Peugeot one-two at Spa-Francorchamps 1,000Km

Team Peugeot Total nailed an impressive one-two (for the fifth year running) at a Spa-Francorchamps six hour race this weekend, in front of 34,600 spectators – beating the Audi R18's into third, forth and fifth respectively. The result comes at the perfect time, just a few weeks ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Alexander Wurz, Anthony Davidson and Marc Gené clinched the win in the 908 No.7 car, from 12th on the grid, ahead of car No.8’s drivers, Franck Montagny, Stéphane Sarrazin and Nicolas Minassian, who had started back in 48th position on the grid. “What perfect timing for this, our fifth consecutive win at Spa, the first victory of the Peugeot 908 and our first win of the season in ILMC”, commented Olivier Quesnel, Director of Peugeot Sport. “The race went just as we had planned. We were reliable and performed well, whilst also managing fuel consumption and tyre wear. We still have a huge mountain to climb.” Peugeot has now extended its lead in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup Constructors’ standings and Team Peugeot Total has also moved to the top of the teams’ standings.
Final results for the 1,000 Kilometres of Spa-Francorchamps, 2nd round of the ILMC:
1. Peugeot 908 No.7, (Davidson, Gené, Wurz), 161 laps in 6 hrs 02’03’’799
2. Peugeot 908 No.8, (Sarrazin, Montagny, Minassian), + 42’’965
3. Audi R18 TDI, (Capello, McNish, Kristensen) +1 lap
4. Audi R18 TDI, (Dumas, Bernhard, Rockenfeller) +2 laps
5. Audi R18 TDI, (Fassler, Lotterer, Treluyer) +3 laps
6. Pescarolo Judd, (Collard, Tinseau, Jousse) +5 laps
7. Lola Toyota, (Jani, Prost) +5 laps
8. Peugeot 908 no.9, (Lamy, Bourdais, Pagenaud), +6 laps
9. Lola Toyota, (Belicchi, Boullion) +6 laps
10. Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Oreca, (Lapierre, Duval, Panis) +9 laps
Intercontinental Le Mans Cup standings:
1. Peugeot, 55 points
2. Audi, 38 points
1.   Team Peugeot Total, 27 points
2.   Audi Sport Team Joest, 19 points
3.   Team Oreca-Matmut, 18 points
Bring on Le Mans!


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