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Pic wins race one at Le Mans.

"I'm really happy to have won this race in France," he admitted, "I got a good start, overtook Molina, but then got stuck behind Walker for a few laps. It wasn't easy to get past him, but things got a lot easier once I was out in front on my own. This is a satisfying win because my engine let me down at the last two meetings and we only solved the problem yesterday!"

Behind Molina, another podium allowed Carbone to catch and pass Julien Jousse, Pic's Tech 1 team-mate, and move into second overall behind van der Garde.

"I didn't take any risks," the Brazilian reported, "We've got a really good car, so we'll fight right 'til the end. We did well today."

The remaining points positions in race one were filled by Guerrieri, Bonanomi, Aleshin, Salvador Duran, Aleix Alcaraz, Jousse and Marco Barba. Carbone will start from fourth on the grid for Sunday's second race, while Ultimate Signature team-mate Guerrieri leads from pole. Between the two orange machines will be van der Garde and Mikhail Aleshin, the Dutchman attempting to make up for his disappointing Saturday result, while Pic lines up sixth, alongside the second Carlin car of Robert Wickens, who finished a disappointing 14th in race one.


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