ALMS hopes for Audi-Peugeot rematch at Petit Le Mans

PEUGEOT-AUDI REMATCH AT PETIT LE MANS? Following Audi's win over Peugeot on Sunday at Le Mans, the diesel powers already were looking forward to a rematch. But it could come much sooner than next year's running of the 24 ...

PEUGEOT-AUDI REMATCH AT PETIT LE MANS?

Following Audi's win over Peugeot on Sunday at Le Mans, the diesel powers already were looking forward to a rematch. But it could come much sooner than next year's running of the 24 Hours.

Both Sebastien Bourdais and Stephane Sarrazin said they would welcome the chance to race against Audi again at the 1,000-mile/10-hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. The cornerstone event of the American Le Mans Series is set for October 6.

"I'd like to do it," said Bourdais, who finished third in GT2 last year at Petit for the factory Panoz effort. "It is another way for us to be a better prepared team. We can always learn lessons to help us for Le Mans in 2008, which is our target."

Bourdais, Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy finished second overall Sunday behind the Audi R10 TDI of Emanuele Pirro, Marco Werner and Frank Biela in the first Le Mans race for the Peugeot 908. They admitted that the decision ultimately would be up to Team Peugeot management.

"I don't think it will happen," Sarrazin said. "But I'd love to do it. I had a very good time racing in America last year with Aston Martin and another race with the Audi would be very exciting."

Audi is unbeaten at Petit Le Mans since debuting in 2000.

-credit: alms

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Frank Biela , Stéphane Sarrazin , Pedro Lamy , Sébastien Bourdais , Marco Werner , Emanuele Pirro