73émes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 2005

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73émes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 2005

Le Mans 1938
Le Mans
Le Mans 1962

Circuit Permanenthe de la Sarthe
Date: June 18th and 19th, 2005


Starters: 49
Track Length: 13,650 metres
Distance: 5050.5 km
Fastest Lap: Collard/Boullion/Comas, Pescarolo, 3'34.968"
Pole Position: Collard/Boullion/Comas, Pescarolo, 3'34.715"
Average Speed: 210.216 km/h

The Le Mans race weekend usually takes place the second weekend of June, with qualifying and practice taking place on the Wednesday and Thursday before the race, following an administrative scrutineering of the cars on Monday and Tuesday. Currently these sessions are held in the evening, with two separate two hour sessions held each night. A day of rest is scheduled on Friday, and includes a parade of all the drivers through the centre of the town of Le Mans.

A test day was also usually held prior to the event, traditionally at the end of April or beginning of May. These test days served as a pre-qualification for the event, with the slowest cars not being allowed to appear again at the proper qualifying. However, with the cost necessary to transport cars to Le Mans and then back to their respective series in between the test and race weeks, the test day was moved to the first weekend of June for 2005.

To be classified in the race results, a car is required to cross the finish line after 24 hours. This has led to dramatic scenes where damaged cars wait in the pits or on the edge of the track close to the finish line for hours, then restart their engines and crawl across the line to be listed amongst the finishers. However, this practice of waiting in the pits was banned in recent years with a requirement that a team complete a set distance within the last hour to be classified.

Another rule put into place by the ACO was the requirement that cars complete 70% of the distance covered by the winner. A car failing to complete this number of laps, even if it finished the race, was not deemed worthy of classification due to the poor reliability or speed.

