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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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Ferraris lead ‘Noah’s Ark’-style GT grid

GT qualifying for Saturday’s American Le Mans Series race at Monterey sees the seriously competitive field broken up in pairs. In GT, Jaime Melo laid down his fastest lap early, as he did in Long Beach, to secure his second straight pole position for Saturday’s race. “We didn’t expect to be that fast, as we struggled with understeer,” Melo said. “We just got (the setup) at the end of...

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“Stranding By”

There is nothing quite like some free time to enjoy the literal and figurative amusement parks of southern California, but not everyone is wild at having an unexpected break following last Saturday evening’s Long Beach Grand Prix. Volcanic eruptions in Iceland and resultant ash clouds have now cancelled over 60,000 flights, stranding a reported seven million passengers. Included are a number of ALMS drivers and members from...

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Risi Ferrari’s Red Storm

This is the third in a five-part GT2 class preview series. To win a major endurance race in sports car racing, the path to victory in the GT2 category goes through Risi Competizione. The sports car stalwarts, based out of Houston and run by Giuseppe Risi, are riding on the waves of five consecutive major endurance race victories – the 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans and Petit Le Mans, and a sweep of the 12 Hours of Sebring, Le Mans, and...

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