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The 84th 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) was anautomobile endurance event held from 15 to 19 June 2016 at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France. It was the 84th running of the 24 Hour race organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest as well as the third round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship. A test day was held two weeks prior to the race on 5 June.

2016 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Neel Jani of Porsche started from pole position for the second consecutive year, but heavy rainfall forced the organizers to start the race behind a safety car. Once the rain had stopped the field and the track sufficiently dried the field was released from under safety car conditions. ToyotaAudi, and Porsche traded off the race lead in the early hours until the No. 6 Toyota established a firm hold on first place, followed by the No. 5 Toyota and No. 2 Porsche. Issues for the No. 6 eventually allowed the No. 5 Toyota to take over the lead, maintaining a small gap from the Porsche. Kazuki Nakajima was driving the Toyota to the finish in the closing three minutes of the race when it suffered a mechanical issue and stopped on the circuit right after the finish line on his last lap. Jani overcame the one-minute gap to the ailing Toyota and passed it on the final lap,taking the race victory; It was Jani and co-driver Marc Lieb's first Le Mans win and Romain Dumas' second. The sister Toyota of Stéphane Sarrazin, Mike Conway, and Kamui Kobayashi finished three laps behind in second, while the No. 8 Audi of Loïc Duval, Lucas di Grassi, and Oliver Jarviscompleted the race podium.

The LMP2 category was won the Signatech Alpine-Nissan of Gustavo Menezes,Nicolas Lapierre, and Stéphane Richelmi after it led the final 196 laps of the race. Roman Rusinov, René Rast, and Will Stevens of G-Drive Racing finished on the same lap as the Alpine, while the all-Russian SMP Racing BR01-Nissan of Vitaly Petrov, Kirill Ladygin, and Viktor Shaitar was four laps behind in third. On the day of the fiftieth anniversary of their first overall 24 Hours of Le Mans victory, Ford won the LMGTE Pro class with the No. 68 American entry ofJoey Hand, Sébastien Bourdais, and Dirk Müller. Risi Competizione Ferrari were second with Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander, and Matteo Malucelli, after they and the winning Ford had led all but 26 laps of the race.  Ford USA's sister car of Ryan Briscoe, Scott Dixon, and Richard Westbrook was third. Americans also led the LMGTE Am category, with Scuderia Corsa's Townsend Bell, Jeff Segal, and Bill Sweedler edging out the fellow Ferrari of AF Corse, driven by Emmanuel Collard, Rui Águas, and François Perrodo. Khalid Al Qubaisi, Patrick Long, andDavid Heinemeier Hansson were third in class for Abu Dhabi-Proton.

Entries Edit

Following the construction of additional garage complexes, the ACO initially planned to expand the race entry from 56 cars to 58, but early pace on construction allowed this to be further increased to 60 cars ahead of the initial 2017 plans.

Automatic invitations Edit

Automatic entry invitations were earned by teams that won their class in the previous running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, or won championships in theEuropean Le Mans Series or the Asian Le Mans Series. Some championship runners-up were also granted automatic invitations in certain series. Two participants in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are chosen by the series to be automatic entries by the ACO regardless of their performance. AllFIA World Endurance Championship full-season entries automatically earned invitations. As invitations were granted to teams, they were allowed to change their cars from the previous year to the next, but not allowed to change their category. In the European and Asian Le Mans Series, the LMGTE class invitations are allowed to choose between the Pro and Am categories. European Le Mans Series' LMP3 champion is required to field an entry in LMP2 while the Asian Le Mans Series LMP3 champion may choose between LMP2 or LMGTE Am. European Le Mans Series GTC class champions are limited to the LMGTE Am category.

Among the fourteen automatic invitations granted, three teams chose not to accept: Team LNT and Marc VDS have not continued their European Le Mans Series efforts in 2016 while SMP Racing has opted to concentrate on their LMP2 entries and forgo defense of their Le Mans victory in LMGTE Am.

