1968 Le Mans 24 Hrs


28-29 September 1968 - Le Mans (F): Round 10, International Manufacturers Championship. Round 4, Challenge Mondial. Round 3, Endurance Triple Crown
24 Hour duration in which 330 laps of a 8.369 mile/13.469 km circuit - 2766.896 miles/4452.880 kms were completed
Weather: warm, dry - rain at night


Pos Car # Drivers Car Entrant Laps DNF Reason Grid Qual.Time Group Group Pos Notes
1 9 Pedro Rodriguez/Lucien Bianchi/Brian Redman*/Jacky Ickx* Ford GT40 [1075] John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd. 331   4 3m39.8 Sports 5000 1  
2 66 Rico Steinemann/Dieter Spoerry Porsche 907 [008] Squadra Tartaruga 326   22 3m57.4 Prototype 3000 1  
3 33 Rolf Stommelen/Jochen Neerspasch/Peter Falk*/Vic Elford* Porsche 908 [013] Porsche System 325   2 3m35.8 Prototype 3000 2  
4 39 Ignazio Giunti/Giovanni Galli/Lucien Bianchi*/Teodoro Zeccoli* Alfa Romeo T33/2 [75033017] Autodelta SpA 322   17 3m54.1 Prototype 2000 3  
5 38 Carlo Facetti/Spartaco Dini/Udo Schuetz*/Lucien Bianchi* Alfa Romeo T33/2 Autodelta SpA 315   21 3m57.0 Prototype 2000 4  
6 40 Mario Casoni/Giampiero Biscaldi Alfa Romeo T33/2 Autodelta SpA 305   23 3m57.4 Prototype 2000 5  
7 21 David Piper/Richard Attwood Ferrari 250LM [8165] David Piper Racing 302   28 4m02.0 Sports 5000 2  
8 30 André de Cortanze/Jean Vinatier Alpine A220 Renault [1734] Société Automobiles Alpine 297   15 3m53.7 Prototype 3000 6  
9 57 Alain LeGuellec/Alain Serpaggi/Christian Ethuin* Alpine A210 Renault [1723] Ecurie Savin-Calberson 289   39 4m23.2 Prototype 2000 7 #67 at test
10 52 Jean-Luc Thérier/Bernard Tramont/Gerard Larrousse*/Francois Cevert*/Trolle*/Roland Lefevre* Alpine A210 Renault [1721] Société Automobiles Alpine 288   41 4m34.2 Prototype 1300 8  
NRF 24 Johnny Servoz-Gavin/Henri Pescarolo Matra-Sports 630M [03] Equipe Matra Sports 283 Puncture/accident 5 3m41.8 Prototype 2000    
11 53 Bob Wollek/Christian Ethuin/Roland Lefevre^ Alpine A210 Renault [1724] Société Automobiles Alpine 282   42 4m34.7 Prototype 1300 9  
12 43 Jean-Pierre Gaban/Roger van der Schrick Porsche 911T Jean-Peirre Gaban 281   43 4m35.2 Grand Touring 2000 1 #45 at test (DNA)
13 64 Claude Laurent/Jean-Claude Ogier Porsche 911T Claude Laurent 276   49 4m49.0 Grand Touring 2000 2  
14 55 Jean-Pierre Nicolas/Jean-Claude Andruet Alpine A210 Renault Société Automobiles Alpine 272   51 4m55.7 Prototype 1300 3  
NRF 27 Mauro Bianchi/Patrick Depailler Alpine A220 Renault [1732] Ecurie Savin-Calberson 257 Brakes/accident 8 3m43.4 Prototype 3000    
15 50 Roger Enever/Alec Poole Austin-Healey Sprite Donald Healey Motor Co. 255   50 4m53.7 Prototype 1300 4  
16 46 Marcel Martin/Jean Mesange Fiat Dino Ecurie Fiat-Abarth France 253   46 4m42.8 Prototype 2000 9 #48 at test (DNA)
NRF 45 André Wicky/Jean-Pierre Hanrioud Porsche 910 [007] Jean-Pierre Hanrioud 248 Rockers 34 4m13.8 Prototype 2000    
DNF 44 Claude Ballot-Léna/Guy Chasseuil/Robert Buchet*/Claude Laurent*/Philippe Farjon* Porsche 911T [118 2 0779] Auguste Veuillet 224 Engine 44 4m37.4 Grand Touring 2000   #46 at test
