Peugeot were well placed from the off, starting on pole. Then with the demise of the challenge of two of the Audi R15s, their task was eased considerably.
In fact during the night stints, the #8 Peugeot 908 HDI FAP passed the #1 Audi, to put them in the two prime positions for the rest of the race.





The task for the two leading cars became easier around midday on sunday, when that Audi suffered from suspension trouble, necessitying further time in the pits, and thus a 7 lap cushion, which effectively reduced the risk.

That said the race was not without incident for Peugeot, the #17 Pescarolo 908 crashed out spectacularly shortly after 4am



And then shortly after day break, there was forecasts of rain and storms, which added a bit of uncertainity given how little running Peugeot had in wet conditions, compared to Audi who had had mostly wet sessions, which hampered their dry set up and testing.

However the rain failed to materialise, and Peugeot brought home their 1-2, with the car of Gené/Wurz/Brabham catching the checkered flag.

Results and points

Le Mans 24 Hours (F), 13/14 June
1 Gené/Wurz/Brabham (Peugeot) 382 laps in 24h 01m 45.442s
2 Sarrazin/Montagny/Bourdais (Peugeot) - 1 lap
3 Capello/Kristensen/McNish (Audi R15 TDI) - 6 laps
4 Charouz/Enge/Mücke (Lola-Aston Martin) - 9 laps
5 Panis/Lapierre/Ayari (Oreca-AIM) - 12 laps