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With just three hours of the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours remaining, Porsche continues to hold sway out front, despite the best efforts of Audi to pressure on its comfortable lead.

Following its drive-thru penalty for not respecting the slow zones, the #7 Audi in the hands of Lotterer was flying as the end of the 21st hour approached, the German pumping in a lap record to supercede the marker set by team-mate Filip Albuquerque earlier in the race.

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However, he remains two laps off the lead #19 Porsche, which continues to lap consistently in the hands of Earl Bamber now, while the #17 Porsche keeps a respectful distance a lap adrift.

Beyond the #7 car, Audi has seen its hopes blunted by spells in the garage for both the #9 and #8 cars, which have left them now 3 and 4 laps behind respectively, essentially put them out of the victory fight.

KCMG holds sway in LMP2, well ahead of G-Drive and JOTA, while Ferrari has established a lead in the GTE Pro class in the hands of Gimmi Bruni, a minute ahead of the Corvette being driven by Jordan Taylor.

After an off for the SMP Ferrari, the #98 Aston Martin leads the GT Am class by a full 2 laps now

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