Le Mans practice pacesetter Franck Montagny says he cannot wait to experience the Peugeot 908 HDI FAP's full potential in qualifying tonight.
Montagny set a 3m20.024s lap on old tires in practice, and when asked if he expected to go a lot quicker in first qualifying, he replied: "Maybe... I had 35 laps on the tires, it's not as good as a new set of tires, and when there's soft tires and no fuel, it's going to be great."
Peugeot had a clear advantage in practice, with the three factory cars and the ORECA machine filling the top four places while Audi's best car was four seconds off Montagny's pace. But the Frenchman said he was not looking at Peugeot's competition.
"I'm confident about what I've got with the car and the package and my team and my teammates and everything, but I don't know anything about the others," he said. "Audi can do whatever they want. It's not going to change anything from my side. If the Audis go fastest, what can I do?
"We're prepared for the race, we feel good, we're confident, it looks good today and let's see what happens."