Peugeot 908 HDi FAP racers take top four positions in the 24-hour race - the first three under the Team Peugeot flag.

Team Peugeot has taken pole position for the 24-hr race at Le Mans this weekend.

Not only that, but Peugeot's racing team has secured the top three slots with its 908 HDi FAP racer. Fourth place went to Team Oreca running yet another 908 HDi FAP.

French driver Sébastien Bourdais piloted his no.3 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP to the quickest lap in the qualifying round with a time of 3 minutes 19.711 seconds. Second spot went to Austrian Alexander Wurz in the no.1 908 HDi FAP by Team Peugeot only 0.6 seconds behind the leader. French driver Stéphane Sarrazin, in the no.2 Peugeot, was only fractions of a second behind Wurz at 3'20''325 compared to Wurz's time of 3'20''317.

Of note is how the Le Mans race is now dominated by diesel-powered race cars, with two Audi Motorsport R15 TDIs taking the 5th and 6th spots as well.

"This pole proves that we are strong, now we have to turn that strength into victory," said ex-Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Bourdais.

The 78th Grand Prix of Endurance 24-hour race takes place at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France and begins at 15h00 on Saturday June 12.

Gallery: Peugeot takes pole at 78th Le Mans 24 Hours