1997 - 24 uur / hours Le Mans
Joest Racing won Le Mans vorig jaar met hun WSC prototype voor de fabrieks Porsches. Dit jaar waren er nog meer GT1's, ze waren gestroomlijnder en sneller dan ooit. Maar daar trekt Joest zich niets van aan.

Joest Racing won last year's Le Mans with their WSC prototype. This year there were even more GT1's to fight and they were more aerodynamic and faster than before. Joest doesn't care.

Position#

Team & results

In mijn collectie / my collection

1  7
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Michele Alboreto (I) / Stefan Johansson (S) / Tom Kristensen (DK)
team: Joest Racing (D)
car:
WSC 95 - Porsche
result: 1st / 361 laps

Trofeu 905
2  41
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Jean-Marc Gounon (F) / Pierre-Henri Raphanel (F) / Anders Olofsson (S)
team: Gulf Davidoff / GTC (GB)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: 2nd / 360 laps

Minichamps 
MC 530 174341
3  43  race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Peter Kox (NL) / Roberto Ravaglia (I) / Eric Hélary (F)
team: BMW Motorsport / Schnitzer (D)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: 3rd / 358 laps
     
including movie

Minichamps MC 530 174343
4  13
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Didier Cottaz (F) / Jérome Policand (F) / Marc Goossens (B)
team: Courage Competition (F)
car: Courage C41 - Porsche
result: 4th / 336 laps


Spark SCCG 13
8  27
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Pierluigi Martini (I) / Christian Pescatori (I) / Antonio Hermann (BR)
team: BMS Scuderia Italia (I)
car: Porsche 911 GT1
result: 8th / 317 laps

Minichamps MC 430 976627
9  78
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers:
Michel Neugarten (B) / Guy Martinolle (F) Jean-Claude Lagniez (F)
team: Elf Haberthur Racing (CH)
car: Porsche 911 GT2
result: 9th / 307 laps


Vitesse
L 212E
10  74
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Bruno Eichmann (CH) / Andy Pilgrim (GB) / André Ahrle (D)
team: Roock Racing (D)
car: Porsche 911 GT2
result: 10th / 306 laps

HighSpeed
12  23
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Erik Comas (F) / Kazuyoshi Hoshino (J) / Masahiko Kageyama (J)
team: Nissan Motorsport / Nismo (J)
car: Nissan R390 GT1
result: 12th / 294 laps
    
including movie

Tamiya 23506*4300
14  63
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Justin Bell (GB) / John Morton (USA) /
Pierre Yver (
F)
team: Viper Team Oreca (F)

car: Dodge Viper GTS/R
result: 14th / 278 laps

Minichamps MC 430 971463
15
 64
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Hans Hugenholtz (NL) / Jari Nurminen (SF) / Chris Gleason (USA)
team: Chamberlain Engineering (GB)

car: Dodge Viper GTS/R
result: 15th / 269 laps


Minichamps MC 430 971464
dnf
 26
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Emmanuel Collard (F) / Yannick Dalmas (F) / Ralf Kelleners (D)
team: Porsche AG (D)
car: Porsche 911 GT1
result: dnf / 327 laps

Minichamps Porsche history set
dnf  39
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Ray Bellm (GB) / Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB) / Masanori Sekiya (J)
team: Gulf Davidoff / GTC (GB)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: dnf / 326 laps

Minichamps 
MC 530 174339
dnf  39
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Ray Bellm (GB) / Andrew Gilbert-Scott (GB) / Masanori Sekiya (J)
team: Gulf Davidoff / GTC (GB)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: dnf / 326 laps
   
including movie

Minichamps 
MC 530 174339
dnf  61
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Philippe Gache (F) / Olivier Beretta (MC) / Dominique Dupuy (F)
team: Viper Team Oreca (F)

car: Dodge Viper GTS/R
result: dnf / 263 laps
     
including movie

Minichamps MC 430 971461
dnf  42  race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: J.J. Lehto (SF) / Steve Soper (GB) / Nelson Piquet (BR)
team: BMW Motorsport - Schnitzer (D)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: dnf / 238 laps
     
including movie

Ixo LMM 107
dnf  29
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Jürgen von Gartzen (D) / Alain Ferté (F) / Olivier Thevenin (F)
team: JB Racing (F)
car: Porsche 911 GT1
result: dnf / 236 laps

Minichamps MC 430 976629
dnf  54
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Andy Wallace (GB) / James Weaver (GB) / Butch Leitzinger (USA)
team: David Price Racing
(GB)
car: Panoz GTR-1
result: dnf / 236 laps

Action Performance AC4 978 954
dnf  30
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Christophe Bouchut (F) / Bertrand Gachot (B) / Andy Evans (USA)
team: Porsche Kremer Racing (D)
car: Porsche 911 GT1
result: dnf / 207 laps

Provence Moulage
dnf  52
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Franck Lagorce (F) / Eric Bernard (F) / Jean-Christophe Bouillon (F)
team: Dams (F)
car: Panoz GTR-1
result: dnf / 149 laps

