Peugeot 908 N° 9 driven by Austrian Alex Wurz - AFP

Wurz powers Peugeot to win in Spa

Wurz powers Peugeot to win in Spa

By Eurosport
Last update 09/05/2011 at 04:58 - Published on 08/05/2011 at 03:01
By Eurosport - 09/05/2011 at 04:58

Alex Wurz ensured Peugeot warmed up for the Le Mans 24 Hours in perfect fashion with victory at the Spa 1000km, the second stop in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.

Starting 13th on the grid, Wurz stormed into the lead before handing over to Anthony Davidson and Marc Gene, both of whom managed to maintain their lead.

Stephane Sarrazin, Franck Montagny and Nicolas Minassian ensured it was a Peugeot one-two as they finished 42 seconds off the pace to take second, while Audi finished third thanks to Allan McNish, Rinaldo Capello and Tom Kristensen.

Audi's also rounded out the top five, while Christophe Tinseau, Emmanuel Collard and Julien Jousse secured a sixth placed finish for the petrol-powered Pescarolo.

Peugeot had been on course for a one-two-three but Pedro Lamy ran aground in the gravel before co-driver Simon Pagenaud suffered suspension problems as they were forced to settle for eighth.

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