24h Le Mans
19/06/2016 13:04

22nd hour: the gap is closing...

With just over two hours left in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the lead in each class remains unchanged. But the race isn’t over yet! Neel Jani (#2 Porsche 919 Hybrid) is still chasing the Toyota TS050 HYBRID in the lead.

22nd hour: the gap is closing...

At 12:11 the #6 Toyota pitted and left nine minutes later with a new bonnet and side. It remains in third place while the #8 Audi just behind has more new brake discs. At 12:42, the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Neel Jani refuelled without changing tyres. A minute later, Kazuki Nakajima took over from Anthony Davidson in the #5 Toyota in P1. Mark Webber in the #1 Porsche 919 is making up lost ground and is now in sixteenth position.

No change in LM P2: the #36 Alpine A460 still leads, with Stéphane Richelmi at the wheel. The #48 Oreca 03R fielded by Murphy Prototypes resumed the race after an hour in the garage for electrical repairs.

In LM GTE Pro, the #68 Ford GT by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing made a routine pitstop at 12:50. Dirk Müller replaced Joey Hand.

No change in LM GTE Am. Stuck in sixth gear, the #98 Aston Martin Vantage stopped in the Dunlop chicane. Mathias Lauda managed to squeeze an extra few metres but ground to a halt again. The #60 Ferrari was hit with a drive-through for refuelling without switching off the engine. It was signalled slow in track and had to change the front splitter.

LM P1
1 - Toyota Gazoo Racing (Toyota TS050 Hybrid #) Sébastien Buemi -  Anthony Davidson -  Kazuki Nakajima
2 - Porsche Team (#2 Porsche 919 Hybrid) Romain Dumas -  Marc Lieb -  Neel Jani
3 - Toyota Gazoo Racing (#6 Toyota TS050 Hybrid) Mike Conway -  Stéphane Sarrazin -  Kamui Kobayashi

LM P2
1 - Signatech Alpine (#36 Alpine A460-Nissan) Gustavo Menezes -  Nicolas Lapierre -  Stéphane Richelmi
2 - G-Drive Racing (Oreca 05-Nissan n°26) Roman Rusinov -  Will Stevens -  René Rast
3 - SMP Racing (BR Engineering BR01-Nissan n°37) Vitaly Petrov -  Viktor Shaytar -  Kirill Ladygin

LM GTE Pro
1 - Risi Competizione (#82 Ferrari 488 GTE) Giancarlo Fisichella -  Toni Vilander -  Matteo Malucelli
2 - Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA (#68 Ford GT) Joey Hand -  Dirk Müller -  Sébastien Bourdais
3 - Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA (# Ford GT) Ryan Briscoe -  Richard Westbrook -  Scott Dixon

LM GTE Am
1 - Scuderia Corsa (Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 #) Bill Sweedler -  Townsend Bell -  Jeff Segal
2 - Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing (#88  Porsche 911 RSR) Khaled Al Qubaisi -  Patrick Long -  David Heinemeier Hansson
3 - AF Corse (#83 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 ) François Perrodo -  Emmanuel Collard -  Rui Águas

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