Reason invited LMP1 LMP2 LMGTE Am LMGTE Pro
1st in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Porsche Team KCMG SMP Racing Corvette Racing
1st in the European Le Mans Series (LMP2 and LMGTE) Greaves Motorsport Formula Racing
2nd in the European Le Mans Series (LMGTE) BMW Team Marc VDS
1st in the European Le Mans Series (LMP3 and GTC) Team LNT TDS Racing
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at-large entries Michael Shank Racing Scuderia Corsa
1st in the Asian Le Mans Series(LMP2 and GT) Race Performance Clearwater Racing
1st in the Asian Le Mans Series(LMP3) DC Racing

Garage 56 Edit

The Garage 56 entry to display new technologies returned following an absence in 2015. Frédéric Sausset, a quadruple amputee, participated in the race driving a modified Morgan LMP2 developed in conjunction with Onroak Automotive. The adapted automobile featured a throttle and braking system controlled by Sausset through his thighs while steering was achieved by attaching his right limb directly to the steering column. The car was also able to be driven in a normal fashion by his co-drivers. SRT 41 initially planned to use a new Audi engine for the programme but later changed to the ubiquitous Nissan LMP2 engine. The team participated in the Silverstone European Le Mans Series race as a precursor to Le Mans, the first Garage 56 entry to compete prior to Le Mans.

Entry list Edit

In conjunction with the announcement of entries for the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series, the ACO announced the full 60 car entry list and ten car reserve list on 5 February.

Reserves Edit

Ten reserves were named by the ACO to replace any entries which were withdrawn prior to the official test session. Greaves Motorsport, Riley Motorsports, and Proton Competition later withdrew their reserve entries. Algarve Pro Racing was promoted to the race entry when TDS Racing withdrew their LMGTE Am Aston Martin. Six reserves remained before the race, with a second entry from Pegasus Racing and Team AAI, as well as lone entries from JMW Motorsport, Courage, OAK Racing, and DragonSpeed.

Testing and practice Edit

A mandatory test session for all sixty entries was held on 5 June, split into two sessions during the day. The morning session was led by Porsche, with Neel Jani setting a lap time of 3:22.334. The second Porsche followed, ahead of the two Audis and two Toyotas. Orecas led the LMP2 category with six cars at the top of the timing charts, led by the Signatech Alpine of Nicolas Lapierre ahead of Eurasia Motorsport and Manor. Porsche also led the LMGTE Pro category with a 1-2, the No. 92 ahead of the No. 91 and followed by the No. 63 Corvette. The No. 55 AF Corse Ferrari was the fastest in LMGTE Am, ahead of the second Ferrari of Scuderia Corsa.

The second test session had Audi leap to the top of the field when Lucas di Grassi set a 3:21.375 lap time, followed by an improved time for the No. 2 Porsche of Mark Webber. The No. 8 Audi required repairs for much of the session after issues arose with the suspension system on the car. Tristan Gommendy improved the fastest lap in LMP2, moving Eurasia Motorsport ahead of the Signatech Alpine. The Michael Shank Ligier-Honda of Oswaldo Negri, Jr. had an accident in the final hour of the session, bringing a premature end to the test. Antonio García moved the No. 63 Corvette ahead of the pair of Porsches, while another Corvette in LMGTE Am, driven by reserve driver Nick Catsburg for Larbre Compétition overtook the fastest time from the morning session.

A single free practice session was available to the teams prior to the three qualifying sessions. Rain fell at parts of the circuit throughout the four hours, but the No. 8 Audi led for much of the session until overtaken by the No. 2 Porsche Brendon Hartley until it too was pipped by Neel Jani with a lap of 3:22.011 in the closing ten minutes. The session was briefly stopped withPierre Kaffer's ByKolles CLM-AER caught fire on the Mulsannes Straight, while Toyota ended the session with the No. 6 entry damaged after hitting the barriers exiting the Indianapolis corner. KCMG led the LMP2 category ahead of the Signatech Alpine and Panis-Barthez Ligier-Nissan. Separate crashes byBruno Senna of RGR Sport and Inès Taittinger of Pegasus Racing led to stoppages in the session. The LMGTE Pro field was led by Fords and Ferraris, with three Fords leading the class until overtaken by the Risi Ferrari and later the No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari. Scuderia Corsa led the LMGTE Am category for much of the session until Rob Bell gave Le Mans rookies Clearwater Racing the fastest lap of the class in the final fifteen minutes.

