LeMans Hour 21: Toyotas 12 laps ahead, Alonso still out front

Alonso laps the Chevy Corvette for the 40th time
Alonso laps the #63 Chevy Corvette for the 40th time

After 21 hours of racing the two Toyota TS050 HYBRIDS are still out in front with Fernando Alonso is still at the wheel and poised to win the 24 Hours of LeMans according to plan.

The two Toyotas are 98 miles ahead of the 3rd and 4th place LMP1 Rebellions. Not taking anything away from Alonso, but when the rules mean you win by over 98 (soon to be 100) miles, something is wrong with the rules, or the fix was in. With Porsche no longer competing Toyota will finally win the 24 Hours of LeMans after failing against real competition so many times.

The two Rebellions have swapped positions again during the previous hour, Gustavo Menezes is now in an outright third place in the #3 car.

The #1 Rebellion-Gibson R-13 with Neel Jani at the wheel is 4th only 4.8 seconds behind and gaining. The Rebellions are putting on a real race, too bad it's 100 miles behind the Toyotas because the rules are so biased.

Porsche continues to dominate LMGTE Pro with the No.92 Porsche GT Team 2m23s ahead of the No.91 911 RSR as the clock went past the 21-hour point. The No.68 Ford GT of Joey was lying in third position, but losing ground to the second placed Porsche and ahead of the sister #67 Ganassi Ford GT car of Andy Priaulx.

Jan Magnussen was a lap down in fifth in the sole remaining Corvette entry, the #63.

G-Drive Racing’s No.26 ORECA 07 Gibson holds the lead in the LMP2 class with Andrea Pizzitola still in the car. The Russian team is over 3 laps ahead of the second placed car in this class, the No.36 Signatech Alpine A470.

The No.77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR is still out in front of the LMGTE Am class, but now only 30 seconds ahead of the No.85 Ferrari 488 GTE of Luca Stolz, whereas it was 2 laps an hour ago.

