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A trouble-free full service pit stop and driver change sees the #7 Toyota maintain 40-second lead over the chasing #1 Porsche, as the #2 Porsche loses over an hour in the pits.

Kamui Kobayashi has completed an impressive stint to open up a gap and stay clear of Nick Tandy in the Porsche and despite pitting a lap earlier than expected the lead car hasn't lost any time advantage.

The #8 Toyota continued to lose pace on the front two but in a comfortable third place with #2 Porsche 18 laps off of the pace after a one hour and five minutes pit stop for a loss of drive from the front axle.

Vaillante Rebellion holds 1-2 in LMP2

A flawless performance in the opening five hours as handed Vaillante Rebellion Oreca team with a one-two lead as the pair trade stints in the lead within their pit stop schedules.

Over a minute off of the front two the #24 CEFC Manor Oreca leads the chase after Jean-Eric Vergne's marathon stint stretching to three hours in total.

#97 Aston Martin keeps clear in GTE Pro

Jonathan Adam has steered clear of trouble to keep half-minute lead in the #97 Aston Martin after losing its sister car from the lead with a tyre puncture. Leading the hunt of the GTE Pro top spot is #67 Ford Chip Ganassi with Luis Felipe Derni easing clear of Alessandro Pier Guidi in the #51 AF Corse Ferrari which was reported to be losing fluid.

#98 Aston Martin making it a brand double up

Aston Martin is also sitting top of the GTE Am class as the #98 Aston Martin Vantage driven by Mathias Lauda holding a minute lead on the #84 JMW Motorsport Ferrari and the #90 TF Sport Aston Martin.

 

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