Third place in range?

Whisper it: Aston Martin could get on the podium this afternoon at Le Mans. At least, that’s what we – and everyone else rooting for AM – are crossing our fingers for.

There’s just under a couple of hours to go, and the 007 Aston – currently being driven by Stefan Mucke – is only two laps down on the number one Audi.

If something goes wrong with one of the front three cars, then Aston will be up there.

Touch wood, and do what other superstitious things you do to ward off evil.

We’ve managed to sneak into Aston’s trackside pad, and the atmosphere is electric at the possibility, but as I say, no one’s wanting to talk about it incase of jinxing the car.

The TG Crew is somewhat the worse for wear, but we’re holding it together.

I think it’s called endurance racing not because the cars are fighting for 24 hours, but because all the fans have to keep it together for that long. This last couple of hours is going to be tough for us.

And the teams.

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Audi are worried about their #1 car in third – it’s already had to pit twice and lose 4 laps of its lead over #008, and they think it may need maintenance again.

Here’s hoping.

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#8 Peugeot is crawling! It could be out, making it Peugeot-Audi-Aston!

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Audi have had huge amounts of bad luck: They had a turbo problem, an electrics fault on the steering wheel and a suspension problem. Even worse for Audi Capello returned to the track in the #1 Audi but spun his car and lost vital ground.

But Aston are going very well and are hunting Audi down. Audi’s #1 car seems to be full of faults so it looks like Aston could take 3rd place. *Fingers crossed*.

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<- The time is actually 12:59am BTW.

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1 hour to go, come on Aston!

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Dammit, he was just letting the other Pugs catch up so they can cross the line together…

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Looks like Aston will finish 4th. But LMP stands for ‘Le Mans Petrol’ so surely the two Peugeot’s and Audi’s should be in an LMD (Le Mans Diesel) class. So, technically, Aston has won the LMP class in a way, or you can just say the Aston was the fastest Petrol.

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@7 LMP stands for le mans prototype

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Ferrari are dominating! Even Spyker are 5th! Only one Porsche out of 5 are left!

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It’s all over. Kudos to AMR Eastern Europe for getting 4th place first time out, first of the petrols.

Now to wait for Peugeot to release a road-going 908…

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@8 Yes you’re right, i was trying to salvage something from Aston’s 4th place but really there was no need, great race! :)

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