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Petit Preview – Highcroft

Patron Highcroft Racing No. 1: David Brabham, Simon Pagenaud, Marino Franchitti The last two years, Petit Le Mans practice has thrown a dent into Patron Highcroft Racing’s plans, but each time the crew has responded heroically from bad accidents. Last year, the PHR crew built an entire new Acura ARX 02-a tub from scratch after Scott Sharp’s accident, and the team rebounded to gather valuable points en route to its first...

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Petit Preview – CytoSport

Muscle Milk Team CytoSport No. 6: Klaus Graf, Sascha Maassen, Lucas Luhr It was at Petit Le Mans last year where Klaus Graf put in some spectacular times in the Porsche RS Spyder against the diesel powerhouses from Audi and Peugeot. A year later, Graf is back, still with a chance to win the championship in LMP and two new co-drivers. The German trails the Highcroft HPD duo of David Brabham and Simon Pagenaud by 16 points. Graf...

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Petit Preview – Drayson

Drayson Racing No. 8: Paul Drayson, Jonny Cocker, Emanuele Pirro Each race has been a small step forward for Paul Drayson’s team with their Lola Judd Coupe closed-top, turbocharged prototype. They premiered the car at this race last year and are in a far better position with data acquisition and prototype experience 12 months later. In the last few races, Jonny Cocker has emerged as a potential star of sports car racing. The...

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Petit Preview – Flying Lizard

Flying Lizard Motorsports No. 44: Seth Neiman, Darren Law, Marco Holzer No. 45: Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Long, Marc Lieb Flying Lizard enters Petit Le Mans as the hunted rather than the hunters, and has the chance to lock up several championships. That would be no small feat for the Sonoma, Calif.-based team in the ALMS’s most competitive class. In the driver’s championship and season-long MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge,...

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Preparing for Petit Le Mans

American Le Mans Series cars returned to the track at Road Atlanta on Wednesday for testing, after last testing over the weekend. Now ramps up the preparations for the final three days of the last event of the 2010 season, and the 13th annual Petit Le Mans. Here are a few shots from ace photographer Rick Dole, with the full gallery live in the “Galleries” section of MichelinAlley.com.

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