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Kazuki Nakajima took over the lead Toyota from Stephane Sarrazin during the sixth hour of the Le Mans 24 Hours.
With Sarrazin having retaken the lead from the #20 Porsche an hour previously, Nakajima now heads the #2 Audi with Benoit Treluyer at the wheel. Lucas di Grassi brought the #1 Audi up to third place as Brendon Hartley – who had led for a spell – faded away from the top three in the #20 Porsche.
There were a number of driver changes in the sixth hour, with Romain Dumas taking over the #14 Porsche from Marc Leib but running five laps off the lead after early issues. The #8 Toyota – which sustained damage in a crash during heavy rain in the opening two hours – climbed up to 17th place overall with Anthony Davidson taking over from Sebastien Buemi and immediately running very quickly.
There was trouble for the #13 Rebellion car as Fabio Leimer brought it straight back to the garage after a pit stop complaining of a loss of power, where the car remains and has now dropped 14 laps off the lead lap.
Bruno Senna is enjoying a strong stint in the #97 Aston Martin, climbing up to second in the GTE PRO class and edging towards leader Richard Westbrook's #74 Corvette.
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19:56 (UK Time)
Nakajima's lead is down to 38s after the drive change in the lead #7 Toyota, with Treluyer closing him down. Davidson immediately running very quickly in the #8 car as he rises up to 16th place overall.
Sarrazin brings in the #7 Toyota from the lead and Nakajima takes over the car. Treluyer's stop was much quicker as there was no driver change, so the lead will have been cut. Dumas has also taken over from Lieb in the #14 Porsche
Treluyer had cut the gap to Sarrazin from over a minute to 55s before pitting the #2 Audi, while Buemi brings in the #8 Toyota and hands over to Davidson
Leimer has brought the #13 Rebellion in to the garage due to engine issues and that's going to drop down the order
Di Grassi in for the #1 Audi's seventh stop of the race and he drops behind Hartley by around 20s
Keeping an eye on the GTE PRO class and Senna is now 27s behind the class-leading #74 Corvette being driven by Westbrook
Error from Brandela in the #43 Newblood by Morand Morgan as he tries to pass a host of GTE cars in to Arnage and drops it under braking, sliding across the track and slowing the car before it brushes the barrier. He's back on his way.
Quite a slow lap from Hartley and the #20 Porsche has now dropped 2m40s off the lead
Lancaster takes over the #34 Race Performance Oreca from Frey at the latest stop, allowing the #35 Ligier back in to the lead of that class
The low sun starting to become an issue as Sarrazin in the lead #7 Toyota attempts to put another lap on the #14 Porsche
A spin for the #61 Ferrari with Venturi at the wheel at Anarge, while Hartley brings the #20 Porsche in for fuel
A driver change in the LMP2 class-leading #35 Oak Racing Ligier as Shulzhitskiy takes over from Brundle
Buemi is still eight laps off the lead in the #8 Toyota after the earlier crash for Lapierre in the wet but he's moving through the field and up to 18th place now having cleared all the GTE PRO and AM cars
Senna in the #97 Aston Martin pits from second in class at the same time as leader Westbrook in the #74 Corvette. The two cars were 55s apart
Lieb in the #14 Porsche is back up to sixth overall, but he's two laps behind the #13 Rebellion in fifth and five laps off the lead