Diesels lose some of their advantage at Le Mans for 2008

For the past two seasons, diesel-powered racers from Audi and Peugeot have been the dominant force in sports car racing at Le Mans. For 2008, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, which sanctions the twenty-four hours of Le Mans, has made adjustments to try and even up the competition. All the top category LMP1 cars like the Audi R10 and Peugeot 908 have their minimum weights set at 900 kg. The cars all use air restrictors to limit their power capability, but the gas-engined cars will get three percent increase compared to 2007. So far, there is no change to the fuel capacity that would negate the diesels fuel economy advantage.

[Source: MotorSport.com]

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