Clean sweep for Peugeot
Peugeot completed a 100 per cent record in this season¿s Intercontinental Le Mans Cup on Sunday.
Last Updated: 13/11/11 11:51am
Peugeot completed a 100 per cent record in this season's Intercontinental Le Mans Cup on Sunday with a one-two finish in the season finale at Zhuhai in China.
Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Bourdais started the race in pole position and held the lead throughout, taking the chequered flag in a total time of six hours one minute and 24.879 seconds.
Franck Montagny and Stephane Sarrazin finished 38.651secs adrift of the leaders in their Peugeot 908, while Audi pair Timo Bernhard and Marcel Fassler completed the podium.
But Allan McNish's season of woe continued as he and team-mate Tom Kristensen were forced to retire their Audi R18 TDi with two hours of the six-hour event remaining after a collision caused an electrical problem.
A third, two fourths and a sixth is all McNish has to show for the series, much to the Scot's frustration.
"I'm very sad with the race outcome," said McNish.
"Tom, myself, and of course the team, are bitterly disappointed as we had a very good car with great speed today - a real contender for a race win."
McNish, who did lead early on at one stage before the first of two incidents, added: "I was confident of being in contention for a win.
"But rest assured I'll bounce back from this disappointing season and come back bigger and stronger."
In the GT category, Andy Priaulx and co-driver in Germany's Uwe Alzen were forced to settle for second behind BMW team-mates Jorg Muller and Augusto Farfus.
Priaulx said: "It was a great one-two here this weekend.
"We have had a good year in the ILMC and this is the perfect way to finish it. As usual the car ran perfectly."
Despite the one-two finish, it was not enough for BMW to claim the manufacturers' or teams' titles, with those honours going to Ferrari and AF Corse.