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Half way home at Petit

The 14th running of Petit Le Mans has reached the half way mark with the Peugeot vs Audi battle in full swing. Peugeot’s Stephane Sarrazin held the lead by a lap over the Marcel Fassler Audi – the Audi delayed by a penalty incurred when the crew sprayed water on the brakes during the pit stop while refueling. The contentious point of the ruling is the ability to “work” on the car during refueling.  The crew did...

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Strange but true!

68 minutes into the 14th running of Petit Le Mans – all bets would have been on Audi and Peugeot fighting it out at the front of the pack. After yellow flags, varying pit stop strategies, contact with a GT car for Tom Kristensen’s Audi and a pair of 1 minute pit penalties for both Peugeots – not a single factory diesel featured in the top five on the timing screen. Timo Bernhard’s Audi was the best of the...

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“Hot”lanta Galleries

We’re ready for race day at Road Atlanta for Petit Le Mans. We’ll have lot of regular updates throughout the day including stories, audio, video and images – a multi-media megafest of content for Michelin Alley readers. After a great day of on-track action yesterday, check out these images practice and qualifying. Click...

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Road Atlanta hot shots

Check out these great images from the first practice at Road Atlanta. MIchelin Alley will have a steady stream of great updates throughout the Petit Le Mans weekend. Click here to view the galleries.

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Kristensen – “This is the triple crown”

He has eight Le Mans victories, five wins at Sebring but only a single triumph at Petit Le Mans – Audi’s Tom Kristensen is back and he is hungry for more. The most successful sportscar driver in history, Kristensen’s sole Road Atlanta win came with Dindo Capello back in 2002. The great Dane (that’s a descriptor for his country of birth, not his favorite breed of dog) knows the Audi squad have a fight on their...

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