1979
Le Mans 24 Hours

24 Heures du Mans
Non Championship race
1979 June 9th-10th
Le Mans, 13,626 km

Pole Position : PORSCHE 936/78 #14, B.Wollek / H.Haywood / J.Barth, 3'30"070
Winner : PORSCHE 935 K3 #41, B.Whittington / D.Whittington / K.Ludwig, 307 laps, at 173,913 km/h
Fastest lap : PORSCHE 936/78 #12, J.Ickx, 3'36"1
 

RESULTS

Pos. # Car Drivers Entrant Laps Group Practice
Winner 41 PORSCHE 935 K3 Bill WHITTINGTON (USA) / Don WHITTINGTON (USA) /
Klaus LUDWIG (D)
Porsche Kremer Racing 307 laps Winner Gr.5,
winner Gr.5 +2.0
3rd, 3'34"640
2nd 70 PORSCHE 935 Rolf STOMMELEN (D) / Dick BARBOUR (USA) /
Paul NEWMAN (USA)
Dick Barbour 7 laps
behind
Winner IMSA,
winner IMSA +2.5
16th, 3'49"840
3rd 40 PORSCHE 935/77A Franois SERVANIN (F) / Franois TRISCONI (CH) /
Laurent FERRIER (F)
Porsche Kremer Racing 14 laps behind 2nd Gr.5,
2nd Gr.5 +2.0
20th, 3'55"080
4th 82 PORSCHE 934 Herbert MLLER (CH) / Angelo PALLAVICINI (CH) /
Marco VANOLI (CH)
Lubrifilm Racing Team 15 laps behind Winner GT,
winner GT +3.0
38th, 4'06"650
7th 42 PORSCHE 935/77A Dieter SCHORNSTEIN (D) / Edgar DREN (D) /
Gtz VON TSCHIRNHAUS (D)
Sekurit Racing Team 23 laps behind 3rd Gr.5,
3rd Gr.5 +2.0
17th, 3'51"010
8th 72 PORSCHE 935 Bob GARRETSON (USA) / Ed ABATE (USA) /
Skeeter McKITTERICK (USA) DND
Dick Barbour 28 laps behind 3rd IMSA,
3rd IMSA +2.5
54th, 4'18"190
9th 73 PORSCHE 935 Robert KIRBY (USA) / John HOTCHKIS (USA) /
Bob HARMON (USA)
Dick Barbour -
Wynn's International
31 laps behind 4th IMSA,
4th IMSA +2.5
39th, 4'07"050
11th 43 PORSCHE 935 Claude HALDI (CH) / Rodrigo TERRAN (PA) /
Herbert LOEWE (CH)
Claude Haldi 36 laps behind 4th Gr.5,
4th Gr.5 +2.0
26th, 3'59"870
13th 45 PORSCHE 935 K3 Axel PLANKENHORN (D) / Philippe GURDJIAN (F) /
"John WINTER" (D)
Porsche Kremer Racing 38 laps behind 5th Gr.5,
5th Gr.5 +2.0
7th, 3'43"980
15th 39 PORSCHE 935 Jacques GUERIN (F) / Frdric ALLIOT (F) / "CHANAUD" (F) /
Jean-Louis SCHLESSER (F) DND
A.S.A. Cachia 42 laps behind 6th Gr.5,
6th Gr.5 + 2.0
24th, 3'57"470
16th 86 PORSCHE 934 Georges BOURDILLAT (F) / Roland ENNEQUIN (F) /
Alain-Michel BERNARD (F)
Kores Racing 48 laps behind 2nd GT, 2nd GT +3.0 51st, 4'15"170
19th 84 PORSCHE 934 Anny-Charlotte VERNEY (F) / Ren METGE (F) /
Patrick BARDINON (F)
Anny-Charlotte Verney 64 laps behind 3rd GT, 3rd GT +3.0 48th, 4'12"290
DNF 14 PORSCHE 936/78 Bob WOLLEK (F) / Hurley HAYWOOD (USA) /
Jrgen BARTH (D) DND
Essex-Porsche 236 laps S +2.0 Pole, 3'30"070
DNF 36 PORSCHE 935/77A Manfred SCHURTI (FL) / Hans HEYER (D) Gelo Sportswear International 201 laps Gr.5 +2.0 4th, 3'36"650
DNF 12 PORSCHE 936/78 Jacky ICKX (B) / Brian REDMAN (GB) Essex-Porsche 200 laps S +2.0, Fastest lap 2nd, 3'31"370
DNF 37 PORSCHE 935/77A John FITZPATRICK (GB) / Jean-Louis LAFOSSE (F) /
Harald GRHS (D)
Gelo Sportswear International 196 laps Gr.5 + 2.0 11th, 3'46"250
DNF 87 PORSCHE 934 Christian BUSSI (F) / Bernard SALAM (F) Christian Bussi 182 laps GT +3.0 52nd, 4'15"820
DNF 68 PORSCHE 935/79 Ted FIELD (USA) / Milt MINTER (USA) / John MORTON (USA) Interscope Racing 154 laps IMSA +2.5 25th, 3'58"490
DNF 71 PORSCHE 935/77A Rob McFARLIN (USA) / Bob AKIN (USA) / Roy WOODS (USA) Dick Barbour 78 laps IMSA +2.5 32nd, 4'03"390
DNF 74 PORSCHE 935 Randolph TOWNSEND (USA) / Raymond TOUROUL (F) /
Jean-Pierre JARIER (F)
Jean-Pierre Jarier 65 laps IMSA +2.5 21st, 3'55"730
NQ 80 PORSCHE 930 Antoine SALAMIN (CH) / Grard VIAL (CH) /
Philippe COLLET (CH)
Ecurie des 13 Etoiles - GT +3.0 59th, 4'35"250

