1978 Le Mans 24 Hours

  • Saturday, June 10, 1978
  • 24 heures du Mans

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

4

Jean-Pierre Jaussaud

2

Equipe Renault Elf

Alpine A442B-Renault (Michelin)

24h

0

 

Didier Pironi

       

0

2

2

Jacky Ickx

6

Martini Racing Porsche System

Porsche 936 (Dunlop)

364 laps

0

 

Jurgen Barth

       

0

 

Bob Wollek

       

0

3

3

Peter Gregg

7

Martini Racing Porsche System

Porsche 936 (Dunlop)

362 laps

0

 

Hurley Haywood

       

0

 

Reinhold Joest

       

0

4

4

Jean Ragnotti

4

Equipe Renault Elf

Alpine A442A-Renault (Michelin)

358 laps

0

 

Jean-Pierre Jabouille

       

0

 

Jose Dolhem

       

0

 

Guy Frequelin

       

0

5

11

Dick Barbour

90

Dick Barbour Racing

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

337 laps

0

 

John Paul

       

0

 

Brian Redman

       

0

6

8

Jim Busby

44

Porsche Kremer Racing

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

336 laps

0

 

Chris Cord

       

0

 

Rick Knoop

       

0

7

16

Mario Amaral

41

ASA Cachia Team Pace

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

329 laps

0

 

Paulo Gomes

       

0

 

Alfredo Guarana

       

0

8

5

Manfred Schurti

43

Martini Racing Porsche System

Porsche 935 (Dunlop)

326 laps

0

 

Rolf Stommelen

       

0

9

31

Bernard Darniche

72

Jean Rondeau

Rondeau M378-Ford (Goodyear)

294 laps

0

 

Jacky Haran

       

0

 

Jean Rondeau

       

0

10

1

Jacques Laffite

10

Grand Touring Cars

Mirage M9-Renault (Goodyear)

293 laps

0

 

Sam Posey

       

0

 

Vern Schuppan

       

0

11

18

Michel Pignard

31

Racing Organisation Course

Chevron B36-Chrysler (Goodyear)

284 laps

0

 

Lucien Rossiaud

       

0

 

Laurent Ferrier

       

0

12

39

Xavier Lapeyre

66

Anny-Charlotte Verney

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR (Michelin)

279 laps

0

 

Francois Servanin

       

0

 

Anny-Charlotte Verney

       

0

13

6

Andre Chevalley

71

Andre Chevalley Racing

Inaltera LM77-Ford (Goodyear)

279 laps

0

 

Francois Trisconi

       

0

14

33

Larry Perkins

97

Charles Ivey Racing

Porsche 911 Carrera RS (Dunlop)

278 laps

0

 

John Rulon-Miller

       

0

 

Gordon Spice

       

0

15

5

Chris Craft

8

Alain de Cadenet

De Cadenet LM-Ford (Goodyear)

273 laps

0

 

Alain de Cadenet

       

0

16

33

Lucien Guitteny

86

Ecurie Grand Competition Cars

Ferrari 365 GTB4/BB (Goodyear)

262 laps

0

 

Francois Migault

       

0

17

35

Jean-Claude Briavoine

62

"Segolen"

Porsche 934 (Michelin)

259 laps

0

 

Christian Bussi

       

0

 

Segolen

       

0

DNQ

Rene Boubet

63

Christian Gouttepifre

Porsche 911 Carrera RS (Michelin)

0

 

Christian Gouttepifre

       

0

 

Raymond Touroul

       

0

DNQ

Hans Heyer

40

AMG Motorenbau

Mercedes-Benz 450SLC (Goodyear)

0

 

Clemens Schickentanz

       

0

DNQ

Guy Chasseuil

14

BP Racing/Jorg Obermoser

Toj SC303-Ford (Dunlop)

0

 

Jorg Obermoser

       

0

 

Hubert Striebig

       

0

DNQ

Gerard Bleynie

60

Meccarillos Racing Team

Porsche 934 (Michelin)

0

 

Simon Delatour

       

0

 

Roland Ennequin

       

