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06/14/09
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LeMans Hour 21: Peugeot burying Audi
No. 9 Team Peugeot 908
At midday (local time), with only three hours of racing remaining laps, the two front-running Peugeot 908 HDi FAPs now enjoy a cushion of seven laps after the N°1 Audi spent almost 15 minutes in its pits. The N°9 Peugeot in the hands of Gené/Wurz/Brabham continues to represent Team Peugeot Total's best chances of victory, with the N°8 sister car (Sarrazin/Montagny/Bourdais) providing rearguard support in second place.

Barring any major problem, Peugeot is going to finally reclaim an over al LeMans title.

No. 63 Corvette catching the No. 63 sister car
The Brabham/Gene/Wurz No. 9 Peugeot continues to lead but the No. 8 Bourdais/Montagny/Sarrazin pole sitting Peugeot is closing with just 3 hours to go.

The Corvette factory team continues to run 1-2 atop the GT1 class and two Porsche Spyders run 1-2 atop the LMP2 class.

Meanwhile the Risi Ferrari still leads in GT2 ahead of the BMS Scuderia Ferrari.

Quotes

David Brabham (N°9 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP): "I basically just did what I was told to do, i.e. save the car, keep to a given pace and keep it clean. All the way from the start we've essentially stuck to a given plan."

Nicolas Minassian (N°7 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP): "My team-mates and I were obviously cruelly disappointment when our car was hit and we dropped out of contention very early on. But that's behind us, and our car is now essentially a laboratory car, validating solutions that might help the other two Peugeots.
That's actually quite stimulating. It's true that I posted some quick times earlier this morning, but I've just been trying to keep to my own pace. It's my way of staying focused. Whenever I think that the team might just win this, it brings me out in goose pimples…"

Christian Klien (N°7 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP): "That wasn't a bad stint, and the balance of the N°7 car is perfect. My tires were very consistent, too, but my windscreen was quite dirty and there were few places where there was a little rain. We need to keep up this sort of pace to the finish."

Hour 21 Standings (3 Hours to Go)

