1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors
1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

49èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1981
Circuit de la Sarthe

 

Date: June 13-14, hot & sunny Track Length (m): 13 626
Attendance: 170 000 Pole Position: Jacky Ickx, Porsche, 3:29.44 = 234.213 km/h
Entries:   Fastest Lap: Jochen Mass, Porsche, 3:34.00 = 229.231 km/h
Practiced: 62 Distance (km): 4825.348
Starters: 55 Average Speed (km/h): 201.056
Classified: 18   1st Index of Thermal Efficiency: Grand/Courage Lola-BMW

*Class Winners

Pos Clas-
sific.
# Entrant - Team
Car - Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol.
Engine
Type
Group Laps /
Km /
Hour
Reason Out
1 1* 11 Porsche System, D
Porsche 936/81
Jacky Ickx, B
Derek Bell, GB
DNS Jürgen Barth, D
2649
tc
F6 G6 354
4825.348
 
2 2* 8 Jean Rondeau, F
Rondeau M379CL - Ford Cosworth DFV/Mader
Jacky Haran, F
Jean-Louis Schlesser, F
Philippe Streiff, F
2998 V8 GTP 340
4639.323
 
3 3 7 Jean Rondeau/Otis, F
Rondeau M379CL - Ford Cosworth DFV/Mader
Gordon Spice, GB
Francois Migault, F
2998 V8 GTP 335
4571.205
 
4 4* 55 Claude Bourgoignie, B
(Charles Ivey Engineering, GB)
Porsche 935 K3/79
Claude Bourgoignie, B
John Cooper, GB
Dudley Wood, GB
3122
tc
F6 G5 330
4507.520
 
5 5* 47 Charles Pozzi S.A., F
Ferrari 512 BB/LM
Jean-Claude Andruet, F
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
Hervé Regout, B
4942 F12 IMSA
GTX
328
4469.433
 
6 6 42 Bob Garretson / Cooke-Woods Racing, USA
Porsche 935 K3
Anny Charlotte Verney, F
Bob Garretson, USA
Ralph Kent-Cooke, USA
3160
tc
F6 IMSA
GTX
327
4466.362
 
7 7 1 Porsche System Engineering, D
Porsche 924 GTP "944 LM"
Jürgen Barth, D
Walter Röhrl, D
DNS Siegfried Brunn, D
2476
tc
F6 GTP 323
4404.594
 
8 8 65 Martini Racing, I
Lancia Beta Montecarlo
Michele Alboreto, I
Eddie Cheever, USA
Carlo Facetti, I
1425
tc
4 G5 322
4391.680
 
9 9 46 Rennod Racing, B
Ferrari 512 BB/LM
Pierre Dieudonné, B
Jean Xhenceval, B
Jean-Paul Libert, B
4991 F12 IMSA
GTX
320
4370.941
 
10 10 60 Vegla Racing Team, D
Porsche 935 K2/80
Dieter Schornstein, D
Harald Grohs, D
Götz von Tschirnhaus, D
2992
tc
F6 G5 320
4370.685
 
11 11* 36 Porsche System Engineering, D
Porsche 924 Carrera GTR
Manfred Schurti, FL
Andy Rouse, GB
DNS Siegfried Brunn, D
1983
tc
4 IMSA
GTO
315
4302.958
 
12 12 12 Porsche System Engineering, D
Porsche 936/81
Jochen Mass, D
Vern Schuppan, AUS
Hurley Haywood, USA
DNS Rick Mears, USA
2649
tc
F6 G6 312
4253.357
 
13 13 4 WM AEREM, F
WM P79/80 - Peugeot
Denis Morin, F
Charles Mendez, USA
Xavier Mathiot, F
2664
tc
V6 GTP 307
4185.206
 
14 14 68 Jolly Club / Lubrifilm, I
Lancia Beta Montecarlo
Martino Finotto, I
Giorgio Pianta, I
Giorgio Schön, I
DNS Giorgio Francia, I
1425
tc
4 G5 292
3991.925
 
15 15 18 Grid Team Lola, GB
Lola T600 - Ford Cosworth DFL
Emilio de Villota, E
Guy Edwards, GB
Juan Fernandez (Garcia), E
3300 V8 G6 287
3923.650
 
16 16 51 BMW France - Italie, F/I
(ORECA, F)
BMW M1
Philippe Alliot, F
Bernard Darniche, F
Johnny Cecotto, YV
3497 6 G5 277
3785.240
 