Please Note: You can sort this listing by simply clicking on the column heading
Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Driver, Nationality
1
1
3
ADT Champion Racing, USA
Audi R8
Tom Kristensen, DK
JJ Lehto, SF
Marco Werner, D
3595
Turbo
V8
Michelin
LMP1/
900
370
5050.5
-
2
2
16
Pescarolo Sport, F
Pescarolo C60 Hybride - Judd
Emmanuel Collard, F
Jean-Christophe Boullion, F
Eric Comas, F
4997
V10
Michelin
LMP1
368
5023.2
-
3
3
2
ADT Champion Racing, USA
Audi R8
Frank Biela, D
Allan McNish, GB
Emanuele Pirro, I
3595
Turbo
V8
Michelin
LMP1/
900
364
4968.6
-
4
4
4
Audi Playstation Team ORECA, F
Audi R8
Franck Montagny, F
Jean-Marc Gounon, F
Stéphane Ortelli, F
3595
Turbo
V8
Michelin
LMP1/
900
362
4941.3"
-
5
5
64
Corvette Racing, USA
Corvette C6-R
Oliver Gavin, GB
Olivier Beretta, F
Jan Magnussen, DK
6991
V8
Michelin
LMGT1
349
4763.85
-
6
6
63
Corvette Racing, USA
Corvette C6-R
Ron Fellows, USA
Max Papis, I
Johnny O'Connell, USA
6991
V8
Michelin
LMGT1
347
4736.55
-
7
7
10
Racing for Holland, NL
Dome S101 - Judd GV4
Jan Lammers, NL
Elton Julian, USA
John Bosch, NL
3994
V10
Dunlop
LMP1/
900
346
4722.9
-
8
8
12
Courage Competition, F
Courage C60 Hybride - Judd GV4
Dominik Schwager, D
Alexander Frei, CH
Christian Vann, GB
3994
V10
Yokohama
LMP1
339
4627.35
-
9
9
59
Aston Martin Racing, GB
Aston Martin DBR9
David Brabham, AUS
Stéphane Sarrazin, F
Darren Turner, GB
DNS Stephane Ortelli, F
5993
V12
Michelin
LM
GT1
333
4545.45
-
10
10
71
Alex Job Racing, USA
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Mike Rockenfeller, D/MC
Marc Lieb, D
Leo Hindery, USA
DNS Timo Bernhard, D
DNS Romain Dumas, F
DNS Sascha Maassens, B/D
3598
F6
Yokohama
LM
GT2
332
4431.8
-
11
11
90
Peterey / White Lightning Racing, USA
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Jörg Bergmeister, D
Patrick Long, USA
Timo Bernhard, D
3598
F6
Michelin
LM
GT2
331
4518.15
-
12
12
50
Larbre Competition, F
Ferrari 550 Maranello
Patrice Goueslard, F
Olivier Dupard, F
Vincent Vosse, B
5853
V12
Michelin
LM
GT1
324
4422.6
-
13
13
80
Flying Lizard Motorsports, USA
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Johannes van Overbeek, USA
Lonnie Pechnik, USA
Seth Neiman, USA
3598
F6
Michelin
LM
GT2
323
4408.95
-
14
14
7
Creation Autosportif Ltd, GB
DBA 03S - (Reynard 02S) - Judd GV4
Nicolas Minassian, F
Jamie Campbell-Walter, GB
Andy Wallace, GB
3395
V10
Michelin
LMP1/
675
322
4395.3
-
15
15
76
Raymond Narac, F
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Raymond Narac, F
Sébastien Dumez, F
Romain Dumas, F
DNS Jean-Luc Blanchemain, F
3598
F6
Michelin
LM
GT2
322
4395.3
-
16
16
18
Rollcentre Racing, GB
Dallara LMP - Judd GV4
Martin Short, GB
Joao Barbosa, P
Vanina Ickx, B
3994
V10
Michelin
LMP1/
900
318
4340.7
-
17
17
61
Cirtek Motorsport / Russian Age Racing / Convers Team, RUS
Ferrari 550 Maranello
Nikolai Fomenko, RUS
Alexey Vasiliev, RUS
Christophe Bouchut, F
5853
V12
Michelin
LM
GT1
315
4299.75
-
18
18
72
Luc Alphand Aventures, F
