1978
Le Mans 24 Hours

24 Heures du Mans
Non Championship race
1978 June 10th-11th
Le Mans, 13,640 km

Pole Position : PORSCHE 936/78 #5, J.Ickx / H.Pescarolo / J.Mass, 3'27"600
Winner : RENAULT-ALPINE A442B #2, D.Pironi / J.P.Jaussaud, 370 laps, at 210,189 km/h
Fastest lap : RENAULT-ALPINE A443 #1, J.P.Jabouille, 3'34"2
 

RESULTS

Pos. # Car Drivers Entrant Laps Group Practice
2nd 6 PORSCHE 936/78 Bob WOLLEK (F) / Jürgen BARTH (D) / Jacky ICKX (B) / Reinhold JÖST (D) DND Martini Racing
Porsche System
5 laps
behind
2nd Sports,
2nd S +2.0
4th, 3'35"200
3rd 7 PORSCHE 936/77 Hurley HAYWOOD (USA) / Peter GREGG (USA) /
Reinhold JÖST (D) / Jochen MASS (D) DND
Martini Racing
Porsche System
7 laps
behind
3rd Sports,
3rd S +2.0
6th, 3'37"300
5th 90 PORSCHE 935/77A Brian REDMAN (GB) / John PAUL (USA) / Dick BARBOUR (USA) Dick Barbour Racing 32 laps behind Winner IMSA,
winner IMSA +2.5
16th, 3'52"600
6th 44 PORSCHE 935/77A Jim BUSBY (USA) / Rick KNOOP (USA) / Chris CORD (USA) Porsche Kremer Racing 33 laps behind Winner Gr.5,
winner Gr.5 +2.0
14th, 3'50"700
7th 41 PORSCHE 935 Paulo GOMES (BR) / Marinho AMARAL (BR) /
Alfredo Guaraná MENEZES (BR) / Henri CACHIA (F) DND / Claude BALLOT-LENA (F) DND
A.S.A. Cachia - Team Pace 40 laps behind 2nd Gr.5,
2nd Gr.5 +2.0
23rd, 3'59"500
8th 43 PORSCHE 935/78 Manfred SCHURTI (FL) / Rolf STOMMELEN (D) Martini Racing
Porsche System
43 laps behind 3rd Gr.5,
3rd Gr.5 +2.0
3rd, 3'30"900
12th 66 PORSCHE Carrera RSR Anny-Charlotte VERNEY (F) / Xavier LAPEYRE (F) /
François SERVANIN (F)
Anny-Charlotte Verney 90 laps behind Winner GT,
winner GT 3.0
51st, 4'19"600
14th 97 PORSCHE Carrera RSR Gordon SPICE (GB) / John RULON-MILLER (USA) /
Larry PERKINS (AUS)
Charles Ivey Engineering 91 laps behind 2nd IMSA,
2nd IMSA +2.5
47th, 4'14"700
17th 62 PORSCHE 934 Christian BUSSI (F) / "SEGOLEN" (F) /
Jean-Claude BRIAVOINE (F) / Claude HALDI (CH) DND
"Segolen" 110 laps behind 2nd GT,
winner GT +3.0
52nd, 4'21"600
NC 64 PORSCHE Carrera Georges BOURDILLAT (F) / Alain-Michel BERNARD (F) /
Jean-Luc FAVRESSE (F)
Georges Bourdillat 242 laps GT 3.0 55th, 4'28"200
NC 45 PORSCHE 935 "John WINTER" (D) / Dieter SCHORNSTEIN (D) /
Philippe GURDJIAN (F)
Porsche Kremer Racing 183 laps Gr.5 +2.0 28th, 4'04"200
DNF 5 PORSCHE 936/78 Jacky ICKX (B) / Henri PESCAROLO (F) / Jochen MASS (D) Martini Racing
Porsche System
255 laps S +2.0 Pole, 3'27"600
DNF 68 PORSCHE 934 Edgar DÖREN (D) / Hervé POULAIN (F) / Gerhard HOLUP (D) / Romain FEITLER (L) Hervé Poulain 167 laps GT +3.0 32nd, 4'07"000
DNF 91 PORSCHE 935/77A Bob GARRETSON (USA) / Bob AKIN (USA) / Steve EARLE (USA) Dick Barbour Racing 159 laps IMSA +2.5 31st, 4'05"200
DNF 48 PORSCHE 935 Herbert MÜLLER (CH) / Claude HALDI (CH) / "NICO" (CH) Meccarillos Cégécol
Racing Team
140 laps Gr.5 +2.0 21st, 3'55"800
DNF 65 PORSCHE 930 Antoine SALAMIN (CH) / Gérard VIAL (CH) / Yves COURAGE (F) / Jöel LAPLACETTE (F) Jöel Laplacette 116 laps GT +3.0 54th, 4'25"000
DNF 61 PORSCHE 934 Guy CHASSEUIL (F) / Jean-Claude LEFEBVRE (F) /
José DOLHEM (F) DND
Auto Daniel Urcun 61 laps GT +3.0 39th, 4'09"100
DNF 94 PORSCHE 935/77A Bill WHITTINGTON (USA) / Don WHITTINGTON (USA) /
Franz KONRAD (A) DND
/ Reinhold JÖST (D) DND
Whittington Brother Inc. Racing 41 laps Gr.5 +2.0 17th, 3'52"800
DNF 69 PORSCHE 934 Willy BRAILLARD (B) / Jean-Louis RAVENEL (F) /
Jacky RAVENEL (F) DND
/ Philippe DAGOREAU (F) DND
Jean-Louis Ravenel - V.S.D. 35 laps GT +3.0 37th, 4'08"000
DNF 46 PORSCHE 935/77A Martin RAYMOND (GB) / "STEVE" (B) / Mike FRANEY (GB) DND Porsche Kremer Racing 34 laps Gr.5 +2.0 20th, 3'54"800
DNF 47 PORSCHE 935/77A John FITZPATRICK (GB) / Toine HEZEMANS (NL) DND /
Klaus LUDWIG (D) DND
Weisberg Gelo Team 19 laps Gr.5 +2.0 11th, 3'46"500
NQ 60 PORSCHE 934 Simon DE LAUTOUR (GB) / Gérard BLEYNIE (F) /
Roland ENNEQUIN (F)
Meccarillos Cégécol
Racing Team
- GT +3.0 63rd, no time
NQ 63 PORSCHE Carrera RS Christian GOUTTEPIFRE (F) / Raymond TOUROUL (F) /
Robert BOUBET (F)
Christian Gouttepifre - GT 3.0 64th, no time
NQ 98 PORSCHE Carrera Jean BELLIARD (F) / Thierry PERRIER (F) Thierry Perrier - IMSA +2.5 61st, 4'23"500

