2000 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Le Mans in 2000

The 2000 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 68th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 17 and 18 June 2000.

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Pre-race

After the 1999 race, most of the manufacturers in the top classes went in different directions. BMW and Toyota went into Formula One, while Mercedes-Benz left sportscar racing after the CLR accidents, returning to the DTM. Nissan also left due to financial difficulties. Other than the French privateers Pescarolo, Oreca and DAMS, only Audi and Panoz remained from the previous year, while newcomer Cadillac joined.

Race notes

The 1-2-3 finish of the Audi LMP900s marked the beginning of two dynasties, Audi's and Tom Kristensen's in the top-finishing Audi.

The Oreca team's GTS class winning, seventh place, 333 lap finish with the Chrysler Viper was the best ever with that car. It faced serious competition within its class from Corvette Racing's new C5.R., which would within the next two years top the Viper's distance record and establish itself as the car to beat among the GT classes.

Official results

PosClassNoTeamDriversChassisTyreLaps
Engine
1LMP9008 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport Team Joest Flag of Germany.svg Frank Biela
Flag of Denmark.svg Tom Kristensen
Flag of Italy.svg Emanuele Pirro
Audi R8 M 368
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
2LMP9009 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport Team Joest Flag of France.svg Laurent Aïello
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Allan McNish
Flag of Monaco.svg Stéphane Ortelli
Audi R8 M 367
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
3LMP9007 Flag of Germany.svg Audi Sport Team Joest Flag of Germany.svg Christian Abt
Flag of Italy.svg Michele Alboreto
Flag of Italy.svg Rinaldo Capello
Audi R8 M 365
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
4LMP90016 Flag of France.svg Pescarolo Sport Flag of France.svg Olivier Grouillard
Flag of France.svg Sébastien Bourdais
Flag of France.svg Emmanuel Clérico
Courage C52 M 344
Peugeot A32 3.2 L Turbo V6
5LMP90012 Flag of the United States.svg Panoz Motorsports Flag of the United States.svg Johnny O'Connell
Flag of Japan.svg Hiroki Katoh
Flag of France.svg Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 342
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
6LMP90023 Flag of Japan.svg TV Asahi Team Dragon Flag of Japan.svg Toshio Suzuki
Flag of Japan.svg Masami Kageyama
Flag of Japan.svg Masahiko Kageyama
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 340
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
7LMGTS51 Flag of France.svg Viper Team Oreca Flag of France.svg Dominique Dupuy
Flag of Monaco.svg Olivier Beretta
Flag of Austria.svg Karl Wendlinger
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 333
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
8LMP90022 Flag of Japan.svg TV Asahi Team Dragon Flag of Japan.svg Keiichi Tsuchiya
Flag of Japan.svg Akira Iida
Flag of Japan.svg Masahiko Kondo
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 330
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
9LMGTS53 Flag of France.svg Viper Team Oreca Flag of the United States.svg David Donohue
Flag of Portugal.svg Ni Amorim
Flag of France.svg Anthony Beltoise
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 328
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
10LMGTS64 Flag of the United States.svg Corvette Racing Flag of France.svg Franck Fréon
Flag of the United States.svg Andy Pilgrim
Flag of the United States.svg Kelly Collins
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 327
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0 L V8
11LMGTS63 Flag of the United States.svg Corvette Racing Flag of the United States.svg Chris Kneifel
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ron Fellows
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Justin Bell
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 326
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0 L V8
12LMGTS52 Flag of France.svg Viper Team Oreca Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Archer
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Marc Duez
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Patrick Huisman
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 324
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
13LMGTS57 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Carsport Holland Flag of the Netherlands.svg Mike Hezemans
Flag of the Netherlands.svg David Hart
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Hans Hugenholtz
