Road Atlanta, a gorgeous circuit in the rolling hills North of Atlanta played host to the biggest and best sports car teams from around the world for the 14th annual running of Petit Le Mans on October 1, 2011.
The rivalry between the factory Peugeot and Audi teams is one that every race fan knows well. They respect each other, but do not like one another. When these two goliaths meet, you know on track fireworks will be shortly behind.
Sports car racing is a test of endurance, will, character and bravery. There will always be a winner and a loser. And as all the drivers said in one fashion or another, “you have to beat the race before you can beat your competitors.”
So at 11:30 am, nearly 60 cars took to the 2.5 mile circuit. What played out over the next 10 hours was not the battle to the finish that everyone hoped for, or expected between the Audi’s and Peugeot’s, but there was plenty of action that kept everyone on their toes.
Enjoy the photos from the 2011 Petit Le Mans.
Special thanks to Road Atlanta for hosting an amazing weekend with amazing weather and amazing light for the photographers to play with.