Qualifying Edit

Six hours of qualifying sessions were available to all the entrants, but pole position for the race was decided by Neel Jani in the first 10 minutes of the opening session. Jani's 3:19.733 lap time was able to hold at the top of the field as rain affected the two qualifying sessions the following day. The position was the second consecutive at Le Mans for both Jani and Porsche, while the sister car was nearly half a second behind in the second position. Toyota's Stéphane Sarrazin was a further half second behind for third, followed by the other Toyota.  Audi struggled to get their cars on track at the start of the first session as both cars suffered mechanical ailments, eventually setting lap times three seconds slower than the pole position Porsche to hold onto fifth and sixth positions. Dominik Kraihamer was the fastest privateer in the No. 13 Rebellion, while the ByKolles entry did not appear during the session while repairs were made following the fire in the practice session. The LMP2 category was led by René Rast of G-Drive Racing with a 3:36.605 lap time set in the final fifteen minutes of the session, after the lead in the category had been swapped between the G-Drive entry and the two Alpines over the course of the two-hour session. DC Racing's Alpine held on for second in the class while Signatech was third. Pu Jun Jin had an accident near Tertre Rouge which ended Eurasia Motorsport's night.

The LMGTE Pro category qualifying was swept by the new cars making their debuts at Le Mans. Ford's new GT in the hands of Stefan Mücke set a lap time of 3:51.185, three-tenths of a second ahead of its American sister car the No. 69 Ford. Ferrari's new 488 was third in the class for AF Corse, a further tenth of a second behind the two Fords. The British pair of Fords followed in fourth and fifth places, followed by two further Ferraris, with the No. 92 Porsche almost four seconds off the class pole position time as the first car with previous experience at Le Mans. Risi Competizione's Ferrari brought out the only red flag of the session as Giancarlo Fisichella became stuck in the gravel trap in the Porsche Curves after a spin. In LMGTE Am Rob Bell's 3:56.827 lap in the Clearwater Racing Ferrari beat out the No. 98 Aston Martin; two AF Corse Ferraris followed in third and fourth positions.

The following day the second qualifying session opened with a dry track but threatening skies. Several LMP2 and LMGTE teams were able to improve their qualifying times in the opening half an hour of the session before rainfall started. The biggest improvement in the beginning of the session was the Abu Dhabi-Proton Porsche in LMGTE Am, taking third place in the class, while the ByKolles CLM-AER went out in the wet to set first lap times of qualifying and take its place at the back of the LMP1 field. Pegasus Racing led the few improved times in the LMP2 category to earn the fifteenth position. Porsche No. 1 was the fastest in the session but its lap time was over three seconds off the provisional pole position. The second session ended without the track drying again and no times were improved in any category. All four Aston Martins chose to not set lap times in the session as they changed their engines. The third qualifying session began an hour later under a light rain but soon turned to deluge within ten minutes, prompting race officials to stop qualifying for nearly an hour as several cars aquaplaned. When the rain tapered off and qualifying resumed, many teams chose not to participate or set a large number of lap times as no improvements could be made to qualifying lap times.

Following qualifying the ACO altered the balance of performance in the LMGTE Pro category, adding 10 kg (22 lb) of ballast and lowering turbocharger boost pressure in the Ford GT and adding 25 kg (55 lb) of ballast to the Ferrari 488s to lower their performance. Similarly, Aston Martin and Corvette received an increase in performance by allowing a larger air restrictor on the air intake of their engines. Porsche had no performance changes.

Qualifying results Edit

Provisional pole positions in each class are denoted in bold. The fastest time set by each entry is denoted with a gray background. Times for Qualifying 3 are not included as many teams did not set a lap time, and no team made an improvement on their time.