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 317
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
14LMGTS60 Flag of Germany.svg Konrad Motorsport Flag of the United States.svg Charles Slater
Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Kendall
Flag of Germany.svg Jürgen von Gartzen
Porsche 911 GT2 D 317
Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6
15LMP90011 Flag of the United States.svg Panoz Motorsports Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Brabham
Flag of Denmark.svg Jan Magnussen
Flag of the United States.svg Mario Andretti
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 315
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
16LMGT73 Flag of Japan.svg Team Taisan Advan Flag of Japan.svg Hideo Fukuyama
Flag of Japan.svg Atsushi Yogo
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Bruno Lambert
Porsche 911 GT3-R Y 310
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
17LMGT82 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Skea Racing International Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johnny Mowlem
Flag of the United States.svg David Murry
Flag of Germany.svg Sascha Maassen
Porsche 911 GT3-R P 304
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
18LMGT76 Flag of Germany.svg Seikel Motorsport Flag of Morocco.svg Max Cohen-Olivar
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Michel Neugarten
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Anthony Burgess
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 302
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
19LMP9003 Flag of France.svg DAMS Flag of France.svg Éric Bernard
Flag of France.svg Emmanuel Collard
Flag of France.svg Franck Montagny
Cadillac Northstar LMP P 300
Cadillac Northstar 4.0 L Turbo V8
20LMP9006 Flag of France.svg Mopar Team Oreca Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Didier Theys
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jeffrey van Hooydonk
Flag of France.svg Didier André
Reynard 2KQ-LM M 292
Mopar 6.0 L V8
21LMP9001 Flag of the United States.svg Team Cadillac Flag of France.svg Franck Lagorce
Flag of the United States.svg Butch Leitzinger
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Wallace
Cadillac Northstar LMP P 291
Cadillac Northstar 4.0 L Turbo V8
22LMP9002 Flag of the United States.svg Team Cadillac Flag of South Africa.svg Wayne Taylor
Flag of Italy.svg Max Angelelli
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eric van de Poele
Cadillac Northstar LMP P 287
Cadillac Northstar 4.0 L Turbo V8
23LMGT79 Flag of France.svg Perspective Racing Flag of France.svg Thierry Perrier
Flag of France.svg Jean-Louis Ricci
Flag of France.svg Romano Ricci
Porsche 911 GT3-R P 286
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
24LMGT80 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg M1 Club-Renstal Excelsior Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Philippe Verellen
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Rudi Penders
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Kurt Dujardyn
Porsche 911 GT3-R P 285
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
25LMP67532 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Multimatic Motorsports Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Scott Maxwell
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg John Graham
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Greg Wilkins
Lola B2K/40 P 274
Nissan-AER VQL 3.0 L V6
26LMP67536 Flag of France.svg Rachel Welter Flag of France.svg Richard Balandras
Flag of Japan.svg Yojiro Terada
Flag of France.svg Sylvain Boulay
WR LMP M 266
Peugeot 2.0 L Turbo I4
27LMGT75 Flag of Germany.svg Manthey Racing Flag of the United States.svg Michael Brockman
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Lauer
Flag of the United States.svg Gunnar Jeannette
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 261
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
NCLMP90010 Flag of Denmark.svg Team Den Blå Avis Flag of Denmark.svg John Nielsen
Flag of Italy.svg Mauro Baldi
Flag of Germany.svg Klaus Graf
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S P 205
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
DNFLMGTS59 Flag of Germany.svg Freisinger Motorsport Flag of Germany.svg Wolfgang Kaufmann
Flag of Japan.svg Yukihiro Hane
Flag of Japan.svg Katsunori Iketani
Porsche 911 GT2 D 313
Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6
DNFLMGT81 Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Haberthur Racing Flag of Italy.svg Gabrio Rosa
Flag of France.svg Michel Ligonnet
Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Babini
Porsche 911 GT3-R P 310
