1928 24 Hours of Le Mans

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1928 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1928 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 6th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 16 and 17 June 1928.

Bernard Rubin, co-driver of the winning Bentley 4½ Litre (nicknamed "Old Mother Gun") alongside Bentley director Woolf Barnato, was the first Australian born driver to win Le Mans, and the first driver born in the Southern Hemisphere to win the race.

Official results[edit]

Le Mans in 1928

Class winners are denoted with bold.

Pos Class No. Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps Distance/Retired
1 5.0 4 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Limited United Kingdom Woolf Barnato
Australia Bernard Rubin
Bentley 4½ Litre Bentley 4.4L I4 154 2,669.272 km (1,658.609 mi)
2 5.0 1 France Societe de Carrosserie Weymann France Éduoard Brisson
France Robert Bloch
Stutz Model BB Blackhawk Stutz 4.9L I8 153 +1 lap
3 5.0 8 France Grand Garage Saint-Didier Paris France Henri Stoffel
France André Rossignol
Chrysler Six 72 Chrysler 4.1L I6 144 +10 laps
4 5.0 7 France Grand Garage Saint-Didier Paris Romania Jean Cantacuzino
Romania Gheorghe Cantacuzino
Chrysler Six 72 Chrysler 4.1L I6 139 +15 laps
5 5.0 3 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Limited United Kingdom Sir Henry Birkin
France Jean Chassagne
Bentley 4½ Litre Bentley 4.4L I4 135 +19 laps
6 1.5 27 United Kingdom Alvis Car & Engineering Company United Kingdom Maurice Harvey
United Kingdom Harold Purdy
Alvis FA12/50 Alvis 1.5L I4 132 +22 laps
7 1.1 32 France Bollack, Netter et Cie France Michel Doré
France Jean Treunet
B.N.C. Type H Monza B.N.C. 1.1L I4 131 +23 laps
8 2.0 12 Italy Itala SA Fabbrica Automobili France Robert Benoist
France Christian Dauvergne
Itala Tipo 65 S Itala 2.0L I6 130 +24 laps
9 1.5 28 United Kingdom Alvis Car & Engineering Company United Kingdom Sammy Davis
United Kingdom Bill Urquhart-Dykes
Alvis FA12/50 Alvis 1.5L I4 130 +24 laps
10 1.1 35 France Societe des Moteurs Salmson France Georges Casse
France André Rousseau
Salmson Grand Sport Salmson 1.1L I4 127 +27 laps
11 2.0 16 United Kingdom Lagonda Motor Company United Kingdom Andre d'Erlanger
United Kingdom Douglas Hawkes
Lagonda 2 Litre Speed Model Lagonda 2.0L I4 126 +28 laps
12 1.5 29 France SA des Automobiles Tracta France Maurice Benoist
France Louis Balart
Tracta Type A S.C.A.P. 1.5L I4 121 +33 laps
13 1.1 37 France Automobiles Lombard SA France Lucien Desvaux
France Pierre Goutte
Lombard AL3 Grand Air Sport Lombard 1.1L I4 116 +38 laps
14 1.1 36 France Établissements Henri Precioux France Guy Bouriat
France Pierre Bussienne
E.H.P. Type DU CIME 1.1L I6 115 +39 laps
15 2.0 19 France Societe des Applications à Refroidisssements par Air France Gaston Duval
France Gaston Mottet
S.A.R.A. SP7 S.A.R.A. 1.8L I6 114 +40 laps
16 1.1 31 France SA des Automobiles Tracta France Roger Bourcier
Argentina Hector Vasena
Tracta Gephi S.C.A.P. 1.1L I4 110 +44 laps
17 1.1 42 France SA des Automobiles Tracta France Jean-Albert Grégoire
France Fernand Vallon
Tracta Type A S.C.A.P. 1.1L I4 108 +46 laps
DNF 1.5 24 France Societe des Construction Automobile Parisienne France Henri Guilbert
France André Lefebvre
S.C.A.P. Type O S.C.A.P. 1.5L I4 95 Oil
DNF 1.1 39 France Societe des Construction Automobile Parisienne France Lucien Lemesle
France Henry Godard
S.C.A.P. Type M S.C.A.P. 1.1L I4 91
DNF 1.5 26 United Kingdom Aston Martin Limited United Kingdom Jack Besant
United Kingdom Cyril Paul
Aston Martin International Aston Martin 1.5L I4 82
DNF 5.0 2 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Limited United Kingdom Dr. Dudley Benjafield
United Kingdom Frank Clement
Bentley 4½ Litre Bentley 4.4L I4 71 Radiator hose, oil
DNF 5.0 5 France Grand Garage Saint-Didier Paris France Cyril de Vere
Monaco Louis Chiron
Chrysler Six 72 Chrysler 4.1L I6 66 Clutch
DNF 1.1 41 France Societe des Automobile Ariès France Fernand Gabriel
France Louis Paris
Ariès CC4 Ariès 1.1L I4 51
DNF 2.0 14 Italy Itala SA Fabbrica Automobili France Louis Charavel
France 'Christian'
Itala Tipo 65 S Itala 2.0L I6 50
DNF 1.5 21 France Automobiles Luart-Poniatowski-Hougardy Ingenieurs France Henri De Costier
France Sosthene de la Rochefoucauld
Alphi LM Alphi 1.5L I4 45
DNF 1.5 25 United Kingdom Aston Martin Limited United Kingdom Bert Bertelli
United Kingdom George Eyston
Aston Martin International Aston Martin 1.5L I4 32 Rear axle casing
DNF 1.1 30 France Societe des Moteurs Salmson France Jean Hasley
France Albert Perrot
Salmson Grand Sport Salmson 1.1L I4 30
DNF 2.0 20 France Societe des Applications à Refroidisssements par Air France Emile Maret
France Gonzaque Lécureul
S.A.R.A. SP7 S.A.R.A. 1.8L I6 25
DNF 2.0 18 United Kingdom Lagonda Motor Company United Kingdom Clive Gallop
United Kingdom E.J. Hayes
Lagonda 2 Litre Speed Model Lagonda 2.0L I4 23 Contact
DNF 1.1 40 France Societe des Automobile Ariès France Arthur Duray
France Roger Delano
Ariès CC4 Ariès 1.1L I4 22
DNF 2.0 15 United Kingdom Lagonda Motor Company United Kingdom Francis Samuelson
United Kingdom Frank King
Lagonda 2 Litre Speed Model Lagonda 2.0L I4 13 Gearbox, contact
DNF 5.0 6 France Grand Garage Saint-Didier Paris Italy Freddie Zehender
France Jacques Ledure
Chrysler Six 72 Chrysler 4.1L I6 5 Radiator
DNF 3.0 9 France Societe des Automobile Ariès France Robert Laly
France Louis Rigal
Ariès Type S GP2 Surbaissée Ariès 3.0L I4 3 Engine
DNS 3.0 11 Russia Boris Ivanowski Russia Boris Ivanowski
Italy Attilo Marinoni
Alfa Romeo 6C-1500 Super Sport Alfa Romeo 1.6L Supercharged I6  –
Sources: [1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Fastest Lap: #3 Bentley Motors Limited – 8:07
  • Distance: 2,669.272 km (1,658.609 mi)
  • Winner's average Speed: 111.219 km/h (69.108 mph)

Trophy winners[edit]

  • 4th Biennial Cup: #35 Georges Casse/André Rousseau
  • Index of Performance: #35 Georges Casse/André Rousseau

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le Mans 24 Hours 1928 - 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.