Pos. Class No. Team Qualifying 1[21] Qualifying 2[22] Gap Grid[23]
1 LMP1 2 Porsche Team 3:19.733 3:25.511 1
2 LMP1 1 Porsche Team 3:20.203 3:23.307 +0.470 2
3 LMP1 6 Toyota Gazoo Racing 3:20.737 3:25.899 +1.004 3
4 LMP1 5 Toyota Gazoo Racing 3:21.903 3:24.399 +2.170 4
5 LMP1 7 Audi Sport Team Joest 3:22.780 3:45.468 +3.047 5
6 LMP1 8 Audi Sport Team Joest 3:22.823 3:26.680 +3.090 6
7 LMP1 13 Rebellion Racing 3:26.586 3:30.010 +6.853 7
8 LMP1 12 Rebellion Racing 3:27.348 3:27.573 +7.615 8
9 LMP1 4 ByKolles Racing Team No Time 3:34.168 +14.435 54[N 1]
10 LMP2 26 G-Drive Racing 3:36.605 4:04.887 +16.872 9
11 LMP2 35 Baxi DC Racing Alpine 3:37.175 3:39.559 +17.442 10
12 LMP2 36 Signatech Alpine 3:37.225 3:40.895 +17.492 11
13 LMP2 44 Manor 3:38.037 No Time +18.304 12
14 LMP2 49 Michael Shank Racing 3:38.837 3:51.759 +19.104 13
15 LMP2 31 Extreme Speed Motorsports 3:39.366 3:40.436 +19.633 14
16 LMP2 46 Thiriet by TDS Racing 3:39.375 3:40.611 +19.642 15
17 LMP2 42 Strakka Racing 3:39.394 3:44.142 +19.661 16
18 LMP2 47 KCMG 3:39.436 3:39.562 +19.703 17
19 LMP2 23 Panis-Barthez Compétition 3:39.470 3:45.018 +19.737 18
20 LMP2 33 Eurasia Motorsport 3:40.631 4:14.491 +20.898 19
21 LMP2 38 G-Drive Racing 3:40.685 4:01.981 +20.952 20
22 LMP2 43 RGR Sport by Morand 3:40.899 3:44.198 +21.166 21
23 LMP2 27 SMP Racing 3:41.132 3:41.457 +21.399 55[N 2]
24 LMP2 28 Pegasus Racing 3:42.049 3:41.285 +21.552 56[N 1]
25 LMP2 30 Extreme Speed Motorsports 3:41.406 4:14.456 +21.673 57[N 1]
26 LMP2 37 SMP Racing 3:42.147 3:41.776 +22.043 22
27 LMP2 25 Algarve Pro Racing 3:44.185 3:42.088 +22.355 23
28 LMP2 41 Greaves Motorsport 3:43.915 3:42.570 +22.837 24
29 LMP2 48 Murphy Prototypes 3:43.508 3:45.067 +23.775 25
30 LMP2 34 Race Performance 3:43.590 3:45.711 +23.857 26
31 LMP2 22 SO24! by Lombard Racing 3:48.585 3:44.347 +24.614 58[N 1]
32 84 SRT41 by OAK Racing 3:45.178 4:01.607 +25.445 27
33 LMP2 40 Krohn Racing 3:45.213 3:45.978 +25.480 59[N 1]
34 LMGTE Pro 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA 3:51.185 3:53.672 +31.452 28
35 LMGTE Pro 69 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA 3:51.497 3:53.603 +31.764 29
36 LMGTE Pro 51 AF Corse 3:51.568 3:53.218 +31.835 30
37 LMGTE Pro 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 3:51.590 3:55.750 +31.857 31
38 LMGTE Pro 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 3:52.038 3:58.358 +32.305 32
39 LMGTE Pro 71 AF Corse 3:52.508 3:55.066 +32.775 33
40 LMGTE Pro 82 Risi Competizione 3:53.176 3:55.032 +33.443 34
41 LMGTE Pro 92 Porsche Motorsport 3:54.918 3:57.128 +35.185 35
42 LMGTE Pro 95 Aston Martin Racing 3:55.261 No Time +35.528 36
43 LMGTE Pro 91 Porsche Motorsport 3:55.332 3:56.792 +35.599 37
44 LMGTE Pro 97 Aston Martin Racing 3:55.380 No Time +35.647 38
45 LMGTE Pro 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing 3:55.426 3:57.082 +35.693 39
46 LMGTE Pro 64 Corvette Racing - GM 3:55.848 3:58.493 +36.115 40
47 LMGTE Am 61 Clearwater Racing 3:56.827 4:06.801 +37.094 41
48 LMGTE Am 98 Aston Martin Racing 3:57.198 No Time +37.465 42
49 LMGTE Am 88 Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing 3:59.861 3:57.513 +37.780 43
50 LMGTE Am 55 AF Corse 3:57.596 3:59.469 +37.863 44
51 LMGTE Am 83 AF Corse 3:57.742 4:03.676 +38.009 45
52 LMGTE Pro 63 Corvette Racing - GM 3:57.967 3:59.268 +38.234 60[N 2]
53 LMGTE Am 50 Larbre Compétition 3:58.018 4:27.530 +38.285 46
54 LMGTE Am 60 Formula Racing 3:58.760 4:03.851 +39.027 47
55 LMGTE Am 78 KCMG 3:59.245 3:59.034 +39.301 48
56 LMGTE Am 62 Scuderia Corsa 4:00.008 4:05.643 +40.275 49
57 LMGTE Am 89 Proton Competition 4:01.215 4:00.107 +40.374 50
58 LMGTE Am 86 Gulf Racing 4:01.046 4:09.283 +41.313 51
59 LMGTE Am 57 Team AAI 4:02.326 4:05.822 +42.593 52
60 LMGTE Am 99 Aston Martin Racing 4:03.148 No Time +43.415 53

