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DATE News (chronologically)
05/07/11
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Peugeot defeats Audi at Spa
Peugeot wins Spa
At the end of a thrilling race, Peugeot scored a double with victory going to the Wurz-Gené-Davidson driver line-up. The works Audis had to be content with third, fourth and fifth places. In LM GTE, Ferrari dominated and scored a double.

The Peugeot 908s were poorly placed on the grid on the sixth, ninth and twenty-fourth rows. Nobody gave the works French cars much of a chance as they were up against the Audis, which had made a big impression in practice. Driving a flat-out first stint Alexander Wurz took the lead from Lotterer’s Audi. His teammates were inspired by his example and they all drove sterling races. At one stage the three Peugeots filled the first three places! They maintained the gap over their German rivals and were obviously more fuel efficient. Only no. 7 (Bourdais-Pagenaud-Lamy) fell back after a few incidents.“

It’s a fantastic victory,” said a delighted Anthony Davidson, one of the 3 winning drivers."

It’s a marvelous team performance. We did great stints like all of the Peugeot drivers. We hope to do the same again in six weeks!”

To achieve this they will have to defeat the Audis, which were beaten today after a lot of bad luck, but were as pugnacious as ever. “ 

It has to be said that no.7 Peugeot was quicker,” said an admiring Tom Kristensen, third in his Audi R18 TDI. “They were fantastic, beginning with Alexander Wurz.”

The first non-diesel car classified was the Pescarolo-Judd in sixth place overall. Thanks to this victory Peugeot takes the lead in the ILMC after two rounds.

Giancarlo Fisichella scored his first win in endurance and he was as happy as if he had won in F1! The Italian was as red as a beetroot due to his efforts in the hot cockpit of the Ferrari F458 Italia, in which he won in LM GTE Pro with his teammate Gianmaria Bruni. “

It’s a great result,” smiled Fisi. “ Our new car’s fabulous and it’s looking good for the Le Mans 24 Hours.” In the Sarthe, the new Ferraris will be the ones to beat in the category as they scored a double thanks to Farnbacher-Simonsen’s second place in front of the car that won the first round, the Sebring 12 Hours, the Priaulx-Alsen BMW, which still leads the ILMC classification.

In LM P2, victory went to the Oreca 03-Nissan in the hands of Beche-Thiriet-Firth. The first car in the ILMC was the Signatech-Nissan team entry of Mailleux-Ordonez-Ayari, 5th overall in LM P2.

In LM GTE Am the pace setters in the category Narac-Armindo won defeating the teams entered in the ILMC on a seasonal basis starting with Perazzini-Cioci-Lemeret who finished second in their Ferrari F430 GT. The next round of the ILMC will be part of the Le Mans 24 Hours (11-12 June) for which double points will be awarded.

Results

Pos

Cl Drivers Team/Car Behind
1. LMP1 Gene/Wurz/Davidson Peugeot 908 +0.000s
2. LMP1 Montagny/Sarrazin/Minassian Peugeot 908 +42.965s
3. LMP1 Capello/Kristensen/McNish Audi R18 TDI +1 lap
4. LMP1 Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller Audi R18 TDI +2 laps
5. LMP1 Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer Audi R18 TDI +3 laps
6. LMP1 Collard/Tinseau/Jousse Pescarolo-Judd +5 laps
7. LMP1 Jani/Prost Rebellion Lola-Toyota +5 laps
8. LMP1 Lamy/Bourdais/Pagenaud Peugeot 908 +6 laps
9. LMP1 Belicchi/Boullion Rebellion Lola-Toyota +6 laps
10. LMP1 Lapierre/Duval/Panis ORECA Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP +9 laps
11. LMP2 Beche/Thiriet/Firth TDS ORECA-Nissan +11 laps
12. LMP2 Kraihamer/De Crem Boutsen Energy ORECA-Nissan +11 laps
13. LMP2 Leventis/Watts/Kane Strakka HPD ARX-01d +11 laps
14. LMP2 Gates/Garofall/Phillips RLR MG Lola-Judd +14 laps
15. LMP2 Mailleux/Ordoñez/Ayari Signatech ORECA-Nissan +15 laps
16. FLM Moro/Zhang/Marroc Hope ORECA +17 laps
17. GTE P Fisichella/Bruni AF Corse Ferrari +17 laps
18. GTE P Farnbacher/Simonsen Hankook Ferrari +17 laps
19. GTE P Priaulx/Alzen BMW M3 +17 laps
20. FLM Schultis/Simon/Schell Pegasus ORECA +17 laps
21. GTE P Farfus/Muller BMW M3 +18 laps
22. GTE P Dolan/Hancock Jota Aston Martin +20 laps
23. GTE P Goossens/Holzer Prospeed Porsche +20 laps
24. FLM Julian/Zugel/Petersen Genoa ORECA +20 laps
25. GTE A Armindo/Narac IMSA Performance Porsche +21 laps
26. GTE A Perazzini/Cioci/Lemeret AF Corse Ferrari +21 laps
27. GTE A Bornhauser/Canal/Gardel Larbre Corvette +22 laps
28. GTE A Ried/Hommerson Proton Porsche +22 laps
29. GTE A Felbermayr Jr./Miller Felbermayr-Proton Porsche +24 laps
30. GTE A Ehret/Lynn/Wills CRS Ferrari +24 laps
31. GTE A Broniszewski/Peter Kessel Ferrari +26 laps
32. GTE A Krohn/Jonsson Krohn Ferrari +27 laps
33. LMP2 Barlesi/Da Rocha/Lafargue Oak Pescarolo-Judd +27 laps
34. GTE P Bell/Walker JMW Ferrari +29 laps
35. LMP2 Frey/Meichtry/Rostan Race Performance ORECA-Judd +29 laps
36. GTE P Lieb/Lietz Felbermayr-Proton Porsche +32 laps
37. FLM Hartshorne/Keating/Keen Neil Garner ORECA +36 laps
38. LMP2 Ojjeh/Chalandon/Kimber-Smith Greaves Zytek-Nissan +38 laps
39. LMP2 Rosier/Luco/Basso Extreme Limite Norma-Judd +39 laps
40. LMP1 Cortes/Geri/Piccini MIK Corse Zytek +41 laps
41. GTE P Rich/Slingerland Jetalliance Lotus Evora +42 laps
42. FLM Rodrigues/Menahem/Lombard JMB ORECA +44 laps
43. GTE P Melo/Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 137 laps
44. GTE A Hummel/Christodoulou/Quaife CRS Ferrari 137 laps
45. GTE A Giroix/Goethe/Wainwright Gulf Aston Martin 108 laps
46. LMP1 Amaral/Pla Quifel-ASM Zytek 106 laps
47. GTE A Kauffman/Aguas AF Corse Ferrari 105 laps
48. GTE P Ortelli/Makowiecki Luxury Ferrari 64 laps
49. LMP2 Perez-Companc/Russo/Kaffer Pecom Lola-Judd 60 laps
50. LMP2 Tucker/Bouchut/Barbosa Level 5 Lola Coupe-HPD 59 laps
51. GTE P Hirschi/Rossiter/Mowlem Jetalliance Lotus Evora 21 laps
52. GTE P Pilet/Henzler IMSA Performance Porsche 16 laps
53. GTE P Beltoise/Jakubowski/Deletraz Luxury Ferrari 4 laps

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