Toyota still holds the lead while Porsche hits trouble
Toyota still leads the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans. With Porsche managing to get the #1 car in to second place overall, while the #2 Porsche hit trouble.
Kobayashi in the leading #7 Toyota held a 38 second lead, with Anthony Davidson losing around a second in the #8 Toyota during the fourth round of pit stops to the #1 Porsche with British driver Nick Tandy behind the wheel. Tandy was closing down Davidson before the pit stops and then got ahead.
To make matters worse for Davidson he was then caught out in a slow zone soon after and then lost a anther 20 seconds. Porsche also suffered as the #2 Porsche 919 went into the garage after losing its front axle drive.
Jose Maria Lopez hold fourth place and the #2 Porsche remains in the garage, having dropped eight laps.
Rebellion Racing still hold the top spots in LMP2
The #13 Rebellion Oreca switched the places with the sister Rebellion after losing the lead then taking the lead again during the fourth hour of the race. Danish driver David Heinemeier Hansson ending the hour holding a lead of around 10 seconds over the second Rebellion #31 car with Julien Canal driving.
Aston Martin suffers a puncture
Marco Sorensen’s leading #95 Aston Martin had a puncture, which cost him the lead during the fourth hour of the race. This put it to the back of the field in GTE Pro.
The sister #97 Aston Martin with Daniel Serra driving, took the lead but soon came under a lot of pressure. At the end of the fourth hour pit stops the #66 Ford of Billy Johnson was running out of its scheduled sequence after puncture in the second hour, in the lead.
Harry Tincknell was putting in a big shift to challenge the Aston Martins in his Ford GT. After Tincknell had opened a gap between him and Michael Christensen in the #92 Porsche. This then became the battle for the lead in GTE Pro after Sorensen slowed down with his punctured rear left tyre.
Marco Sorensen managed to get round and back to the pits with little damage his car, and then Richie Stanaway took over from Sorensen, leaving it at the back of the GTE Pro class, luckily though managing to stay on the lead lap.