Peugeot ran 1-2 overall at the four-hour mark of the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida with the Anthony Davidson Peugeot swapping the lead with the Nic Minassian Peugeot during pitstops one-third of the way through the opening round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n.
The two Peugeots started from the front row and were two laps clear of Harold Primat in Aston Martin Racing’s Lola B09/60-Aston Martin. It’s been Peugeot all the way with the exception of a fantastic scrap early on between Drayson Racing’s Emanuele Pirro and the two Peugeots. The Drayson Lola-Judd lost several laps with alternator issues, however.
Patr¢n Highcroft Racing’s David Brabham led in LMP2 driving the HPD ARX-01c held a one-lap gap over Muscle Milk Team CytoSport’s Porsche RS Spyder and Sascha Maassen.
Risi Competizione’s Ferrari F430 GT of Gianmaria Bruni led three GT2 cars on the lead lap. Jörg Bergmeister in the Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Porsche 911 GT3 RSR sat second, about 20 seconds clear of Dirk Werner in the first of BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team’s BMW M3.
In LMP Challenge, Level 5 Motorsports’ Mark Wilkins held a one-lap cushion in his ORECA FLM09 over Tom Sutherland behind the wheel of Genoa Racing’s entry.
In GT Challenge, 1990 Sebring class winner Butch Leitzinger led in one of Alex Job Racing’s Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entries. He was a lap better than The Racer’s Group Duncan Ende.
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