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24 Heures du Mans : round 3 of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
1. Peugeot, 55 points
2. Audi, 38 points
1. Team Peugeot Total, 27 points
2. Audi Sport Team Joest, 19 points
3. Team Oreca-Matmut, 18 points
4. Rebellion Racing, 12 points
Le Mans week highlights not to miss
- Monday, June 6: Chartres to Le Mans by bike*
At 8:30, all nine drivers and Olivier Quesnel, the Director of Peugeot Sport, will set off on a cycle ride from Chartres to Le Mans. This united, determined group will cover approximately 120 kilometres en route to scrutineering and documentation formalities at Le Mans (Place des Jacobins). (*Weather permitting).
- Thursday, June 9 (10:00): the 2009 Le Mans-winning 908 HDi FAP will take up residence in the Le Mans 24 Hours museum. During the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s press conference Peugeot will donate a replica of the 908 HDi FAP which won the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours in the hands of Wurz/Gené/Brabham.
- Thursday, June 9 (9:15) and Saturday, June 11 (12:10): EX1 demonstration lap. Within the framework of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s ‘Le Mans vers le Futur’ programme, the Peugeot EX1 electric concept car, which holds several records, will run a few laps on the 13 km circuit.
- Friday, June 10 (12:00): Peugeot press conference. Peugeot’s pre-race press conference will take place at its Parc du Raccordement hospitality facility, with Vincent Rambaud, the General Manager of Peugeot, Olivier Quesnel, Bruno Famin and all nine drivers in attendance.
- Saturday, June 11 (12:45): Peugeot RCZ parade laps. 10 Peugeot RCZs will lap the 13 km circuit with VIPs and drivers from Peugeot subsidiaries’ motorsport programmes on-board, including some of the drivers who are campaigning 207 Super 2000s in IRC (Intercontinental Rally Challenge) and national rally championships. They include Thierry Neuville (Belgium/Luxemburg), Bruno Magalhaes (Portugal), Guy Wilks (UK) and many others.
Follow the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours through the Peugeot Web TV
Introduced in 2010, Peugeot Web TV will once again provide fans with the opportunity to follow the race with Team Peugeot Total. Coverage will include behind the scenes glimpses, refuelling stops, on-board cameras and race action, plus the positions of the four Peugeots in real time, with commentary in French and English, starting from 14:00 on Saturday, June 11. www.peugeot-sport.com
It will also be possible to follow Le Mans week via Twitter, thanks to the Peugeot Sport app available for iPhone and Android smartphones, as well as via Facebook, not to mention the TV coverage of Eurosport and France Television.
Interesting Peugeot statistics for Le Mans :
- 1,680 guests
- 9,565 sq. metres of hospitality facilities
- 50,000 posters and 30,000 postcards
Team Peugeot Total’s programme
Monday, June 6
15:10 / 15:20 / 15:30: administrative scrutineering (cars N°7, N°8 and N°9)
15:40 / 15:50 / 16:00: technical scrutineering (cars N°7, N°8 and N°9)
Tuesday, June 7
15:00 to 15:30: media spot (Peugeot Sport motorhome)
Wednesday, June 8
14:00 to 14:30: media spot (Peugeot Sport motorhome)
16:00 to 20:00: free practice
22:00 to 00:00: qualifying practice 1
Thursday, June 9
15:30 to 16:00: media spot (Peugeot Sport motorhome)
19:00 to 21:00: qualifying practice 2
22:00 to 00:00: qualifying practice 3
Friday, June 10
12:00: Peugeot press conference (Peugeot hospitality area, Parc du Raccordement)
18:00: drivers’ parade
Saturday, June 11
9:00 to 9:45: warm-up
15:00: start of the 79th Le Mans 24 Hours
Sunday, June 12
15 :00 : end of the 79th Le Mans 24 Hours
Info and Photos: Peugeot Sport/Acreditated and Autorized Media Press.