17 17* 70 Thierry Perrier, F
Porsche 934 Carburol
Thierry Perrier, F
Valentin Bertapelle, F
Bernard Salam, F
2943
tc
F6 G4 274
3737.439
 
18 18 31 Jean-Philippe Grand, F
Lola T298 - BMW
Yves Courage, F
Jean-Philippe Grand, F
1998 4 G6 272
3714.743
 
                   
19 NC 33 Compagnie Primagaz, F
Lola T298 - BMW
Pierre Yver, F
Michel Dubois, F
Jacques Heuclin, F
1994 4 G6 203
2774.474
 
20 NC 32 Ecurie Renard Delmas, F
Renard Delmas D31 - ROC Simca
Louis Descartes, F
Hervé Bayard, F
DNS Bruno Preschey, F
1993 4 G6 187
2559.611
 
                   
21 DNF 43 Bob Akin Motor Racing, USA
Porsche 935 K3
Bob Akin, USA
Paul Miller, USA
Craig Siebert, USA
3000
tc
F6 IMSA
GTX
320
24h
Electrics
22 DNF 57 Claude Haldi, CH
Porsche 935 K2
Claude Haldi, CH
Mark Thatcher, GB
Hervé Poulain, F
2992
tc
F6 G5 260
22h
Transmission
(Accident?)
23 DNF 49 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 512 BB/LM
Alain Cudini, F
Phillippe Gurdjian, F
John Morton, USA
4942 F12 IMSA
GTX
247
20h
Accident
24 DNF 53 Emka Productions Ltd / Michael Cane Racing, GB
BMW M1
David Hobbs, GB
Eddie Jordan, IRL
Steve O´Rourke, GB
3497 6 G5 236
22h
Fuel injection
Clutch
25 DNF 72 BMW Zol'Auto, F
BMW M1
Pierre-Francois Rousselot, F
Francois Servanin, F
Laurent Ferrier, F
3453 6 G4 212
21h
Engine
26 DNF 20 Alain de Cadenet - Belga, GB/B
De Cadenet LM (Lola T380) - Ford Cosworth DFL
Alain de Cadenet, GB
Jean-Michel Martin, B
Philippe Martin, B
3300 V8 G6 210
19h
Engine
27 DNF 52 Würth Team Sauber, CH
BMW M1/Würth
Dieter Quester, A
Marc Surer, CH
David Deacon, CDN
3497 6 G5 207
20h
Engine
28 DNF 66 Martini Racing, I
Lancia Beta Montecarlo
Riccardo Patrese, I
Hans Heyer, D
Piercarlo Ghinzani, I
1425
tc
4 G5 186
16h
Cylinder head
29 DNF 21 Alain de Cadenet / Dorset Racing
Associates, GB
De Cadenet LM (Lola T380) - Ford Cosworth DFV/Alan Smith
Martin Birrane, GB (IRL?)
Nick Faure, GB
Vivien/Vivian Candy, IRL
2998 V8 G6 171
19h
Gearbox casing
30 DNF 23 Dome Co Ltd
Dome Zero RL 81 - Ford Cosworth DFV
Chris Craft, GB
Bob Evans, GB
2998 V8 G6 154
15h
Valves
31 DNF 40 Joest Racing, D
Porsche 935
Maurizio de Narvaez, COL
Kenper Miller, USA
Günther Steckkönig, D
2800
tc
F6 IMSA
GTX
152
13h
Fire
32 DNF 48 Simon Phillips, GB
Ferrari 512 BB/LM
Simon Phillips, GB
Mike Salmon, GB
Steve Earle, USA
4942 F12 IMSA
GTX
140
12h
Transmission
33 DNF 45 Scuderia Supercar Bellancauto SRL, I
Ferrari 512 BB/LM
Fabrizio Violati, I
Maurizio Flammini, I
Duilio Truffo, I
4991 F12 IMSA
GTX
118
15h
Transmission
Electrics
34 DNF 22 André Chevalley Racing, CH
ACR 80B - Ford Cosworth DFV
Patrick Gaillard, F
André Chevalley, CH
Bruno Sotty, F
2998 V8 G6 114
11h
Clutch
35 DNF 37 Mazda Auto Tokyo, J
(Tom Walkinshaw Racing, GB)
Mazda RX-7 253i
Tetsu Ikuzawa, J
Tom Walkinshaw, GB
Peter Lovett, GB
2616 2rot IMSA
GTO
107
12h
Transmission
Engine ?
36 DNF 30 Jean-Marie Lemerle, F
Lola T298 - BMW
Jean-Marie Lemerle, F
