Neel Jani feels Porsche can be positive about its chances heading into the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours after a step up in performance during the Spa 6 Hours.

After a solid debut at Silverstone, Porsche made headlines with a pole position in Belgium courtesy of the No.14 919 Hybrid driven by Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb.

Starting the first stint, Jani proceeded to hold the lead for a significant portion of the race, but Toyota's decision to skip a tyre and drive change during the second round of pit-stops would see it move ahead into a lead it would retain to the chequered flag.

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The Porsche, however, would go on to suffer gremlins with the Hybrid system and a puncture, forcing two unscheduled stops and time lost that would leave it fourth at the finish. Despite this, Jani was pleased with the improvement in competitiveness between just two events.

"I knew it would be important for me to defend P1 in the first corner after the start, I was really committed through La Source and then I had to take a bit of a risk in Eau Rouge as well," the Swiss driver said. "I gave everything in the first stint and that was how I managed to get a good lead.

"The second set of tyres somehow was less comfortable but I could stay in the lead. I think in Silverstone we were okay in qualifying but nowhere in the race. Here we were very good in qualifying and could lead the race for a long time. Looks like good progress."