Onyx XLM 99050
dnf  55
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: David Brabham (AUS) / Perry McCarthy (GB) / Doc Bundy (USA)
team: David Price Racing (GB)
car: Panoz GTR-1
result: dnf / 145 laps

Action Performance AC4 978 955
dnf  21
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Martin Brundle (GB) / Jörg Müller (D) / Wayne Taylor (ZA)
team: Nissan Motorsport / Nismo (J)
car: Nissan R390 GT1
result: dnf / 139 laps
    
including movie

Kyosho 03330A
dnf  28
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Mauro Baldi (I) / Franz Konrad (A) / Robert Nearn (GB)
team: Konrad Motorsport (D)
car: Porsche 911 GT1
result: dnf / 138 laps

Minichamps MC 430 976628
dnf  22
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Eric van de Poele (B) / Aguri Suzuki (J) / Riccardo Patrese (I)
team: Nissan Motorsport / Nismo (J)
car: Nissan R390 GT1
result: dnf / 121 laps
    
including movie

Kyosho 03330B
dnf  49
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Jan Lammers (NL) / Mike Hezemans (NL) / Sandy Garu (D)
team: GT1 Lotus Racing (GB)
car: Lotus Elise GT1 - Chevrolet
result: dnf / 121 laps


Spark SCLS 02
dnf  5
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Tomas Saldana (E) / Carl Rosenblad (S) / Jürgen Lässig (D)
team: Porsche Kremer Racing (D)
car: Kremer K8 - Porsche
result: dnf / 105 laps


Spark S 0323
dnf  44  race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Keiichi Tsuchiya (J) / Akihiko Nakaya (J) / Gary Ayles (GB)
team: Team Lark McLaren (J)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: dnf / 81 laps
    
including movie

Autobarn Kit
dnf  62
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Tommy Archer (USA) / Marc Duez (B) / Soheil Ayari (F)
team: Viper Team Oreca (F)

car: Dodge Viper GTS/R
result: dnf / 76 laps
     
including movie

Minichamps MC 430 971462
dnf  4
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Michel Ferté (F) / Adrian Campos (E) / Charles nearburg (USA)
team: Pilot BSM Racing (F)
car: Ferrari 333 SP
result: dnf / 18 laps

Minichamps MC 430 977604
dns  40
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: John Nielsen (DK) / Dr. Tomas Bscher (CZ) / Chris Goodwin (GB)
team: Gulf Davidoff / GTC (GB)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: dns / 0 laps


Minichamps 
MC 530 174340
dns  6
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiére (F) / Giovanni Lavaggi (I) / Bernard Chauvin (F)
team: Porsche Kremer Racing (D)
car: Kremer K8 - Porsche
result: dns / 0 laps


Spark S 0324
1997 - FIA GT Wereldkampioenschap / FIA GT World Championship
De BPR Series waren een groot succes. Het oorspronkelijke plan was een lange afstandskampioenschap voor deelnemers aan de Franse Venturi en de Duitse Porsche cups. Al snel werden ook andere GT's toegelaten en groeide de serie uit tot een intercontinentaal spektakel. In 1997 werd de serie getransformeerd in een heus wereldkampioenscahp waaraan ook fabrieksteams mochten deelnemen.

The BPR Series were organised from 1994 and lasted only three years. It started as a endurance racing series for Venturi and Porsche, but soon developed into a global championship in which factory supported cars participated. In 1997 it was changed into a real FIA World Championship that allowed works teams to enter the series.

Position#

Team & results

In mijn collectie / my collection

14 19
race: FIA GT round 1 - 1000km Hockenheim
drivers: Gerd Ruch (D) / Alexander Burgstaller (D) / Alexander 'Sandy' Grau (D)
team: Martin Veyhle Racing (D)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: 14th / 104 laps


Ixo Hekorsa HE 012D
6 27
race: FIA GT round 2 - 4 uur / hours Silverstone
drivers: Chris Goodwin (GB) / Gary Ayles (GB)
team: Parabolica Motorsports (GB)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: 6th / 87 laps


HPI Mirage 8535
8 52
race: FIA GT round 2 - 4 uur / hours Silverstone
drivers: Justin Bell (GB) / Tommy Archer (USA)
team: Viper Team Oreca (F)

car: Dodge Viper GTS/R
result: 8th / 83 laps


Eagle's Race 3616
2 16
race: FIA GT round 3 - 3 uur / hours Helsinki
drivers: Ralf Kelleners (D) / Stéphane Ortelli (F) / Pedro Chaves (POR)
team: Roock Racing (D)
car: Porsche 911 GT1
result: 2nd / 110 laps


Minichamps MC 430 976632
1 11
race: FIA GT round 4 - 1000km Nürburgring
drivers: Klaus Ludwig (D) / Bernd Schneider (D)
team: AMG Mercedes
(D)
car: Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR
result: 1st / 147 laps
  

including movie

Corgi
7 2
race: FIA GT round 4 - 1000km Nurburgring
drivers: John Nielsen (DK) / Dr. Tomas Bscher (CZ)
team: Gulf Davidoff / GTC (GB)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: 7th / 144 laps

