Will a diesel-fired showdown between Audi and Peugeot dominate this year's 24-hours-of-Le Mans? You bet your sweet glow plugs. And Peugeot this past weekend showed it's not cowed by the Audi juggernaut. Piloted by Nicolas Minassian and Marc Gene, Peugeot's V12 diesel-powered #7 908 HDi logged its first Le Mans win at Monza. The 621-mile victory is the first testament to the car's reliability and puts it one step closer to the famous allnighter in Sarthe coming up June 3rd. But if #7 was the lucky one, car #8 was plagued with a door that flew open during the race. But according to those on the scene, #8 may have tipped Peugeot's hand, when it climbed from the back of the pack with unexpected speed. Could Peugeot be holding out? We'll see.
Peugeot 908 wins debut race at Monza [Motorsport.com]
Audi, Watch Your Back: Peugeot LeMans HDi V12 Diesel in Shakedown Testing [internal]