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Luc Alphand, F
Jerôme Policand, F
Christopher Campbell, F/USA
DNS Mark Sluszny, B
3598
F6
Michelin
LM
GT2
311
4245.15
-
19
19
89
Sebah Automotive Ltd, GB
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Lars-Erik Nielsen, DK
Thorkild Thyrring, DK
Pierre Ehret, D
3598
F6
Dunlop
LM
GT2
307
4190.55
-
20
20
25
RML, GB
MG Lola EX264 (B05/40 ?) - MG / Judd
Thomas Erdos, BR
Mike Newton, GB
Warren Hughes, GB
3395
V8
Michelin
LMP2
304
4163.25
-
21
21
36
Paul Belmondo Racing, F
Courage C65- Ford AER
Karim A. Ojjeh, D/SAU
Claude-Yves Gosselin, F
Adam Sharpe, GB
1995
Turbo
S4
Michelin
LMP2
300
4095.0
-
22
22
37
Paul Belmondo, Racing, F
Courage C65- Ford AER
Didier André, F
Paul Belmondo, F
Rick Sutherland, USA
1995
Turbo
S4
Michelin
LMP2
294
4013.1
-
23
23
83
Seikel Motorsport, D
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Philip Collin, USA
David Shep, CDN
Horst Felbermayr Sr, D
DNS Andrew Bagnall, NZ
3598
F6
Yokohama
LM
GT2
274
3740.1
-
24
24
30
Kruse Motorsport Ltd, GB / D
Courage C65 - Judd
Tim Mullen, GB
Ian Mitchell, GB
Phil Bennett, GB
DNS Harold Primat, F
3395
V8
Pirelli
LMP2
268
3658.2
-
25
NC
9
Team Jota - Zytek Engineering Ltd, GB
Zytek 04S - Zytek ZG348
Sam Hignett, GB
John Stack, GB
Haruki Kurosawa, J
3396
V8
Dunlop
LMP1/
675
325
4436.25
-
26
NC
95
Racesport Peninsula TVR, GB
TVR Tuscan 400 R
John Hartshorne, GB
Richard Stanton, GB
Piers Johnson, GB
3996
S6
Dunlop
LM
GT2
256
3494.4
-
27
NC
24
Rachel Welter, F
WR LMP04 - Peugeot
Yojiro Terada, J
Patrick Roussel, F
William 'Bill' Binnie, USA/GB
1999
Turbo
S4
Pirelli
LMP2
233
3180.45
-
28
DNF
58
Aston Martin Racing, GB
Aston Martin DBR9
Peter Kox, NL
Pedro Lamy, P
Tomas Enge, CS
5992
V12
Michelin
LM
GT1
327
14:30
Out of fuel
29
DNF
17
Pescarolo Sport, F
Pescarolo C60 Hybride - Judd
Soheil Ayari, F
Eric Hélary, F
Sébastien Loeb, F
4997
V10
Michelin
LMP1
288
11:34
-
30
DNF
92
Cirtek Motorsport / Conversbank, RUS
Ferrari 360 Modena GTC
Stephen Eriksson, S
Joe Macari, GB
Rob Wilson, NZ
3586
V8
Dunlop
LM
GT2
218
11:55
-
31
DNF
5
Jim Gainer International, J
Dome S101 Hb - Mugen MF408S
Ryo Michigami, J
Seiji Ara, J
Katsutomo Kaneishi, J
DNS J Wakisaka, J
3996
V8
Dunlop
LMP1
193
05:45
-
32
DNF
78
Panoz Motor Sports, USA
Panoz Elan Esperante GT-LM
Patrick Bourdais, F
Bryan Sellers, USA
Marino Franchitti, GB
DNS S Maxwell, CDN
4994
V8
Pirelli
LM
GT2
185
11:40
-
33
DNF
35
G-Force Racing / Bokkenrijders, B
Courage C65 - Judd
Val Hillebrand, B/NL
Franck Hahn, D
Gavin Pickering, GB
DNS J.F. Leroch, F
DNS Sylvie Delcour, B
3395
V8
Dunlop
LMP2
183
09:54
Transmission
34
DNF
91
T2M Motorsport, J
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Yutaka Yamagashi, J
Xavier Pompidou, F
Jean-Luc Blanchemain, F
DNS Vanina Ickx, B
3598
F6
Dunlop
LM
GT2
183
07:15
Crash
35
DNF
8
Rollcentre Racing, GB
Dallara LMP - Nissan
Michael Krumm, D
Bobby Verdon-Roe, GB
Harold Primat, F
3589
Turbo
V6
Michelin
LMP1/
900
133
10:30
-
36
DNF
32
Intersport Racing, USA
Lola B05/40- AER
