Franck speaks out

Published July 28, 2009

Our hero FKM has finally opened up about Le Mans, and it makes good reading (even when murdered by Google Translate). There’s a lot of detail about the broken leg, and the race itself, but the best bit comes at the end, when he talks about why he looked grumpy on the podium:

Sorry … I am not proud of this moment for my guys, for all the work we have done, I should have a smile of pride to belong to this family … but tired, hurt and disappointed, I struggled on. But do not worry after a few hours, I was the first to open the fridge door truck to offer drink to the winners and 2009 … with a smile!

Franck might have a chance for another podium, as Peugeot announced they will be running two cars at Petit Le Mans in September. The details, according to, are:

The race is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. ET on Saturday, September 26 at the 2.54-mile, 12-turn Road Atlanta layout. Pedro Lamy, Nic Minassian, Franck Montagny and Stephane Sarrazin will make up the driving lineup for Peugeot.

Yay, another race to look forward to!

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