0

DNQ

Marcel Mignot

73

Bernard Decure

Renault Alpine A310 (Michelin)

0

 

Guillaume de Saintpierre

       

0

DNQ

Anna Cambiaghi

22

L'Agence Locomotiv

Lola T297-Chrysler (Goodyear)

0

 

Jean-Claude Guerie

       

0

 

Martine Renier

       

0

DNQ

Jean Belliard

98

Thierry Perrier

Porsche 911 Carrera RS (Dunlop)

0

 

Joel Mouetron

       

0

 

Thierry Perrier

       

0

DNQ

John C Cooper

9

Alain de Cadenet

De Cadenet Lola LM-Ford (Goodyear)

0

 

Bob Evans

       

0

 

Peter Lovett

       

0

DNQ

Alain Cudini

96

Garage du Bac

BMW 3.0 CSL (Dunlop)

0

 

Depnic

       

0

 

Pierre Dieudonne

       

0

NC

Harry Blumer

23

Sauber

Sauber C5-BMW (Pirelli)

257 laps Not classified

0

 

Eugen Strahl

       

0

 

Marc Surer

       

0

NC

Philippe Streiff

24

Michel Elkoubi

Lola T296-Ford (Goodyear)

232 laps Not classified

0

 

Pierre Yver

       

0

 

Michel Elkoubi

       

0

NC

Bruno Sotty

25

Michel Elkoubi

Lola T296-Ford (Goodyear)

238 laps Not classified

0

 

Gerard Cuynet

       

0

 

Jean-Claude Dutrey

       

0

NC

John Beasley

12

Simon Phillips Racing

De Cadenet Lola LM-Ford (Goodyear)

99 laps Not classified

0

 

Nick Faure

       

0

 

Simon Phillips

       

0

 

Martin Raymond

       

0

NC

Jean-Daniel Grandjean

20

Cheetah Racing Cars

Cheetah G601-Ford (Goodyear)

250 laps Not classified

0

 

Mario Luini

       

0

 

Sandro Plastina

       

0

NC

Jean-Francois Auboiron

28

Dominique Lacaud

Lola T297-BMW (Goodyear)

217 laps Not classified

0

 

Dominique Lacaud

       

0

 

Michel Lateste

       

0

NC

Dieter Schornstein

45

Porsche Kremer Racing

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

182 laps Not classified

0

 

Philippe Gurdjian

       

0

 

John Winter

       

0

NC

Alain-Michel Bernard

64

Georges Bourdillat

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR (Michelin)

241 laps Not classified

0

 

Georges Bourdillat

       

0

 

Jean-Luc Favresse

       

0

R

Yves Courage

65

Joel Laplacette

Porsche 930 (Michelin)

116 laps Engine

0

 

Joel Laplacette

       

0

 

Antoine Salamin

       

0

 

Gerard Vial

       

0

R

Edgar Doren

68

Herve Poulain

Porsche 934 (Goodyear)

167 laps Gearbox

0

 

Romain Feitler

       

0

 

Gerhard Holup

       

0

 

Herve Poulain

       

0

R

Willy Braillard

69

Freres Ravenel

Porsche 934 (Dunlop)

35 laps Engine

0

 

Philippe Dagoreau

       

0

 

Jacques Ravenel

       

0

 

Jean-Louis Ravenel

       

0

R

Guy Chasseuil

61

Auto Daniel Urcun

Porsche 934 (Dunlop)

61 laps Gearbox

0

 

Jean-Claude Lefevre

       

0

 

Marcel Mignot

       

0

R

Guy Edwards

19

Ibec Racing Developments

Ibec 308LM-Ford (Goodyear)

195 laps Engine

0

 

Ian Grob

       

0

R

Christine Dacremont

76

WM AEREM

WM P76-Peugeot (Michelin)

171 laps Accident

0

 

Marianne Hoephner

       

0

R

Max Mamers

77

WM AEREM

WM P77-Peugeot (Michelin)

44 laps Fuel injection

0

 

Jean-Daniel Raulet

       

0

R

Marc Sourd

78

WM AEREM

WM P78-Peugeot (Michelin)