PICTURES

n 12  -  DNF  -  Fastest lap
Essex-Porsche
J.Ickx / B.Redman
n 14  -  DNF  -  Pole position
Essex-Porsche
B.Wollek / H.Haywood
n 36  -  DNF
Gelo Sportswear International
M.Schurti / H.Heyer
n 37  -  DNF
Gelo Sportswear International
J.Fitzpatrick / J.L.Lafosse / H.Grohs
n 39  -  15th
A.S.A. Cachia
J.Gurin / F.Alliot / "Chanaud"
n 40  -  3rd  -  2nd Gr.5  -  2nd Gr.5 +2.0
Porsche Kremer Racing
F.Servanin / F.Trisconi
n 41  -  Winner  -  Winner Gr.5  -  Winner Gr.5 +2.0
Porsche Kremer Racing
B.Whittington / D.Whittington / K.Ludwig
n 42  -  7th  -  3rd Gr.5  -  3rd Gr.5 +2.0
Sekurit Racing Team
D.Schornstein / E.Dren / G.von Tschirnhaus
n 43  -  11th
Claude Haldi
C.Haldi / R.Terran / H.Loewe
n 45  -  13th
Porsche Kremer Racing
A.Plankenhorn / Ph.Gurjian / "J.Winter"
n 68  -  DNF
Interscope Racing
T.Field / M.Minter / J.Morton
n 70  -  2nd  -  Winner IMSA  - 
Winner IMSA +2.5

Dick Barbour
R.Stommelen / D.Barbour / P.Newman
n 71  -  DNF
Dick Barbour
R.McFarlin / B.Akin / R.Woods
n 72  -  8th  -  3rd IMSA  -  3rd IMSA +2.5
Dick Barbour
B.Garretson / S.McKitterick / E.Abate
n 73  -  9th
Dick Barbour - Wynn's International
R.Kirby / J.Hotchkis / B.Harmon
n 74  -  DNF
Jean-Pierre Jarier
R.Townsend / R.Touroul / J.P.Jarier
n 80  -  NQ
Ecurie des 13 Etoiles
A.Salamin / G.Vial / Ph.Collet
n 82  -  4th  -  Winner GT  -  Winner GT +3.0
Lubrifilm Racing Team
H.Mller / A.Pallavicini / M.Vanoli
n 84  -  19th  -  3rd GT  -  3rd GT +3.0
Anny-Charlotte Verney
A.Ch.Verney / R.Metge / P.Bardinon
n 86  -  16th  -  2nd GT  -  2nd GT +3.0
Kores Racing
G.Bourdillat / R.Ennequin / A.M.Bernard
       
    n 87  -  DNF
Christian Bussi
Ch.Bussi / B.Salam