NC 61 Maurice Nusbaumer/Jacques Bourdon/Michel Pouteaux Alpine A110 Renault [1731] Ecurie Léopard 215   53 4m58.8 Grand Touring 1300   #69 at test
DNF 20 Herbert Müller/Jonathan Williams/Claude Haldi*/Sylvain Garant*/Jacques Rey* Ferrari 250LM [5891] Scuderia Filipinetti 212 Rear wheel bearing 27 4m01.8 Sports 5000    
DNF 14 Masten Gregory/Charlie Kolb Ferrari 250LM [5893] North American Racing Team 209 Accident 29 4m02.9 Sports 5000    
DNF 42 Christian Poirot/Pierre Maublanc Porsche 906 Christian Poirot 202 DSQ - engine running during pit stop 36 4m18.6 Sports 2000    
DNF 29 Jean Guichet/Jean-Pierre Jabouille Alpine A220 Renault [1726] Société Automobiles Alpine 185 Electrics 18 3m54.9 Prototype 3000    
NC 51 Bernard Collomb/François Laccarrau/Mauro Bianchi*/Bob Wollek*/Claude Buchet*/Manceau*/Georges Heligouin*/Pierre Maublanc* Alpine A110 Renault Bernard Collomb 167   54 5m01.4 Grand Touring 1300    
DNF 4 Sylvain Garant/Jean-Michel Giorgi/Henri Greder*/Jean-Claude Killy* Chevrolet Corvette Scuderia Filipinetti 157 Accident 30 4m08.2 Grand Touring +2000    
DNF 41 Nino Vaccarella/Giancarlo Baghetti Alfa Romeo T33/2 Autodelta SpA 150 Fuel pump 14 3m53.6 Prototype 2000    
DNF 35 Alex Soler-Roig/Rudi Lins/Pauli Toivonen*/Rolf Stommelen* Porsche 907 [005] Alex Soler-Roig 145 Oil leak, camshaft 13 3m52.6 Prototype 3000   #33 at test
DNF 6 Jackie Epstein/Edward Nelson Lola T70 Mk.3 Chevrolet [SL73/121] Jackie Epstein 143 Final drive, puncture 16 3m54.0 Sports 5000    
DNF 12 Mike Salmon/Eric Liddell Ford GT40 [1078] Strathaven Ltd. 131 Gearbox 25 3m58.1 Sports 5000    
DNF 34 Joe Buzzetta/Scooter Patrick/Peter Falk*/Gerhard Mitter*/Jo Siffert* Porsche 908 [014] Porsche System Enginnering 115 Alternator 7 3m43.2 Prototype 3000    
DNF 32 Gerhard Mitter/Vic Elford/Peter Falk*/Hans Herrmann*/Rolf Stommelen* Porsche 908 [016] Porsche System Engineering 111 DSQ - changed alternator 3 3m39.3 Prototype 3000    
DNF 10 Paul Hawkins/David Hobbs/Jacky Ickx* Ford GT40 [1074] John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd. 107 Engine 6 3m41.8 Sports 5000   #12 at test
DNF 37 Teddy Pilette/Rob Slotemaker/Gustave Gosselin*/Serge Trasch* Alfa Romeo T33/2 Racing Team VDS 104 Drive shaft 33 4m11.6 Prototype 2000   #38 at test
DNF 67 Herbert Linge/Robert Buchet Porsche 907 [006] Phillippe Farjon 102 DSQ - changed starter motor 19 3m55.0 Prototype 3000    
DNF 19 Paul Vestey/Roy Pike Ferrari 250LM [6167] Paul Vestey 99 Gearbox 32 4m11.2 Sports 5000   #65 at test (DNA)
DNF 22 Richard Thompson/Ray Heppenstall/Michael Reed^/Ed Lowther* Howmet TX Continental Howmet Corporation 84 Accident 20 3m56.0 Prototype 3000    
DNF 17 Claude Haldi/Jacques Rey/Sylvain Garant* Ferrari 275 GTB/C [9079] Scuderia Filipinetti 78 Accident 38 4m22.6 Grand Touring +2000   #21 at test
DNF 56 Jean-Louis Marnat/Jean-Francois Gerbault/Gerard Larrousse*/Jean-Claude Andruet*/Jean-Pierre Nicholas*/Philippe Vidal* Alpine A210 Renault [1726] Société Automobiles Alpine 71 Ignition 52 4m56.7 Prototype 1300   #54 at test
