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24 Hours of Le Mans Live Race Blog – Day into Night

12 Hour Update In any other American Le Mans Series race, 12 hours would see cars crossing under the checkered flag. At Le Mans, it’s merely crossed flags. We’re halfway home in the 78th 24 Hours of Le Mans, at 3:00 a.m. local time and 9:00 p.m. ET. A relatively uneventful last four hours had one more Safety Car period and three more retirements. The No. 2 Peugeot continues to lead overall and in LMP1 with drivers Stephane...

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Four Michelin Poles at Le Mans

Thursday’s four hours of qualifying, split into two two-hour sessions, see the same fastest qualifiers as ended yesterday. Michelin technical partners have scored pole positions in all four classes, LMP1, LMP2, GT1 and GT2, in advance of Saturday’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Peugeot’s turbo diesel-powered 908 HDi FAP closed-top prototypes start in positions one through four in the 55-car field. Sebastien Bourdais backed up...

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MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24 “Familiar Faces in Different Places”

In honor of the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010, the Michelinalley.com staff offers 24 bits of Le Mans history, factoids and trivia. See www.michelinalley.com for updates, features and the complete list, plus Rick Dole photos. — Note 13 of 24: Familiar Faces in Different Places American Le Mans Series fans will recognize plenty of names and faces in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, many hopefully atop the podium at the...

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Le Mans Preview – Corvette – Life At 50

This is the seventh in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to MichelinAlley.com for more features and posts in the coming days. One of the soundtracks of Le Mans, the legendary low, rumbling, seven liter small-block V8 GT1-spec C6.R had its swan song at the circuit last year. Now, Corvette Racing returns to Le Mans to celebrate its past and embrace its future. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Corvette...

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Peugeot Locks Out Le Mans Provisional Pole

Peugeot’s factory squad has the top three positions on the grid after the first two-hour qualifying session. Sebastien Bourdais set the quickest time at 3:19.711 in the No. 3 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP, ahead of the No. 1 and No. 2 Peugeots. This could be the overall pole as wet weather is expected tomorrow afternoon and evening for the two later sessions. The Oreca-prepared No. 4 Peugeot of Nicolas Lapierre set the quickest time early...

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