Liz Halliday, USA
Sam Hancock, USA
Gregor Fisken, GB
DNS John Field, USA
DNS Clint Field, USA
1995
Turbo
S4
Goodyear
LMP2
119
01:30
-
37
DNF
34
Miracle Motorsports, USA
Courage C65 - AER
John Macaluso, USA
Ian James, GB
Andy Lally, USA
DNS Chris McMurry, USA
DNS Jeff Bucknum, USA
1995
Turbo
S4
Kleber
LMP2
115
00:30
-
38
DNF
31
Noël del Bello, F
Courage C65 - CG Mecachrome
Romain Iannetta, F
Christophe Pillon, CH
Ni Amorin, P
DNS Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière, F
DNS Christophe Tinseau, F
3393
V8
Michelin
LMP2
99
02:05
-
39
DNF
69
JMB Racing, MC
Ferrari 575 GTC
Jean-René De Fournoux, F
Stéphane Daoudi, F
Jim Matthews, USA
5993
V12
Pirelli
LM
GT1
84
23:58
-
40
DNF
85
Spyker Squadron b.v., NL
Spyker C8 Spyder - Audi
Tom Coronel, NL
Peter van Marksteijn, NL
Donny Crevels, NL
DNS Marc Goossens, B
3782
V8
Dunlop
LM
GT2
76
00:10
-
41
DNF
93
Scuderia Ecosse, GB
Ferrari 360 Modena
Andrew Kirkaldy, GB
Nathan Kinch, GB
Anthony Reid, GB
3586
V8
Pirelli
LM
GT2
70
22:52
-
42
DNF
51
BMS Scuderia Italia, I
Ferrari 550 Maranello
Fabrizio Gollin, I
Christian Pescatori, I
Miguel Ramos, P
DNS Lilian Bryner, CH
DNS Enzo Calderari, CH
DNS Gabriele Gardel, CH
5853
V12
Pirelli
LM
GT1
67
22:00
Crash
43
DNF
52
BMS Scuderia Italia, I
Ferrari 550 Maranello
Michele Bartyan, I
Matteo Malucelli, I
Toni Seiler, CH
DNS Stefano Livio, I
DNS Luca Capellari, I
5853
V12
Pirelli
LM
GT1
60
21:30
Crash
44
DNF
23
Gérard Welter, F
WR LMP04 - Peugeot
Jean-Bernard Bouvet, F
Robert Julien, CDN
Sylvain Boulay, F
DNS Jean-René De Fournoux, F
3367
V6
Pirelli
LMP2
53
21:53
-
45
DNF
13
Courage Compétition, F
Courage C60 Hybride - Judd GV4
Jonathan Cochet, F
Shinji Nakano, J
Bruce Jouanny, F
3994
V10
Yokohama
LMP1
52
22:40
-
46
DNF
20
Pierre Bruneau, F
Pilbeam M93 - JPX
Pierre Bruneau, F
Marc Rostan, F
Philippe Haezenbrouck, F
3396
V6
Michelin
LMP2
32
21:00
-
47
DNF
39
Chamberlain - Synergy Motorsport, GB
Lola B05/40 - AER
Bob Berridge, GB
Gareth Evans, GB
Peter Owen, GB
1995
Turbo
S4
Dunlop
LMP2
30
20:45
-
48
DNF
33
Intersport Racing, USA
(Cirtek Motorsport, GB)
Courage C65 - AER
Juan Barazi, DK
Sergei Zlobin, RUS
Bastien Brière, F
DNS Frank Mountain, GB
1995
Turbo
S4
Michelin
LMP2
30
19:04
-
49
DNF
77
Panoz Motor Sports, USA
Panoz Elan Esperante GT-LM
Bill Auberlen, USA
Robin Liddell, GB
Scott Maxwell, CDN
DNS Gunnar Jeanette, USA
DNS David Saelens, B
4994
V8
Pirelli
LM
GT2
30
20:04
-
50
DNS
45
Lucchini Engineering Srl, I
Lucchini XV - Judd
Fabrizio Peroni, I
Marco Savoldi, I
Filippo Francioni, I
3400
-
-
LMP2
-
Withdrawn after test
51
DNS
14
Team Nasamax, GB
Nasamax DM139 - Judd
Robbie Stirling, CDN
Werner Lupberger, ZA
Kevin McGarrity, GB
3997
V10
-
LMP1
-
Bioethanol
Withdrawn before test
52
DNS
55
ACEMCO Motorsports, USA
Saleen S7-R
Terry Borcheller, USA
Johnny Mowlem, GB
Ralf Kelleners, D
6999
V8
-
LM
GT1
-
Withdrawn before test
53
DNS
60
Larbre Compétition, F
Ferrari 550 Maranello
-
-
5853
V12
-
LM
GT1
-
Reserve entry
54
DNS
11
Racing for Holland, NL
Dome - Judd
-
-

