Stephane Sarrazin has ploughed through the sunset to keep the two Porsche cars at arm's length with all top three cars on the same pit stop numbers.
The #6 Porsche driver has maintain its position out front while pulling out a handful of seconds over the past hour but perhaps more importantly is swinging towards having a whole pit stop less than the two Porsche cars.
Pole sitter Neel Jani in the #2 Porsche has risen up to second place as Timo Bernhard's pace continues to lag behind the leaders, with the #1 Porsche dropping to third.
Both Audi entries once again spent time in the garage for changes to set-up and fixed but remain fifth and seventh – one spot behind off of the second Toyota with Kazuki Nakajima at the wheel.
The #46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca is also inching away at the front in LMP2 with #36 Signatech Alpine settled in second place after #26 G-Drive Racing returning to third place.
It appears game over for the defending LMP2 #47 KCMG Oreca after Matsuda shuddered to a halt in the hour with an apparent complete loss of power.
In GTE-Pro the top four remains the same with Dirk Muller in the #68 Ford leading by less than five seconds from #82 Risi Competizione with Giancarlo Fisichella in the cockpit. Ford also hold third and foruth with the #66 #69 running nose to tail in an entertaining scrap.
In GTE-Am less than two seconds separated the top two with Jeffery Segal ahead in the #62 Scuderia Corse Ferrari with Patrick Long chasing in the #88 Abu Dhabi Proton Racing Porsche.