2002 24 Hours of Le Mans

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2002 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 2002 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 70th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 15 and 16 June 2002.

Track changes

Following a reconstruction of the Bugatti Circuit, the Le Mans circuit was changed between the Dunlop Bridge and Esses, with the straight now becoming a set of fast sweeping turns. This layout allowed for a better transition from the Le Mans circuit to the Bugatti circuit. This layout change would also require the track's infamous carnival to be relocated because the area it had once occupied became runoff. The carnival was relocated to the Porsche curves.


The 2002 edition saw Audi Sport Team Joest, with drivers Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen, and Emanuele Pirro, taking their third victory not only as a team and manufacturer, but also as a driving team, marking the first time a set of three drivers won the event three years in a row.

Official results

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
1 LMP900 1 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany Frank Biela
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Audi R8 M 375
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
2 LMP900 2 Germany Audi Sport North America United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
Italy Christian Pescatori
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Audi R8 M 374
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
3 LMP900 3 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany Marco Werner
Germany Michael Krumm
Austria Philipp Peter
Audi R8 M 372
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
4 LMGTP 8 United Kingdom Team Bentley United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Belgium Eric van de Poele
United States Butch Leitzinger
Bentley EXP Speed 8 D 362
Bentley 4.0L Turbo V8
5 LMP900 15 France PlayStation Team Oreca Monaco Olivier Beretta
France Érik Comas
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Dallara SP1 M 359
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
6 LMP900 14 France PlayStation Team Oreca France Stéphane Sarrazin
France Franck Montagny
France Nicolas Minassian
Dallara SP1 M 359
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
7 LMP900 5 Japan Audi Sport Japan Team Goh Japan Hiroki Katoh
France Yannick Dalmas
Japan Seiji Ara
Audi R8 M 358
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
8 LMP900 16 Netherlands Racing for Holland B.V. Netherlands Jan Lammers
Netherlands Tom Coronel
Netherlands Val Hillebrand
Dome S101 M 351
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
9 LMP900 6 United States Team Cadillac South Africa Wayne Taylor
Italy Max Angelelli
France Christophe Tinseau
Cadillac Northstar LMP02 M 345
Cadillac Northstar 4.0L Turbo V8
10 LMP900 17 France Pescarolo Sport France Sébastien Bourdais
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
France Franck Lagorce
Courage C60 M 343
Peugeot A32 3.2L Turbo V6
11 GTS 63 United States Corvette Racing Canada Ron Fellows
United States Johnny O'Connell
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 335
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0L V8
12 LMP900 7 United States Team Cadillac France Éric Bernard
France Emmanuel Collard
Finland JJ Lehto
Cadillac Northstar LMP02 M 334
Cadillac Northstar 4.0L Turbo V8
13 GTS 64 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Andy Pilgrim
United States Kelly Collins
France Franck Fréon
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 331
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0L V8
14 GTS 52 France Equipe de France FFSA
France Oreca
France Jonathan Cochet
France Benoît Tréluyer
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 326
Chrysler 8.0L V10
15 LMP900 13 France Courage Compétition France Didier Cottaz
France Boris Derichebourg
Sweden Thed Björk
Courage C60 M 322
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
16 GT 81 United States The Racer's Group United States Kevin Buckler
Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 322
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
17 GT 80 Germany Freisinger Motorsport France Romain Dumas
Germany Sascha Maassen
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 321
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
18 GTS 50 France Larbre Compétition France Christophe Bouchut
France Patrice Goueslard
Belgium Vincent Vosse
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 319
Chrysler 8.0L V10
19 LMP675 29 France Noël del Bello Racing
France ROC Compétition
Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz
Switzerland Christophe Pillon
Austria Walter Lechner, Jr.
Reynard 2KQ-LM M 317
Volkswagen HPT16 2.0L I4
20 LMP675 25 France Gerard Welter France Jean-René de Fournoux
France Stéphane Daoudi
France Jean-Bernard Bouvet
WR LM2001 M 317
Peugeot 2.0L Turbo I4
21 GT 77 Japan Team Taisan Advan Japan Atsushi Yogo
Japan Akira Iida
Japan Kazuyuki Nishizawa
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 316
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
22 GT 82 Germany Seikel Motorsport Italy Gabrio Rosa
Italy Luca Drudi
Italy Luca Riccitelli
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 315
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