186 laps Accident

0

 

Xavier Mathiot

       

0

 

Christian Debias

       

0

R

Jean-Pierre Delauney

87

North American Racing Team

Ferrari 512BB (Goodyear)

232 laps Engine

0

 

Jacques Guerin

       

0

 

Gregg Young

       

0

R

Jean-Claude Andruet

88

Pozzi Thompson JMS Racing

Ferrari 512BB (Michelin)

251 laps Engine

0

 

Spartico Dini

       

0

R

Jean-Louis Lafosse

89

Pozzi Thompson JMS Racing

Ferrari 512BB (Michelin)

218 laps Accident

0

 

Claude Ballot-Lena

       

0

R

Brad Frisselle

84

Brad Frisselle Racing

Chevrolet Monza (Goodyear)

30 laps Engine

0

 

John Hotchkis

       

0

 

Robert Kirby

       

0

R

Beurlys

85

"Beurlys"

Ferrari 512BB (Michelin)

39 laps Gearbox

0

 

Nick Faure

       

0

 

Teddy Pilette

       

0

 

Raymond Touroul

       

0

R

Steve

46

Porsche Kremer Racing

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

34 laps Engine

0

 

Martin Raymond

       

0

 

Mike Franey

       

0

R

John Fitzpatrick

47

GELO Racing

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

19 laps Engine

0

 

Toine Hezemans

       

0

R

Claude Haldi

48

Meccarillos Racing Team

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

140 laps Brakes

0

 

Herbert Muller

       

0

 

Nico

       

0

R

Jacky Ickx

5

Martini Racing Porsche System

Porsche 936 (Dunlop)

255 laps Gearbox

0

 

Jochen Mass

       

0

 

Henri Pescarolo

       

0

R

Michel Dubois

29

Racing Organisation Course

Chevron B36-Chrysler (Goodyear)

142 laps Chassis

0

 

Daniel Gache

       

0

 

Julien Sanchez

       

0

R

Derek Bell

3

Equipe Renault Elf

Alpine A442A-Renault (Michelin)

162 laps Gearbox casing

0

 

Jean-Pierre Jarier

       

0

R

Albert Dufrene

30

Racing Organisation Course

Chevron B36-Chrysler (Goodyear)

195 laps Gearbox

0

 

Max Cohen-Olivar

       

0

 

Jacques Henry

       

0

R

Tony Birchenhough

32

Dorset Racing Associates

Lola T294-Ford (Dunlop)

61 laps Accident

0

 

Ian Harrower

       

0

 

Brian Joscelyne

       

0

 

Juliette Slaughter

       

0

R

Martin Birrane

33

Cloud Engineering

Lola T294-Ford (Goodyear)

23 laps Chassis

0

 

Richard Down

       

0

 

Bob Evans

       

0

R

Rad Dougall

34

Toleman Group Motorsport

Osella PA6-BMW (Pirelli)

113 laps Accident

0

 

Dieter Quester

       

0

 

Tom Walkinshaw

       

0

R

Jean-Marie Lemerle

21

Jean-Marie Lemerle

Lola T294-Chrysler (Goodyear)

126 laps Engine

0

 

Alain Levie

       

0

 

Pierre-Francois Rousselot

       

0

R

Michel Leclere

11

Grand Touring Cars

Mirage M9-Renault (Goodyear)

33 laps Engine

0

 

Sam Posey

       

0

R

Christian Blanc

26

GVEA

Lola T296-Ford (Goodyear)

130 laps Accident

0

 

Georges Morand

       

0

 

Eric Vaugnat

       

0

R

Frederic Alliot

27

Mogil Motors with Kores Racing

Chevron B31-Ford (Goodyear)

181 laps Accident

0

 

Tony Charnell

       

0

 

Richard Jones

       

0

 

Robin Smith

       

0

R

Patrick Depailler

1

Equipe Renault Elf

Alpine A443-Renault (Michelin)

279 laps Gearbox

0

 

Jean-Pierre Jabouille

       

0

R

Steve Earle

91

Dick Barbour Racing

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

159 laps Accident

0

 

