With the night runs in full flow both Toyota and Porsche are seeing each other's strategies neutralised one another but the threat of the #2 Porsche remains within touching distance to the leading #6 Toyota.

With the Japanese manufacturer running longer lap stints but a couple of seconds slower per lap both stint total times were relatively equal during the longer night stretch which was interrupted by a safety car.

As a result, Kamui Kobayashi heads a 40-odd second advantage over Marc Lieb while the fastest car on track Anthony Davidson in the #5 Toyota also crept closer in third place.

A lap back the #8 Audi sits comfortably in fourth waiting to bounce but a lap back with LMP1 privateer #13 Rebellion Racing keeping hold of fifth place after #7 Audi hit more mechanical problems.

In LMP2, it became a two-car tussle between the #36 Signatech Alpine with the #46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca 90 seconds off.

In GTE-Pro, similar to the premier category, the #82 Risi Competizione Ferrari held station out front from the #69 Ford Chip Ganassi has similar strategies played out. The sister #68 Ford also lurked in contention on the class lead lap albeit two minutes down.

Ferrari power also leads the GTE-Am class with #62 Scuderia Corsa taking a 40-second advantage over previous leader Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Porsche.

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