23 GTS 68 United Kingdom Ray Mallock Ltd. (RML) Portugal Pedro Chaves
Portugal Miguel Ramos
United Kingdom Gavin Pickering
Saleen S7-R D 312
Ford 7.0L V8
24 GT 72 France Luc Alphand Aventures France Luc Alphand
France Christian Lavieille
France Olivier Thévenin
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 299
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
25 GTS 51 France Larbre Compétition France Jean-Luc Chéreau
Sweden Carl Rosenblad
France Jean-Claude Lagniez
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 278
Chrysler 8.0L V10
26 GTS 66 Germany Konrad Motorsport United States Terry Borcheller
Switzerland Toni Seiler
Austria Franz Konrad
Saleen S7-R P 266
Ford 7.0L V8
LMP900 10 France DAMS
United Kingdom Bob Berridge Racing
(Vaillante Camera Car)
France Philippe Gache
France Emanuele Clerico
Belgium Michel Neugarten
Lola B98/10 M 150
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
LMP900 19 United States MBD Sportscar Team Belgium Didier de Radiguès
Venezuela Milka Duno
Canada John Graham
Panoz LMP07 A 259
Mugen MF408S 4.0L V8
LMP900 12 United States Panoz Motor Sports United States Bill Auberlen
United States David Donohue
United States Gunnar Jeannette
Panoz LMP01 Evo M 230
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
LMP675 27 United Kingdom MG Sport & Racing Ltd. United Kingdom Mark Blundell
United Kingdom Julian Bailey
United Kingdom Kevin McGarrity
MG-Lola EX257 M 219
MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4
LMP900 4 United States Riley & Scott Racing Belgium Marc Goossens
United States Jim Matthews
Belgium Didier Theys
Riley & Scott Mk III C G 189
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
LMP900 9 Japan Kondo Racing Japan Masahiko Kondo
United Kingdom Ian McKellar Jr.
France François Migault
Dome S101 M 182
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
GT 73 United Kingdom DeWALT Racesport Salisbury United Kingdom Richard Stanton
United Kingdom Steve Hyde
United Kingdom Richard Hayes
Morgan Aero 8R D 181
BMW (Mader) 4.0L V8
GTS 58 United Kingdom Prodrive Sweden Rickard Rydell
Switzerland Alain Menu
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 167
Ferrari F131 6.0L V12
GT 75 United States Orbit Racing United States Leo Hindery, Jr.
United States Peter Baron
United States Anthony Kester
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 165
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
LMP900 18 France Pescarolo Sport France Eric Hélary
Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
Japan Ukyo Katayama
Courage C60 M 144
Peugeot A32 3.2L Turbo V6
GT 85 Netherlands Spyker Automobielen B.V. Netherlands Peter Kox
Germany Norman Simon
Netherlands Hans Hugenholtz
Spyker C8 Double-12R D 142
BMW 3.4L V8
LMP675 26 United Kingdom MG Sport & Racing Ltd. United Kingdom Anthony Reid
United Kingdom Warren Hughes
United Kingdom Jonny Kane
MG-Lola EX257 M 129
MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4
LMP675 28 France ROC Auto Spain Jordi Gené
United Kingdom Mark Smithson
United Kingdom Peter Owen
Reynard 2KQ-LM M 126
Volkswagen HPT16 2.0L I4
GT 74 France Auto Palace France Guillaume Gomez
Japan Ryo Fukuda
France Laurent Cazenave
Ferrari 360 Modena GT P 119
Ferrari F133 3.6L V8
LMP675 30 United States KnightHawk Racing United States Steve Knight
United States Mel Hawkins
United States Duncan Dayton
MG-Lola EX257 A 102
MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4
LMP900 22 France DAMS
(Leader Camera Car)
France Jérôme Policand
Belgium Marc Duez
United Kingdom Perry McCarthy
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 98
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
GTS 53 Netherlands Team Carsport Holland
Italy Racing Box
Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Italy Gabriele Matteuzzi
Belgium Anthony Kumpen
Italy Luca Capellari
Chrysler Viper GTS-R P 93
Chrysler 8.0L V10
LMP900 11 United States Panoz Motor Sports Australia David Brabham
Denmark Jan Magnussen
United States Bryan Herta
Panoz LMP01 Evo M 90
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
GT 71 France JMB Racing United States Steve Earle
United States Chris MacAllister
United States Gary Schultheis
Ferrari 360 Modena GT P 85
Ferrari F133 3.6L V8
GTS 67 Germany Konrad Motorsport Switzerland Walter Brun
United States Charles Slater
United States Rodney Mall
Saleen S7-R P 83
Ford 7.0L V8
GT 78 United Kingdom PK Sport Ltd. United Kingdom Robin Liddell
United Kingdom David Warnock
United Kingdom Piers Masarati
Porsche 911 GT3-RS P 83
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
LMP900 21 United Kingdom Team Ascari South Africa Werner Lupberger
United Kingdom Ben Collins
United States Timothy J. Bell
Ascari KZR-1 D 17
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
GT 70 France JMB Racing United States Cort Wagner
United Kingdom Sam Hancock
United Kingdom Martin Short
Ferrari 360 Modena GT P 16
Ferrari F133 3.6L V8
LMP675 24 Japan Autoexe Motorsport Japan Yojiro Terada
United States John Fergus
United States Jim Downing
Autoexe (WR) LMP-02 A 5
Mazda R26B 2.6L 4-Rotor


  • Pole Position - #2 Audi Sport North America - 3:29.905
  • Fastest Lap - #1 Audi Sport Team Joest - 3:33.483
  • Distance - 5118.75 km
  • Average Speed - 213.068 km/h
  • Highest Trap Speed — Audi R8 - 340 km/h (race), Dome Judd S101 Racing for Holland - 340 km/h (race)