1985 Le Mans 24 Hours

Race Winner
Country
France
Circuit
Round
4
Laps
374
Pole
Fastest Lap
Mass, 3m 25.10s
1985 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

3

John Winter

7

Joest Racing

Porsche 956B (Dunlop)

24h

0

1

3

Klaus Ludwig

7

Joest Racing

Porsche 956B (Dunlop)

24h

20

 

Paolo Barilla

       

20

2

7

Richard Lloyd

14

Richard Lloyd Racing

Porsche 956GTi (Goodyear)

371 laps

0

2

7

Jonathan Palmer

14

Richard Lloyd Racing

Porsche 956GTi (Goodyear)

371 laps

15

 

James Weaver

       

15

3

2

Hans-Joachim Stuck

2

Rothmans Porsche

Porsche 962 (Dunlop)

367 laps

12

 

Derek Bell

       

12

4

8

Guy Edwards

33

John Fitzpatrick Racing

Porsche 956B (Yokohama)

366 laps

0

4

8

Jo Gartner

33

John Fitzpatrick Racing

Porsche 956B (Yokohama)

366 laps

10

 

David Hobbs

       

10

5

2

George Fouche

10

Porsche Kremer Racing

Porsche 956B (Goodyear)

361 laps

8

5

2

Mario Hytten

10

Porsche Kremer Racing

Porsche 956B (Goodyear)

361 laps

0

5

2

Sarel van der Merwe

10

Porsche Kremer Racing

Porsche 956B (Goodyear)

361 laps

8

6

3

Bob Wollek

4

Martini Racing (Lancia)

Lancia LC2 (Michelin)

360 laps

6

6

3

Lucio Cesario

4

Martini Racing (Lancia)

Lancia LC2 (Michelin)

360 laps

0

6

3

Alessandro Nannini

4

Martini Racing (Lancia)

Lancia LC2 (Michelin)

360 laps

6

7

1

Mauro Baldi

5

Martini Racing (Lancia)

Lancia LC2 (Michelin)

358 laps

4

 

Henri Pescarolo

       

4

8

6

Jurgen Laessig

26

Obermaier Racing

Porsche 956 (Goodyear)

357 laps

3

8

6

Jesus Pareja

26

Obermaier Racing

Porsche 956 (Goodyear)

357 laps

0

8

6

Herve Regout

26

Obermaier Racing

Porsche 956 (Goodyear)

357 laps

3

9

6

Mike Thackwell

11

Porsche Kremer Racing

Porsche 962 (Goodyear)

356 laps

2

 

Jean-Pierre Jarier

       

2

 

Franz Konrad

       

2

10

8

Jacky Ickx

1

Rothmans Porsche

Porsche 962 (Dunlop)

348 laps

1

 

Jochen Mass

       

1

11

2

Nick Faure

66

Michael Cane Racing

Emka 84/1-Aston Martin (Dunlop)

338 laps

0

 

Tiff Needell

       

0

 

Steve O'Rourke

       

0

12

17

Kaoru Hoshino

36

Toyota Team TOM's

Toyota 85C (Bridgestone)

330 laps

0

 

Satoru Nakajima

       

0

 

Masanori Sekiya

       

0

13

3

Chip Robinson

44

Group 44 Racing

Jaguar XJR-5 (Goodyear)

324 laps

0

 

Bob Tullius

       

0

 

Claude Ballot-Lena

       

0

14

14

Gordon Spice

70

Spice Engineering

Tiga GC285-Ford (Avon)

312 laps

0

 

Ray Bellm

       

0

 

Mark Galvin

       

0

15

27

Martin Birrane

151

Helmut Gall

BMW M1 (Dunlop)

307 laps

0

 

Edgar Doren

       

0

 

Jean-Paul Libert

       

0

16

22

Steve Earle

75

ADA Engineering

Gebhardt 843-Ford (Avon)

299 laps

0

 

Ian Harrower

       

0

 

John Sheldon

       

0

17

4

Michel Pignard

42

WM Secateva

WM P83B-Peugeot (Michelin)

299 laps

0

 

Jean-Daniel Raulet

       

0

 

Jean Rondeau

       

0

18

16

Jean-Claude Justice

39

Bussi Racing

Rondeau M382-Ford (Dunlop)

291 laps

0

 

Patrick Oudet

       

0

 

Bruno Sotty

       

0

19

24

David Kennedy

86

Mazdaspeed

Mazda 737C (Dunlop)

