A Sebring starter

Published March 10, 2011

It’s been officially confirmed that Franck will be the driver behind the wheel of the #8 Peugeot when the 12 Hours of Sebring race gets underway.

Sharing duties with Stephane Sarrazin (who will be qualifying it) and Pedro Lamy (who will also be there), Frank will kick things off on the 19th March, which is not this Saturday but the one after.

Technical director Bruno Famin reiterated what Peugeot have always said, that these races are always just a test for the real deal - Le Mans.

Our main objective in the United States is to accumulate experience. The 908 is a totally new car and like any new car, we’ll need to work on it and spend time driving it in order, among other things, to develop its reliability.

We’ll therefore be following our specifications, aiming to complete the full 12 hours so we can rack up plenty of track time and thus acquire valuable information about the car. We also need to learn how to get the best out of it.

Let’s hope Franck and his team can get the full 12 hours and end up on time as they do so!

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