The Alley

Through the lens at Petit

Other than the torrential rain from two years ago – this year’s Petit Le Mans had just about everything. The Michelin Alley cameras were spread throughout Road Atlanta to capture all the action from the final round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series. To see the latest gallery – and there is still more to come later – click on this...

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Peugeot Power at Petit

The Michelin Alley cameras caught up with Peugeot on the podium celebrations and post race press conference at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

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Bergmeister/Long score big

Flying Lizard Motorsports Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long finished off the 2011 season in grand style by taking top ALMS points in the GT class in the final two races. After winning at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the pair was second overall the top finishing ALMS GT entrant at Petit. However, a dramatic outside pass around a BMW to grab second with two laps remaining by Bergmeister helped more than just the team and the...

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Peugeot win Petit Le Mans

The Peugeot combo of Stephane Sarrazin, Alex Wurz and Frank Montagny pulled off a dominant five-lap victory to clinch the third consecutive Petit Le Mans victory for the French manufacturer at Road Atlanta today. After both manufacturers lost a car with mechanical problems, the Peugeot victory was confirmed after Romain Dumas suffered a heavy crash after contact with a GT car while attempting a move on Sarrazin for the lead. Second...

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Big crash for Dumas in Audi

Wth 250 miles to go, Audi’s chances of a race win were smashed into the Road Atlanta wall with 98 laps remaining while Romain Dumas and Peugeot’s Franck Montagny were battling for the lead. Dumas got a run on Montagny exiting turn 7 and tried to drive past a GTC Porsche as Montagny moved to protect his lead. Dumas made contact with the GTC Porsche and spun across its nose into the wall. Opinions were divided –...

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