PICTURES

n° 5  -  DNF  -  Pole position
Martini Racing Porsche System
J.Ickx / H.Pescarolo / J.Mass
n° 6  -  2nd  -  2nd Sports  -  2nd S+2.0
Martini Racing Porsche System
B.Wollek / J.Barth / J.Ickx
n° 7  -  3rd  -  3rd Sports  -  3rd S+2.0
Martini Racing Porsche System
H.Haywood / P.Gregg / R.Jöst
n° 41  -  7th  -  2nd Gr.5  -  2nd Gr.5 +2.0
A.S.A. Cachia - Team Pace
P.Gomes / M.Amaral / A.G.Menezes
n° 43  -  8th  -  3rd Gr.5  -  3rd Gr.5 +2.0
Martini Racing Porsche System
M.Schurti / R.Stommelen
n° 44  -  6th  -  Winner Gr.5  -  Winner Gr.5 +2.0
Porsche Kremer Racing
J.Busby / R.Knoop / Ch.Cord
n° 45  -  NC
Porsche Kremer Racing
"J.Winter" / D.Schornstein / Ph.Gurdjian
n° 46  -  DNF
Porsche Kremer Racing
M.Raymond / "Steve" / M.Franey
n° 47  -  DNF
Weisberg Gelo Team
J.Fitzpatrick / T.Hezemans
n° 48  -  DNF
Meccarillos Cégécol Racing Team
H.Müller / C.Haldi / "Nico"
n° 60  -  NQ
Meccarillos Cégécol Racing Team
S.De Lautour / G.Bleynie / R.Ennequin
n° 61  -  DNF
Auto Daniel Urcun
G.Chasseuil / J.C.Lefebvre
n° 62  -  17th  -  2nd GT  -  Winner GT +3.0
"Segolen"
Ch.Bussi / "Segolen" / J.C.Briavoine
n° 63  -  NQ
Christian Gouttepifre
Ch.Gouttepifre / R.Touroul / R.Boubet
n° 64  -  NC
Georges Bourdillat
G.Bourdillat / A.M.Bernard / J.L.Favresse
n° 65  -  DNF
Joël Laplacette
A.Salamin / G.Vial / Y.Courage / J.Laplacette
n° 66  -  12th  -  Winner GT  -  Winner GT 3.0
Anny-Charlotte Verney
A.Ch.Verney / X.Lapeyre / F?Servanin
n° 68  -  DNF
Hervé Poulain
E.Dören / H.Poulain / G.Holup / R.Feitler
n° 69  -  DNF
Jean-Louis Ravenel - V.S.D.
W.Braillard / J.L.Ravenel / J.Ravenel / Ph.Dagoreau
n° 90  -  5th  -  Winner IMSA  - 
Winner IMSA +2.5

Dick Barbour Racing
B.Redman / J.Paul / D.Barbour
n° 91  -  DNF
Dick Barbour Racing
B.Garretson / B.Akin / S.Earle
n° 94  -  DNF
Whittingtin Brother Inc. Racing
B.Whittington / D.Whittington / F.Konrad
n° 97  -  14th  -  2nd IMSA - 2nd IMSA +2.5
Charles Ivey Engineering
G.Spice / J.Rulon-Miller / L.Perkins
n° 98  -  NQ
Thierry Perrier
J.Belliard / Th.Perrier