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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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MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24 “Keep Your Cars”

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 20 of 24: Keep Your Cars The record book says that the Houston-based Risi Competizione Ferrari team has scored GT2 class victories at Le Mans in each of the past two years. They also...

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Le Mans Preview – Risi – Looking for Lucky 7

This is the eighth in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to MichelinAlley.com for more features and posts in the coming days. Team owner Giuseppe Risi can be proud of the dominance of his Ferrari squad in endurance races the last three years, but he continues to work hard to ensure the “rosso” red F430 GTs will stay there in a very deep GT2 field. Risi Competizione has won the last six major endurance races...

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MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24 “Making the Choice”

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 15 of 24: Choices To paraphrase an old story, Michelin knows that the 14 manufacturers/models and 34 different cars that have chosen Michelin cannot all win the race, but hopefully...

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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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