3998
V10
-
LMP1/
900
-
Reserver entry
55
DNS
99
GPC Sport Srl, I
Ferrari 360 Modena GTC
Luca Drudi, I
Gabrio Rosa, I
3586
V8
-
LM
GT2
-
Reserve entry
56
DNS
65
Graham Nash Motorsport, GB
Saleen S7-R
Matteo Bobbi, I
Stephane Lemeret, B
Ricky Cole, GB
Paolo Ruberti, I
6986
V8
-
LM
GT1
-
Reserve entry
57
DNS
86
Spyker Squadron b.v., NL
Spyker C8 Spyder
Frank Munsterhuis, NL
Marc Goossens, B
Michael Bleekemolen, NL
3800
V8
-
LM
GT2
-
Reserve entry
58
DNS
75
Perspective Racing / Thierry Perrier, F
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
-
-
3598
F6
-
LM
GT2
-
Reserve entry
59
DNS
-
Arena Motorsport, GB
Zytek
-
-
3396
V8
-
LMP1
-
Entry withdrawn
60
DNA
-
Fred Goddard Racing
Reynard MP900 - Judd

-
-
-
-
-
LMP1
-
Not accepted
61
DNA
-
Lister Racing Team, GB
Lister Storm LMP
Justin Keen, GB

-
-
-
LMP1
-
Not accepted
62
DNA
-
Team Essex Invest, DK
Zytek 04S
Caspar Elgaard, DK
Hayanari Shimoda, J
John Nielsen, DK
-
-
-
LMP1
-
Not accepted
63
DNA
-
BBA Compétition / Nöel del Bello, F
Courage C65 - Mecachrome
Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiére, F
Jean-Philippe Belloc, F
-
-
-
LMP2
-
Not accepted
64
DNA
-
Binnie Motorsports, USA
Lola B05/40 - Nicholson McLaren
William 'Bill' Binnie, USA

-
V8
-
LMP2
-
Not accepted
65
DNA
-
Team LNT, GB
TVR Tuscan 400 R
Jonny Kane, GB
Lawrence Tomlinson, GB
-
S6
-
LM
GT2
-
Not accepted
66
DNA
-
Team LNT, GB
TVR Tuscan 400 R
Mark Hynes, GB
Patrick Pearce, GB
Richard Dean, GB
-
S6
-
LM
GT2
-
Not accepted
67
DNA
-
Dyson Racing Team, USA
Lola EX257 - AER
James Weaver, USA
Butch Leitzinger, USA
Chris Dyson, USA
Guy Smith, GB
-
S4
-
LMP1
-
Not accepted
68
DNA
-
Amprex Motorsport, MAL
Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT
Genji Hashimoto, J
Norman Simon, D
-
-
-
LM
GT1
-
Not accepted
69
DNA
-
Carsport Holland, NL
Corvette C5-R
Anthony Kumpen, B
Bert Longin, B
Mike Hezemans, NL
-
V8
-
LM
GT1
-
Not accepted
70
DNA
-
Gianpaolo Coppi, I
Ferrari 575 GTC
Jean-Denis Deletraz, CH
Andrea Piccini, I
Jaime Melo, BR
Jean-Philippe Belloc, F
-
V12
-
LM
GT1
-
Not accepted
71
DNA
-
British American Motorsports, USA
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Tony Burgess, CDN
Martin Jensen, DK
-
F6
-
LM
GT2
-
Not accepted
72
DNA
-
Gruppe M, GB
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Tim Sugden, GB
Jonathan Cocker, GB
-
F6
-
LM
GT2
-
Not accepted
73
DNA
-
Bernard Jubin, F
Porsche 996 GT3 RS
-
-
-
F6
-
LM
GT2
-
Not accepted
74
DNA
-
Team Durango, I
-
-
-
-
-
LMP2
-
Not entered
75
DNA
-
Tracsport, GB
Courage C65
John Gaw, GB
John Ingram, GB
Rick Pearson, GB
-
-
-
LMP2
Not entered
76
DNA
-
Barron Connor Racing, NL
Ferrari 575 GTurbo
-
-
-
V12
-
LM
GT1
-
Not entered
77
DNA
-
Choro-Q Racing Team, J
-
-
-
-
-
LM
GT1
-
Not entered
78
DNA
-
BAM! Motorsport, USA
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Leo Hindery, USA

-
F6
-
LM
GT2
-
Not entered
79
DNA
-
PK Sport, GB
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
-
-
-
F6
-
LM
GT2
-
Not entered
80
DNA
-
The Racers Group, USA
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
-
-
-
F6
-
LM
GT2
-
Not entered
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