Kristensen takes second as Klien spins off

Kristensen takes second as Klien spins off

Christian Klien went off at around 11:20 pm CET in the leading Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP at the Ford chicane. The car was not seriously damaged but some three-and-a-half minutes were lost as he struggled to get the car out of the gravel trap he...

Christian Klien went off at around 11:20 pm CET in the leading Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP at the Ford chicane. The car was not seriously damaged but some three-and-a-half minutes were lost as he struggled to get the car out of the gravel trap he was stranded in. The car was eventually towed back on to the track and he has rejoined the race. However, he was lapped by Marc Gene in the No.7 Peugeot in the process, the Spaniard taking over the lead. Klien, a former F1 driver, had just taken over from the charging Franck Montagny.

#9 Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908: Franck Montagny, Ricardo Zonta, Christian Klien.
Photo by John Dagys.

Tom Kristensen, in the No.2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI, was only a minute adrift of the lead Peugeots and snatched second place when Klien's spin opened the door. He continues to drive at a consistent pace, as befits his reputation, but had slipped back to just over two minutes behind Gene in the Lead Peugeot.

The third Peugeot, the No.8 car, which experienced gearbox problems earlier, is running well but is still in eighth place, from five laps from the lead.

In LM P2 the No. 34 Van Merksteijn Motorsport Porsche RS Spyder Evo retains the class lead over the No. 31 Team Essex RS Spyder. The lead LM P2 car is 8 laps behind the overall leaders.

The 009 Aston Martin Racing DBR9 is the lead LMGT1 car, ahead of the No. 34 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R. The pair are racing on the same lap but are 14 laps off the overall lead.

The lead LMGT2 car is the No. 82 Risi Competizione Ferrari F430 GT2.

Rain is still being forecast for sometime around midnight.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series LEMANS

User photos

Rustyn90

Rustyn90

51 photos
Fleury

Fleury

635 photos
EuroRacer

EuroRacer

2 photos
pesca33

pesca33

480 photos
Mattie941

Mattie941

321 photos
Canali

Canali

3 photos
Upload photo