Race Edit

Final minutes Edit

With 11 minutes left, the #2 Porsche car came in to replace all four of its tires in an unscheduled pit stop. With 6:30 left, the gap between the lead #5 Toyota and the #2 Porsche was 1:14, with both cars on the lead lap. Delayed radio transmissions by Kazuki Nakajima revealed at about this time that the #5 was experiencing a severe loss of power on acceleration, and this was evidenced by the #2 rapidly catching it. With 4:30 to go, the gap had been reduced to 37.580 seconds, and Toyota had to decide whether to bring its car into the pits or to keep it on the race track. The team elected to keep the car on track, and Nakajima had to stop the car, but stopped it just after the start/finish line as the #5 car's power gave out entirely, with 3:25 remaining on the clock. The #2 Porsche passed it a few seconds later to claim the LMP1 and overall lead in what turned out to be the final lap of the race.

Nakajima held the #5 car stationary just past the start/finish line until the 24 hour clock officially ran out, then pushed the car ahead at whatever speed it could manage to complete the last lap. Officially, it took the #5 Toyota 11:53.815 to complete the final lap of the race, which is above the maximum allowed time of six minutes. This led to the No. 5 car not being classified in the race results and not earning any championship points.

Porsche completed the final lap of the race first overall to claim their 18th championship. The #6 Toyota, three laps behind it, claimed second, and Audi, a full 12 laps behind the Porsche in the #8 car, claimed the last step of the podium.

Race result Edit

Class winners are denoted with bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 2 Porsche Team Marc Lieb

 Romain Dumas
 Neel Jani

Porsche 919 Hybrid M 384
Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
2 LMP1 6 Toyota Gazoo Racing Stéphane Sarrazin

 Mike Conway
 Kamui Kobayashi

Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 381
Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6
3 LMP1 8 Audi Sport Team Joest Loïc Duval

 Lucas di Grassi
 Oliver Jarvis

Audi R18 M 372
Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo Diesel V6
4 LMP1 7 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer

 Marcel Fässler
 Benoît Tréluyer

Audi R18 M 367
Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo Diesel V6
5 LMP2 36 SignatechAlpine Nicolas Lapierre

 Gustavo Menezes
 Stéphane Richelmi

Alpine A460 D 357
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
6 LMP2 26 G-Drive Racing Roman Rusinov

 Will Stevens
 René Rast

Oreca 05 D 357
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
7 LMP2 37 SMP Racing Vitaly Petrov

 Viktor Shaitar
 Kirill Ladygin

BR Engineering BR01 D 353
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
8 LMP2 42 Strakka Racing Nick Leventis

 Jonny Kane
 Danny Watts

Gibson 015S D 351
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
9 LMP2 33 Eurasia Motorsport Pu Jun Jin

 Tristan Gommendy
 Nick de Bruijn

Oreca 05 D 348
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
10 LMP2 41 Greaves Motorsport Memo Rojas

 Julien Canal
 Nathanaël Berthon

Ligier JS P2 D 348
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
11 LMP2 27 SMP Racing Nicolas Minassian

 Maurizio Mediani
 Mikhail Aleshin

BR Engineering BR01 D 347
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
12 LMP2 23 Panis-Barthez Compétition Fabien Barthez

 Timothé Buret
 Paul-Loup Chatin

Ligier JS P2 M 347
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
13 LMP1 1 Porsche Team Timo Bernhard

 Brendon Hartley
 Mark Webber

Porsche 919 Hybrid M 346
Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
14 LMP2 49 Michael Shank Racing John Pew

 Oswaldo Negri Jr.
 Laurens Vanthoor

Ligier JS P2 D 345
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
15 LMP2 43 RGR Sport by Morand Ricardo González

