24 Hours of Le Mans

No.7 Peugeot running second at Midnight

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The #7 Peugeot 908 of Davidson, Gene and Wurz is the leading Peugeot 908 at the nine hour stage ahead of the #9, #8 and the Team ORECA Peugeot 908 HDI FAP.

As the light faded at the Sarthe circuit, Peugeot were running a strong 2-3-4-5 at the nine hour stage and under safety car conditions after.

The second quarter of the race began with Minassian (#8) overtaking Lamy (#9) to claim third place as before the Lamy managed to retake the position later in his stint.

The battle between the #2 Audi and the #7 Peugeot for the lead continued with Marc Gene taking to the wheel.

“I really thought we were going to have a faster car in the race,” said Davidson (#7) “but

it's not the way. We now have to wait for the race to come to us. We're on a different strategy to the leading car now; in reality they're a little ahead of us. There's a lot of traffic which makes it even harder to keep the tyres in good shape, and to keep temperature in the tyres. As long as we make no mistakes, we've a chance in the race.”

“My first two stints went well but the third stint was very difficult. There was a lot of vibration in the car, and it got worse every passing lap. I couldn't see anything, so I decided it was better to stop before losing too much time.” Said Minassian (#8)

“We opted for tyres which are perhaps a little too hard. At the moment, the traffic is really affecting the race. Overnight, it's going be even more difficult. So we have to keep going and avoid any problems.” Commented Lamy (#9)

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