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Pescarolo: Monza Win Not Enough

Henri Pescarolo has said that his team's victory at the 1000km of Monza didn't make up for the disappointment of failing to win last month' Le Mans 24 Hours

Jean-Christophe Boullion and Emmanuel Collard took a five-lap victory in the race, the second round of the Le Mans Endurance Series. It was the first win for the team since Nogaro's round of the FIA Sportscar championship in 2003.

The race had been tighter than the winning margin suggested, however.

The Pescarolo Sport suffered a gearbox selection problem, which resulted in Collard taking a trip across the gravel at the second Lesmo on his second stint. The gearbox problem continued to plague the team and the Creation of Nicolas Minassian pushed hard for the win.

However their challenge ended in the final hour when they had to pit from second with a water leak.

Pescarolo said: "This doesn't make up for the disappointment for Le Mans. We had a gearbox problem but it wasn't the same the problem as we had at Le Mans. It was getting worse and worse but I still think we were quick enough to stay infront of Nicholas."

Collard and Boullion's Pescarolo had dominated the build up to last month's Le Mans 24 Hours, but finished second to Champion Racing's Audi R8 after having to pit with gearbox problems twice during the race.

Monza results:

Pos  Drivers                       Make          Class   Laps
 1.  Collard/Boullion              Pescarolo     LM P1   173
 2.  Hignett/Stack/Kurosawa        Zytek         LM P1   168
 3.  Barbosa/Short/Ickx            Dallara Judd  LM P1   166
 4.  Gosselin/Ojeh/Vosse           Courage       LM P2   165
 5.  Berridge/Evans/Owen           Lola-AER      LM P2   164
 6.  Frei/Vann/Gounon              Courage       LM P1   161
 7.  Minassian/Campbell            DBA 03S-Judd  LM P1   160
 8.  Pescatori/Bartyan/Seiler      Ferrari 550   LM GT1  158
 9.  Pergl/Enge/Janis              Ferrari 550   LM GT1  158
10.  Shimoda/Chilton               Zytek         LM P1   157
11.  Newton/Erdos                  MG Lola EX 2  LM P2   157
12.  Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev      Ferrari 550   LM GT1  156
13.  Lammers/Ortiz/Gabbiani        Dome-Judd     LM P1   154
14.  Gollin/Coimbra/Cressoni       Ferrari 550   LM GT1  154
15.  Pompidou/Lieb                 Porsche 996   LM GT2  151
16.  Kirkaldy/Kinch                Ferrari 360   LM GT2  149
17.  Collin/Felbermayr/Felbermayr  Porsche 996   LM GT2  147
18.  Lambert/Lefort/Palltala       Porsche 996   LM GT2  147
19.  Petersen/Lueders/Mathai       Porsche 996   LM GT2  144
20.  Daniels/Stepec                Porsche 996   LM GT2  141
21.  Kutemann/Gosse/Hugenholtz     Ferrari 575   LM GT1  138
22.  Zardo/Prospero                Lucchini      LM P2   132
23.  Nielsen/Thyrring/Ehret        Porsche 996   LM GT2  131
24.  Kaufmann/Tiemann              Porsche 996   LM GT1  127

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