Audi 1-2-3 They Win At Leman, Peugeot Drops Out Race Results From Leman

Dustin H.Correspondent IJune 13, 2010

LE MANS, FRANCE - JUNE 15:  Tom Kirstensen of Denmark takes the flag to secure victory for Audi Sport North America team mates Allan McNish of Great Britain and Rinaldo Capello of Italy in the 76th running of the Le Mans 24 Hour race at the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans on June 15, 2008 in Le Mans, France.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Audi took the win in Leman on Sunday in the 24 Hours Of Leman. Audi has been very successful at Leman and drivers Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Mike Rockenfeller all went to the winners circle. Peugeot were the favorites without a doubt coming in to score the victory but in a long race as Leman anything can happen and it did. Pedro Lamy was first to go out for Peugeot with Frank Montagny next at dawn thus giving the lead to the #9 Audi.

Engine Failures continued to cause issues with defending champion Alexander Wurz. The #9 Audi Sport North America was first with #8 Audi Sport Team Joest second and the #7 Audi Sport Team Joest was third. This is the 9th victory for Audi at Leman.

In the LMP2 class Strakka Racing and their HPD ARX 01 led the whole distance as they won their class by 6 laps at Leman and took the victory in the 78th running of the 24 Hours Of Lemans in France. Strakka Racing was atop all the way and won.

The GT1 winner the roughly 10 year old Larbre Saleen S7R, certainly took the benefit having the #3 car the Matech Ford GT team go out of the race. The Saleen S7R they score the GT1 win at the 24 Hours Of Lemans.

In GT2 Team Felbermayr Proton Porsche was fast and reliable, but would have never won and be able to stand atop the GT2 podium if it had been for the Corvettes and Risi Ferrari who won a Leman 2 years go, breaking down and being unable to finish.

The American Leman Series next race is July 11th at Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City, Utah.