2006 1000 km of Istanbul

The 2006 1000 km of Istanbul was the opening race of the 2006 Le Mans Series season run by the ACO. It was run on April 9, 2006.

Due to a mistake made by event organizers, not enough fuel was brought to Istanbul to be able to supply all the entrants for a distance of 1000 km. Thus, the race was quickly shortened to a 4-hour timed race in order to ensure that there would be enough fuel for everyone.[1][2]

Official results

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[3]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
1 LMP1 17 France Pescarolo Sport France Emmanuel Collard
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
Pescarolo C60 Hybrid M 134
Judd GV5 S2 5.0L V10
2 LMP2 32 France Barazi-Epsilon Netherlands Michael Vergers
Denmark Juan Barazi
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
Courage C65 M 128
AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4
3 LMP1 6 United Kingdom Lister Storm Racing United Kingdom Justin Keen
Denmark Nicolas Kiesa
Denmark Jens Møller
Lister Storm LMP D 127
Chevrolet 6.0L V8
4 LMP1 19 United Kingdom Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport United Kingdom Bob Berridge
United Kingdom Gareth Evans
United Kingdom Peter Owen
Lola B06/10 D 127
AER P32 3.6L Turbo V8
5 LMP2 20 France Pierre Bruneau France Marc Rostan
France Pierre Bruneau
Pilbeam MP93 M 125
Judd XV675 3.4L V8
6 GT1 50 France Aston Martin Racing Larbre Portugal Pedro Lamy
Switzerland Gabriele Gardel
Belgium Vincent Vosse
Aston Martin DBR9 M 125
Aston Martin 6.0L V12
7 LMP2 35 Belgium G-Force Racing United Kingdom Ed Morris
Belgium Frank Hahn
France Jean-François Leroch
Courage C65 D 125
Judd XV675 3.4L V8
8 LMP2 37 France Paul Belmondo Racing France Paul Belmondo
France Didier André
France Yann Clairay
Courage C65 P 124
Ford (Mecachrome) 3.4L V8
9 GT1 67 Russia Convers MenX Team Netherlands Peter Kox
Czech Republic Robert Pergl
Russia Alexey Vasilyev
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 124
Ferrari F131 6.0L V12
10 GT1 72 France Luc Alphand Aventures France Jérôme Policand
France Patrice Goueslard
France Anthony Beltoise
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R M 123
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0L V8
11 GT1 61 United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport
United Kingdom Team Modena
United Kingdom Nathan Kinch
Spain Antonio García
Aston Martin DBR9 M 122
Aston Martin 6.0L V12
12 GT1 62 United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport
United Kingdom Team Modena
United Kingdom Peter Hardman
Netherlands Christian Vann
Aston Martin DBR9 M 122
Aston Martin 6.0L V12
13 GT2 97 Italy GPC Sport Italy Luca Drudi
Italy Gabrio Rosa
Italy Fabrizio de Simone
Ferrari F430GT P 119
Ferrari 4.0L V8
14 GT2 76 Italy Autorlando Sport Germany Marc Lieb
Switzerland Joël Camathias
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR P 119
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
15 GT2 82 United Kingdom Team LNT United Kingdom Lawrence Tomlinson
United Kingdom Richard Dean
Panoz Esperante GT-LM P 118
Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8
16 GT2 92 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Christophe Bouchut
France Sébastien Dumez
France Raymond Narac
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR D 118
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
17 GT2 85 Netherlands Spyker Squadron b.v. Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Spyker C8 Spyder GT2-R D 118
Audi 3.8L V8
18 GT2 90 Germany Farnbacher Racing Germany Pierre Ehret
Germany Dominik Farnbacher
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 117
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
19 LMP2 36 France Paul Belmondo Racing France Claude-Yves Gosselin
France Pierre Ragues
Saudi Arabia Karim Ojjeh
Courage C65 P 117
Ford (Mecachrome) 3.4L V8
20 GT2 86 Netherlands Spyker Squadron b.v. United Kingdom Jonny Kane
Netherlands Donny Crevels
Spyker C8 Spyder GT2-R D 117
Audi 3.8L V8
21 GT2 99 United Kingdom Virgo Motorsport United Kingdom Dan Eagling
United Kingdom Tim Sugden
United Kingdom Ian Khan
Ferrari F430GT D 116
Ferrari 4.0L V8
22 GT2 77 Germany Seikel Motorsport Canada Tony Burgess
United States Philip Collin
Germany Tim Bergmeister
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Y 113
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
23 GT2 73 Belgium Ice Pol Racing Team Belgium Yves Lambert
Belgium Christian Lefort
France Romain Iannetta
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR D 112
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
24 GT2 78 Italy Autorlando Sport Denmark Gunnar Kristensen
Sweden Jens Edman
Denmark Allan Simonsen
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR P 111
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR
25 GT2 75 France Perspective Automobiles
France Thierry Perrier
France Philippe Hesnault
United Kingdom Nigel Smith
New Zealand Rob Wilson
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR D 107
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
26 LMP2 25 United Kingdom Ray Mallock Ltd. (RML) Brazil Thomas Erdos
United Kingdom Mike Newton
MG-Lola EX264 M 102
AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4
GT2 80 Germany Farnbacher Racing Denmark Lars Erik Nielsen
Germany Marco Seefried
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR D 88
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
LMP2 22 United Kingdom Rollcentre Racing Portugal João Barbosa
United Kingdom Tim Greaves
United Kingdom Martin Short
Radical SR9 D 120
Judd XV675 3.4L V8
GT1 70 Belgium PSI Experience Netherlands Jos Menten
Finland Pertti Kuismanen
Finland Markus Palttala
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R D 79
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0L V8
LMP1 13 France Courage Compétition France Jean-Marc Gounon
Japan Shinji Nakano
Japan Haruki Kurosawa
Courage LC70 Y 79
Mugen MF458S 4.5L V8
LMP1 14 Netherlands Racing for Holland Netherlands Jan Lammers
Malaysia Alex Yoong
Dome S101Hb D 62
Mugen MF408S 4.0L V8
LMP1 9 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif France Nicolas Minassian
Italy Giuseppe Gabbiani
Switzerland Felipe Ortiz
Creation CA06/H M 56
Judd GV5 S2 5.0L V10
GT2 81 United Kingdom Team LNT United Kingdom Warren Hughes
United Kingdom Robert Bell
Panoz Esperante GT-LM P 28
Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8
LMP2 28 Italy Ranieri Randaccio Italy Ranieri Randaccio
Italy Fabio Mancini
Italy Gianni Collini
Lucchini LMP2/04 D 26
Judd XV675 3.4L V8
GT2 84 Italy GPC Sport
Spain Team Icer Brakes
Spain Jesús Díez Villarroel
Sweden Peter Sundberg
Ferrari F430GT D 23
Ferrari 4.0L V8
LMP1 5 Switzerland Swiss Spirit Switzerland Harold Primat
Switzerland Marcel Fässler
Courage LC70 M 20
Judd GV5 S2 5.0L V10


  • Pole Position - #17 Pescarolo Sport - 1:40.266
  • Fastest Lap - #17 Pescarolo Sport - 1:41.281
  • Distance - 715.292 km
  • Average Speed - 177.588 km/h


  1. ^ "Le Mans Series - Istanbul 715.292 Kms - Race Report". Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  2. ^ "LMS news: Collard, Boullion win for Pescarolo". AUTOSPORT.com. 2006-04-10. Archived from the original on 2019-08-03. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  3. ^ "Official Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-06-18. Retrieved 2019-08-03.

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