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IMSA Point Standings
After Austin
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Jordan Taylor 226
1 Ricky Taylor 226
2 Christian Fittipaldi 207
2 Joao Barbosa 207
3 Misha Goikhberg 200
3 Stephen Simpson 200
4 Dane Cameron 199
4 Eric Curran 199
5 Ryan Dalziel 183
5 Scott Sharp 183
6 Tristan Nunez 181
6 Jonathan Bomarito 181
7 Tom Long 168
7 Joel Miller 168
8 Johannes Van Overbeek 162
9 Renger Van Der Zande 148
9 Marc Goossens 148
10 Ed Brown 117

PC
1 Patricio O'ward 216
1 James French 216
2 Don Yount 182
3 Buddy Rice 120
4 Kyle Masson 108
5 Gustavo Yacaman 89
6 Nicholas Boulle 68
7 Garett Grist 62
8 Ryan Lewis 62
9 Sean Rayhall 60
10 Daniel Burkett 60

GTLM
1 Jan Magnussen 182
1 Antonio Garcia 182
2 Alexander Sims 179
2 Bill Auberlen 179
3 Joey Hand 172
3 Dirk Mueller 172
4 Richard Westbrook 169
4 Ryan Briscoe 169
5 Dirk Werner 159
5 Patrick Pilet 159
6 Oliver Gavin 151
6 Tommy Milner 151
7 John Edwards 151
7 Martin Tomczyk 151
8 Laurens Vanthoor 151
9 Giancarlo Fisichella 104
9 Toni Vilander 104
10 Kevin Estre 78

GTD
1 Christina Nielsen 203
1 Alessandro Balzan 203
2 Jeroen Bleekemolen 195
2 Ben Keating 195
3 Andy Lally 179
3 Katherine Legge 179
4 Jens Klingmann 168
5 Lawson Aschenbach 166
5 Andrew Davis 166
6 Madison Snow 165
6 Bryan Sellers 165
7 Daniel Morad 162
8 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 152
8 Jeff Segal 152
9 Patrick Lindsey 150
10 Cooper Macneil 147

Prototype Teams
Rank Teams Total
1 #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac 226
2 #5 Mustang Sampling Racing 207
3 #85 Jdc-Miller Motorsports 200
4 #31 Whelen Engineering 199
5 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 183

PC
1 #38 Performance Tech 216
2 #26 Bar1 Motorsports 185
3 #20 Bar1 Motorsports 182
4 #8 Starworks Motorsports 58
5 #88 Starworks Motorsport 28

GTLM
1 #3 Corvette Racing 182
2 #25 BMW Team Rll 179
3 #66 Ford Chip Ganassi 172
4 #67 Ford Chip Ganassi 169
5 #911 Porsche Gt Team 159
6 #4 Corvette Racing 151
7 #24 BMW Team Rll 151
8 #912 Porsche Gt Team 151
9 #62 Risi Competizione 104
10 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Uk 50

GTD
1 #63 Scuderia Corsa 203
2 #33 Riley Motorsports - AMG 195
3 #93 M. Shank W/ Curb-Aga 179
4 #96 Turner Motorsport 168
5 #57 Stevenson Motorsports 166
No. 7 Toyota leads LeMans at halfway

Alonso in 2nd chasing down Lopez
Saturday, June 16, 2018

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The #7 Toyota leads at halfway with Alonso's #8 Toyota chasing it down
The #7 Toyota leads at halfway with Alonso's #8 Toyota chasing it down

The No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid has been given a 60-second stop-and-hold penalty, dropping it to two minutes behind the sister Toyota Gazoo Racing entry shortly after midnight and the two Toyotas held a 5-lap lead at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the race reached its midway point.

Jose Maria Lopez was behind the wheel of the leading No. 7 Toyota TS050 at the 12th hour, 1 minute 21 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso in the No. 8 car.

A 60-second stop and hold penalty for Alonso’s teammate Sebastien Buemi widened the gap between the two Toyotas.