Hour 21 Standings

POS NO. DRIVER CAR GAP LAPS PITS CAT.
1 #8 ALONSO Fernando Toyota TS050 – Hybrid 0.000s 337 33 P1
2 #7 LOPEZ Jose Maria Toyota TS050 – Hybrid 1m44.82s 337 32 P1
3 #3 MENEZES Gustavo Rebellion R13 – GIBSON 12 Laps 325 34 P1
4 #1 JANI Neel Rebellion R13 – GIBSON 4.841 325 35 P1
5 #26 PIZZITOLA Andrea Oreca 07 – Gibson 16 Laps 321 31 P2
6 #36 NEGRAO Andre Alpine A470 – Gibson 19 Laps 318 32 P2
7 #39 CAPILLAIRE Vincent Oreca 07 – Gibson 20 Laps 317 36 P2
8 #32 MONTOYA Juan Pablo LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 14.596 317 31 P2
9 #28 VAXIVIERE Matthieu Oreca 07 – Gibson 49.988 317 32 P2
10 #48 LAFARGUE Paul LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 25 Laps 312 35 P2
11 #37 TAN Weiron Oreca 07 – Gibson 15:25.783 312 34 P2
12 #31 MALDONADO Pastor Oreca 07 – Gibson 26 Laps 311 35 P2
13 #29 VAN DER GARDE Giedo Dallara DALLARA P217 GIBSON 28 Laps 309 31 P2
14 #44 BERTOLINI Andrea LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 44.986 309 32 P2
15 #33 CHENG David LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 29 Laps 308 31 P2
16 #38 AUBRY Gabriel Oreca 07 – Gibson 30 Laps 307 31 P2
17 #35 NATO Norman Dallara P217 – Gibson 32 Laps 305 30 P2
18 #23 BURET Timothe LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 34 Laps 303 30 P2
19 #92 VANTHOOR Laurens Porsche 911 RSR 39 Laps 298 21 Pro
20 #91 MAKOWIECKI Frederic Porsche 911 RSR 2:23.270 298 21 Pro
21 #68 HAND Joey Ford GT 2:40.656 298 21 Pro
22 #67 PRIAULX Andy Ford GT 40 Laps 297 23 Pro
23 #63 MAGNUSSEN Jan Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 1:23.143 297 21 Pro
24 #69 WESTBROOK Richard Ford GT 1:41.515 297 21 Pro
25 #51 PIER GUIDI Alessandro Ferrari 488 GTE EVO 41 Laps 296 22 Pro
26 #52 DERANI Luis Felipe Ferrari 488 GTE EVO 0.658 296 23 Pro
27 #66 PLA Olivier Ford GT 42 Laps 295 21 Pro
28 #47 LACORTE Roberto Dallara DALLARA P217 – GIBSON 43 Laps 294 32 P2
29 #95 TURNER Darren Aston Martin VANTAGE AMR 1:50.603 294 21 Pro
30 #71 MOLINA Miguel Ferrari 488 GTE EVO 44 Laps 293 23 Pro
31 #77 ANDLAUER Julien Porsche 911 RSR 46 Laps 291 21 Am
32 #85 KEATING Ben Ferrari F488 GTE 30.158 291 22 Am
33 #54 CASTELLACCI Francesco Ferrari F488 GTE 47 Laps 290 21 Am
34 #56 PERFETTI Egidio Porsche 911 RSR 2:26.089 290 22 Am
35 #81 ENG Philipp BMW M8 GTE 48 Laps 289 24 Pro
36 #99 LONG Patrick Porsche 911 RSR 24.260 289 22 Am
37 #93 BAMBER Earl Porsche 911 RSR 1:05.444 289 22 Pro
38 #61 GRIFFIN Matthew Ferrari F488 GTE 2:30.538 289 21 Am
39 #80 MARIS Erik Porsche 911 RSR 2:35.842 289 22 Am
40 #84 MACNEIL Cooper Ferrari F488 GTE 49 Laps 288 20 Am
41 #50 DAGONEAU Thomas LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 52 Laps 285 29 P2
42 #90 EASTWOOD Charlie Aston Martin VANTAGE 53 Laps 284 20 Am
43 #97 ADAM Jonathan Aston Martin VANTAGE AMR 54 Laps 283 20 Pro
44 #11 PETROV Vitaly BR ENGINEERING BR1 – AER 55 Laps 282 28 P1
45 #70 BERETTA Olivier Ferrari F488 GTE 57 Laps 280 21 Am
46 #86 DAVISON Alexander Porsche 911 RSR 67 Laps 270 23 Am
47 #5 ROUSSEL Leo Ginetta G60-LT-P1 – MECACHROME 73 Laps 264 30 P1
48 #25 PATTERSON Mark LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 100 Laps 237 25 P2
49 #22 DI RESTA Paul LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 49 Laps 288 28 P2
50 #64 GAVIN Oliver Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 78 Laps 259 21 Pro
51 #10 HANLEY Ben BR ENGINEERING BR1 – GIBSON 93 Laps 244 26 P1
52 #88 CAIROLI Matteo Porsche 911 RSR 112 Laps 225 17 Am
53 #82 SIMS Alexander BMW M8 GTE 114 Laps 223 17 Pro
54 #40 GUTIERREZ Jose Oreca 07 – Gibson 140 Laps 197 20 P2
55 #34 LEDOGAR C̫me LIGIER JSP217 РGibson 142 Laps 195 20 P2
56 #6 ROWLAND Oliver Ginetta G60-LT-P1 – MECACHROME 200 Laps 137 15 P1
57 #17 ISAAKYAN Matevos BR ENGINEERING BR1 – AER 214 Laps 123 11 P1
58 #94 DUMAS Romain Porsche 911 RSR 245 Laps 92 8 Pro
59 #98 DALLA LANA Paul Aston Martin VANTAGE 6:08.912 92 7 Am
60 #4 KRAIHAMER Dominik ENSO CLM P1/01 – Nismo 272 Laps 65 6 P1

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