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As the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours enters its closing stages, drops of rain and Peugeot drivers distinctly unwilling to be lapped have set up the prospect of a grandstand finish at La Sarthe...

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jakeb - Unregistered

June 13, 2011 10:04 AM

I think Peugeots behaviour when it came to being lapped by the leaders was disgraceful, damn right dangerous and has no place in professional sports car racing.

Fans go to Le Mans to watch a race not back markers trying to punt the leader of the track because they a sour losers.

There were ridiculous incidents of the Peugeot "brake testing" the Audi through the dunlop bridge and swerving across the track to put them on the grass which should have resulted in the Peugeots being black flagged.

I don't believe there should be F1 style penalties as they are getting ridiculous, but there needs to be sensible limits of what is acceptable sportsmanship.

race fan - Unregistered

June 13, 2011 11:06 PM

Peugeot is getting increasingly frustrated because they have made a huge investment in the Le Mans programme and keep getting beaten by Audi on a much smaller budget. That's why they resort to these shady tactics of trying to block or run the Audis off the road. Really poor sportsmanship. In particularly, I really don't understand why Anthony Davidson is allowed to race anymore, as every year he makes an a.ss of himself every time he is behind the wheel. Of course, being Peugeot french, the ACO turns a blind eye to all this. Had the roles been reversed and you can bet there'd be penalties raining down. It's unfortunate that Peugeot keeps getting free passes from the ACO, ever since the infamous mickey mouse outfit they ran int he 90's, when they fielded a car that everybody knew couldn't race 12 hours let alone 24, just with the sole purpose of cracking the 400km/h barrier. Laughable.

jakeb - Unregistered

June 14, 2011 7:03 AM

Yes I believe he took out the class leading Corvette on the Porsche Curves last year.

Lapping cars shouldnt expect a free pass however it should be against the rules to blatently block them

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