Lola B10/60 - Toyota n.12 sixth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2011

LOLA B10/60 – TOYOTA n.12

LOLA B10/60 – TOYOTA n.12

HISTORY

The Lola B10/60 – Toyota n.12 is a car that participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2011.

CHASSIS

Lola B10/60
chassis
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Suspension Front:
Suspension Rear:
Brakes: ventilated discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Toyota RV8KLM 3399cc V8 90°
Power: ? kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: five speed Manual.
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

sixth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 2011 with drivers Nicolas Prost, Neel Jani, Jeroen Bleekemolen

Lola T616 - Mazda n.68 tenth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1984

LOLA T616 – MAZDA n.68

LOLA T616 – MAZDA n.68

HISTORY

The Lola T616 – Mazda n.68 is a prototype that participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1984. At the beginning of the 1980s the tire manufacturer BF Goodrich won victories in the GT endurance races. For 1984 the BF Goodrich Co team decided to engage in the C2 group category with a prototype designed by Lola. The T616 was derived from the T600 and had a honeycomb frame and a fiberglass-reinforced plastic body. The American team reached an agreement with Mazda for the supply of the engine, a 1300 cc rotary engine with over 300 horsepower.

John Morton, Yoshami Katayama and John O’Steen at the wheel of the Lola T616 – Mazda n.68 won the Group C2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1984. The threesome, thanks to good reliability, got the tenth place overall with forty laps behind the Porsche 956B n.7 of Henry Pescarolo and Klaus Ludwig taken to the race by Team Joest Racing winner of the race.
The team’s second car crossed the line in twelfth place with Jim Busby, Boy Hayie, Rick Knoop.

CHASSIS

Lola T616
Aluminium honeycomb and carbon-fibre composite monocoque with semi-stressed engine
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Suspension Front: double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar.
Suspension Rear: double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar.
Brakes: Lockheed ventilated discs, 4-pot caliper
Tyres: BF Goodrich

ENGINE

Mazda R2 1308 cc Twin Spark
Power: 231 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Hewland FGB 400 five speed Manual.
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Tenth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1984 with drivers John Morton, Yoshami Katayama and John O’Steen

Lola T280 - Cosworth n.8 did not finish 24 Hours of Le Mans 1972

LOLA T280 – COSWORTH n.8

LOLA T280 – COSWORTH n.8

HISTORY

The Lola T280 – Cosworth n.8 is a sports car that took part in the 1972 24 Hours of Le Mans. Lola boss Eric Broadley in 1972 commissioned designer Bob Marston in collaboration with young Patrick Head and John Barnard to build a frame to match the reliable 3-liter Ford Cosworth DFV engine.

Jo Bonnier and Gijs Van Lennep at the helm of the Lola T280 – Cosworth n.8 participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1972, without stopping it.
The English manufacturer for the French race entrusted two copies to the Ecurie Bonnier. The Swedish driver started from the fifth position and during the race he showed the excellent performance of the sports car. Unfortunately during the early hours of the morning while he was firmly in third position, Bonnier dubbed but an error caused an accident that was fatal for the Swede. The race was won by Matra Simca MS670 n.15 of Henry Pescarolo and Graham Hill.

CHASSIS

Lola T280
Glass-fibre reinforced plastic panels on aluminium monocoque
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Girling ventilated discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Ford Cosworth DFV 2993 cc 90° V8
Power: 332 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Hewland DG 300 five speed Manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Did not finish 24 hours of Le Mans 1972 with drivers Jo Bonnier, Gijs Van Lennep

Lola Aston Martin DBR1-2 fourth at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2009

LOLA-ASTON MARTIN DBR1-2

LOLA-ASTON MARTIN DBR1-2

HISTORY

The Lola Aston Martin DBR1-2 is a prototype that participated in the 2009 Le Mans Series Championship. For the 50 years since its only victory at the 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours with the Aston Martin DBR1, the english team decided to deploy a car in the LMP1 class to challenge the Peugeot 908 and Audi R15 favorites. The livery with the colors of the sponsor Gulf made the car very vintage.

Charouz, Enge and Mucke with the Lola Aston Martin DBR1-2 arrived fourth at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2009, despite the efforts and perseverance, the french and the germans proved superior. The trio won the 2009 Le Mans Series Championship, winning two wins in the 1000 km of Silverstone and the 1000 km of the Nurburgring.

CHASSIS

Lola-Aston Martin DBR1-2
Composite fibre construction made of carbon fibres monocoque
Length: 4634 mm
Width: 1990 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Aston Martin 5993 cc V12 60°
Power: 440 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: X-Trac six speed sequential manual.
Tank capacity: 90 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Fourth at the 24 hours of Le Mans 2009 with drivers Jan Charouz, Tomas Enge, Stefan Mucke.
Winner Le Mans Series 2009 Championship.
Race winner: 1000 km of Silverstone, 1000 km of Nurburgring.