Bob Garretson

       

0

 

Bob Akin

       

0

R

Franz Konrad

94

Whittington Racing

Porsche 935 (Goodyear)

41 laps Accident

0

 

Bill Whittington

       

0

 

Don Whittington

       

0

Qualifying

Grid Driver Team Time

1

Jochen Mass

Martini Racing Porsche System

3m 27.6s

1

Henri Pescarolo

Martini Racing Porsche System

3m 27.6s

1

Jacky Ickx

Martini Racing Porsche System

3m 27.6s

2

Patrick Depailler

Equipe Renault Elf

3m 28.4s

2

Jean-Pierre Jabouille

Equipe Renault Elf

3m 28.4s

3

Manfred Schurti

Martini Racing Porsche System

3m 30.9s

3

Rolf Stommelen

Martini Racing Porsche System

3m 30.9s

4

Bob Wollek

Martini Racing Porsche System

3m 35.2s

4

Jacky Ickx

Martini Racing Porsche System

3m 35.2s

4

Jurgen Barth

Martini Racing Porsche System

3m 35.2s

5

Jean-Pierre Jaussaud

Equipe Renault Elf

3m 35.8s

5

Didier Pironi

Equipe Renault Elf

3m 35.8s

6

Peter Gregg

Martini Racing Porsche System

3m 37.3s

6

Hurley Haywood

Martini Racing Porsche System

3m 37.3s

6

Reinhold Joest

Martini Racing Porsche System

3m 37.3s

7

Jean-Pierre Jarier

Equipe Renault Elf

3m 37.9s

7

Derek Bell

Equipe Renault Elf

3m 37.9s

8

Jose Dolhem

Equipe Renault Elf

3m 42.7s

8

Guy Frequelin

Equipe Renault Elf

3m 42.7s

8

Jean Ragnotti

Equipe Renault Elf

3m 42.7s

8

Jean-Pierre Jabouille

Equipe Renault Elf

3m 42.7s

9

Jacques Laffite

Grand Touring Cars

3m 45.8s

9

Sam Posey

Grand Touring Cars

3m 45.8s

9

Vern Schuppan

Grand Touring Cars

3m 45.8s

10

Alain de Cadenet

Alain de Cadenet

3m 46.2s

10

Chris Craft

Alain de Cadenet

3m 46.2s

11

John Fitzpatrick

GELO Racing

3m 46.5s

11

Toine Hezemans

GELO Racing

3m 46.5s

12

Michel Leclere

Grand Touring Cars

3m 48.3s

12

Sam Posey

Grand Touring Cars

3m 48.3s

13

Guy Edwards

Ibec Racing Developments

3m 50.2s

13

Ian Grob

Ibec Racing Developments

3m 50.2s

14

Jim Busby

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 50.7s

14

Chris Cord

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 50.7s

14

Rick Knoop

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 50.7s

15

John Beasley

Simon Phillips Racing

3m 51.9s

15

Nick Faure

Simon Phillips Racing

3m 51.9s

15

Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips Racing

3m 51.9s

15

Martin Raymond

Simon Phillips Racing

3m 51.9s

16

Dick Barbour

Dick Barbour Racing

3m 52.6s

16

John Paul

Dick Barbour Racing

3m 52.6s

16

Brian Redman

Dick Barbour Racing

3m 52.6s

17

Franz Konrad

Whittington Racing

3m 52.6s

17

Bill Whittington

Whittington Racing

3m 52.6s

17

Don Whittington

Whittington Racing

3m 52.6s

18

Christian Debias

WM AEREM

3m 52.9s

18

Xavier Mathiot

WM AEREM

3m 52.9s

18

Marc Sourd

WM AEREM

3m 52.9s

19

Andre Chevalley

Andre Chevalley Racing

3m 53.9s

19

Francois Trisconi

Andre Chevalley Racing

3m 53.9s

20

Martin Raymond

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 54.8s

20