At the halfway milestone, the nearest non-hybrid LMP1 car was the No. 3 Rebellion Racing R13 Gibson with Mathias Beche at the controls but they do not have a chance to win because God did not give them a BoP adjustment so they can be competitive. In sportscar racing, God determines who will be fast and who won't be.

The Swiss driver was five laps down and a lap ahead of the No. 1 Rebellion in fourth place, driven by Bruno Senna.

G-Drive Racing has continued to dictate the pace of the LMP2 category since taking the lead during the first round of pit stops in the opening hour.

Jean-Eric Vergne, Andrea Pizzitola and Roman Rusinov’s No. 26 Oreca 07 Gibson put a lap on the field shortly after midnight to put the trio in a commanding position heading toward morning.

Porsche 1-2 in GTE-Pro

GTE-Pro has seen the No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR shared between Kevin Estre, Michael Christensen and Laurens Vanthoor lead much of the way since it assumed the lead during a fortuitous fourth-hour safety car.

#92 Porsche continues to lead GTE-Pro
#92 Porsche continues to lead GTE-Pro

The ‘Pink Pig’-themed car hasn’t relinquished its sizeable advantage, which stood at 1 minute 53 seconds with 12 hours to go.

Almost two minutes behind was the Rothmans-liveried No. 91 Porsche of Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz and Frederic Makowiecki.

Third at halfway was the No. 68 Ford GT, some 45 seconds behind Bruni’s Porsche, while the No. 52 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE ran fourth.

Porsche also led in GTE-Am, with the No. 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR of Matt Campbell, Julien Andlauer and Christian Ried holding a 1 minute 50s advantage over the No. 85 Keating Motorsports Ferrari.

Quotes

Mike Conway (TS050 HYBRID #7): “We are only halfway so there’s still a long way to go. We are running as a team and trying not to take too many risks. It was quite close for a while but we got the buffer and now we will try to keep that. We have seen how you can lose a lot of time with slow zones and safety cars. Even though we have a decent lead it can disappear quickly so we have to keep doing what we are doing.”

Kamui Kobayashi (TS050 HYBRID #7): “I think my stint was quite good but for most of the session I struggled with traffic. It’s a long race so I tried to be cool and not push like crazy. It’s quite difficult. I tried not to take any risks but sometimes things can happen so we have to be careful and have a quiet race. We are in good shape; the most important target is to keep the car in one piece.”            

Sebastien Buemi (TS050 HYBRID #8): “I was unlucky with the slow zone at my pit stop which cost us some time; until then I had been very close to the #7. It was unfortunate to have the drive through as that put us quite a bit behind but there is half the race remaining so many things can happen. We are in the game and that’s the main thing at this stage.”

Kazuki Nakajima (TS050 HYBRID #8): “It’s a good position for the team to have two cars at the front but we have to stay calm and take care to have a clean race until the end. The traffic was pretty bad for me and I wasn’t taking any risks on my stint. It went well and I was running very close to Kamui for most of it. There’s still a long way to go so we need to keep our heads down.”

