Just moments after making a routine stop, the long-time leader of the Le Mans 24 Hours has run into problems in dramatic fashion.

Smoke and flames suddenly appeared from the right hand side of the #2 Peugeot as Franck Montagny exited the Dunlop Curves, with the car coming to a halt on the exit of Tertre Rouge, where marshals quickly put out the flames. The Frenchman told reporters that he had received just 'one second' warning.

The car has now been pushed to a place of safety but the problem means that Audi now leads with the #9 R15 in the hands of Timo Bernhard.

At the same time, the #63 Corvette, which had sat second in GT2, ground to a halt on the approach to Indianapolis and is out of the race.