Peugeot flies to Sebring pole

Peugeot driver Stephane Sarrazin claimed pole position for tomorrow's Sebring 12 Hours by more than a second

Peugeot flies to Sebring pole

Sarrazin set a best time of 1m46.571s at the wheel of the French manufacturer's new 908 HDi turbodiesel LMP1 coupe. Second place on the grid for the opening round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup went to the Audi R15 Plus driven by Romain Dumas on a 1m47.680s.

Sarrazin, who is sharing his 908 with Franck Montagny and Pedro Lamy this weekend, said: "I decided to wait a few minutes before going out. I found a good lap, which was better than expected."

Peugeot and Audi also shared out the second row, with Marc Gene just ahead of Tom Kristensen.

The year-old 908 entered by the French ORECA team claimed fifth place in the hands of Loic Duval.

The first US team in qualifying at Sebring, which is also the opening round of the American Le Mans Series, was the Muscle Milk AMR squad. Klaus Graf ended up a couple of tenths quicker in the Lola-Aston Martin coupe than Simon Pagenaud aboard Highcroft Racing's HPD-01e.

Soheil Ayari took LMP2 honours in the SignaTech ORECA-Nissan, while Gianmaria Bruni claimed the GTE pole in his AF Corse Ferrari 430 GT from Oliver Gavin's Chevrolet Corvette C6.R.

Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time 1. LMP1 Montagny/Sarrazin/Lamy Peugeot 1m46.571s 2. LMP1 Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller Audi 1m47.680s 3. LMP1 Wurz/Gene/Davidson Peugeot 1m48.020s 4. LMP1 Capello/Kristensen/McNish Audi 1m48.173s 5. LMP1 Lapierre/Duval/Panis ORECA Peugeot 1m48.569s 6. LMP1 Pickett/Graf/Luhr Muscle Milk Lola-Aston 1m49.679s 7. LMP1 Brabham/Franchitti/Pagenaud Highcroft HPD 1m49.802s 8. LMP1 Prost/Jani/Bleekemolen Rebellion Lola-Toyota 1m50.756s 9. LMP1 Lahaye/Moreau/Ragues OAK Pescarolo-Judd 1m51.781s 10. LMP1 Dyson/Smith/Cochran Dyson Lola-Mazda 1m52.233s 11. LMP2 Mailleux/Ordonez/Ayari Signatech ORECA-Nissan 1m53.815s 12. LMPC Petersen/Cameron/Guasch Genoa ORECA 1m55.232s 13. LMPC Bennett/Montecalvo/Dalziel Core ORECA 1m55.430s 14. LMPC Jeannette/Gonzalez/Junco Core ORECA 1m55.905s 15. LMPC Dobson/Lewis/Richard PR1 Mathiasen ORECA 1m56.494s 16. LMP1 Nicolet/Hein/Yvon OAK Pescarolo-Judd 1m56.498s 17. LMP2 Tucker/Hunter-Reay/Diaz Level 5 Lola-Honda 1m57.168s 18. LMPC Lux/Julian/Zugel Genoa ORECA 1m57.957s 19. LMPC Moro/Mowlem/Lombard WRO ORECA 1m58.231s 20. LMPC Marcelli/Drissi/Mitchell Intersport ORECA 1m58.391s 21. LMP2 Barlesi/da Rocha/Lafargue OAK Pescarolo-Judd 2m00.880s 22. GT Fisichella/Bruni/Kaffer AF Corse Ferrari 2m01.561s 23. GT Gavin/Magnussen/Westbrook Corvette 2m01.743s 24. GT Farfus/Auberlen/Werner BMW 2m01.841s 25. GT Priaulx/Muller/Hand BMW 2m02.139s 26. GT Melo/Vilander/Salo Risi Ferrari 2m02.290s 27. GT Bergmeister/Long/Lieb Flying Lizard Porsche 2m02.334s 28. GT Brown/Cosmo/Bell Extreme Speed Ferrari 2m02.406s 29. GT Ortelli/Mackowiecki/Deletraz Luxury Ferrari 2m02.524s 30. GT Beretta/Milner/Garcia Corvette 2m02.633s 31. GT Sharp/van Overbeek/Farnbacher Extreme Speed Ferrari 2m02.877s 32. GTE Am Lietz/Roda/Ried Proton Porsche 2m02.942s 33. GT Henzler/Sellers/Ragginger Falken Porsche 2m03.004s 34. GT Murry/Lazzaro/Braun Robertson Doran Ford 2m03.309s 35. GT Robertson/Robertson/Said Robertson Doran Ford 2m03.454s 36. GTE Am Krohn/Jonsson/Rugolo Krohn Ferrari 2m03.500s 37. GTE Am Giroix/Goethe/Wainwright Gulf Aston Martin 2m04.098s 38. GT Junqueira/da Matta/Servia RSR Jaguar 2m04.260s 39. GT James/Leuenberger Panoz 2m04.372s 40. GTE Am Bornhauser/Canal/Gardel Larbre Corvette 2m04.567s 41. GT Jones/Moran/Wilden RSR Jaguar 2m05.327s 42. GT Miller/Rast/Maassen Miller Porsche 2m05.784s 43. GTE Am Ehret/Lynn/Wills CRS Ferrari 2m05.993s 44. GTC Sweedler/Keen/Wong Alex Job Porsche 2m07.373s 45. GTC Potter/Stanton/Marsh Magnus Porsche 2m07.395s 46. GTC Pappas/Faulkner/Bleekemolen Black Swan Porsche 2m07.433s 47. GTC Curtis/Sofronas/Seyffarth GMG Porsche 2m08.187s 48. GTC LeSaffre/Davis/Faieta Kelly Moss Porsche 2m08.248s 49. GTC Von Moltke/Ludwig/Norman TRG Porsche 2m08.578s 50. GTC Enda/Pumpelly/Li TRG Porsche 2m08.723s 51. GTC Ham/Blackett/Cumming JDX Porsche 2m08.887s 52. GT Law/Neiman/Holzer Flying Lizard Porsche 2m11.909s 53. LMP2 Tucker/Bouchut/Barbosa Level 5 Lola-Honda 2m23.917s 54. LMPC Nicolosi/Boon/Lueders Performance Tech ORECA 55. GT Pastorelli/Schwager West Lamborghini 56. GTC Cisneros/Kauffmann/Edwards NGT Porsche 
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