Circuit de la Sarthe

Circuit de la Sarthe is the home of the famous 24hr Le Mans sports car race…

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and June 2015 proved to be another amazing trip to Le Mans, these snaps may give you a flavour, I habe also posted an entry as  ‘Chateau Canteloupe’ the campsite we stay at.

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That’s 8 out of the last 9 years, first trip in 2007, only missing 2010

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Who knows what the future will bring, but now that Porsche have returned to the winning podium, what else could top 2015?

Here is the official result in case you were looking for it…

Race result[edit]

The minimum number of laps for classification (70% of the overall winning car’s race distance) was 276 laps. Class winners are denoted in bold.[57]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 19 Germany Porsche Team New Zealand Earl Bamber
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
Germany Nico Hülkenberg
Porsche 919 Hybrid M 395
Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
2 LMP1 17 Germany Porsche Team Germany Timo Bernhard
New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Australia Mark Webber
Porsche 919 Hybrid M 394
Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
3 LMP1 7 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany André Lotterer
Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 393
Audi 4.0 L Turbo Diesel V6
4 LMP1 8 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest France Loïc Duval
Brazil Lucas di Grassi
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 392
Audi 4.0 L Turbo Diesel V6
5 LMP1 18 Germany Porsche Team Germany Marc Lieb
France Romain Dumas
Switzerland Neel Jani
Porsche 919 Hybrid M 391
Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
6 LMP1 2 Japan Toyota Racing Austria Alexander Wurz
France Stéphane Sarrazin
United Kingdom Mike Conway
Toyota TS040 Hybrid M 387
Toyota 3.7 L V8
7 LMP1 9 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Italy Marco Bonanomi
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
Germany René Rast
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 387
Audi 4.0 L Turbo Diesel V6
8 LMP1 1 Japan Toyota Racing United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS040 Hybrid M 386
Toyota 3.7 L V8
9 LMP2 47 Hong Kong KCMG United Kingdom Matthew Howson
United Kingdom Richard Bradley
France Nicolas Lapierre
Oreca 05 D 358
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
10 LMP2 38 United Kingdom Jota Sport United Kingdom Simon Dolan
United Kingdom Oliver Turvey
New Zealand Mitch Evans
Gibson 015S D 358
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
11 LMP2 26 Russia G-Drive Racing Russia Roman Rusinov
France Julien Canal
United Kingdom Sam Bird
Ligier JS P2 D 358
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
12 LMP2 28 Russia G-Drive Racing Colombia Gustavo Yacamán
Mexico Ricardo González
Brazil Pipo Derani
Ligier JS P2 D 354
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
13 LMP2 48 Republic of Ireland Murphy Prototypes France Nathanaël Berthon
India Karun Chandhok
United States Mark Patterson
Oreca 03R D 347
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
14 LMP2 27 Russia SMP Racing Italy Maurizio Mediani
Russia David Markozov
France Nicolas Minassian
BR Engineering BR01 M 340
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
15 LMP2 31 United States Extreme Speed Motorsports United States Ed Brown
United States Johannes van Overbeek
United States Jon Fogarty
Ligier JS P2 D 339
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
16 LMP2 45 San Marino Ibañez Racing France José Ibañez
France Pierre Perret
Italy Ivan Bellarosa
Oreca 03R D 337
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
17 LMGTE
Pro
64 United States Corvette RacingGM United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
United States Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 337
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
18 LMP1 13 Switzerland Rebellion Racing Switzerland Alexandre Imperatori
Austria Dominik Kraihamer
Germany Daniel Abt
Rebellion R-One M 336
AER P60 2.4 L Turbo V6
19 LMP2 29 Germany Pegasus Racing France Léo Roussel
China Ho-Pin Tung
China David Cheng
Morgan LMP2 M 334
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
20 LMGTE
Am
72 Russia SMP Racing Russia Viktor Shaitar
Russia Aleksey Basov
Italy Andrea Bertolini
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 332
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
21 LMGTE
Pro
71 Italy AF Corse Italy Davide Rigon
United Kingdom James Calado
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 332
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
22 LMGTE
Am
77 Germany DempseyProton Racing United States Patrick Dempsey
United States Patrick Long
Germany Marco Seefried
Porsche 911 RSR M 331
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
23 LMP1 12 Switzerland Rebellion Racing France Nicolas Prost
Germany Nick Heidfeld
Switzerland Mathias Beche
Rebellion R-One M 330
AER P60 2.4 L Turbo V6
24 LMGTE
Am
62 United States Scuderia Corsa United States Bill Sweedler
United States Townsend Bell
United States Jeff Segal
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 330
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
25 LMGTE
Pro
51 Italy AF Corse Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 330
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
26 LMGTE
Am
83 Italy AF Corse France François Perrodo
France Emmanuel Collard
Portugal Rui Águas
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 330
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
27 LMGTE
Pro
95 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Christoffer Nygaard
Denmark Nicki Thiim
Denmark Marco Sørensen
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 330
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
