Toyota see’s its lead cut back

The #7 Toyota still leads after a quarter of this years 24 Hours of Le Mans, though Stephane Sarrazin has seen his lead cut back during a long slow zone period.

The Crash Barrier had to be repaired after a crash between the #28 TDS Oreca of Matthieu Vaxiviere and the Risi Compeitizione Ferrari 488 GTE of Pierre Kaffer was catapulted into the crash barriers at the first chicane on the Mulsanne Straight, this allowed the leaders to close up.

The #7 Toyota saw its lead pulled back to just 26 seconds with the chasing Porsche of Andre Lotterer, who in turn was being caught by Kazuki Nakajima in the #8 Toyota, which is only five seconds behind.

Rebellion still running strong

Rebellion Racing were still running first and second in LMP2 at the end of the sixth hour. The #31 car with Bruno Senna driving had a comfortable lead over his team mate Nelson Piquet Jr in the #13 Rebellion.

Canal was ahead of fellow Rebellion runner Heinemeier Hansson, when the slow zone after the crash between the TDS Racing Oreca and the Rise Ferrari on the Mulsanne Straight started. Bruno Senna was over 45 seconds in front during a clear running, this was before another slow zone added to his advantage to around one minute 30 seconds. Third place in LMP2 was held by the #38 DC Racing Oreca with Ho-Pin Tung behind the wheel.

Aston Martin Racing still lead GTE Pro

Aston Martin still leads GTE Pro at the end of the sixth hour of the race. Jonny Adam came into the pits to hand over the driving to Darren Turner just before before the end of the hour and the #97 Vantage came out still leading from the #67 Ford.

Andy Priaulx took over driving the #67 Ford GT from Brazilian Luis Derani during the routine stop and then had to fend off the #64 Corvette of Marcel Faessler until Faessler pitted to hand over to his team mate Oliver Gavin.

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