Tag Archive: Nicolas Minassian

Oct 02

A Petit Le Mans for the Ages (+result)

 Peugeot and Audi clash plus maddening championship possibilities

Peugeot 908 numéro 8Petit-LeMansPeugeot Sport Total claimed victory at the 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, the final round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.

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Jan 16

Minassian set for first Rolex 24

Nicolas Minassian tested at Daytona for the first time with Krohn Racing

Krohn Racing DP75 76Nicolas Minassian 2Krohn Racing participated in the recent “Road Before the Rolex 24″ at Daytona International Speedway. In addition to giving lead drivers Tracy W. Krohn and Nic Jonsson the opportunity to prepare the No. 76 Proto-Auto Ford/Lola for the Jan. 29-30 GRAND-AM Rolex Series season opener, it gave French veteran Nicolas Minassian the opportunity to drive at Daytona for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Le Mans 24 Hours: Peugeot’s Le Mans offensive

Preview Le Mans 24 Hours (June 6-13, 2010)

On the momentum of its one-two finish at Le Mans this time last year, Peugeot is on the hunt for a second straight win in the prestigious French competition. Twelve months of hard preparation work since June 2009 have kept the team under pressure in its bid to secure repeat success on this uniquely popular event which attracts more than 250,000 spectators annually. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

12 Hours of Sebring: Qualifying off to a successful start for Peugeot

After spending the past week pounding round the demanding circuit at Sebring

Team Peugeot Total has succeeded in qualifying its two 908 HDi FAPs on the front row for this weekend’s 12-hour clash. Three qualifying laps each bagged front row starts for Marc Gené and Nicolas Minassian… Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Peugeot celebrates its Le Mans triumph

At Le Mans

Five months after its one-two finish in June’s Le Mans 24 Hours, Peugeot Sport returns to the French circuit to celebrate its success at the ‘Rencontres Peugeot Sport’ weekend at Le Mans-Bugatti (November 5-8) where a packed programme has been put together for spectators. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

Le Mans: Peugeot leads with three hours to go

With a cushion of 7 laps over the first Audi

At midday, with only three hours of racing remaining laps, the two front-running Peugeot 908 HDi FAPs now enjoy a cushion of seven laps after the N°1 Audi spent almost 15 minutes in its pits. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

A victory ahead of Le Mans for Peugeot

At the 100km of Spa

March’s 12 Hours of Sebring and this weekend’s 1000km de Spa rounded off Team Peugeot Total’s competitive preparations for the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours which takes place in a month’s time. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Peugeot has chosen the ultra-fast circuit of Spa-Francorchamps

To fine-tune its preparations

For its prime objective of the 2009 season, the Le Mans 24 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Nicolas Minassian for Peugeot quickest in Tuesday test

Official practice starts Wednesday

Peugeot’s Nic Minassian set the unofficial fastest time Tuesday in the final test day prior to the start of the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, the first race of the 2009 American Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Le Mans: Minassian won’t ‘beat himself up’

Over golden chance gone

As he prepares to launch a renewed assault on two of sportscar’s greatest trophies in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Peugeot go all the way in an incredible pursuit race!

Peugeot Sport came to the United States to gain experience

37  cars  at  the  start,  11  safety  car  interventions,  394 laps of the exacting,  hilly American circuit, temperatures in excess of 30°C… and just 4.512  seconds  in  it  at  the  flag  between the only Peugeot 908 HDi FAP present  and  the  N°1  Audi which finally took the spoils at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Team Peugeot Total looks ahead to 2009

The team will travel to Road Atlanta  for  October’s Petit Le Mans race

After  a  particularly  intensive  and  fiercely-fought  campaign  in 2008, Peugeot  Sport  has  already  started  to look ahead to next season and has stepped  up its work programme which began several months ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Le Mans: Peugeot focused on manufacturers’ crown

Peugeot will look to secure the championship title

As the Le Mans Series season draws to a close at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Peugeot notches up a one-two in Germany

At the 1,000 Kilometers of Nürburgring

Two months after the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours, Team Peugeot Total was eager to pull off a win in Germany where its two 908 HDi FAPs both qualified on the front row of the grid for today’s race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Victory escapes Peugeot for the second time at Le Mans

Peugeot-Sport put two 908 HDi FAPs on the podium at Le Mans

The 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours produced one of the most exciting finishes in years and ended with Team Peugeot Total securing its second consecutive second place with the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP in the famous endurance race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

24 Heures du Mans – Gene/Minassian/Villeneuve still in front after 9 hours

On the number 7 Peugeot 908 Hdi

The N°7 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP continues to lap at the head of the field after taking the lead shortly after the nine-hour mark (10.08pm). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

24 Heures du Mans: The number 7 car leads the race for Peugeot

After five and a half hours of racing, Team Peugeot Total leads the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours

After being momentarily dislodged from top-spot when the N°8 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP of early pacesetters Lamy/Sarrazin/Wurz lost six laps following a gear selection problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

24 Heures du Mans – Peugeot’s warm-up

Peugeot-Sport ready for the race

The three Peugeot 908 HDi FAPs successfully completed this morning’s 45-minute warm-up session which started at 9am sharp. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Sticky: Jacques Villeneuve proud of victory, his first since 1997

Minassian, Gené and Villeneuve win the 1000km of Spa with the Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP

Just like the first two rounds of the 2008 Le Mans Series, the 1,000km de Spa-Francorchamps turned out to be yet another fiercely-disputed, drama-filled race. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Minassian on pole position

At the 1000km of Monza

Dominant during free practice on Saturday morning, Nicolas Minassian confirmed in qualifying the excellent time he set this morning, beating his team-mate Pedro Lamy in the sister Peugeot 908 HDi FAP by half a second. Read the rest of this entry »