 Filipe Albuquerque
 Bruno Senna

Ligier JS P2 D 344
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
16 LMP2 30 Extreme Speed Motorsports Scott Sharp

 Ed Brown
 Johannes van Overbeek

Ligier JS P2 D 341
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
17 LMP2 25 Algarve Pro Racing Michael Munemann

 Chris Hoy
 Andrea Pizzitola

Ligier JS P2 D 341
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
18 LMGTE

Pro

68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Joey Hand

 Dirk Müller
 Sébastien Bourdais

Ford GT M 340
Ford EcoBoost3.5 L Turbo V6
19 LMGTE

Pro

82 Risi Competizione Giancarlo Fisichella

 Matteo Malucelli
 Toni Vilander

Ferrari 488 GTE M 340
Ferrari F154CB3.9 L Turbo V8
20 LMGTE

Pro

69 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Ryan Briscoe

 Richard Westbrook
 Scott Dixon

Ford GT M 340
Ford EcoBoost3.5 L Turbo V6
21 LMGTE

Pro

66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Olivier Pla

 Stefan Mücke
 Billy Johnson

Ford GT M 339
Ford EcoBoost3.5 L Turbo V6
22 LMP2 40 Krohn Racing Tracy Krohn

 Niclas Jönsson
 João Barbosa

Ligier JS P2 M 338
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
23 LMGTE

Pro

95 Aston Martin Racing Nicki Thiim

 Marco Sørensen
 Darren Turner

Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE D 338
Aston Martin4.5 L V8
24 LMGTE

Pro

97 Aston Martin Racing Fernando Rees

 Jonathan Adam
 Richie Stanaway

Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE D 337
Aston Martin4.5 L V8
25 LMGTE

Pro

63 Corvette Racing - GM Jan Magnussen

 Antonio García
 Ricky Taylor

Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 336
ChevroletLT5.5 5.5 L V8
26 LMGTE

Am

62 Scuderia Corsa Bill Sweedler

 Townsend Bell
 Jeff Segal

Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 331
Ferrari F136GT4.5 L V8
27 LMGTE

Am

83 AF Corse François Perrodo

 Emmanuel Collard
 Rui Águas

Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 331
Ferrari F136GT4.5 L V8
28 LMGTE

Am

88 Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Khalid Al Qubaisi

 Patrick Long
 David Heinemeier Hansson

Porsche 911 RSR M 330
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
29 LMP1 12 Rebellion Racing Nicolas Prost

 Nick Heidfeld
 Nelson Piquet Jr.

Rebellion R-One D 330
AER P60 2.4 L Turbo V6
30 LMGTE

Am

61 Clearwater Racing Weng Sun Mok

 Rob Bell
 Keita Sawa

Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 329
Ferrari F136GT4.5 L V8
31 LMGTE

Pro

77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Richard Lietz

 Philipp Eng
 Michael Christensen

Porsche 911 RSR M 329
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
32 LMP2 22 SO24! by Lombard Racing Vincent Capillaire

 Erik Maris
 Jonathan Coleman

Ligier JS P2 D 328
Judd HK 3.6 L V8
33 LMGTE

Am

86 Gulf Racing Mike Wainwright

 Adam Carroll
 Ben Barker

Porsche 911 RSR M 328
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
34 LMP2 48 Murphy Prototypes Ben Keating

 Marc Goossens
 Jeroen Bleekemolen

Oreca 03R D 323
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
35 LMGTE

Am

60 Formula Racing Johnny Laursen

 Christina Nielsen
 Mikkel Mac

Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 319
Ferrari F136GT4.5 L V8
36 LMGTE

Am

99 Aston Martin Racing Andrew Howard

 Liam Griffin
 Gary Hirsch

Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE D 318
Aston Martin4.5 L V8
37 LMGTE

Am

50 Larbre Compétition Yutaka Yamagishi

 Pierre Ragues
 Jean-Philippe Belloc

Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 316
ChevroletLT5.5 5.5 L V8
38 84 SRT41 by OAK Racing Fréderic Sausset

 Christophe Tinseau
 Jean-Bernard Bouvet

Morgan LMP2 M 315
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
39 LMGTE

Am

57 Team AAI Johnny O'Connell

 Mark Patterson
 Oliver Bryant

Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 306
ChevroletLT5.5 5.5 L V8
40 LMGTE