Pos

# Class Drivers Team Car Laps Gap
1. 9 P1 D.Brabham, M.Gene, A.Wurz Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 336 3:38.888
2. 8 P1 S.Bourdais, F.Montagny, S.Sarrazin Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 336 1:55.312
3. 1 P1 D.Capello, T.Kristensen, A.McNish Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R15 TDI 329 --7 laps--
4. 007 P1 J.Charouz, T.Enge, S.Mucke AMR Eastern Europe Lola B09/60-Aston Martin 328 --8 laps--
5. 11 P1 O.Panis, N.Lapierre, S.Ayari Team ORECA Matmut AIM ORECA 01-AIM 324 --12 laps--
6. 13 P1 A.Belicchi, N.Jani, N.Prost Speedy Racing Team Sebah Lola B08/60-Aston Martin 323 --13 laps--
7. 7 P1 C.Klien, P.Lamy, N.Minassian Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 323 4.936
8. 14 P1 N.Karthikeyan, A.Lotterer, C.Zwolsman Team Kolles Audi R10 TDI 323 50.544
9. 16 P1 C.Tinseau, J.Barbosa, B.Jouanny Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo 01-Judd 322 --14 laps--
10. 31 P2 C.Elgaard, K.Poulsen, E.Collard Team Essex Porsche RS Spyder 314 --22 laps--
11. 15 P1 C.Albers, C.Bakkerud, G.Mondini Team Kolles Audi R10 TDI 314 36.168
12. 5 P2 S.Ara, K.Kunimoto, S.Maassen NAVI Team Goh Porsche RS Spyder 312 --24 laps--
13. 008 P1 A.Davidson, D.Turner, J.Verstappen Aston Martin Racing Lola B09/60-Aston Martin 305 --31 laps--
14. 64 GT1 O.Gavin, O.Beretta, M.Fassler Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R 301 --35 laps--
15. 63 GT1 J.Magnussen, J.O'Connell, A.Garcia Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R 301 3.968
16. 33 P2 J.Kane, B.Leuenberger, X.Pompidou Speedy Racing Team Sebah Lola B09/80-Judd 301 1:45.760
17. 12 P1 P.Ragues, F.Mailleux, D.Andre Signature Plus Courage LC70-Judd 300 --36 laps--
18. 73 GT1 Y.Clairay, X.Maassen, J.Jousse Luc Alphand Aventures Corvette C6.R 295 --41 laps--
19. 24 P2 J.Nicolet, R.Hein, J.F.Yvon OAK Racing Pescarolo 01-Mazda 292 --44 laps--
20. 82 GT2 J.Melo, M.Salo, P.Kaffer Risi Competizione Ferrari F430 GT 288 --48 laps--
21. 3 P1 T.Bernhard, R.Dumas, A.Premat Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R15 TDI 287 --49 laps--
22. 97 GT2 F.Babini, M.Malucelli, P.Ruberti BMS Scuderia Italia SPa Ferrari F430 GT 286 --50 laps--
23. 23 P1 P.Hardman, N.Leventis, D.Watt Strakka Racing Ginetta Zytek 09S 283 --53 laps--
24. 78 GT2 G.Bruni, L.Perez Companc, M.Russo AF Corse SRL Ferrari F430 GT 283 2:04.576
25. 83 GT2 T.Krohn, N.Jonsson, E.van de Poele Risi Competizione Ferrari F430 GT 282 --54 laps--
26. 92 GT2 R.Bell, A.Kirkaldy, T.Sugden JMW Motorsport Ferrari F430 GT 279 --57 laps--
27. 85 GT2 T.Coronel, J.Janis, J.Bleekemolen Snoras Spyker Squadron Spyker C8 Laviolette 279 14:55.512
28. 4 P1 J.Campbell-Walter, V.Ickx, R.Ianetta Creation Autosportif Creation Judd 276 --60 laps--
29. 84 GT2 P.Ehret, L.Mansell, R.Rusinov Team Modena Ferrari F430 GT 274 --62 laps--
30. 25 P2 T.Erdos, M.Newton, C.Dyson RML Lola B09/86-Mazda 273 --63 laps--
31. 32 P2 J.Barazi, S.Moseley, P.Bennett Barazi Epsilon Zytek 07S 272 --64 laps--
32. 99 GT2 C.Bouchut, Y.Lebon, M.Rodrigues JMB Racing Ferrari F430 GT 265 --71 laps--
33. 76 GT2 P.Long, P.Pilet, R.Narac IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 262 --74 laps--
34. 81 GT2 P.Dempsey, J.Foster, D.Kitch Jr Team Advanced Engineering Ferrari F430 GT 262 1:36:56.728
35. 87 GT2 J.Cocker, P.Drayson, M.Franchitti Drayson Racing Aston Martin Vantage 259 --77 laps--
36. 66 GT1 L.Lichtner-Hoyer, A.Muller, T.Gruber Jetalliance Racing GmbH Aston Martin DBR9 256 --80 laps--
37. 009 P1 S.Hall, P.Kox, H.Primat Aston Martin Racing Lola B09/60-Aston Martin 252 --84 laps--
38. 96 GT2 M.McInerney, S.McInerney, M.Vergers Virgo Motorsport Ferrari F430 GT 241 --95 laps--
39. 39 P2 H.Noda, J.de Pourtales, M.Marsch Kruse-Schiller Motorsport Lola B07/46-Mazda 235 --101 laps--
40. 10 P1 B.Senna, T.Ortelli, T.Monteiro Team ORECA Matmut AIM ORECA 01-AIM 219 --117 laps--
41. 17 P1 J.C.Boullion, S.Pagenaud, B.Treluyer Pescarolo Sport Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 210 --126 laps--
42. 35 P2 M.Lahaye, K.Ajlani, G.Moreau OAK Racing Pescarolo 01-Mazda 208 --128 laps--
43. 30 P2 T.Biagi, M.Bobbi, A.Piccini Racing Box SRL Lola B09/80-Judd 203 --133 laps--
44. 80 GT2 S.Neiman, D.Law, J.Bergmeister Flying Lizard Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 194 --142 laps--
45. 75 GT2 D.O'Young, P.Hesnault, P.Kralev Endurance Asia Team Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 185 --151 laps--
46. 89 GT2 A.Simonsen, D.Farnbacher, C.Montanari Hankook Team Farnbacher Ferrari F430 GT 183 --153 laps--
47. 6 P1 L.Tomlinson, R.Dean, N.Moore Team LNT Ginetta Zytek 09S 178 --158 laps--
48. 2 P1 L.Luhr, M.Rockenfeller, M.Werner Audi Sport North America Audi R15 TDI 104 --232 laps--
49. 41 P2 K.Ojjeh, C.Y.Gosselin, P.Peter GAC Racing Team Zytek 07S 102 --234 laps--
50. 70 GT2 H.Felbermayr Jr, H.Felbermayr Sr, M.Lecourt IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 102 42:51.316
51. 72 GT1 L.Alphand, P.Goueslard, S.Gregoire Luc Alphand Aventures Corvette C6.R 99 --237 laps--
52. 26 P2 P.Bruneau, T.Greaves, M.RostaN Bruichladdich Bruneau Radical-AER 91 --245 laps--
53. 40 P2 M.Amaral, O.Pla, G.Smith Quifel-ASM Team Ginetta Zytek 09S 46 --290 laps--
54. 77 GT2 M.Lieb, R.Lietz, W.Henzler Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 24 --312 laps--
55. 68 GT1 M.Apicella, A.Yogo, Y.Yamagishi JLOC Lamborghini Murcielago 1 --335 laps--

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