Le Mans 24 2013 Results: Final Complete Leaderboard, Highlights, and More

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Le Mans 24 2013 Results: Final Complete Leaderboard, Highlights, and More
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After one of the wildest 24-hour races in the history of Le Mans, it was Audi Sport Team Joest’s No. 2 car that went on to win the event filled with bad weather and tragedy.

While Mother Nature wreaked havoc on the racers on the Circuit de la Sarthe—rain made the race even tougher than the day-long battle already was—the focus of the entire motorsports world is on the death of 34-year-old Danish driver Allan Simonsen, as reported by Yahoo! Sports' Nick Bromberg.

Simonsen was a veteran of Le Mans' 24 hours and was only 10 minutes into the annual event before losing control of his No. 95 Aston Martin Vantage V8 and smashing into the barrier at the Tertre Rouge corner.

According to ESPN.com, FIA president Jean Todt and Automobile Club de l'Ouest president Pierre Fillon released a joint statement:

Allan was an extremely talented and experienced sports car driver who had raced in every corner of the world and was highly respected by his peers and his team. For many in endurance racing, Allan was above all a good friend who displayed his passion for racing on and off the track. His loss will be felt by the FIA, the ACO and the greater motorsport family.

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The tragedy did not stop the event, though, as the Aston Martin team (along with Simonsen's family) made the decision to continue racing in the Le Mans endurance test in honor and memory of its fallen brother.

While the first death in the event since 1997—and the first death during the actual race since 1986—marred the festivities around the 24-hour race, the on-track action throughout the field made this one of the more unpredictable days of racing in the history of the track.

After 24 hours of nonstop battling, all of the following racers and teams proved they were worthy of the top spots in their respective categories.

 

