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Gene tips Alonso to claim Le Mans crown

Former Formula 1 driver Marc Gene has tipped two-time world champion Fernando Alonso to win Le Mans. Gene told Spain's AS newspaper that Alonso could even manage to clinch the iconic endurance race at his first attempt. "Of course," he said. "If it is next year, there is only Toyota as it is very difficult to win Le Mans as a private team." Alonso completed 113 laps in Sunday's rookie test in a Toyota LMP1 at Bahrain International Circuit. "I think if Fernando only did this test, with the level he drives at he would already be in a position to win," Gene insisted. The 43-year-old Spanish driver competed for Minardi in 1999 and 2000. He subsequently made three...
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