Steve

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 54.8s

20

Mike Franey

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 54.8s

21

Claude Haldi

Meccarillos Racing Team

3m 55.8s

21

Herbert Muller

Meccarillos Racing Team

3m 55.8s

21

Nico

Meccarillos Racing Team

3m 55.8s

22

Rad Dougall

Toleman Group Motorsport

3m 56.2s

22

Dieter Quester

Toleman Group Motorsport

3m 56.2s

22

Tom Walkinshaw

Toleman Group Motorsport

3m 56.2s

23

Mario Amaral

ASA Cachia Team Pace

3m 59.5s

23

Paulo Gomes

ASA Cachia Team Pace

3m 59.5s

23

Alfredo Guarana

ASA Cachia Team Pace

3m 59.5s

24

Harry Blumer

Sauber

4m 0.1s

24

Eugen Strahl

Sauber

4m 0.1s

24

Marc Surer

Sauber

4m 0.1s

25

Brad Frisselle

Brad Frisselle Racing

4m 2.3s

25

John Hotchkis

Brad Frisselle Racing

4m 2.3s

25

Robert Kirby

Brad Frisselle Racing

4m 2.3s

27

Jean-Daniel Raulet

WM AEREM

4m 3.5s

27

Max Mamers

WM AEREM

4m 3.5s

28

Philippe Gurdjian

Porsche Kremer Racing

4m 4.2s

28

Frederic Alliot

Mogil Motors with Kores Racing

4m 4.2s

28

Tony Charnell

Mogil Motors with Kores Racing

4m 4.2s

28

Richard Jones

Mogil Motors with Kores Racing

4m 4.2s

28

Robin Smith

Mogil Motors with Kores Racing

4m 4.2s

28

John Winter

Porsche Kremer Racing

4m 4.2s

28

Dieter Schornstein

Porsche Kremer Racing

4m 4.2s

29

Michel Pignard

Racing Organisation Course

4m 4.2s

29

Lucien Rossiaud

Racing Organisation Course

4m 4.2s

29

Laurent Ferrier

Racing Organisation Course

4m 4.2s

30

Jean-Francois Auboiron

Dominique Lacaud

4m 4.5s

30

Dominique Lacaud

Dominique Lacaud

4m 4.5s

30

Michel Lateste

Dominique Lacaud

4m 4.5s

31

Steve Earle

Dick Barbour Racing

4m 5.2s

31

Bob Garretson

Dick Barbour Racing

4m 5.2s

31

Bob Akin

Dick Barbour Racing

4m 5.2s

32

Edgar Doren

Herve Poulain

4m 7s

32

Romain Feitler

Herve Poulain

4m 7s

32

Gerhard Holup

Herve Poulain

4m 7s

32

Herve Poulain

Herve Poulain

4m 7s

33

Claude Ballot-Lena

Pozzi Thompson JMS Racing

4m 7.1s

33

Jean-Louis Lafosse

Pozzi Thompson JMS Racing

4m 7.1s

34

Spartico Dini

Pozzi Thompson JMS Racing

4m 7.3s

34

Jean-Claude Andruet

Pozzi Thompson JMS Racing

4m 7.3s

35

Daniel Gache

Racing Organisation Course

4m 7.8s

35

Michel Dubois

Racing Organisation Course

4m 7.8s

35

Julien Sanchez

Racing Organisation Course

4m 7.8s

36

Jean-Pierre Delauney

North American Racing Team

4m 7.9s

36

Jacques Guerin

North American Racing Team

4m 7.9s

36

Gregg Young

North American Racing Team

4m 7.9s

37

Willy Braillard

Freres Ravenel

4m 8s

37

Philippe Dagoreau

Freres Ravenel

4m 8s

37

Jacques Ravenel

Freres Ravenel

4m 8s

37

Jean-Louis Ravenel

Freres Ravenel

4m 8s

38

Max Cohen-Olivar

Racing Organisation Course

4m 8.3s

38

Albert Dufrene

Racing Organisation Course

4m 8.3s

38

Jacques Henry

Racing Organisation Course

4m 8.3s

39

Guy Chasseuil

Auto Daniel Urcun

4m 9.1s

39

Jean-Claude Lefevre

