Peugeot on Pole in Atlanta with NEW QUALIFYING RECORD!!
It's a time of 1:06.242. McNish's Audi which was just really hooked up yesterday got a 1:06.327, but it took Sarrazin several more laps before he managed to tip it. Full qualifying times here.
That means that the full starting grid looks like this:
Peugeot start on pole in their 07 numbered car with Minassian at the wheel. Sarrazin and Klien will take over (probably in that order) later in the race.
I was going to post this last night after qualifying, but my timing screen bodged completely - clearly it didn't want to accept that Peugeot had just beaten the record - and that coupled with confusing commentary which was about 30 seconds behind.. well... Let's just say I wanted to be completely sure that what I thought I'd heard the commentators saying, was correct.
For those who don't know, Petit Le Mans or American Le Mans Series (ALMS) is a series of races that are 1000miles or a maximum of 10hours long. Road Atlanta, Georgia (USA) is the 10th round of this series (I think). Not entirely sure how it all works, because I think they just tour America... but they had a round at Silverstone (UK) where there were two Peugeots but both cars suffered damage there, which is why only one is in this race.