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No less than eleven former winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be at the Road Atlanta circuit, including four French drivers who will contest the second round of the ILMC.

Intercontinental Le Mans Cup - Petit Le Mans
 

No less than eleven former winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be at the Road Atlanta circuit, including four French drivers who will contest the second round of the ILMC.

There is of course the ALMS pioneer Emmanuel Collard, who won the very first Petit Le Mans in 1998 driving a Ferrari 333 SP prototype, shared with South African Wayne Taylor and Belgian Eric van de Poele.

A second illustrious Frenchman will be at the Georgia race track; Eric Bernard, who won the second Petit Le Mans the following year, with David Brabham and Andy Wallace behind the wheel of a front-engine prototype built by Don Panoz, the race organizer and owner of the Road Atlanta circuit.

Last year, Stephane Sarrazin and Franck Montagny (pictured above, during the Spa 1000kms 2010) achieved the first victory by a French manufacturer at the Petit Le Mans for Peugeot and the 908 HDi FAP in a race interrupted by rain. This time they will be team-mates again at the second race of the ILMC, along with the Portugal's Pedro Lamy.