Auto Daniel Urcun

4m 9.1s

39

Marcel Mignot

Auto Daniel Urcun

4m 9.1s

40

Bernard Darniche

Jean Rondeau

4m 9.4s

40

Jacky Haran

Jean Rondeau

4m 9.4s

40

Jean Rondeau

Jean Rondeau

4m 9.4s

41

Tony Birchenhough

Dorset Racing Associates

4m 10.4s

41

Ian Harrower

Dorset Racing Associates

4m 10.4s

41

Brian Joscelyne

Dorset Racing Associates

4m 10.4s

41

Juliette Slaughter

Dorset Racing Associates

4m 10.4s

42

Beurlys

"Beurlys"

4m 10.9s

42

Nick Faure

"Beurlys"

4m 10.9s

42

Teddy Pilette

"Beurlys"

4m 10.9s

42

Raymond Touroul

"Beurlys"

4m 10.9s

43

Michel Elkoubi

Michel Elkoubi

4m 11.7s

43

Philippe Streiff

Michel Elkoubi

4m 11.7s

43

Pierre Yver

Michel Elkoubi

4m 11.7s

44

Martin Birrane

Cloud Engineering

4m 12s

44

Richard Down

Cloud Engineering

4m 12s

44

Bob Evans

Cloud Engineering

4m 12s

45

Christian Blanc

GVEA

4m 12.2s

45

Georges Morand

GVEA

4m 12.2s

45

Eric Vaugnat

GVEA

4m 12.2s

46

Jean-Marie Lemerle

Jean-Marie Lemerle

4m 13.7s

46

Alain Levie

Jean-Marie Lemerle

4m 13.7s

46

Pierre-Francois Rousselot

Jean-Marie Lemerle

4m 13.7s

47

Larry Perkins

Charles Ivey Racing

4m 14.7s

47

John Rulon-Miller

Charles Ivey Racing

4m 14.7s

47

Gordon Spice

Charles Ivey Racing

4m 14.7s

48

Bruno Sotty

Michel Elkoubi

4m 15.8s

48

Gerard Cuynet

Michel Elkoubi

4m 15.8s

48

Jean-Claude Dutrey

Michel Elkoubi

4m 15.8s

49

Lucien Guitteny

Ecurie Grand Competition Cars

4m 15.9s

49

Francois Migault

Ecurie Grand Competition Cars

4m 15.9s

50

Jean-Daniel Grandjean

Cheetah Racing Cars

4m 19.3s

50

Mario Luini

Cheetah Racing Cars

4m 19.3s

50

Sandro Plastina

Cheetah Racing Cars

4m 19.3s

51

Xavier Lapeyre

Anny-Charlotte Verney

4m 19.6s

51

Francois Servanin

Anny-Charlotte Verney

4m 19.6s

51

Anny-Charlotte Verney

Anny-Charlotte Verney

4m 19.6s

52

Jean-Claude Briavoine

"Segolen"

4m 21.6s

52

Christian Bussi

"Segolen"

4m 21.6s

52

Segolen

"Segolen"

4m 21.6s

53

Christine Dacremont

WM AEREM

4m 22.8s

53

Marianne Hoephner

WM AEREM

4m 22.8s

54

Yves Courage

Joel Laplacette

4m 25s

54

Joel Laplacette

Joel Laplacette

4m 25s

54

Antoine Salamin

Joel Laplacette

4m 25s

54

Gerard Vial

Joel Laplacette

4m 25s

55

Alain-Michel Bernard

Georges Bourdillat

4m 28.2s

55

Georges Bourdillat

Georges Bourdillat

4m 28.2s

55

Jean-Luc Favresse

Georges Bourdillat

4m 28.2s

Circuit - Le Mans

Country

France

Location

Le Mans, Pays de la Loire

Type

Temporary road course

Length

8.476 (Miles)

Record

Jean-Pierre Jabouille (Alpine A442A-Renault), 3m34.2, 142.454 mph, Sports Cars, 1978

3,169

Championships

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13,955

Results

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16,060

Drivers

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9,346

Teams

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865

Circuits

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