Peugeot beat Audi in qualifying


The second qualifying session of the 2010 Le Mans Series at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) turned out to be a thrilling duel between Peugeot and Audi. After 20 minutes on the rollercoaster circuit in the Ardennes forest, the French marque nosed ahead in the shape of Frenchman Sébastien Bourdais who posted a fastest lap of 01:57.884 minutes. So he and co-drivers Pedro Lamy and Simon Pagenaud will be starting from pole position on Sunday.

Audi's best lap time was 0.635 of a second slower. Even so, Timo Bernhard at number 9 in his R15 still managed to qualify for a place on the first row of tomorrow's grid, edging out two other Peugeots in third and fourth.

Record Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen in sixth is sharing the third row with another Audi R15, while former F1 driver Alexander Wurz takes seventh spot in the slowest of the works Peugeots.