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1995 24 HOURS OF LE MANS June 17-18, Le Mans, France NOTES: 8 HOURS COMPLETE By Robert Heathcote, for SpeedNet Mario Andretti went off the road and damaged some body work on the ...

1995 24 HOURS OF LE MANS June 17-18, Le Mans, France

NOTES: 8 HOURS COMPLETE

By Robert Heathcote, for SpeedNet

Mario Andretti went off the road and damaged some body work on the #13 Courage-Porsche sometime after the fourth hour. The car lost six laps and dropped to 25th. After 8 hours, the car had moved up to eighth, but was still 6 laps behind the leader.

It has been raining since the first hour, following a dry start.

With 8 hours in the books, the McLaren F1 GTR-BMW machines led the way, with the #49 car of Nielsen, Bscher and Mass one lap ahead of the #51 and #59 cars. Fourth was the #57 Jaguar XJ220 followed by yet another McLaren, both five laps down. The American Corvette ZR-1 entry failed to complete more than 4 laps...

One entry was ommited from the previous list (besides the 21st and 48th qualifiers, who are absent still on the chart above):

Ps.Cl.No.Driver; Entrant; Chassis-Engine (size, T=Turbo)

32 G1 26 Alain Ferte (F), Kenny Acheson (IRL), Tomiko Yoshikawa (J); Sard Co. Ltd; Sard MC8R-Sard 4.0l-T

Wish I had more to add, but that's all I know at this time.

-Robert

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