283 laps

0

 

Jean-Michel Martin

       

0

 

Philippe Martin

       

0

20

2

Alain de Cadenet

13

Courage Competition

Cougar C12-Porsche (Michelin)

279 laps

0

 

Yves Courage

       

0

 

Jean-Francois Yvon

       

0

21

24

Will Hoy

99

Roy Baker Racing

Tiga GC285-Ford (Avon)

274 laps

0

 

Nick Nicholson

       

0

 

Paul Smith

       

0

22

2

Almo Coppelli

34

Kreepy Krauly Racing

March 84G-Porsche (Yokohama)

270 laps

0

 

Christian Danner

       

0

 

Graham Duxbury

       

0

23

21

Roland Bassaler

95

Bellanger-Bassaler

Sauber C6-BMW (Avon)

268 laps

0

 

Dominique Lacaud

       

0

 

Yvon Tapy

       

0

24

16

Yojiro Terada

85

Mazdaspeed

Mazda 737C (Dunlop)

264 laps

0

 

Takashi Yorino

       

0

 

Yoshimi Katayama

       

0

DNS

Stanley Dickens

97

Strandell Motorsport

Strandell 85-Porsche (Avon)

Car under weight

0

 

Torgye Kleppe

       

0

DNS

Jean-Pierre Frey

81

Carma FF

Alba AR2-Carma (Avon)

0

 

Loris Kessel

       

0

 

Ruggero Melgrati

       

0

 

Aldo Bertuzzi

       

0

DNS

Jean-Louis Schlesser

55

John Fitzpatrick Racing

Porsche 956 (Yokohama)

0

 

Dudley Wood

       

0

 

Kenneth Acheson

       

0

DNS

John Nielsen

61

Team Sauber Mercedes

Sauber C8-Mercedes-Benz (Dunlop)

0

 

Dieter Quester

       

0

 

Max Welti

       

0

DSQ

Dominique Fornage

41

WM Secateva

WM P83B-Peugeot (Michelin)

267 laps Car under weight

0

 

Panic

       

0

 

Pascal Pessiot

       

0

DNQ

Kurt Hild

106

Martin Wagenstetter

Lotec C302-Ford (Yokohama)

0

 

Martin Wagenstetter

       

0

NC

Tony Lanfranchi

77

Spice Engineering

Tiga GC284-Ford (Dunlop)

226 laps Not classified

0

 

Tim Lee-Davey

       

0

 

Neil Crang

       

0

NC

Nick Adams

74

Gebhardt Motorsport

Gebhardt 853-Ford (Avon)

224 laps Not classified

0

 

John Graham

       

0

 

Frank Jelinski

       

0

NC

David Andrews

98

Roy Baker Racing

Tiga GC284-Ford (Avon)

150 laps Not classified

0

 

Duncan Bain

       

0

 

Francois Duret

       

0

NC

Louis Descartes

93

Automobiles Louis Descartes

ALD 01-BMW (Avon)

141 laps Not classified

0

 

Jacques Heuclin

       

0

 

Daniel Hubert

       

0

R

Pasquale Barberio

82

Grifo Autoracing

Alba AR3-Ford (Dunlop)

5 laps Electrics

0

 

Paolo Giangrossi

       

0

 

Mario Radicella

       

0

R

David Mercer

90

Jens Winther Team Castrol

URD C83-BMW (Avon)

141 laps Engine

0

 

Margie Smith-Haas

       

0

 

Jens Winther

       

0

R

David Leslie

79

Ecurie Ecosse

Ecosse C285-Ford (Avon)

45 laps Oil pump

0

 

Ray Mallock

       

0

 

Mike Wilds

       

0

R

Paul Belmondo

8

Joest Racing

Porsche 956 (Dunlop)

277 laps Accident

0

 

Kenper Miller

       

0

 

Mauricio de Narvaez

       

0

R

Aldo Bertuzzi

80

Carma FF

Alba AR6-Carma (Avon)

228 laps Electrics

0

 

Guido Dacco

       

0

 

Martino Finotto

       

0

R

ML Speer

46

Bussi Racing

Rondeau M482-Ford (Dunlop)

36 laps Suspension

0

 

Christian Bussi

       

0

 

Jack Griffin

       

0

R

Patrick Gonin

67

Graff Racing

Rondeau M482-Ford (Michelin)

143 laps Engine

0

 

Pierre de Thoisy

       

