PEUGEOT TAKES 4TH POLE OF THE SEASONSunny conditions prevailed for what proved to be an exciting qualifying session. Back to full fitness after recovering from his bike accident, Anthony Davidson secured his second pole position of the season and the Peugeot 908’s fourth this year. Stéphane Sarrazin qualified in third position. With an extra point awarded for pole position, Peugeot now only needs eleven points to wrap up a second consecutive Manufacturers’ title. However, the narrow gaps between the leading cars point to a very close and hard-fought race.
Stéphane Sarrazin, Peugeot 908 no.8: “The session didn’t go exactly as we had hoped, in spite of the fact our car was running very well. I was impeded by another prototype on my best lap. That cost me time, meaning that I ended up third. I am disappointed because with the performance level of our car, we deserved better. I’ve missed out on pole quite a few times now. Nonetheless, the race looks good, because with Franck Montagny and Alex Wurz we have defined a set-up that suits us all and which seems to be effective. Obviously, there is going to be a lot of traffic during the race, and that will be key. Every car will be difficult to overtake; we'll need to avoid making any errors if we’re to get a good result.”
Peugeot Sport/ Para Prensa Autorizada y Acreditada.