The Italian Junkyard

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

2009 ALMS Petit Le Mans, so what did I miss?!

RAIN, that's it.

Actually the weekend opened with a huge (I mean, huge) crash by Scott Sharp in his Highcroft Acura.
The impact was so violent the car flipped more than three times, and a very few (broken) pieces of the car were left when dust has settled. Fortunately the driver was fine, but the car was ready for the junkyard (no, Acura didn't call).
In record time, Acura had a brand new chassis shipped from Los Angeles and a new car was assembled in a 20 hours record time.
The actual race saw the usual fight between Audi and Peugeot for the overall victory, until rain came, and while McNish was asking for the monsoon tires on the radio, the Peugeot's drivers managed to keep the cars on the track grabbing a strong 1-2 victory.
Just to help you imagining all of this, a small but quite comprehensive video-summarize is waiting you after the jump, courtesy of YouTube obviously.

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