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Le Mans 24 Hours: 10H: Toyota lead under yellow

The #6 Toyota continue to lead the 24 Hours of Le Mans ahead of the #2 Porsche and the #5 Toyota, as the safety car holds the field.
The #6 Toyota continue to lead the 24 Hours of Le Mans ahead of the #2 Porsche and the #5 Toyota, as the safety car holds the field.

After the Neel Jani took the lead for the German marque, the Japanese manufacturer – under the power of Mike Conway – retook the point of the field, as pitstops unfolded.

Thereafter Conway held a steady pace ahead of Sebastien Buemi in the #5; however he fell behind the #2 Porsche, now with Romain Dumas on board, as strategies unfolded.

Conway drew a solid lead when the safety car appeared just before the end of the tenth hour. The #91 GTE Pro Porsche suffered an engine fire, which proceeded to drop oil along the racing line, forcing the race director to neutarlise the event.

The #8 Audi continues to run in 4th place, some two laps down on the lead, but six laps ahead of the #13 Rebellion. The #7 Audi is recovering in 6th place, albeit two minutes adrift of the Rebellion. The #1 Porsche rejoined, but crawled around slowly for one lap and pitted again.

Signatech Alpine #36 lead the LMP2 class, with a solid 90s over the #26 G-Drive, with the #46 Thiriet by TDS Racing settling in 3rd spot, another 80s behind the G-Drive. Richard Bradley abandoned the former leader of the LMP2 class, the #47 KCMG, after the Oreca stopped at the Porsche Curves.

The #68 Ford GT Ganassi holds a 1'35s lead over the #82m in the GTE-Pro class, with Dirk Müller and Toni Vilander driving respectively, with Richard Westbrook piloting the #69 Ford GT in 3rd place in class.

David Heinemeier Hansson enjoys a two-minute lead in the #88 Abu Dhabi Proton Porsche over the #62 Scuderia Corsa, currently piloted William Sweedler. Rob Bell sits in p3 in the Clearwater Ferrari.


Tagged as: Toyota , Le Mans , Audi , Porsche , Conway , WEC , buemi dumas

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