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2008 1000km of Spa

The 2008 1000 km of Spa was the third round of the 2008 Le Mans Series season. It took place at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on May 11, 2008.

This race marked the first international victory for Canadian Jacques Villeneuve since the Formula One Luxembourg Grand Prix in 1997.

Race results

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 7 Team Peugeot Total Nicolas Minassian
Marc Gené
Jacques Villeneuve
Peugeot 908 143
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
2 LMP1 2 Audi Sport Team Joest Alexandre Prémat
Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R10 143
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
3 LMP1 6 Team Oreca-Matmut Olivier Panis
Nicolas Lapierre
Courage-Oreca LC70 140
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
4 LMP1 1 Audi Sport Team Joest Allan McNish
Rinaldo Capello
Audi R10 139
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
5 LMP1 16 Pescarolo Sport Emmanuel Collard
Jean-Christophe Boullion
Pescarolo 01 139
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
6 LMP2 34 Van Merksteijn Motorsport
Equipe Verschuur
Peter Van Merksteijn
Jos Verstappen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo 138
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
7 LMP2 27 Horag Racing Fredy Lienhard
Didier Theys
Jan Lammers
Porsche RS Spyder Evo 138
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
8 LMP2 31 Team Essex Caspar Elgaard
John Nielsen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo 135
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
9 LMP1 15 Creation AIM Stuart Hall
Robbie Kerr
Creation CA07 134
AIM (Judd) YS5.5 5.5 L V10
10 LMP2 35 Saulnier Racing Pierre Ragues
Mathieu Lahaye
Pescarolo 01 134
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
11 LMP1 20 Epsilon Euskadi Ángel Burgueño
Miguel Ángel de Castro
Epsilon Euskadi EE1 133
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
12 LMP2 41 Trading Performance Karim Ojjeh
Claude-Yves Gosselin
Julian Schroyen
Zytek 07S/2 133
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
13 GT1 72 Luc Alphand Aventures Olivier Beretta
Guillaume Moreau
Patrice Goueslard
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R 130
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
14 LMP1 4 Saulnier Racing Jacques Nicolet
Marc Faggionato
Richard Hein
Pescarolo 01 130
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
15 GT1 55 IPB Spartak Racing
Reiter Engineering
Peter Kox
Roman Rusinov
Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT 129
Lamborghini L535 6.0 L V12
16 GT1 59 Team Modena Tomáš Enge
Antonio García
Aston Martin DBR9 127
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
17 GT2 96 Virgo Motorsport Rob Bell
Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari F430GT 126
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
18 GT2 77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Marc Lieb
Alex Davison
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR 126
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
19 GT2 88 Team Felbermayr-Proton Horst Felbermayr, Sr.
Horst Felbermayr, Jr.
Christian Ried
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR 123
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
20 GT2 94 Speedy Racing Team Andrea Chiesa
Benjamin Leuenberger
Iradj Alexander
Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R 123
Audi 4.0 L V8
21 GT2 99 JMB Racing
Aucott Racing
Alain Ferté
Ben Aucott
Ferrari F430GT 123
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
22 GT2 76 IMSA Performance Matmut Raymond Narac
Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR 122
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
23 GT2 98 JMB Racing Maurice Basso
Peter Kutemann
Stéphane Daoudi
Ferrari F430GT 122
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
24 GT1 61 Strakka Racing Peter Hardman
Nick Leventis
Aston Martin DBR9 121
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
25 GT2 95 James Watt Automotive Markus Palttala
Paul Daniels
Tim Sugden
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR 121
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
26 GT2 85 Snoras Spyker Squadron Peter Dumbreck
Ralf Kelleners
Alexei Vasiliev
Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R 118
Audi 4.0 L V8
27 LMP1 18 Rollcentre Racing Mikael Forsten
João Barbosa
Vanina Ickx
Pescarolo 01 112
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
28 LMP2 25 Ray Mallock Ltd. Mike Newton
Thomas Erdos
MG-Lola EX265 111
MG (AER) XP21 2.0 L Turbo I4
29 LMP1 10 Charouz Racing System Jan Charouz
Stefan Mücke
Lola B08/60 107
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
30 LMP2 26 Team Bruichladdich Radical Jens Petersen
Jan-Dirk Lueders
Marc Rostan
Radical SR9 106
AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4
31
NC
LMP1 17 Pescarolo Sport Harold Primat
Christophe Tinseau
Pescarolo 01 137
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
32
NC
LMP2 33 Speedy Racing Team
Sebah Automotive
Andrea Belicchi
Xavier Pompidou
Steve Zacchia
Lola B08/80 128
Judd DB 3.4 L V8
33
DNF
GT2 91 Farnbacher Racing Lars-Erik Nielsen
Allan Simonsen
Richard Westbrook
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR 95
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
34
DNF
GT2 90 Farnbacher Racing Pierre Ehret
Pierre Kaffer
Ferrari F430GT 93
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
35
DNF
LMP2 45 Embassy Racing Jonny Kane
Warren Hughes
Embassy WF01 77
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
36
DNF
LMP1 3 Scuderia Lavaggi Giovanni Lavaggi
Wolfgang Kaufmann
Lavaggi LS1 66
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
37
DNF
LMP2 32 Barazi-Epsilon Juan Barazi
Michael Vergers
Fernando Rees
Zytek 07S/2 62
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
38
DNF
LMP1 8 Team Peugeot Total Stéphane Sarrazin
Pedro Lamy
Alexander Wurz
Peugeot 908 56
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
39
DNF
GT2 75 IMSA Performance Matmut Richard Balandras
Michel Lecourt
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR 49
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
40
DNF
LMP2 40 Quifel ASM Team Miguel Amaral
Olivier Pla
Lola B05/40 35
AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4
41
DNF
GT1 73 Luc Alphand Aventures Sébastien Dumez
Jean-Luc Blanchemain
Stéphane Lémeret
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R 26
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
42
DNF
LMP2 46 Embassy Racing Tom Kimber-Smith
Joey Foster
Embassy WF01 0
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
DNS LMP2 44 Kruse Schiller Motorsport Jean de Pourtalès
Hideki Noda
Lola B05/40 -
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
DNQ LMP2 37 WR Salini Stéphane Salini
Philippe Salini
Patrice Roussel
WR LMP2008 -
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8

Both the #17 Pescarolo and #33 Speedy Sebah entries failed to complete the final lap of the race. Both cars were therefore not classified in the final results even though they had covered sufficient distance.

Statistics

  • Pole Position - #8 Team Peugeot Total - 1:58.069
  • Fastest Lap - #7 Team Peugeot Total - 1:59.883
  • Average Speed - 189.062 km/h

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