Peugeot dominate free practice at Spa-Francorchamps

As everyone knows, the top event in long-distance motor racing is the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The dress rehearsal for the 1,000km race is taking place this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps. The numerous competing teams had the opportunity to practice for a full two hours on this roller-coaster circuit in the Ardennes today.

In the first session before midday, the fastest lap was clocked by Oliver Panis driving a Peugeot 908 HDi for the Oreca Matmut team. The Frenchman's time of 02:14.068 minutes was two seconds faster than Anthony Davidson and Simon Pagenaud in second and third, who were driving the same model but for the Peugeot works team.

Fourth-placed Jean-Christophe Boullion was the best of the non-Peugeot drivers with a time of 02:17.741 minutes, closely pursued by the fastest car from the small LMP2 class, the Ginetta Zytek of the ASM team.