Samples 2016 Le Mans Special Edition - Page 171

Panciatici at the wheel. me relentless pace, the er two places as the sun ning. However, the #35 t at 7.05am, after crashing ue to a mechanical wall at the Forza chicane, to retire. e disappointment, the n to the #36 car, which t stage. Maintaining a he heavy traffic, Stéphane e work of his team-mates of the morning. 2016 LE MANS SPECIAL EDITION Nicolas Lapierre then had the responsibility and honour of crossing the finishing line. After another three impeccable stints, the members of the Signatech-Alpine team were able to celebrate joyfully this historic achievement, a first-ever win at Le Mans. For Alpine, this win adds another line to its already impressive competitive record. Everyone involved with French motorsport remembers, with great pride, the overall win of the A442B driven by Didier Pironi and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud in 1978. This LMP2 victory is Alpine’s seventh category win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and its second-best overall result at the world-famous race. BY GPI