Minichamps 
MC 530 174302
6 27
race: FIA GT round 5 - 1000km Spa-Francorchamps
drivers: Chris Goodwin (GB) / Gary Ayles (GB)
team: Parabolica Motorsports (GB)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: 6th / 98 laps


Minichamps 
MC 530 174327
22 25
race: FIA GT round 5 - 1000km Spa-Francorchamps
drivers: Jean-Luc Maury-Laribiére (F) / David Velay (F) / Bernard Chauvin (F)
team: BBA Competition (F)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: 22nd / 87 laps


Minichamps 
MC 530 164325
dnf 15 
race: FIA GT round 5 - 1000km Spa-Francorchamps
drivers: Jerôme Policand (F) / Ratanakul Prutirat (TH)
team: First Racing Project (GB)
car: Lotus Elise GT1 - Chevrolet
result: dnf / 63 laps


Spark S 0184
2 12
race: FIA GT round 7 - 1000km Suzuka
drivers: Klaus Ludwig (D) / Bernd Mayländer (D)
team: AMG Mercedes (D)
car: Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR
result: 2nd / 171 laps
  

including movie

Maisto 31503
8 9 race: FIA GT round 7 - 1000km Suzuka
drivers: Peter Kox (NL) / Roberto Ravaglia (I)
team: BMW Motorsport / Schnitzer (D)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: 8th / 169 laps
    
including movie

HPI racing 8245
12 9
race: FIA GT round 8 - 4 uur / hours Donington
drivers: Luca Badoer (I) / Mimmo Schiateralla (I)
team: GBF (GB)
car: Lotus Elise GT1 - Chevrolet
result: 12th / 151 laps


Spark S 0183
1997 - IMSA kampioenschap / championship
Net als vorig jaar streden de Riley & Scotts het hele seizoen met de Ferrari's om de winst. In het GTS kampioenschap zegevierde de Rohr Porsche.

Just as in the previous year, Riley & Scotts and Ferrari 333's battled all races. The GTS championship was won by the Rohr Porsche.


Position#

Team & results

In mijn collectie / my collection

dnf 16 
race: IMSA round 1 - 24 uur / hours Daytona
drivers: Butch Leitzinger (USA) / Andy Wallace (GB) / James Weaver (GB) / Rob Dyson (USA)
team: Dyson Racing Team
(USA)
car: Riley & Scott MKIII - Ford
result: dnf / 227 laps

Spark S 0008
1 3
race: IMSA round 2 - 12 uur / hours Sebring
drivers: Stefan Johansson (S) / Yannick Dalmas (F) / Fermin Velez (E) / Andy Evans (USA)
team: Team Scandia (USA)
car: Ferrari 333 SP
result: 1st / 281 laps

Minichamps MC 430 977603
1 01
race: IMSA GTS Championship
drivers: Jochen Rohr (USA) / Andy Pilgrim (USA) / Allan McNish (GB)
team: Rohr Motorsport (USA)
car: Porsche 911 GT1
result: 1st / 4 x 1st

HighSpeed
1997 - Overige / other races
Position#

Team & results

In mijn collectie / my collection

8 34 
race: Japanese GT Championship - Sugo
drivers: Keiichi Tsuchiya (J) / Hideshi Matsuda (J)
team: Team Taisan Advan (J)

car: Dodge Viper GTS/R
result: 8th / 79 laps


Eagle's Race 3618
1 30 
race: 3 uur / hours Zhuhai
drivers: Magnus Wallinder (S) / Geoff Lister (GB) / John Greasley (GB)
team: G-Force / Strandell Racing (S)
car: Porsche 911 GT1
result: 1st / 99 laps

Minichamps MC 430 976630
dnf 2
race: 24 uur / hours Zolder
drivers: Patrick Snijers (B) / Dirk Schoysman (B) / Kurt Thiers (B)
team: Bastos Racing (B)
car: Porsche 911 GT2 evo
result: dnf / - laps

Onyx XCL 99002
1997 - Test & presentation cars
Position#

Team & results

In mijn collectie / my collection

1
 21
race: tests Le Mans
drivers: Martin Brundle (GB) / Jörg Müller (D)
team: Nissan Motorsport / Nismo (J)
car: Nissan R390 GT1
result: 1st
   

including movie

Kyosho 03331A

    
race: homologation
drivers: -
team:
Lotus (GB)
car: Lotus Elise GT1
result: -


Spark SPLS 01

    
race: presentation version
drivers: -
team: McLaren cars (GB)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: -

HPI 8284

    
race: street version
drivers: -
team: McLaren cars (GB)
car: McLaren F1 GTR - BMW
result: -

Ixo MOC 086

 6
race: presentation FIA GT Championship
drivers:
Hans J. Stuck (D) / Thierry Boutsen (B)
team: Porsche AG (D)
car: Porsche 911 GT1
result: -


Minichamps MC 430 976606

 23 race: STW - presentation
drivers:
Roland Asch (D) / Sascha Maassen (D)
team:
Team Rosberg (D)
car:
Nissan Primera 2.0 GT
result:
presentation

Onyx XT 059