DNF 23 Hugh Dibley/Bob Tullius/Robert Johnson*/Bruce Jennings* Howmet TX Continental Howmet Corporation 60 DSQ - insufficient distance covered 24 3m58.0 Prototype 3000    
DNF 31 Jo Siffert/Hans Herrmann/Peter Falk*/Ludovico Scarfiotti* Porsche 908 [015] Porsche System Engineering 59 Clutch 1 3m35.4 Prototype 3000    
DNF 28 Henri Grandsire/Gérard Larrousse Alpine A220 Renault [1733] Société Automobiles Alpine 59 Brakes, accident 11 3m50.4 Prototype 3000    
DNF 36 François Chevalier/Bernard Lagier de Giuseppe/J.P.Foisy* Ferrari Dino 206S [014] North American Racing Team 54 Engine 40 4m25.1 Prototype 2000    
DNF 3 Henri Greder/Umberto Maglioli/Jonathan Williams*/Lucien Bianchi* Chevrolet Corvette Scuderia Filipinetti 53 Head gasket 26 3m59.8 Grand Touring +2000    
DNF 7 Ulf Norinder/Sten Axelsson/Jo Bonnier*/Yngue Rosqvist* Lola T70 Mk.3 Chevrolet [SL73/132] Sportscars Unlimited 47 DSQ - Driver more than 50 yards from car 12 3m52.0 Sports 5000   #10 at test
DNF 49 Chris Lawrence/John Wingfield/Chris Spender*/John Jeremy Miles*/Andrew M.Page*/Nicholas Granville-Smith* Deep Sanderson 302 Ford Chris J. Lawrence 35 Fuel injection 47 4m47.3 Prototype 2000   #66 at test
DNF 60 Willy Meier/Jean de Mortemart/Regis Fraissinet* Porsche 911T Wicky Racing Team 30 Accident 45 4m38.8 Grand Touring 2000   #70 at test
DNF 25 John Woolfe/Digby Martland^/Peter de Klerk* Chevron B12 Repco John Woolfe Racing 27 Head gasket 31 4m09.3 Prototype 3000    
DNF 47 Clive Baker/Andrew Hedges^ Healey SR Climax Donald Healey Motor Co. 20 Clutch 37 4m22.1 Prototype 2000    
DNF 11 Brian Muir/Jackie Oliver/Robin Widdows^ Ford GT40 [1076] John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd. 15 Clutch after accident 9 3m44.6 Sports 5000   #14 at test (DNA)
DNF 65 Serge Trosch/Karl von Wendt^/Teddy Pilette* Alfa Romeo T33/2 Racing Team VDS 7 Con rod 35 4m15.2 Prototype 2000    
DNF 54 Jean Max/René Ligonnet^ Moynet XS Simca André Moynet 6 Oil pump 48 4m48.7 Prototype 1300    
DNF 8 Willy Mairesse/Jean Blaton*/Hughes de Fierlant* Ford GT40 [1079] Claude Dubois 0 Accident 10 3m49.8 Sports 5000   #11 at test (DNA)
DNQ 48 Jem Marsh/John Quick/Peter Taggart Marcos 1800GT Volvo Marcos Racing Ltd.       no time Prototype 2000    
DNQ 63 Philippe Marchesi/Patrick Champain/Johnny Rives*/Jean-Pierre Jabouille* Hrubon - Renault Hubert Giraud       no time Prototype 1300   #68 at test
DNS 5 Giorgio Pianta/Enrico Pinto Iso Rivolta Scuderia St. Ambroeus   Accident   no time Grand Touring +2000    
DNS 15 Bob Grossman/Edgar Berney Ferrari 275 GTB/2 North American Racing Team   DSQ - illegal wheel   no time Grand Touring +2000    
DNA 5 Chris Tuerlinx/Nicolas Koob Chevrolet Corvette Luxembourg         Grand Touring +2000    
DNA 16 Guy Ligier/Jo Schlesser Ford GT40 Inter-Sport         Sports 5000    
DNA 22 Edgar Berney/Francisco de Heredia Ferrari 250LM Edgar Berney         Sports 5000    
DNA 26 Robin Widdows/Hugh Dibley Marcos Mantis BRM Marcos Racing Ltd.         Prototype 3000    
DNA 50 John Wagstaff/David Preston Lotus Europa John Wagstaff         Sports 2000    
DNA 1   Chevrolet Corvette Sunray DX Oil Co.         Grand Touring +2000    