28 LMP2 30 United States Extreme Speed Motorsports United States Scott Sharp
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Ligier JS P2 D 329
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
29 LMP2 35 France OAK Racing France Jacques Nicolet
France Jean-Marc Merlin
France Erik Maris
Ligier JS P2 D 328
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
30 LMGTE
Pro
91 Germany Porsche Team Manthey Austria Richard Lietz
Denmark Michael Christensen
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 911 RSR M 327
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
31 LMGTE
Am
61 Italy AF Corse United States Peter Ashley Mann
Italy Raffaele Giammaria
Italy Matteo Cressoni
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 326
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
32 LMP2 40 United States Krohn Racing United States Tracy Krohn
Sweden Niclas Jönsson
Portugal João Barbosa
Ligier JS P2 M 323
Judd HK 3.6 L V8
33 LMP2 37 Russia SMP Racing Russia Mikhail Aleshin
Russia Kirill Ladygin
Russia Anton Ladygin
BR Engineering BR01 M 322
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
34 LMGTE
Pro
99 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing V8 Brazil Fernando Rees
United Kingdom Alex MacDowall
New Zealand Richie Stanaway
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 320
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
35 LMGTE
Am
68 Taiwan Team AAI Taiwan Han-Chen Chen
France Gilles Vannelet
France Mike Parisy
Porsche 911 RSR M 320
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
36 LMGTE
Am
66 United Kingdom JMW Motorsport Poland Kuba Giermaziak
United States Michael Avenatti
Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz al Faisal
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 D 320
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
37 LMGTE
Am
67 Taiwan Team AAI Taiwan Jun-San Chen
Netherlands Xavier Maassen
United Kingdom Alex Kapadia
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR M 316
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
NC[N 4] LMGTE
Am
98 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Canada Paul Dalla Lana
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Austria Mathias Lauda
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 321
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
NC[N 5] LMP1 22 Japan Nissan Motorsports United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
United Kingdom Alex Buncombe
Germany Michael Krumm
Nissan GT-R LM Nismo M 242
Nissan VRX30A 3.0 L Turbo V6
DNF LMP2 34 France OAK Racing Canada Chris Cumming
France Kévin Estre
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Ligier JS P2 D 329
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
DNF LMGTE
Am
53 United States Riley MotorsportsTI Auto Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
United States Ben Keating
United States Marc Miller
Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R M 304
Dodge 8.0 L V10
DNF LMP2 42 United Kingdom Strakka Racing United Kingdom Nick Leventis
United Kingdom Jonny Kane
United Kingdom Danny Watts
Strakka Dome S103 M 264
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
55 Italy AF Corse United Kingdom Duncan Cameron
United Kingdom Alex Mortimer
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 241
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP1 23 Japan Nissan Motorsports United Kingdom Max Chilton
United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough
France Olivier Pla
Nissan GT-R LM Nismo M 234
Nissan VRX30A 3.0 L Turbo V6
DNF LMP2 46 France Thiriet by TDS Racing France Pierre Thiriet
France Ludovic Badey
France Tristan Gommendy
Oreca 05 D 204
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
96 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Germany Roald Goethe
United Kingdom Stuart Hall
Italy Francesco Castellacci
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 187
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 43 Switzerland Team SARD Morand France Pierre Ragues
United Kingdom Oliver Webb
Switzerland Zoël Amberg
Morgan LMP2 Evo D 162
SARD 3.6 L V8
DNF LMP1 21 Japan Nissan Motorsports Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Spain Lucas Ordóñez
Russia Mark Shulzhitskiy
Nissan GT-R LM Nismo M 115
Nissan VRX30A 3.0 L Turbo V6
DNF LMP2 36 France Signatech Alpine France Nelson Panciatici
France Paul-Loup Chatin
France Vincent Capillaire
Alpine A450b D 110
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
97 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing United Kingdom Darren Turner
Germany Stefan Mücke
United Kingdom Rob Bell
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 110
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
50 France Larbre Compétition Italy Gianluca Roda
Italy Paolo Ruberti
Denmark Kristian Poulsen
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 94
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 41 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport Switzerland Gary Hirsch
United Kingdom Jon Lancaster
France Gaëtan Paletou
Gibson 015S D 71
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
88 Germany Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Germany Christian Ried
Austria Klaus Bachler
United Arab Emirates Khalid Al Qubaisi
Porsche 911 RSR M 44
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMGTE
Pro
92 Germany Porsche Team Manthey France Patrick Pilet
France Frédéric Makowiecki
Germany Wolf Henzler
Porsche 911 RSR M 14
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
EX[N 6] LMP1 4 Austria Team ByKolles Switzerland Simon Trummer
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Portugal Tiago Monteiro
CLM P1/01 M 260
AER P60 2.4 L Turbo V6
WD[N 7] LMGTE
Pro
63 United States Corvette RacingGM Denmark Jan Magnussen
Spain Antonio García
Australia Ryan Briscoe
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8

 

 

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