Max Cohen-Olivar, MOR
Alain Levié, F
1998 4 G6 104
18h
Electrics
37 DNF 27 Ian Bracey, GB
IBEC P6 (Hesketh 308 LM) - Ford Cosworth DFV/Eden
Tiff Needell, GB
Tony Trimmer, GB
DNS Ian Bracey, GB
2998 V8 G6 95
15h
Head gasket
38 DNF 10 Porsche Kremer Racing, D
Porsche 917K/81
Bob Wollek, F
Xavier Lepeyre, F
Guy Chasseuil, F
4909 F12 G6 82
8h
Engine frame
39 DNF 14 Joest Racing, D
Porsche 908/80
Reinhold Jöst, D
Dale Whittington, USA
Klaus Niedzwiedz, D
2141
tc
F6 G6 80
6h
Accident damage
40 DNF 24 Jean Rondeau/Otis, F
Rondeau M379C - Ford Cosworth DFL/Dick Scammel
Jean Rondeau, F
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, F
3300 V8 G6 58
10h
Broken chassis
41 DNF 59 Porsche Kremer Racing, D
Porsche 935 K3
Ted Field, USA
Bill Whittington, USA
Don Whittington, USA
DNS Danny Ongais, USA
3165
tc
F6 G5 57
5h
Cylinder head
42 DNF 50 GS Tuning, D
BMW M1/GS
Hans-Joachim Stuck Jr, D
Jean-Pierre Jarier, F
Helmut Henzler, D
3457 6 IMSA
GTX
57
6h
Broken chassis
43 DNF 83 WM AEREM, F
WM P81 - Peugeot
Jean-Daniel Raulet, F
Marcel 'Max' Mamers, F
2664
tc
V6 C 50
5h
Accident
(Collision)
44 DNF 69 Tuff Kote Dinol Racing, S
Porsche 935 L1 "Baby"
Jan Lundgårdh, S
Axel Plankenhorn, D
Mike Wilds, GB
1999
tc
? G5 49
6h
Engine
45 DNF 71 Helmuth Marko RSM, A
BMW M1
Christian Danner, D
Peter Oberndorfer, D
Prince Leopold von Bayern, D
3499 6 G4 49
8h
Crankshaft
46 DNF 61 Weralit Racing Team, D
Porsche 935 K3
Edgar Dören, D
Jürgen Lässig, D
Gerhard Holup, D
2992
tc
F6 G5 48
8h
Engine
47 DNF 67 Martini Racing, I
Lancia Beta Montecarlo
Beppe Gabbiani, I
Emanuele Pirro, I
DNS Riccardo Patrese, I
1425
tc
4 G5 47
5h
Accident
(Collision)
48 DNF 5 WM AEREM, F
WM P79/80 - Peugeot
Guy Fréquelin, F
Roger Dorchy, F
Xavier Mathiot, F
2664 V6 GTP 46
4h
Engine, fire
49 DNF 41 Preston Henn Racing, USA
Porsche 935 K3
Preston Henn, USA
Michael Chandler, USA
Marcel Mignot, F
3000
tc
F6 IMSA
GTX
45
6h
Injection pump
50 DNF 26 Jean Rondeau / Oceanic, F
Rondeau M379C - Ford Cosworth DFL/Heini Mader
Henri Pescarolo, F
Patrick Tambay, F
3300 V8 G6 41
8h
Fuel pump
(Battery?)
51 DNF 73 Eminence Racing Team, F
Porsche 924 GTR
Jean-Marie Alméras, F
Jacques Alméras, F
DNS ? Jean-Pierre Sivel, F
1983
tc
4 G4 30
6h
Engine
(Gearbox?)
52 DNF 25 Jean Rondeau / Calberson, F
Rondeau M379C - Ford Cosworth DFV/Heini Mader
Jean Ragnotti, F
Jean-Louis Lafosse, F*
2998 V8 G6 28
3h
*Fatal accident
53 DNF 38 Mazda Auto Tokyo, J
(Tom Walkinshaw Racing, GB)
Mazda RX-7 253i
Yojiro Terada, J
Hiroshi Fushida, J
Win Percy, GB
2616 2rot IMSA
GTO
25
4h
Transmission, rear axle
54 DNF 82 WM AEREM, F
WM P81 - Peugeot
Thierry Boutsen, B
Serge Saulnier, F
Michel Pignard, F
DNS Richard Dallest, F
2664
tc
V6 C 15
3h
Accident
55 DNF 35 Stratagraph Inc, USA
Chevrolet Camaro
Cale Yarborough, USA
Billy Hagan, USA
Bill Cooper, USA
DNS Bob Mitchell, USA
6400 V8 IMSA
GTO
13
2h
Accident
                   