DNA 2   Chevrolet Corvette Sunray DX Oil Co.         Grand Touring +2000    
DNA 7   Lola T70 Mk.3 Chevrolet James Garner         Sports 5000    
DNA 8   Lola T70 Mk.3 Chevrolet James Garner         Sports 5000    
DNA 16   Ferrari North American Racing Team         Sports 5000    
DNA 19   Ferrari Bill Harrah         Sports 5000    
DNA 20   Ferrari Bill Harrah         Sports 5000    
DNA 28 Jonathan Williams Serenissima Mk.168 ATS Scuderia Serenissima         Prototype 3000    
REE 58 Ben Pon/Gijs van Lennep Porsche 910 Ben Pon         Prototype 2000    
REE 62   Moynet XS Simca André Moynet         Prototype 1300    
NAC 7 Herbert Müller/Jean Guichet Chevrolet Corvette Scuderia Filipinetti         Grand Touring +2000    
NAC 16 Terry J. Drury/Keith Holland Ford GT40 [1006] Terry Drury         Sports 5000    
NAC 22 Alain De Cadenet Ford GT40 Alain De Cadenet         Sports 5000    
NAC 29 Cox Kocher/Pierre Sudan Ferrari 250LM Cox Kocher         Sports 5000    
NAC 37 Tommy Weber/Rollo Feilding Scodec-Diva Martin Valkyrie Alain De Cadenet         Prototype 3000    
NAC 51 Teodoro Zeccoli Alfa Romeo T33/2 Teodoro Zeccoli         Prototype 2000    
NAC 56 Patrice Sanson/Roland Lefevre Porsche 911 Patrice Sanson         Grand Touring 2000    
NAC 57 Björn Waldegaard/Sten Axelsson Porsche 911 Björn Waldegaard         Grand Touring 2000    
NAC 65 Hugh Dibley/Michael De'Udy Porsche 906 Michael De'Udy         Sports 2000    
NAC 69 Hans Wängstre/Evert Christofferson Ferrari Dino 206S [006] Bam-Bam         Sports 2000    
NAC 72 Tony Beeson/Mario Cabral Scodec-Diva Martin Valkyrie Alain De Cadenet         Prototype 2000    
NAC 73 Mark Konig/Tony Lanfranchi Nomad Mk.1 Ford Mark Konig         Prototype 2000    
NAC 76 Peter Clarke/Lance Webber Emeron - Ford Peter Clarke         Prototype 2000    
NAC 77 Mike Coles Costin-Nathan GT Ford Varicam Racing         Prototype 1300    
NAC 79 Alain Finkelstein/Claude Henry Alpine A110 Renault Bernard Collomb         Grand Touring 1300    
NAC 82 Tim Lalonde/Roger Sparkes Piper GT Ford Concorde         Prototype 1300    
NAC 86 François Chevalier/P. Rand Alpine A110 Renault Jean-Pierre Remusat         Prototype 1300    
NAC 3   Chevrolet Corvette Piggins Chevrolet         Grand Touring +2000    
NAC 4   Chevrolet Corvette Piggins Chevrolet         Grand Touring +2000    
NAC 12   Lola T70 Mk.3 Chevrolet James Garner         Sports 5000    
NAC 32   Ferrari 250LM Paul Vestey         Sports 5000    

 
 
Winning Time: 115.287 mph/185.536 kph
Fastest Lap: Rolf Stommelen #33 (Porsche 908), 3m38.1, 138.145 mph/222.322 kph

 
* Driver entered for car, but never drove it at meeting
^ Driver practiced car, but did not race it
RES - Reserve (Practiced, on standy-by for start)
REE - Reserve Entry
DNA - Did Not Arrive
DNS - Did Not Start
DNF - Did Not Finish
DNP - Did Not Practice
NC - Not Classified
DSQ - Disqualified
NRF - Not Running At Finish
NAC - Not Accepted
REJ - Rejected (Did not pass scrutineering)



Last Updated on 17/02/02
By Darren Galpin
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