Brendon Hartley has powered the #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid into the lead at the end of the second hour of the 84th running of Le Mans 24 Hours, while #8 Audi suffered a lengthy stop for a turbocharger change.
After a shake-up start once the safety car was withdrawn – which saw five LMP1 cars each enjoy time leading – Hartley powered past Loic Duval in the #8 Audi and pulled out a ten-second lead at the end of the second hour and the second run of pit stops.
In the #7 Audi it was a nightmare second hour as it spent 20 minutes in the pits for a turbocharger change and is now six laps down on the leaders.
In LMP2 Manor continued to produce an impressive start to its rookie Le Mans 24 Hours with around a 20-second gap on the chasing #46 Thiret By TDS Racing in second with #42 Strakka Racing taking up the final rostrum class spot.
Midway through the GT pit stops the #92 Porsche holds the GTE-Pro lead from the #51 AF Corse Ferrari and the previous leader #69 Ford Chip Ganassai.
In GTE-AM the #78 KCMG Porsche has held on to its lead ahead of sister Porsche runner Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing.