Petit Le Mans 2011: Scenes from Day OneS

Petit Le Mans got underway today with practice starting down at Road Atlanta. Photographer Eric Cartner was there to capture the cars getting ready for the upcoming race.

Photo Credit:Eric Cartner

Petit Le Mans 2011: Scenes from Day OneS

The Robertson Racing Ford GT of Andrea Robertso, Melanie Snow, and David Murry gets the once-over in the pits.

Photo Credit:Eric Cartner

Petit Le Mans 2011: Scenes from Day OneS

One of the Peugeots shows off its suspension in all of its engineer-ey naughtiness.

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Petit Le Mans 2011: Scenes from Day OneS

Some highly precise racing fuel, straight from Germany, is what makes those Peugeots go. Who could have thought diesel could look so good?

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Petit Le Mans 2011: Scenes from Day OneS

" width="960" height="540" /A Gulf Racing Aston V8 still looks fast sitting on jacks.

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Petit Le Mans 2011: Scenes from Day OneS

The Le Mans-winning Audis lead a brace of tin-top competitors during practice.

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Petit Le Mans 2011: Scenes from Day OneS

The number two Audi R18 of Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish, and Dindo Capello.

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Petit Le Mans 2011: Scenes from Day OneS

The number one Audi of Timo Bernhard, Marcel Fässler, and Romain Dumas that won at Le Mans (the one in France) this year.

Photo Credit:Eric Cartner