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Sarrazin's Peugeot leads practice 2 at Road Atlanta

Petit LeMans qualifying on Friday
Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Sarrazin's Peugeot Turbo Diesel
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Stephane Sarrazin put Peugeot back on top at Road Atlanta on Thursday night with the quickest time in the first dry practice session of Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2. The Frenchman posted a lap of 1:08.777 (132.951 mph) in his diesel-powered Peugeot 908 HDI factory prototype to nip Audi Sport’s Andre Lotterer by more than a second.

The battle between Audi and Peugeot is one of the key storylines in the 13th annual 1,000-mile/10-hour race. The two factories have battled the last two years with Audi winning in 2008 and Peugeot in 2009. Sarrazin was on pole position in 2008 and won last year’s race with Franck Montagny.

Tom Kristensen was third-fastest in the session in the second Audi R15 TDI with a lap of 1:10.028 (130.576 mph).

In LMP2, Patr¢n Highcroft Racing’s David Brabham went quickest in the team’s HPD ARX-01c with a lap of 1:12.261 (125.541 mph). The team only needs to complete 70 percent of the race Saturday to earn enough points to claim the LMP championship in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n.

Brabham was only 0.06 seconds faster than Lucas Luhr in Muscle Milk Team CytoSport’s Porsche RS Spyder. CytoSport can win the LMP championship but needs for PHR to finish less than 70 percent of the race distance.

Dyson Racing’s Guy Smith was a further 0.641 seconds behind at 1:12.962 (125.326 mph) in the team’s Mazda-powered Lola coupe.

Extreme Speed Motorsport’s Guy Cosmo went fastest in GT2 in one of the team’s two Ferrari F430 GTs. Cosmo set a lap of 1:20.202 (114.012 mph) and was 0.174 seconds ahead of Corvette Racing’s Olivier Beretta in one of Corvette Racing’s Corvette C6.Rs.

Risi Competizione’s Gianmaria Bruni was third-fastest at 1:20.400 (113.731 mph) in another Ferrari.

Green Earth Team Gunnar and Level 5 Motorsports continued their season-long battle in LMP Challenge. Gunnar Jeannette set the fastest time in class of the evening at 1:17.011 (118.736 mph), just 0.444 seconds quicker than Christophe Bouchut. The two squads are tied for the team championship lead in the class, as are Jeannette and Level 5’s Scott Tucker in the driver’s standings.

Jeroen Bleekemolen put Black Swan Racing on top of the GT Challenge class for the first time this week with a lap of 1:25.516 (106.927 mph) in BSR’s Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. The current championship leader with teammate Tim Pappas was 0.132 seconds ahead of TRG’s Andy Lally. Magnus Racing’s Andrew Davis was further 0.238 seconds adrift.

Friday’s lone practice session is set for 9:30 a.m. ET. Qualifying will start at 3:15 p.m.

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Results

Pos

Num CL Fastest Driver Car Time Behind Gap
1 08 P1 Stephane Sarrazin Peugeot 908 HDI FAP 1:08.777 --- ---
2 9 P1 Andre Lotterer Audi R15 1:09.799 -1.022 -1.022
3 7 P1 Tom Kristensen Audi R15 1:10.028 -1.251 -0.229
4 07 P1 Alexander Wurz Peugeot 908 HDI FAP 1:10.400 -1.623 -0.372
5 37 P1 Jon Field Lola B06/10 AER 1:11.928 -3.151 -1.528
6 1 P2 David Brabham HPD ARX-01c 1:12.261 -3.484 -0.333
7 6 P2 Lucas Luhr Porsche RS Spyder 1:12.321 -3.544 -0.060
8 16 P2 Guy Smith Lola B09 86/Mazda 1:12.962 -4.185 -0.641
9 99 LMPC Gunnar Jeannette Oreca FLM09 1:17.011 -8.234 -4.049
10 55 LMPC Christophe Bouchut Oreca FLM09 1:17.455 -8.678 -0.444
11 89 LMPC Kyle Marcelli Oreca FLM09 1:18.307 -9.530 -0.852
12 8 P1 Paul Drayson Lola B09 60/Judd 1:18.764 -9.987 -0.457
13 36 LMPC Eric Lux Oreca FLM09 1:18.813 -10.036 -0.049
14 35 P2 Jacques Nicolet Pescarolo P01/Judd 1:18.949 -10.172 -0.136
15 12 P1 Bryan Willman Lola B06 10/AER 1:18.971 -10.194 -0.022
16 95 LMPC Burt Frisselle Oreca FLM09 1:19.903 -11.126 -0.932
17 02 GT2 Guy Cosmo Ferrari 430 GT 1:20.202 -11.425 -0.299
18 52 LMPC Ricardo Gonzalez Oreca FLM09 1:20.221 -11.444 -0.019
19 73 LMPC Matt Downs Oreca FLM09 1:20.323 -11.546 -0.102
20 3 GT2 Olivier Beretta Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 1:20.376 -11.599 -0.053
21 62 GT2 Gianmaria Bruni Ferrari 430 GT 1:20.400 -11.623 -0.024
22 01 GT2 Johannes van Overb Ferrari 430 GT 1:20.566 -11.789 -0.166
23 911 GTH Mike Rockenfeller Porsche 911 GT3R Hybrid 1:20.566 -11.789 ---
24 92 GT2 Bill Auberlen BMW E92 M3 1:20.727 -11.950 -0.161
25 04 GT2 Anthony Lazzaro Doran Design Ford GT 1:20.831 -12.054 -0.104
26 4 GT2 Jan Magnussen Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 1:20.962 -12.185 -0.131
27 61 GT2 Giancarlo Fisichel Ferrari 430 GT 1:21.258 -12.481 -0.296
28 45 GT2 Joerg Bergmeister Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 1:21.301 -12.524 -0.043
29 90 GT2 Dirk Mueller BMW E92 M3 1:21.372 -12.595 -0.071
30 44 GT2 Marco Holzer Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 1:21.805 -13.028 -0.433
31 17 GT2 Bryan Sellers Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 1:22.705 -13.928 -0.900
32 75 GT2 Marc Goossens Jaguar XKRS 1:22.788 -14.011 -0.083
33 40 GT2 Craig Stanton Doran Design Ford GT 1:24.454 -15.677 -1.666
34 33 GT2 Butch Leitzinger Jaguar XKRS 1:24.745 -15.968 -0.291
35 54 GTC Jeroen Bleekemolen Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:25.516 -16.739 -0.771
36 63 GTC Andy Lally Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:25.648 -16.871 -0.132
37 77 GTC Andrew Davis Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:25.886 -17.109 -0.238
38 10 GT2 Townsend Bell Doran Design Ford GT 1:26.138 -17.361 -0.252
39 88 GTC Shane Lewis Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:26.637 -17.860 -0.499
40 48 GTC Bryce Miller Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:27.075 -18.298 -0.438
41 23 GTC Bill Sweedler Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:27.211 -18.434 -0.136
42 69 GTC Kris Wilson Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:27.512 -18.735 -0.301
43 5 P2 Peter Dempsey Radical SR9/IES 1:28.276 -19.499 -0.764
44 28 GTC Doug Baron Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:28.601 -19.824 -0.325

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