Standings at 12-Hour Mark

POSNO.DRIVERCARBEHIND
LAPSCAT.
1#7LOPEZ Jose MariaToyota TS050 - Hybrid0.000s194P1
2#8ALONSO FernandoToyota TS050 - Hybrid1:21.142194P1
3#3BECHE MathiasRebellion R13 - GIBSON5 Laps189P1
4#1SENNA BrunoRebellion R13 - GIBSON6 Laps188P1
5#26RUSINOV RomanOreca 07 - Gibson9 Laps185P2
6#23BURET TimotheLIGIER JSP217 - Gibson10 Laps184P2
7#36LAPIERRE NicolasAlpine A470 - Gibson0.831184P2
8#48CHATIN Paul LoupLIGIER JSP217 - Gibson49.232184P2
9#28VAXIVIERE MatthieuOreca 07 - Gibson11 Laps183P2
10#39GOMMENDY TristanOreca 07 - Gibson1:09.282183P2
11#22HANSON PhilipLIGIER JSP217 - Gibson12 Laps182P2
12#40GUTIERREZ JoseOreca 07 - Gibson14.491182P2
13#34HEINEMEIER-HANSSON DavidLIGIER JSP217 - Gibson1:12.086182P2
14#32MONTOYA Juan PabloLIGIER JSP217 - Gibson13 Laps181P2
15#29VAN EERD FritsDallara DALLARA P217 GIBSON14 Laps180P2
16#35NEWEY HarrisonDallara P217 - Gibson1:12.171180P2
17#37JAAFAR JazemanOreca 07 - Gibson15 Laps179P2
18#31MALDONADO PastorOreca 07 - Gibson6.120179P2
19#44BERTOLINI AndreaLIGIER JSP217 - Gibson16 Laps178P2
20#33BOULLE NicholasLIGIER JSP217 - Gibson17 Laps177P2
21#47NASR Luis FelipeDallara DALLARA P217 - GIBSON18 Laps176P2
22#10VAN DER ZANDE RengerBR ENGINEERING BR1 - GIBSON21 Laps173P1
23#38RICHELMI StéphaneOreca 07 - Gibson1:00.634173P2
24#92CHRISTENSEN MichaelPorsche 911 RSR22 Laps172Pro
25#91BRUNI GianmariaPorsche 911 RSR1:53.291172Pro
26#68MÜLLER DirkFord GT23 Laps171Pro
27#52VILANDER ToniFerrari 488 GTE EVO55.109171Pro
28#67TINCKNELL HarryFord GT1:33.360171Pro
29#69BRISCOE RyanFord GT1:49.885171Pro
30#63GARCIA AntonioChevrolet Corvette C7.R2:00.438171Pro
31#51CALADO JamesFerrari 488 GTE EVO3:33.052171Pro
32#50DAGONEAU ThomasLIGIER JSP217 - Gibson24 Laps170P2
33#82FELIX DA COSTA AntonioBMW M8 GTE23:08.182170Pro
34#95SØRENSEN MarcoAston Martin VANTAGE AMR25 Laps169Pro
35#66JOHNSON BillyFord GT2:15.091169Pro
36#81TOMCZYK MartinBMW M8 GTE26 Laps168Pro
37#77ANDLAUER JulienPorsche 911 RSR27 Laps167Am
38#85BLEEKEMOLEN JeroenFerrari F488 GTE1:33.465167Am
39#71BIRD SamFerrari 488 GTE EVO1:45.990167Pro
40#97MARTIN MaximeAston Martin VANTAGE AMR1:50.778167Pro
41#84GRIFFIN LiamFerrari F488 GTE2:22.008167Am
42#64GAVIN OliverChevrolet Corvette C7.R3:27.381167Pro
43#54CASTELLACCI FrancescoFerrari F488 GTE3:37.970167Am
44#56LINDSEY PatrickPorsche 911 RSR28 Laps166Am
45#88AL QUBAISI KhaledPorsche 911 RSR59.513166Am
46#99LONG PatrickPorsche 911 RSR2:05.872166Am
47#80NIELSEN ChristinaPorsche 911 RSR3:34.504166Am
48#61SAWA KeitaFerrari F488 GTE4:30.215166Am
49#5ROUSSEL LéoGinetta G60-LT-P1 - MECACHROME29 Laps165P1
50#93PILET PatrickPorsche 911 RSR42.258165Pro
51#90HANKEY EuanAston Martin VANTAGE31 Laps163Am
52#86BARKER BenjaminPorsche 911 RSR32 Laps162Am
53#70CHEEVER EdwardFerrari F488 GTE35 Laps159Am
54#11PETROV VitalyBR ENGINEERING BR1 - AER51 Laps143P1
55#6ROWLAND OliverGinetta G60-LT-P1 - MECACHROME57 Laps137P1
56#17ISAAKYAN MatevosBR ENGINEERING BR1 - AER71 Laps123P1
57#25DE JONG Ate DirkLIGIER JSP217 - Gibson75 Laps119P2
58#94DUMAS RomainPorsche 911 RSR102 Laps92Pro
59#98DALLA LANA PaulAston Martin VANTAGE6:08.91292Am
60#4KRAIHAMER DominikENSO CLM P1/01 - Nismo129 Laps65P1

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