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
DNFLMP90017 Flag of France.svg SMG Compétition Flag of France.svg Philippe Gache
Flag of South Africa.svg Gary Formato
Flag of France.svg Didier Cottaz
Courage C60 P 219
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
DNFLMGTS56 Flag of Japan.svg Team Goh Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Walter Brun
Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Toni Seiler
Flag of Germany.svg Christian Gläsel
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 210
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
DNFLMGTS54 Flag of France.svg Paul Belmondo Racing Flag of France.svg Boris Derichebourg
Flag of France.svg Guy Martinolle
Flag of France.svg Jean-Claude Lagniez
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 180
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
DNFLMP90015 Flag of Germany.svg Thomas Bscher Promotion Flag of Germany.svg Thomas Bscher
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Geoff Lees
Flag of France.svg Jean-Marc Gounon
BMW V12 LM G 180
BMW S70 6.0 L V12
DNFLMP67535 Flag of France.svg Gerard Welter Flag of France.svg Xavier Pompidou
Flag of France.svg Stéphane Daoudi
Flag of France.svg Jean-Bernard Bouvet
WR LMP M 169
Peugeot 2.0 L Turbo I4
DNFLMP90021 Flag of Italy.svg Team Rafanelli SRL Flag of Italy.svg Domenico Schiattarella
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Didier de Radiguès
Flag of Italy.svg Emanuele Naspetti
Lola B2K/10 M 154
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
DNFLMP90024 Flag of the United States.svg Johansson-Matthews Racing Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Johansson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Guy Smith
Flag of the United States.svg Jim Matthews
Reynard 2KQ-LM Y 133
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
DNFLMGT72 Flag of Spain.svg Racing Engineering Flag of Spain.svg Tomás Saldaña
Flag of Spain.svg Jesús Diez Villaroel
Flag of Italy.svg Giovanni Lavaggi
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 78
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
DNFLMP67534 Flag of France.svg ROC Flag of Spain.svg Jordi Gené
Flag of France.svg Jean-Christophe Boullion
Flag of France.svg Jérôme Policand
Reynard 2KQ-LM M 72
Volkswagen HPT16 2.0 L Turbo I4
DNFLMP67533 Flag of France.svg ROC Flag of Germany.svg Ralf Kelleners
Flag of France.svg David Terrien
Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Jean-Denis Délétraz
Reynard 2KQ-LM M 44
Volkswagen HPT16 2.0  Turbo I4
DNFLMP90020 Flag of Germany.svg Konrad Motorsport Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Lammers
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tom Coronel
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Kox
Lola B2K/10 D 38
Ford-Roush 6.0 L V8
DNFLMGT77 Flag of France.svg Larbre Compétition Flag of France.svg Patrice Goueslard
Flag of France.svg Christophe Bouchut
Flag of France.svg Jean-Luc Chéreau
Porsche 911 GT3-R M 34
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
DNFLMGT78 Flag of France.svg Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière Flag of France.svg Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière
Flag of France.svg Bernard Chauvin
Flag of Italy.svg Angelo Zadra
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 32
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
DNFLMP67530 Flag of France.svg Didier Bonnet Flag of France.svg Patrick Lemarié
Flag of France.svg Jean-Francois Yvon
Flag of France.svg Yann Goudy
Debora LMP2000 A 24
BMW 3.2 L I6
DNFLMGT71 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Colucci Racing Flag of the United States.svg Shane Lewis
Flag of the United States.svg Cort Wagner
Flag of the United States.svg Bob Mazzuoccola
Porsche 911 GT3-R M 22
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
DNFLMP9004 Flag of France.svg DAMS Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Marc Goossens
Flag of France.svg Christophe Tinseau
Flag of Denmark.svg Kristian Kolby
Cadillac Northstar LMP P 4
Cadillac Northstar 4.0 L Turbo V8
DNFLMP9005 Flag of France.svg Mopar Team Oreca Flag of France.svg Yannick Dalmas
Flag of France.svg Nicolas Minassian
Flag of France.svg Jean-Philippe Belloc
Reynard 2KQ-LM M 1
Mopar 6.0 L V8
DSQLMGT83 Flag of the United States.svg Dick Barbour Racing Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Müller
Flag of Germany.svg Lucas Luhr
Flag of France.svg Bob Wollek
Porsche 911 GT3-R M 319
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6

† - #83 Dick Barbour Racing was disqualified for an illegally sized fuel tank in post-race inspection.

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