BMW M1 n.51



BMW M1 n.51


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The BMW M1 is a car that participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1981. The French Oreca BMW France team with Philippe Alliot, Bernard Darniche and Johnny Cecotto at the wheel of the BMW M1 n.51 finished sixteenth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1981, with a gap seventy-seven laps to winner. The race won by Derek Bell and Jacky Ickx at the wheel of the Porsche 936-81 n.11 that starting from the Pole Position dominated the race from start to finish without problems, the Belgian despite the announcement of the withdrawal at the races, accepted the call of the Porsche. In second place with a gap of fourteen laps the arrival of Rondeau M379C n.8 of Jean-Louis Schlesser, Philippe Streiff, Jacky Haran, and while on the third the Rondeau M379C n.7 of Gordon Spice and Francois Migault.


Designed by: Giorgetto Giugiaro
Length: 4360 mm
Width: 1824 mm
Height: 1110 mm
Suspension Front: Double wishbones, coil springs, shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Suspension Rear: Double wishbones, coil springs, shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Brakes: Lockheed ventilated discs, 4-pot caliper
Tyres: Dunlop


BMW M88 3498cc six cylinders in line
Power: 351 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: five speed Manual.
Fuel brand: Total
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt


Sixteenth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1981 with drivers Philippe Alliot, Bernard Darniche, Johnny Cecotto

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Alliot Philippe, Cecotto Johnny, Darniche Bernard




24 Hours of Le Mans

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