1926 24 Hours of Le Mans

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1926 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1926 24 Hours of Le Mans, officially the 4th 24 Hours Grand Prix of Endurance (French: 4e Grand Prix d' Endurance de 24 Heures)[1] took place on 12 and 13 June 1926. It was the first Le Mans race where the winner's average speed was over 100 km/h (62 mph), and also the first to break the 24-hour distance record set by Selwyn Edge at Brooklands in 1907.[2]

Official results[edit]

Le Mans in 1926

Class winners are denoted with bold.

Pos Class No. Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps Distance/Retired
1 5.0 6 France Societe Lorraine de Dietrich et Cie France Robert Bloch
France André Rossignol
Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 Le Mans Lorraine-Dietrich 3.4L I6 147 2,552.414 km (1,585.997 mi)
2 5.0 5 France Societe Lorraine de Dietrich et Cie France Gérard de Courcelles
France Marcel Mongin
Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 Le Mans Lorraine-Dietrich 3.4L I6 146 +1 lap
3 5.0 4 France Societe Lorraine de Dietrich et Cie France 'Stalter'
France Édouard Brisson
Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 Le Mans Lorraine-Dietrich 3.4L I6 139 +8 laps
4 2.0 17 Italy Officine Meccaniche Italy Ferdinando Minoia
Italy Giulio Foresti
O.M. Tipo 665S Superba O.M. 2.0L I6 134 +13 laps
5 2.0 18 Italy Officine Meccaniche Italy Mario Danieli
Italy Tino Danieli
O.M. Tipo 665S Superba O.M. 2.0L I6 131 +16 laps
6 2.0 27 France Automobiles Th.Schneider SA France Pierre Tabourin
France Auguste Lefranc
Th.Schneider 25 SP Theo Schneider 2.0L I4 118 +29 laps
7 2.0 21 France Etablissements Automobiles Rolland et Pilain SA France Aimé Nezeloff
France Jean Lassalle
Rolland-Pilain C23 Super Sport Rolland-Pilain 2.0L I4 117 +30 laps
8 1.5 37 France Établissements Henri Precioux France Henri de Costier
France Pierre Bussienne
E.H.P. Type DS CIME 1.2L I4 111 +36 laps
9 1.1 46 France Societe des Moteurs Salmson France Georges Casse
France André Rousseau
Salmson Grand Sport Salmson 1.1L I4 110 +37 laps
10 1.5 33 France Societe Francaise des Automobiles Corre France Jean Errecaldé
France André Galoisy
Corre-La Licorne V16 10CV Sport Corre 1.4L I4 109 +38 laps
11 1.1 42 France Societe des Applications à Refroidisssements par Air France André Marandet
France Gonzaque Lécureul
S.A.R.A. BDE S.A.R.A. 1.1L I4 108 +39 laps
12 1.1 43 France Societe des Applications à Refroidisssements par Air France Gaston Duval
France Henri Armand
S.A.R.A. BDE S.A.R.A. 1.1L I4 104 +43 laps
13 1.1 49 France Societe des Automobile Ariès France Fernand Gabriel
France Louis Paris
Ariès CC2 Super Ariés 1.0L I4 101 +46 laps
NC 3.0 15 France Henri Falconnet Paris France 'Deprez'
France Maurice Dumont
Overland Six 93 Overland 2.8L I6 117
NC 2.0 20 France Etablissements Automobiles Rolland et Pilain SA France Gaston Delalande
France Louis Sire
Rolland-Pilain C23 Super Sport Rolland-Pilain 2.0L I4 ?
NC 1.5 35 France Automobiles Louis Ravel SA Belgium 'Van Cuyck'
France Roger Camuzet
Ravel Type C Ravel 1.5L I4 ?
NC 1.5 30 France Automobiles Jousset SA France Léon Molon
France Lucien Molon
Jousset M1 Berline Jousset 1.5L I4 ?
DNF 3.0 7 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Limited United Kingdom Dr. Dudley Benjafield
United Kingdom Sammy Davis
Bentley 3 Litre Speed Bentley 3.0L I4 138 Brakes, contact
DNF 2.0 25 France Etablissements Industriels Jacques Bignan France Georges Gautier
France Pierre Clause
Bignan 2 Litre Sport Bignan 2.0L I4 113
DNF 3.0 9 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Limited United Kingdom Tommy Thistlethwayte
United Kingdom Clive Gallop
