Peugeot were able to approach this Sunday's race calmly after their works 908 set best time during warm-up and responded gamely to Allan McNish's pole. Whilst not achieving the same times as yesterday, the Audi was left far behind in second place.
After a spin by Timo Bernhard, the 1000km Silverstone race got underway on the parade lap without further major incident for the lead cars. Bernhard was, however, overtaken by Nicolas Lapierre in the Oreca Peugeot. Allan McNish and Anthony Davidson fought tooth and nail for the lead, almost as if they were drag racing. Davidson drove just as aggressively as at Le Mans and shot past the Audi, which briefly went off-track, as the Oreca caught up.