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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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Montagny Masters Le Mans Wednesday Practice

Wednesday afternoon into evening marked the first time the 56 cars in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans took to the Circuit de la Sarthe. The four-hour practice session times are not counted into qualifying times. Tonight’s qualifying session at 4 p.m. ET (10:00 p.m. local time in France) should be intense as there is a strong chance of rain for tomorrow’s sessions. Prototypes that run on diesel power swept the top...

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The Le Mans Countdown Continues

Ace Photographer Rick Dole has captured some of the highlights from Monday’s scrutineering activities in Le Mans. See “Galleries” for the latest daily treats as we countdown to Saturday’s start.

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MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24 “Nice Streak”

In honor of the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010, the staff offers 24 bits of Le Mans history, factoids and trivia. See for updates, features and the complete list, plus Rick Dole photos. — Note 4 of 24: Nice Streak Michelin has taken the overall win in the last 12 consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans with the following: o 1998 – Porsche 911 GT1-98 o 1999 – BMW V12 LMR o 2000 –...

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Le Mans Preview – Audi – Wanting Back on Top

This is the third in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to for more features and posts in the coming days. ALMS fans have not yet had the opportunity to witness Audi’s updated, second generation diesel prototype in the U.S. The updated R15 Plus TDI, complete with a new livery to mark the aerodynamic changes, has only raced twice in Europe in preparation for Le Mans. While Audi was a mainstay in...

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