12 Hours of Reims

The 12 Hours of Reims (official name: 12 Heures internationales de Reims) were a sports car endurance racing series held from 1953 to 1967 at the Reims (Gueux) circuit in the Marne district of the Champagne region in north-eastern France. The 1926 Coupe d’Or was the first 12-hour endurance race held at Reims and is considered to be the direct ancestor of the modern endurance series.[1]

12 Hours of Reims race names

  • 1953: 12 heures internationales - 40th Grand Prix de l'ACF
  • 1954: 12 heures internationales - Voiture Sport Reims
  • 1956: 42nd Grand Prix de l'ACF - 12 heures internationales Reims
  • 1957: Les 12 heures internationales - Les Grands Prix Reims
  • 1958: V 12 heures internationales - 44th Grand Prix de l'ACF
  • 1964: Trophée France-Amérique - Les 12 heures internationales de Reims
  • 1965: Grands Prix de France Reims - Trophée Fédération française des Sports Automobiles
  • 1967: 12 heures internationales Reims

The 12 Hours of Reims by year

Year Drivers Team Car Group Laps Distance (Miles) Speed Report
1926 France Roger Gauthier Private France Bignan 2LC N/A N/A 1,056 km (656 mi) N/A
1953 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead
United Kingdom P.N. Whitehead United Kingdom Jaguar C-Type S+2.0 243 2,063.356 km (1,282.110 mi) 169.696 km/h (105.444 mph)
1954 United Kingdom Ken Wharton
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead
United Kingdom Jaguar Cars Ltd. United Kingdom Jaguar D-type S3.0 222 2,018.826 km (1,254.440 mi) 169.000 km/h (105.011 mph)
1955 Cancelled
1956 United Kingdom Duncan Hamilton
United Kingdom Ivor Bueb
United Kingdom Jaguar Cars Ltd. United Kingdom Jaguar D-type S3.5 258 2,143.735 km (1,332.055 mi) 178.64 km/h (111.002 mph) Report
1957 Belgium Olivier Gendebien
Belgium Paul Frère
Belgium Ecurie Francorchamps Italy Ferrari 250 GT GT+2.0 241 2,000.782 km (1,243.228 mi) 166.730 km/h (103.60 mph)
1958 Belgium Olivier Gendebien
Belgium Paul Frère
Belgium Ecurie Francorchamps Italy Ferrari 250 GT GT+2.0 247 2,048.060 km (1,272.605 mi) 170.670 km/h (106.050 mph)
1959 - 1963 Not held
1964 United Kingdom Graham Hill
Sweden Jo Bonnier
United Kingdom Maranello Concessionaires Italy Ferrari 250 LM P+3.0 296 2,448.933 km (1,521.696 mi) 204.080 km/h (126.810 mph) Report
1965 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez
France Jean Guichet
United States N.A.R.T. Italy Ferrari 365 P2 P+3.0 285 2,365.454 km (1,469.825 mi) 197.120 km/h (122.49 mph) Report
1966 Not held
1967 France Jo Schlesser
France Guy Ligier
France Ecurie Ford France United States Ford GT40 Mk IIA P+3.0 296 2,458.256 km (1,527.489 mi) 204.85 km/h (127.290 mph) Report
1968 Cancelled [2]
  Coupe d'Or (1st 12 hrs of Reims)   -   Sportscar World Championship   - Sources:[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

External links

References

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