Final Leaderboard

Pos

Num

Cat

Car

Team

Laps

Best lap

Pits

1

2

LM P1

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro

Audi Sport Team JOEST

348

3:23.269

34

2

8

LM P1

TOYOTA TS 030-HYBRID

TOYOTA RACING

347

3:25.151

30

3

3

LM P1

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro

Audi Sport Team JOEST

347

3:24.293

30

4

7

LM P1

TOYOTA TS 030-HYBRID

TOYOTA RACING

341

3:25.718

29

5

1

LM P1

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro

Audi Sport Team JOEST

338

3:22.746

32

6

21

LM P1

HPD ARX 03C-HONDA

Strakka Racing

332

3:30.884

29

7

35

LM P2

MORGAN - Nissan

Oak Racing

328

3:40.272

30

8

24

LM P2

MORGAN - Nissan

Oak Racing

328

3:38.059

31

9

26

LM P2

Oreca 03-Nissan

G-DRIVE RACING

327

3:38.807

32

10

42

LM P2

Zytek Z11SN - Nissan

Greaves Motorsport

327

3:40.100

28

11

49

LM P2

Oreca 03-Nissan

Pecom Racing

324

3:40.992

29

12

43

LM P2

MORGAN JUDD

MORAND RACING

320

3:41.696

28

13

48

LM P2

Oreca 03-Nissan

MURPHY PROTOTYPES

319

3:40.434

29

14

38

LM P2

Zytek Z11SN - Nissan

JOTA SPORT

318

3:39.016

29

15

36

LM P2

ALPINE NISSAN PANCIATICI

SIGNATECH ALPINE

316

3:40.909

32

16

92

LM GTE Pro

PORSCHE 911 RSR

PORSCHE AG TEAM MANTHEY

315

3:55.453

22

17

91

LM GTE Pro

PORSCHE 911 RSR

PORSCHE AG TEAM MANTHEY

314

3:55.323

24

18

97

LM GTE Pro

Aston Martin Vantage V8

Aston Martin Racing

314

3:55.791

24

19

34

LM P2

Oreca 03 - Judd

Race Performance

314

3:41.983

32

20

73

LM GTE Pro

Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1

Corvette Racing

311

3:57.061

23

21

71

LM GTE Pro

Ferrari 458 Italia

AF Corse

311

3:56.338

23

22

51

LM GTE Pro

Ferrari 458 Italia

AF Corse

311

3:56.630

23

23

74

LM GTE Pro

Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1

Corvette Racing

309

3:57.377

25

24

41

LM P2

Zytek Z11SN - Nissan

Greaves Motorsport

307

3:39.615

31

25

53

LM GTE Pro

SRT VIPER GTS-R

SRT MOTORSPORTS

306

3:57.460

28

26

76

LM GTE Am

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

Imsa Performance Matmut

305

3:59.057

23

27

55

LM GTE Am

Ferrari 458 Italia

AF Corse

305

4:00.227

24

28

61

LM GTE Am

Ferrari 458 Italia

AF Corse

305

3:58.365

23

29

77

LM GTE Am

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

DEMPSEY DEL PIERO-PROTON

304

3:57.990

24

30

50

LM GTE Am

Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1

Larbre Competition

302

4:01.863

25

31

96

LM GTE Am

Aston Martin Vantage V8

Aston Martin Racing

301

3:59.091

26

32

93

LM GTE Pro

SRT VIPER GTS-R

SRT MOTORSPORTS

300

3:59.006

26

33

40

LM P2

Oreca 03-Nissan

BOUTSEN GINION RACING

300

3:51.191

29

34

67

LM GTE Am

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

Imsa Performance Matmut

299

4:00.154

22

35

66

LM GTE Pro

Ferrari 458 Italia

JMW Motorsport

299

4:00.056

26

36

88

LM GTE Am

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

Proton Competition

299

3:58.585

23

37

75

LM GTE Pro

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

Prospeed Competition

297

4:03.071

23

38

81

LM GTE Am

Ferrari 458 Italia

8 STAR MOTORSPORTS

294

3:57.422

25

39

39

LM P2

Lola B11/40 - Judd

DKR ENGINEERING

280

3:53.019

31

40

12

LM P1

LOLA B12/60 CoupE-TOYOTA

REBELLION RACING

275

3:29.328

26

41

13

LM P1

LOLA B12/60 CoupE-TOYOTA

REBELLION RACING

275

3:31.808

29

42

70

LM GTE Am

Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1

Larbre Competition

267

4:01.188

21

43

33

LM P2

HPD ARX 03b - Honda

Level 5 Motorsports

242

3:42.639

24

44

46

LM P2

Oreca 03-Nissan

THIRIET BY TDS Racing

310

3:42.207

28

45

99

LM GTE Pro

Aston Martin Vantage V8

Aston Martin Racing

248

3:54.639

19

46

45

LM P2

MORGAN - Nissan

Oak Racing

246

3:51.029

25

47

47

LM P2

MORGAN - Nissan

KCMG

241

3:42.285

25

48

98

LM GTE Pro

Aston Martin Vantage V8

Aston Martin Racing

221

3:56.556

18

49

32

LM P2

LOTUS T128

LOTUS

219

3:43.389

22

50

30

LM P2

LOLA B12/80 CoupE-JUDD

Status GP

153

3:48.258

16

51

54

LM GTE Am

Ferrari 458 Italia

AF Corse

147

4:08.616

11

52

57

LM GTE Am

Ferrari 458 Italia

Krohn Racing

111

4:03.651

9

53

25

LM P2

Oreca 03-Nissan

DELTA-ADR

101

3:43.064

9

54

28

LM P2

LOLA B12/80 CoupE-NISSAN

GULF RACING MIDDLE EAST

22

3:53.188

9

55

31

LM P2

LOTUS T128

LOTUS

17

3:53.344

2

56

95

LM GTE Am

Aston Martin Vantage V8

Aston Martin Racing

2

4:00.626

0

Results via LeMansLive.com.


Winners and Analysis For Each Category

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LMP1: No. 2, Audi Sport Team Joest (Audi R18 e-tron Quattro)

The utter domination of Audi Sport Team Joest and its Audi R18 e-tron Quattro continued this year, as the team brought home the categorical victory and the overall win, running a total of 348 laps.

Drivers Tom Kristensen, Loic Duval and Allan McNish all proved their worth as top-tier racers, with Kristensen winning his ninth career Le Mans event and McNish sealing a victory for the third time.

As dominant as the No. 2 car was, the No. 8 Toyota TS 030-Hybrid shocked many in the field and finished second, just a lap behind the race winners. The No. 3 Audi Sport Team Joest piloted by Marc Gene, Luca di Grassi and Oliver Jarvis rounded out the top three.

The victory was even bigger for Audi as a manufacturer, marking its 12th victory in 14 years.

 

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LMP2: No. 35, Oak Racing (Morgan LMP2-Nissan)

The Oak Racing Team is one of the best in the sport, and with a convincing seventh-place overall finish for the No. 35 Morgan LMP2-Nissan driven by Bertrand Baguette, Martin Plowman and Ricardo Gonzalez, the team once again proved how good it really is.

After a porous finish for the No. 35 car in 2012 (14th overall and sixth in the LMP2 category) and a change in drivers leading into this year’s event, the Oak Racing Team returned to Circuit de la Sarthe and drove the race of a lifetime.

As great as the categorical victory was for Oak Racing, the fact that the No. 25 car owned by the same team and piloted by Olivier Pla, Alex Brundle and David Heinemeier Hansson finished second exposes the utter dominance of the team in the LMP2 classification.

 

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LMGTE Pro: No. 92, Porsche AG Team Manthey (Porsche 911 RSR)

In one of the more impressive showings of the event, it was the No. 92 Porsche AG Team Manthey team and its Porsche 911 RSR driven by Marc Lieb, Richard Lietz and Romain Dumas that finished 16th overall and won the LMGTE Pro category.

Team Porsche AG Team Manthey wasn’t through with its LMGTE Pro domination, though, as the No. 91 Porsche 911 RSR was able to finish 17th and on the same lap as its teammates.

The impressive six-cylinder car showed how truly dangerous it could be against a tough field.

 

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LMGTE Am: No. 76, Imsa Performance Matmut (Porsche 911 GT3 RSR)

The Porsche domination was not limited to just the LMGTE Pro category, as the No. 76 Imsa Performance Matmut Porsche 911 GT3 RSR raced its way to a 26th-place finish and the title of LMGTE Amateur champions.

Piloted by three of the better drivers in the classification—Raymond Narac, Christophe Bourret and Jean-Karl Vernay—the trio was able to take home the victory by just one lap over the always-tough AF Corse Ferrari team.

This victory acts as a consolation for last year’s second-place finish and proves that the Imsa Performance Matmut team is one of the best in motorsports.

 

All stats and information via PaddockTalk.com and LeMansLive.com unless otherwise noted.

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