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Peugeot wins Petit Le Mans

The victory enabled the Risi team to stay alive in the class championship. Melo and Kaffer are 19 points behind the Flying Lizard Motorsports' duo of Patrick Long and Jörg Bergmeister with a maximum of 25 points remaining.

“It's a kind of strange race, but we had a competitive car,” Melo said, “I was a bit conservative at the beginning, the track was wet. I didn't take any risk. I was feeling comfortable, and in the dry condition we had a good car and could keep up with the guys right up to the last minute. Thanks to Pierre for keeping the car good for his two stints. Our whole crew and the strategy were phenomenal the whole time. Even the tyres on wet and dry, we could manage the car really good.”

“Jamie was quick in the race. We made a change in the bar in my first stint but we changed it back,” Kaffer added, “I have to thank my team for working so hard and this victory. I always can learn something from Mika, even from today with not such a long stint, he made the important call today. In the end, we are the lucky winner.”

The Audi R15 TDI of McNish and Capello was the prototype winner in the Michelin Green X Challenge, a revolutionary award that goes to the cars that go the farthest the fastest and with the least environmental impact. The second Flying Lizard Porsche of Seth Neiman, Johannes van Overbeek and Darren Law was the GT winner. Porsche captured the manufacturer season championship in the environmentally-based efficiency competition.



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