0

 

Pascal Witmeur

       

0

R

Max Cohen-Olivar

100

Bartlett Racing

Chevron B62-Ford (Avon)

19 laps Engine

0

 

Richard Jones

       

0

 

Robin Smith

       

0

R

Noel del Bello

104

Ecurie Blanchet Locatop

Rondeau M379-Ford (Goodyear)

65 laps Suspension

0

 

Michel Dubois

       

0

 

Hubert Striebig

       

0

R

Harald Grohs

152

Vogelsang Automobil Motorsport

BMW M1 (Goodyear)

32 laps Gearbox

0

 

Altfrid Heger

       

0

 

Kurt Konig

       

0

R

Philippe Dermagne

156

Raymond Touroul

Porsche 911SC (Pirelli)

107 laps Gasket

0

 

Thierry Perrier

       

0

 

Raymond Touroul

       

0

R

Enzo Calderari

157

Angelo Pallavicini

BMW M1 (Avon)

116 laps Engine

0

 

Angelo Pallavicini

       

0

 

Marco Vanoli

       

0

R

Oscar Larrauri

18

Brun Motorsport

Porsche 956 (Dunlop)

323 laps Engine

0

 

Massimo Sigala

       

0

 

Gabriele Tarquini

       

0

R

Didier Theys

19

Brun Motorsport

Porsche 962 (Dunlop)

304 laps Accident

0

 

Walter Brun

       

0

 

Joel Gouhier

       

0

R

Claude Haldi

43

WM Secateva

WM P83B-Peugeot (Michelin)

73 laps Accident

0

 

Jean-Claude Andruet

       

0

 

Roger Dorchy

       

0

R

Eje Elgh

38

Dome Toyota

Toyota 85C (Dunlop)

141 laps Clutch

0

 

Geoff Lees

       

0

 

Toshio Suzuki

       

0

R

Jim Adams

40

Group 44 Racing

Jaguar XJR-5 (Goodyear)

151 laps Driveshaft

0

 

Hurley Haywood

       

0

 

Brian Redman

       

0

R

Claude Bourgoignie

24

Cheetah Racing Cars

Cheetah G604-Aston Martin (Dunlop)

53 laps Accident

0

 

John C Cooper

       

0

 

Bernard de Dryver

       

0

R

John Watson

3

Rothmans Porsche

Porsche 962 (Dunlop)

299 laps Engine

0

 

Al Holbert

       

0

 

Vern Schuppan

       

0

R

Pierre-Francois Rousselot

31

Rondeau Primagaz

Rondeau M382-Ford (Dunlop)

286 laps Engine

0

 

Francois Servanin

       

0

 

Pierre Yver

       

0

Qualifying

Grid Driver Team Time

1

Derek Bell

Rothmans Porsche

3m 14.8s

1

Hans-Joachim Stuck

Rothmans Porsche

3m 14.8s

2

Jacky Ickx

Rothmans Porsche

3m 15.28s

2

Jochen Mass

Rothmans Porsche

3m 15.28s

3

Lucio Cesario

Martini Racing (Lancia)

3m 15.95s

3

Alessandro Nannini

Martini Racing (Lancia)

3m 15.95s

3

Bob Wollek

Martini Racing (Lancia)

3m 15.95s

4

Klaus Ludwig

Joest Racing

3m 20.03s

4

Paolo Barilla

Joest Racing

3m 20.03s

4

John Winter

Joest Racing

3m 20.03s

5

Vern Schuppan

Rothmans Porsche

3m 22.98s

5

Al Holbert

Rothmans Porsche

3m 22.98s

5

John Watson

Rothmans Porsche

3m 22.98s

6

Henri Pescarolo

Martini Racing (Lancia)

3m 23.46s

6

Mauro Baldi

Martini Racing (Lancia)

