Monday, 21 March 2011
PEUGEOT WINS SEBRING 2011!
This from The Clutch Garage: 'The running of the 12 Hours of Sebring took place this weekend in Florida, and the results show that newcomers have what it takes to compete with the big-boys of the American Le Mans Series. The race was riddled with yellow flags, keeping the field nice and tight throughout the race. Overall it was a race to remember, and below will fill you in on the action you may have missed.
In the Prototype 1 category, Loic Duval took the checkered flag in the Team ORECA Matmut’s Peugeot 908 HDi FAP. This is the first Sebring voctory since it swept GT in 2000 in factory-backed Dodge Vipers. Through all 12 hours, and even down to the final hour, Duval would battle Highcroft Racing’s Simon Pagenaud in his HPD ARX-01e. Within the final 60 minutes of the race, Pagenaud managed to overtake Duval during a pit stop. However, Pagenaud had a pit stop ahead of him, and simply couldn’t develop the gap that was needed to get ahead of Deval.'