56 DNQ 16 Max Sardou, F
Ardex S80 - BMW
Patrick Perrier, F
Michel Lateste, F
Jean-Louis Trintignant, F
3500 6 G6    
57 DNQ 17 Kent-Cooke / Woods Racing / BP
Lola T600 - Porsche
Brian Redman, GB
Bobby Rahal, USA
3200
tc
F6 G6    
58 DNQ 39 Z & W Enterprises; USA
Mazda RX-7 12A
Frederick Stiff, USA
Dirk Vermeersch, B
Ray Ratcliff, USA
DNS Pierre Honegger, USA
2300 2rot IMSA
GTO
   
59 DNQ 62 "Segolen", F
Porsche 935
Jacques Guérin, F
"Segolen", F
Christian Bussi, F
3000
tc
F6 G5    
60 DNQ 74 Porsche Cars Australia, AUS
Porsche 924 Carrera GTR
Peter Brock, AUS
Jim Richards, NZ
Colin Bond, AUS
2000
tc
4 G4    
61 DNQ 75 Porsche System Engineering, D / Richard Lloyd, GB
Porsche 924 Carrera GTR
Richard Lloyd, GB
Tony Dron, GB
2000
tc
4 G4    
62 DNQ 90 Z & W Enterprises, USA
McLaren M12/6B GT - Chevrolet
Bernard de Dryver, B
Hervé Regout, B
Michel Elkoubi, F
Paul Canary, USA
5700 V8 IMSA
GTP
   
                   
63 DNA   Alain de Cadenet ?
Ford C100
    V8      

1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

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Vintage Original 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

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Vintage Original 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Newly arrived Vintage Original 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage Original 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster.

June 13 & 14, 1981

40 x 53 cm
15.5 x 21 inches

Near mint condition for its age.

The 1981 Le Mans poster is part of the "The star car used for sponsorship" era in Le Mans posters which lasted from 1981 to 1997.

On the 1981 poster, the track has virtually been eliminated leaving space for a car that had not won the race the previous year, the WM P79/80 Peugeot of Ecurie WM Esso, driven by Guy Frequelin and Roger Dorchy who finished 4th overall in 1980.

This poster is an outspoken example of a "sponsored Le Mans poster".

The newspaper Le Parisien had replaced TF1 as partner in de media coverage of the race, hence their logo on the poster.

The race was won by Jacky Ickx & Derek Bell in their Nr 11 Porsche 936/81 with a total of 354 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1981.

We only have 1 pc. available!

This poster will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube.

FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world !

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Vintage Original 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Flyer Handbill

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Vintage 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Flyer Handbill
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Vintage 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Flyer Handbill.

These flyers were handed out at the race to spectators to show them around the track.

Scarce as most of them were tossed away after the race or disappeared into the mists of time.

Mint condition!

It measures 9 x 21 cm and unfolds to 36 x 21 cm.

The race was won by Jacky Ickx and Derek Bell in their Nr 11 Porsche 936/81 with a total of 354 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1981.

FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world !

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Vintage 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Flyer Handbill

2014 Le Maine Libre All 81 Le Mans 24 Hours winners 1923 - 2013 Poster

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2014 Le Maine Libre All 81 Le Mans 24 Hours winners 1923 - 2013 Poster

2014 Le Maine Libre All 81 Le Mans 24 Hours winners 1923 - 2013 Poster.

Issued by Le Maine Libre, a local Le Mans newspaper, it shows pictures of all 81 previous winners of the Le Mans 24 Hour race.

Mint condition.

80 x 60 cm.
31.5 x 23.5 inches.

This poster will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube.

FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world !

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2014 Le Maine Libre All 81 Le Mans 24 Hours winners 1923 - 2013 Poster