French squad will take its victorious Le Mans cars stateside
31 July 2009

Peugeot has entered two of its 908 Le Mans 24 Hours cars in this year’s Petit Le Mans in America.

The French firm claimed victory at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours with its diese- powered 808 closed-top prototype. It will be hoping to replicate that success at the flagship race of the American Le Mans Series at the Road Atlanta circuit in Georgia.

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Pedro Lamy, Nic Minassian, Franck Montagny and Stephane Sarrazin will be driving for Peugeot in the 1000-mile 10-hour race.

“It would be hard for us to imagine a stronger end to 2009 than with Peugeot sending not one but two clean diesel-powered prototypes for an event that truly has become a spectacle on the landscape of global motorsport,” said ALMS series president and CEO Scott Atherton.

“Peugeot’s Petit Le Mans debut last year was nothing short of sterling, and fans at Road Atlanta are no doubt already firming up travel plans for what will be another epic event for sports car racing fans across North America.”

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There has been no word yet from Audi about whether or not it will send its R15 to compete against the Peugeots yet.

An Audi spokesman said, “There is no decision made about any more races with the Audi R15 TDI this year. I hope that we will know more in the near future.”

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