Sebring: Peugeot Sport preview

12 HOURS OF SEBRING - March 12-15, 2008 - PEUGEOT PREPARES FOR THE LE MANS 24 HOURS As Peugeot Sport Director Michel Barge underlined during the presentation of the team's 2008 season, Team Peugeot Total's priority objective this year...

12 HOURS OF SEBRING - March 12-15, 2008 - PEUGEOT PREPARES FOR THE LE MANS 24 HOURS

As Peugeot Sport Director Michel Barge underlined during the presentation of the team's 2008 season, Team Peugeot Total's priority objective this year is victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours. To prepare for this exacting race, the team went straight into an intensive test programme after last November's 1000 Milhas Brasil at Interlagos with a view to continuing the development and reliability-enhancing of the 908 HDi FAP which turned out to be competitive out of the box. But nothing can replace actual competition and this is why a car has been entered for the 12 Hours of Sebring. This race promises to be tough not only because of the notorious characteristics of the track but also because of the formidable competition Peugeot Sport faces in the American classic and which it will face again on the European rounds of the Le Mans Series and at Le Mans itself.

To prepare for the 12 Hours of Sebring, Team Peugeot Total made the trip out to Florida last January to take part in the Winter Test staged by the American Le Mans Series organisers. Three of the four Peugeot drivers who will contest the 2008 Le Mans Series - namely Portugal's Pedro Lamy and Frenchmen Nicolas Minassian and St

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Series ALMS
Drivers Nicolas Minassian , Michel Barge