The 14th Petit Le Mans is in the books and it was a tough race for Audi Sport Team Joest. The #1 Audi being driven at the time by Romain Dumas made contact with the #8 Pugeot 908 be driven by Franck Montagny during the 8th hour of the race. Dumas touched a GT car while pressing Montagny in the Peugeot and hit the wall ending any chances of finishing the race. Montagy made a quick move towards the line of the Audi which cause the Audi to have no choice but to avoid a collision with the #8 car, and by doing so made contact with one of the GTC Porsche 911s causing him to spin into a wall, which put him out of the race. The other Audi Sport R18 TDI had been plagued with bad luck from the very start of the race where it had a puncture, and then had to go back behind the wall 3 different times. With one hour left of the race, it went back behind the wall for a 3rd time, and Audi retired the car shortly thereafter.
Both teams now pack their trailers and head to Zuhai China where they will compete one last time this season on November 13th.
1 #8 Peugeot 908 (Montagny/Sarrazin/Wurz)
2 #10 Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP (Lapierre/Minassian/Gene)
3 #007 Aston Martin Racing / Lola B09 (Fernandez/Mucke/Primat)
4 #24 Oak Pescarola (Yvon/Pla/Premat)
5 #12 Rebellion Lola B10 (Prost/Jani/Belicchi)
We are packing up here at Petit Le Mans and will post a thorough update complete with full galleries of our favorite images from the week. Stay tuned!