The Alley

Petit Preview – Peugeot

Peugeot No. 07: Marc Gene, Alexander Wurz, Anthony Davidson No. 08: Pedro Lamy, Stephane Sarrazin, Franck Montagny The “French lions” return to the U.S. for the first time since winning the American Le Mans Series season opener at March’s 12 Hours of Sebring. Starting with its win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year, Peugeot completed the feat of winning all three worldwide major endurance races in a row, adding...

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Five Fuel and Energy Sources For The First Time

This weekend’s race at Petit Le Mans marks the first time all five fuel and energy sources are racing in the American Le Mans Series in one event. Below is a description of each source, and which teams use which sources. E10: Patron Highcroft Racing HPD (No. 1), Muscle Milk Team CytoSport Porsche (No. 6), Robertson Racing Ford (Nos. 40, 04), Falken Porsche (No. 17), JaguarRSR (Nos. 33, 75), Libra Radical Nissan (No. 5), ACS...

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Wet-Dry Practices Limit On-Track Activity

Neither this morning nor afternoon’s practice session for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans, the ninth and final round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series season, saw much running. Of the 45-car field, only 26 cars took competitive times in the one hour from 10 to 11 a.m. local and Eastern Time, and merely nine were out in the afternoon from 2:35 to 3:35 p.m. The morning session started with a damp track that slowly dried out....

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Montagny’s Reading Material

Team Peugeot Total’s Franck Montagny may be one of the fastest drivers in sports car racing. This weekend he makes his return to the American Le Mans Series for the first time since winning this race, the Petit Le Mans, last year. But in the garage, Franck took a moment to sit down and read Michelin’s trackside publication, The Alley. Thanks to Anne Proffit of Race Engine Technology who caught this shot of the driver of...

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Surveying The Alley

Renewed Rivalry Porsche Hybrid Power Making Green History These are the three full length features in the Petit Le Mans issue of The Alley, Michelin’s trackside publication. The photo is from this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Peugeot leading Audi on pit road, thanks to ace photographer Rick Dole.

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