3m 23.46s

7

George Fouche

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 24.13s

7

Mario Hytten

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 24.13s

7

Sarel van der Merwe

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 24.13s

8

Kenper Miller

Joest Racing

3m 25.52s

8

Mauricio de Narvaez

Joest Racing

3m 25.52s

8

Paul Belmondo

Joest Racing

3m 25.52s

9

Richard Lloyd

Richard Lloyd Racing

3m 25.58s

9

Jonathan Palmer

Richard Lloyd Racing

3m 25.58s

9

James Weaver

Richard Lloyd Racing

3m 25.58s

10

Oscar Larrauri

Brun Motorsport

3m 26.67s

10

Massimo Sigala

Brun Motorsport

3m 26.67s

10

Gabriele Tarquini

Brun Motorsport

3m 26.67s

11

Didier Theys

Brun Motorsport

3m 30.33s

11

Walter Brun

Brun Motorsport

3m 30.33s

11

Joel Gouhier

Brun Motorsport

3m 30.33s

12

Guy Edwards

John Fitzpatrick Racing

3m 32.84s

12

Jo Gartner

John Fitzpatrick Racing

3m 32.84s

12

David Hobbs

John Fitzpatrick Racing

3m 32.84s

13

Nick Faure

Michael Cane Racing

3m 33.12s

13

Tiff Needell

Michael Cane Racing

3m 33.12s

13

Steve O'Rourke

Michael Cane Racing

3m 33.12s

14

Jurgen Laessig

Obermaier Racing

3m 33.3s

14

Jesus Pareja

Obermaier Racing

3m 33.3s

14

Herve Regout

Obermaier Racing

3m 33.3s

15

Mike Thackwell

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 33.41s

15

Jean-Pierre Jarier

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 33.41s

15

Franz Konrad

Porsche Kremer Racing

3m 33.41s

16

Claude Ballot-Lena

Group 44 Racing

3m 35.32s

16

Chip Robinson

Group 44 Racing

3m 35.32s

16

Bob Tullius

Group 44 Racing

3m 35.32s

17

Hurley Haywood

Group 44 Racing

3m 37.29s

17

Brian Redman

Group 44 Racing

3m 37.29s

17

Jim Adams

Group 44 Racing

3m 37.29s

18

Alain de Cadenet

Courage Competition

3m 38.18s

18

Yves Courage

Courage Competition

3m 38.18s

18

Jean-Francois Yvon

Courage Competition

3m 38.18s

19

Jean-Claude Andruet

WM Secateva

3m 38.4s

19

Roger Dorchy

WM Secateva

3m 38.4s

19

Claude Haldi

WM Secateva

3m 38.4s

20

Aldo Bertuzzi

Carma FF

3m 42.62s

20

Guido Dacco

Carma FF

3m 42.62s

20

Martino Finotto

Carma FF

3m 42.62s

21

Michel Pignard

WM Secateva

3m 43.07s

21

Jean-Daniel Raulet

WM Secateva

3m 43.07s

21

Jean Rondeau

WM Secateva

3m 43.07s

22

Eje Elgh

Dome Toyota

3m 43.77s

22

Geoff Lees

Dome Toyota

3m 43.77s

22

Toshio Suzuki

Dome Toyota

3m 43.77s

23

David Leslie

Ecurie Ecosse

3m 44.17s

23

Ray Mallock

Ecurie Ecosse

3m 44.17s

23

Mike Wilds

Ecurie Ecosse

3m 44.17s

24

Almo Coppelli

Kreepy Krauly Racing

3m 44.84s

24

Christian Danner

Kreepy Krauly Racing

3m 44.84s

24

Graham Duxbury

Kreepy Krauly Racing

3m 44.84s

25

Pasquale Barberio

Grifo Autoracing

3m 46.97s

25

Paolo Giangrossi

Grifo Autoracing

3m 46.97s

25

Mario Radicella

Grifo Autoracing

3m 46.97s

26

Patrick Gonin

Graff Racing

3m 47.53s

26

Pierre de Thoisy

Graff Racing

3m 47.53s

26

Pascal Witmeur

Graff Racing

3m 47.53s

27

Nick Adams

Gebhardt Motorsport

3m 47.76s

27

John Graham

Gebhardt Motorsport

3m 47.76s

27

Frank Jelinski

Gebhardt Motorsport

3m 47.76s

28

Mark Galvin

Spice Engineering

3m 48.08s

28

Gordon Spice

Spice Engineering

3m 48.08s

28

Ray Bellm

Spice Engineering

3m 48.08s

29

Kaoru Hoshino

