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Event: 11th annual Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New Mazda 6Date: 4.10.2008
Track: Road Atlanta (United States), 4.088 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Petit Le Mans

Weather:unknown
Start time:11:15
Grid:2-2-2, PP right, rolling start
Distance:1000 miles
Attendance:unknown
Entered:41
Practiced:38
Qualified:38
Started:37
Finished:21
Classes:PractStart
Le Mans Prototype 11010
Le Mans Prototype 2109
Le Mans Grand Touring 122
Le Mans Grand Touring 21616
Race notes:
11 full-course cautions: laps 3-5 (no.30 off course), laps 18-23 (no.9 off course), laps 59-63 (no.66 off course), laps 75-84 (no.48 off course), laps 121-127 (no.888 off course), laps 131-135 (no.12 off course), laps 164-169 (no.73 off course), laps 276-282 (no.73 off course), laps 341-347 (no.18 off course), laps 349-358 (no.26, no.46 and no.30 accident), laps 374-376 (no.11 off course)
Pre-race sessions:
official test session held for a total of 90 minutes on 1/10
4 non-qualifying practice sessions held for a total of 285 minutes on 2-3/10
1 qualifying session held for a total of 25 minutes on 3/10
25 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:1Audi R10 TDIPirro / McNish / Capello
Le Mans Prototype 2:5Porsche RS SpyderBriscoe / Castroneves
Le Mans Grand Touring 1:3Chevrolet Corvette C6.RO'Connell / Magnussen / Fellows
Le Mans Grand Touring 2:62Ferrari F430 GTCMelo / Salo
Leaders:
laps 1 - 19:07Peugeot 908Nicolas Minassian
laps 20 - 24:5Porsche RS SpyderRyan Briscoe
laps 25 - 37:50Ginetta-Zytek 07SDanny Watts
laps 38 - 42:5Porsche RS SpyderRyan Briscoe
laps 43 - 52:2Audi R10 TDIMarco Werner
laps 53 - 77:07Peugeot 908Stephane Sarrazin
laps 78 - 85:7Porsche RS SpyderRomain Dumas
laps 86 - 102:2Audi R10 TDILucas Luhr
laps 103 - 118:07Peugeot 908Stephane Sarrazin
laps 119 - 119:5Porsche RS SpyderRyan Briscoe
laps 120 - 123:26Acura ARX-01bFranck Montagny
laps 124 - 128:5Porsche RS SpyderHelio Castroneves
laps 129 - 141:07Peugeot 908Christian Klien
laps 142 - 162:2Audi R10 TDILucas Luhr
laps 163 - 166:07Peugeot 908Christian Klien
laps 167 - 170:26Acura ARX-01bMarco Andretti
laps 171 - 171:2Audi R10 TDIMarco Werner
laps 172 - 208:07Peugeot 908Christian Klien
laps 209 - 216:7Porsche RS SpyderRomain Dumas
laps 217 - 248:2Audi R10 TDIMarco Werner
laps 249 - 251:07Peugeot 908Nicolas Minassian
laps 252 - 283:2Audi R10 TDILucas Luhr
laps 284 - 318:07Peugeot 908Stephane Sarrazin
laps 319 - 321:2Audi R10 TDILucas Luhr
laps 322 - 322:5Porsche RS SpyderRyan Briscoe
laps 323 - 342:07Peugeot 908Stephane Sarrazin
laps 343 - 361:2Audi R10 TDIMarco Werner
laps 362 - 363:07Peugeot 908Christian Klien
laps 364 - 394:1Audi R10 TDIAllan McNish
Fastest Laps:
Overall:07Peugeot 908 HDi FAPChristian Klien (A)1:07.056219.457 km/hlap 173
Le Mans Prototype 2:5Porsche RS SpyderRyan Briscoe (AUS)1:08.489214.863 km/hlap 118
Le Mans Grand Touring 1:3Chevrolet Corvette C6.RJan Magnussen (DK)1:17.053190.984 km/hlap 106
Le Mans Grand Touring 2:62Ferrari F430 GTCJaime Melo (BR)1:20.107183.702 km/hlap 167
Pole Positions:
Overall:07Peugeot 908 HDi FAPStéphane Sarrazin (F)1:06.242222.152 km/h
Le Mans Prototype 2:5Porsche RS SpyderRyan Briscoe (AUS)1:07.061219.439 km/h
Le Mans Grand Touring 1:3Chevrolet Corvette C6.RJohnny O'Connell (USA)1:16.542192.259 km/h
Le Mans Grand Touring 2:62Ferrari F430 GTCJaime Melo (BR)1:19.399185.340 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (10), Ferrari (5), Acura (4), Chevrolet (3), Lola (3)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (10), Ferrari (5), Acura (4), Chevrolet (3), Ford (3)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche RS Spyder (5), Ferrari F430 (5), Porsche 997 GT3 RSR (5)
Driver nationalities:USA (35), GB (17), D (13), F (10), I (3), MEX (3), NL (2), S (2), AUS (2), B (2), BR (2), CDN (2)
Engine positions:mid-engined (69%), front-engined (16%), rear-engined (15%)
Average engine size:4274 cc (with regard to 13% turbocharged cars an applicable size is 4496 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Seth Neiman (54), Tracy Krohn (54), Tony Burgess (53)
Youngest known drivers:Marco Andretti (21), Dirk Werner (21), Pierre Kaffer (22)
Female drivers:Liz Halliday, Andrea Robertson

Official Race Programme:

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