13; Matra Simca 670; 1972 24h Le Mans 1st; Hill & Pescarolo; RN15 Solido 4001; Matra Simca 670; 1972 24h Le Mans 1st; Hill & Pescarolo; RN15
Solido 14; Matra Simca 670; 1972 24h Le Mans 2nd; Cevert & Ganley; RN14 Provence Moulage 1193; Matra 670; 1972 24h Le Mans 1st; Hill & Pescarolo; RN15 Spark 43LM72; Matra MS670; 1972 24h Le Mans 1st; Hill & Pescarolo; RN15 Solido 13; Matra Simca 670; 1972 24h Le Mans 1st; Hill & Pescarolo; RN15 Solido 4001; Matra Simca 670; 1972 24h Le Mans 1st; Hill & Pescarolo; RN15
IXO LM1972; Matra MS670B; 1972 24h Le Mans 1st; Hill & Pescaralo; RN15        
IXO LM1972; Matra MS670B; 1972 24h Le Mans 1st; Hill & Pescaralo; RN15        
1973        
Spark S3551; Matra MS670 B; 1973 24h Le Mans DNF; Cevert & Beltoise; RN10 IXO LMC115; Matra MS670B; 1973 24h Le Mans DNF; Cevert & Beltoise; RN10 Minichamps 430 73111; Matra-Simca MS670B; 1973 24h Le Mans 1st; Pescarolo & Larrousse; RN11 IXO LM1973; Matra MS670B; 1973 24h Le Mans 1st; Pescaralo & Larrousse; RN11 IXO LMC114; Matra MS670B; 1973 24h Le Mans 3rd; Jabouille & Jaussaud; RN12
Spark S3551; Matra MS670 B; 1973 24h Le Mans DNF; Cevert & Beltoise; RN10 IXO LMC115; Matra MS670B; 1973 24h Le Mans DNF; Cevert & Beltoise; RN10 Minichamps 430 73111; Matra-Simca MS670B; 1973 24h Le Mans 1st; Pescarolo & Larrousse; RN11 IXO LM1973; Matra MS670B; 1973 24h Le Mans 1st; Pescaralo & Larrousse; RN11 IXO LMC114; Matra MS670B; 1973 24h Le Mans 3rd; Jabouille & Jaussaud; RN12
1974        
Spark 43LM74; Matra MS670 B; 1974 24h Le Mans 1st, Pescarolo & Larrousse; RN7 IXO; Matra MS670B; 1974 24h Le Mans 1st; Pescaralo & Larrousse; RN7 IXO LM1974; Matra MS670B; 1974 24h Le Mans 1st; Pescarolo & Larrousse; RN7 Panini; Matra-Simca MS670C; 1974 24h Le Mans 1st; Pescarolo & Larrousse; RN7 Spark S3553; Matra MS670 B; 1974 24h Le Mans DNF, Jassaud, Wolleck, Dolhem; RN8
Spark 43LM74; Matra MS670 B; 1974 24h Le Mans 1st, Pescarolo & Larrousse; RN7 IXO; Matra MS670B; 1974 24h Le Mans 1st; Pescaralo & Larrousse; RN7 IXO LM1974; Matra MS670B; 1974 24h Le Mans 1st; Pescarolo & Larrousse; RN7 Panini; Matra-Simca MS670C; 1974 24h Le Mans 1st; Pescarolo & Larrousse; RN7 Spark S3553; Matra MS670 B; 1974 24h Le Mans DNF, Jassaud, Wolleck, Dolhem; RN8

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