Bentley 3 Litre Super Sport Bentley 3.0L I4 105 Rocker arm
DNF 5.0 3 France Societe des Automobiles Peugeot France Louis Wagner
France Christian Dauvergne
Peugeot Type 174 Sport Peugeot 3.8L I6 76 Starter motor
DNF 3.0 8 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Limited United Kingdom George Duller
United Kingdom Frank Clement
Bentley 3 Litre Speed Bentley 3.0L I4 72 Broken valve
DNF 3.0 10 France Societe des Automobile Ariès France Robert Laly
France Jean Chassagne
Ariés Type S GP2 Surbaissée Ariés 3.0L I4 65 Battery
DNF 1.5 29 France Automobiles Jousset SA France René Bonneau
France Raymond Saladin
Jousset M1 Tourisme Jousset 1.5L I4 64
DNF 1.5 38 France Établissements Henri Precioux France 'Morac'
France Marcel Ballot
E.H.P. Type DS C.I.M.A. 1.2L I4 62
DNF 2.0 26 France Automobiles Th.Schneider SA France Robert Poirier
France Antonin Fontaine
Th.Schneider 25 SP Theo Schneider 2.0L I4 61 Contact
DNF 1.5 39 France Societe des Moteurs Salmson France Lionel de Marmier
France Jean Sachot
Salmson Type D2 Salmson 1.2L I4 54 Contact
DNF 2.0 22 France Etablissements Automobiles Rolland et Pilain SA France 'Stremler'
France Paul Chalamel
Rolland-Pilain C23 Super Sport Rolland-Pilain 2.0L I4 53
DNF 1.5 36 France Automobiles Louis Ravel SA France Georges Kling
France Pierre Rey
Ravel Type C Ravel 1.5L I4 46
DNF 1.5 34 France Automobiles Louis Ravel SA France Louis Abit
France Charles Duverger
Ravel Type C Ravel 1.5L I4 45
DNF 1.1 47 France Societe des Moteurs Salmson France André de Victor
France Jean Hasley
Salmson Grand Sport Salmson 1.1L I4 35 Contact
DNF 1.5 28 France Établissements Henri Precioux France Guy Bouriat
France Guy Dollfuss
E.H.P. Type DT Speciale 'Tank' CIMA 1.5L I4 34
DNF 1.1 48 France Societe des Automobile Ariès France Roger Delano
France Edmond Closset
Ariès CC2 Super Ariés 1.0L I4 31 Contact
DNF 1.5 31 France Societe Francaise des Automobiles Corre France Waldemar Lestienne
France Louis Balart
Corre-La Licorne G6 Sport Corre 1.5L I4 31 Contact
DNF 3.0 11 France Societe des Automobile Ariès France Charles Flohot
France Arthur Duray
Ariés Type S GP3 Ariés 3.0L I4 31 Fire
DNF 1.5 32 France Societe Francaise des Automobiles Corre France Albert Colomb
France Fernand Vallon
Corre-La Licorne V16-G6 Corre 1.5L I4 11
DNF 5.0 1 France Henri Falconnet Paris France Paul Gros
France Paul Leduc
Willys-Knight 66 Great Six Knight 3.9L I6 8 Carburetor
DNF 2.0 24 France Automobiles Georges Irat France Léon Derny
France Amedée Rossi
Georges-Irat Type 4A Sport Georges Irat 2.0L I4 7
DNF 2.0 23 France Automobiles Georges Irat France Maurice Rost
France Emil Burie
Georges-Irat Type 4A Sport Georges Irat 2.0L I4 6
DSQ 2.0 19 Italy Officine Meccaniche Italy Renato Balestrero
France Frédéric Thelusson
O.M. Tipo 665S Superba O.M. 2.0L I6 94 Outside help
DSQ 5.0 2 France Societe des Automobiles Peugeot France André Boillot
France Louis Rigal
Peugeot Type 174 Sport Peugeot 3.8L I6 82 Windscreen
Sources: [3]

Statistics[edit]

  • Fastest Lap: #5 Gérard de Courcelles/Marcel Mongin – 9:03
  • Distance: 2,552.414 km (1,585.997 mi)
  • Winner's average speed: 106.35 km/h (66.08 mph)

Trophy Winners[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1926 Le Mans Cover/Flyer". Racing Sports Cars (RSC). Retrieved 2018-02-10. 
  2. ^ http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/1907_Brooklands_24_Hour_Motor_Event
  3. ^ "Le Mans 24 Hours 1926 - Race Results - Racing Sports Cars". www.racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 2018-02-12. 

Further reading[edit]

Spurring, Quentin. Le Mans 1923-29: The Official History Of The World's Greatest Motor Race. 2005. ISBN 978-1-910505-08-3.