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Nico Hulkenberg, Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber remain well on course to notch up a shock win in the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours as Porsche continued to expertly manage its 1-2 classification with just one hour to go.

With a 17th win looming, Porsche has seen off the threat of Audi after the best of its three-car contingent - the #7 machine - pitted with problems, leaving it 3 laps behind and no chance to make up ground with the intervention of mechanical issue or crash.

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Audi may get its wish as heavier clouds loom overhead, but should the conditions remain static then Hulkenberg will be the driver to bring home victory in the 'wild-card' #19 Porsche. The win would mark a victory on Hulkenberg and Bamber's Le Mans debut, as well as a first for Tandy having only previously raced in the GT class.

With LMP1 remaining static, the LMP2 lead battle has opened up a bit, with the KCMG Oreca still leading, but being chased by Oliver Turvey in the JOTA Gibson, which is on a charge and already up to second at the expense of the G-Drive Ligier.

Meanwhile, the GTE Pro class is now Corvette's to lose after its main rival, the #51 Ferrari, endured a prolonged stay in the pit-lane with technical issues, while the next GT car down the road - the GTE Am leading Aston Martin - is now three laps behind.

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