Pro

67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Andy Priaulx

 Marino Franchitti
 Harry Tincknell

Ford GT M 306
Ford EcoBoost3.5 L Turbo V6
41 LMGTE

Am

78 KCMG Christian Ried

 Wolf Henzler
 Joël Camathias

Porsche 911 RSR M 300
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
42 LMP2 31 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ryan Dalziel

 Chris Cumming
 Pipo Derani

Ligier JS P2 D 297
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
43 LMGTE

Am

55 AF Corse Duncan Cameron

 Aaron Scott
 Matt Griffin

Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 289
Ferrari F136GT4.5 L V8
44 LMP2 34 Race Performance Nicolas Leutwiler

 James Winslow
 Shinji Nakano

Oreca 03R D 289
Judd HK 3.6 L V8
NC[N 3] LMP1 5 Toyota Gazoo Racing Anthony Davidson

 Sébastien Buemi
 Kazuki Nakajima

Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 384
Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6
DNF LMP2 28 Pegasus Racing Inès Taittinger

 Léo Roussel
 Rémy Striebig

Morgan LMP2 M 292
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 44 Manor Tor Graves

 Matthew Rao
 Roberto Merhi

Oreca 05 D 283
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE

Am

98 Aston Martin Racing Paul Dalla Lana

 Pedro Lamy
 Mathias Lauda

Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE D 281
Aston Martin4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Pierre Thiriet

 Mathias Beche
 Ryō Hirakawa

Oreca 05 D 241
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 35 Baxi DC Racing Alpine David Cheng

 Ho-Pin Tung
 Nelson Panciatici

Alpine A460 D 234
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 38 G-Drive Racing Simon Dolan

 Jake Dennis
 Giedo van der Garde

Gibson 015S D 222
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE

Pro

64 Corvette Racing - GM Oliver Gavin

 Tommy Milner
 Jordan Taylor

Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 219
ChevroletLT5.5 5.5 L V8
DNF LMP1 4 ByKolles Racing Team Simon Trummer

 Pierre Kaffer
 Oliver Webb

CLM P1/01 D 206
AER P60 2.4 L Turbo V6
DNF LMP1 13 Rebellion Racing Dominik Kraihamer

 Alexandre Imperatori
 Mathéo Tuscher

Rebellion R-One D 200
AER P60 2.4 L Turbo V6
DNF LMGTE

Pro

51 AF Corse Gianmaria Bruni

 Alessandro Pier Guidi
 James Calado

Ferrari 488 GTE M 179
Ferrari F154CB3.9 L Turbo V8
DNF LMGTE

Pro

71 AF Corse Davide Rigon

 Andrea Bertolini
 Sam Bird

Ferrari 488 GTE M 143
Ferrari F154CB3.9 L Turbo V8
DNF LMGTE

Pro

92 Porsche Motorsport Frédéric Makowiecki

 Jörg Bergmeister
 Earl Bamber

Porsche 911 RSR M 140
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMGTE

Pro

91 Porsche Motorsport Patrick Pilet

 Kévin Estre
 Nick Tandy

Porsche 911 RSR M 135
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMP2 47 KCMG Tsugio Matsuda

 Richard Bradley
 Matthew Howson

Oreca 05 D 116
NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE

Am

89 Proton Competition[N 4] Leh Keen

 Marc Miller

Porsche 911 RSR M 50
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6

Footnotes Edit

  1. The No. 4 ByKolles CLM-AER, No. 28 Pegasus Morgan-Nissan, No. 30 Extreme Speed Ligier-Nissan, No. 22 SO24! Ligier-Judd, and No. 40 Krohn Ligier-Nissan were all demoted to the back of the starting grid for having a driver fail to set a lap time within 110% of their respective class pole position time.
  2. The No. 27 SMP BR01-Nissan and No. 63 Corvette were demoted to the back of the grid for having a driver fail to complete a minimum of five laps at night during qualifying.
  3. The No. 5 Toyota was not classified in the race result for failing to complete the final lap of the race in under six minutes.
  4. Cooper MacNeil was not allowed to drive the No. 89 Proton Porsche after becoming ill before the race. A last minute switch to reserve driver Gunnar Jeanette was denied by the ACO. The entry was allowed by the ACO to compete with only two drivers.
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