TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL AT ILMC (6/7): ROAD ATLANTA PETIT LE MANS – 29TH SEPTEMBER-1ST OCTOBER 2011
The sixth round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, Petit Le Mans – Road Atlanta, is an unusual, complex, spectacular and fast race.
Team Peugeot Total will compete in this event for the fourth time with the chance of securing a second consecutive manufacturer’s title. Up against some very tough opponents and in a series which goes from strength to strength with every round, Peugeot will need to score 13 points to secure the title ahead of November’s final round in China.
Strength to strength
The battle for victory intensifies with every race. The pace quickens. The cars are very close to one another in terms of performance, but the determination of the team during pit stops and the dogged determination of the drivers in their on-track battles provide ample evidence of the high standards on offer during this 2011 season, with a very tough rival.
Team Peugeot Total has collected a series of race wins and points since the start of the season and hopes to go all the way by picking up the 13 points it needs to win the final Intercontinental Le Mans Cup before the series becomes the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2012.
“We are having a great season,” reiterates Olivier Quesnel, Peugeot Sport Director. “It is worth underlining the exemplary reliability of our cars so far, because the only mechanical repairs that have been carried out during the races were only due to racing incidents.
The Peugeot 908s have made it to the end of every race they have taken part in, and that is one of the keys to our success. We now lead the Manufacturers’ and Teams’ standings, with two rounds to go. We hope to keep our momentum going and demonstrate in the USA and especially in China the full potential of the Peugeot cars and the team. We have a clear goal: win the championship and win races.”