Toyota Team TOM's

3m 48.67s

29

Satoru Nakajima

Toyota Team TOM's

3m 48.67s

29

Masanori Sekiya

Toyota Team TOM's

3m 48.67s

30

Dominique Fornage

WM Secateva

3m 49.2s

30

Panic

WM Secateva

3m 49.2s

30

Pascal Pessiot

WM Secateva

3m 49.2s

31

Pierre-Francois Rousselot

Rondeau Primagaz

3m 49.52s

31

Francois Servanin

Rondeau Primagaz

3m 49.52s

31

Pierre Yver

Rondeau Primagaz

3m 49.52s

32

Neil Crang

Spice Engineering

3m 50.37s

32

Tony Lanfranchi

Spice Engineering

3m 50.37s

32

Tim Lee-Davey

Spice Engineering

3m 50.37s

33

Max Cohen-Olivar

Bartlett Racing

3m 51.07s

33

Richard Jones

Bartlett Racing

3m 51.07s

33

Robin Smith

Bartlett Racing

3m 51.07s

34

Jean-Claude Justice

Bussi Racing

3m 51.86s

34

Patrick Oudet

Bussi Racing

3m 51.86s

34

Bruno Sotty

Bussi Racing

3m 51.86s

35

David Mercer

Jens Winther Team Castrol

3m 52.17s

35

Margie Smith-Haas

Jens Winther Team Castrol

3m 52.17s

35

Jens Winther

Jens Winther Team Castrol

3m 52.17s

36

Noel del Bello

Ecurie Blanchet Locatop

3m 52.79s

36

Michel Dubois

Ecurie Blanchet Locatop

3m 52.79s

36

Hubert Striebig

Ecurie Blanchet Locatop

3m 52.79s

37

Harald Grohs

Vogelsang Automobil Motorsport

3m 54.28s

37

Altfrid Heger

Vogelsang Automobil Motorsport

3m 54.28s

37

Kurt Konig

Vogelsang Automobil Motorsport

3m 54.28s

38

Steve Earle

ADA Engineering

3m 55.62s

38

Ian Harrower

ADA Engineering

3m 55.62s

38

John Sheldon

ADA Engineering

3m 55.62s

39

Christian Bussi

Bussi Racing

3m 55.65s

39

Jack Griffin

Bussi Racing

3m 55.65s

39

ML Speer

Bussi Racing

3m 55.65s

40

Yoshimi Katayama

Mazdaspeed

3m 57.73s

40

Yojiro Terada

Mazdaspeed

3m 57.73s

40

Takashi Yorino

Mazdaspeed

3m 57.73s

41

Claude Bourgoignie

Cheetah Racing Cars

3m 58.33s

41

John C Cooper

Cheetah Racing Cars

3m 58.33s

41

Bernard de Dryver

Cheetah Racing Cars

3m 58.33s

42

Martin Birrane

Helmut Gall

4m 0.31s

42

Edgar Doren

Helmut Gall

4m 0.31s

42

Jean-Paul Libert

Helmut Gall

4m 0.31s

43

David Kennedy

Mazdaspeed

4m 0.78s

43

Jean-Michel Martin

Mazdaspeed

4m 0.78s

43

Philippe Martin

Mazdaspeed

4m 0.78s

44

Roland Bassaler

Bellanger-Bassaler

4m 2.88s

44

Dominique Lacaud

Bellanger-Bassaler

4m 2.88s

44

Yvon Tapy

Bellanger-Bassaler

4m 2.88s

45

Will Hoy

Roy Baker Racing

4m 5.13s

45

Nick Nicholson

Roy Baker Racing

4m 5.13s

45

Paul Smith

Roy Baker Racing

4m 5.13s

46

Enzo Calderari

Angelo Pallavicini

4m 8.7s

46

Angelo Pallavicini

Angelo Pallavicini

4m 8.7s

46

Marco Vanoli

Angelo Pallavicini

4m 8.7s

47

Louis Descartes

Automobiles Louis Descartes

4m 18.26s

47

Jacques Heuclin

Automobiles Louis Descartes

4m 18.26s

47

Daniel Hubert

Automobiles Louis Descartes

4m 18.26s

48

David Andrews

Roy Baker Racing

4m 18.71s

48

Duncan Bain

Roy Baker Racing

4m 18.71s

48

Francois Duret

Roy Baker Racing

4m 18.71s

49

Philippe Dermagne

Raymond Touroul

4m 19.36s

49

Thierry Perrier

Raymond Touroul

4m 19.36s

49

Raymond Touroul

Raymond Touroul

4m 19.36s

Circuit - Le Mans

Country

France

Location

Le Mans, Pays de la Loire

Type

Temporary road course

Length

8.467 (Miles)

Record

Jochen Mass (Porsche 962), 3m25.10, 148.616 mph, Sports Cars, 1985

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