Yet more motorsport! Peugoet 908 wins on debut
After watching the Long Beach Grand Prix (Sebastian Bourdais is back to his old dominant form again!), I caught the end of a highlights show of the LMS race from Monza on Motors TV UK.
The five hour race was the first in the European Le Mans Series for 2007. It was won by the Peugoet 908 on it's first race outing. It's a shame that Peugoet missed the Sebring 12 hour race and that Audi have decided not to contest the LMS (racing only in ALMS except for the Le Mans proper) as we won't see how the Peugeot 908 compares to the Audi R10 until the Le Mans 24 hours in June.
The 908 wasn't totally dominant although the Marc Gene/ Nicolas Minassian car did finish a lap up on the second place Pescarolo of Emmanuel Collard and Jean-Christophe Boullion. The second 908 of Pedro Lamy and Stephane Sarrazin was delayed by double with it's doors popping open(!) earlier on in the race. I suppose that's the real advantage of the roadster format - there's one less thing to go wrong during driver changeovers. Still, from 2010 coupés are mandatory in the LMP1 category so the 908 is the way of the future.
By the way, it seems that Motors TV is very much the place for watching endurance racing in the UK. They showed the Sebring 12 hours race live earlier on in the year and will be showing the Le Mans 24 hours live in it's entirity for the second year this June. Congrats to them.