LeMans 24 Hour 6: #7 Toyota and #1 Porsche do battle at 1/4 mark

The #7 Toyota has dominated up until this point
The #7 Toyota has dominated up until this point

LMP1

The top class has settled into a rhythm with the #7 Toyota (Sarrazin) continuing to lead the #8 Porsche (Lotterer) by nearly 28 seconds. The #8 and #9 Toyotas follow. The #2 Porsche is still numerous laps down after its long stint in the garage.

LMP2

The #29 Dallara (Lammers) was pushed back into the garage for a nose change, but it is back out on track.

Vaillante Rebellion is still the team to beat, running 1-2 with the #31 ORECA (Senna) and the #13 ORECA (Piquet Jr.). CEFC Manor TRS Racing (#24 ORECA) and Jackie Chan DC Racing (#38 ORECA and #37 ORECA) are sticking with them, but the #37 has just spun in the Porsche Curves with David Cheng at the wheel.

LMGTE Pro

The #97 Aston Martin (Turner) still leads the way in class and is getting a boost from a battle taking place behind him. Marcel Fässler has had a tremendous stint in the #64 Corvette and is putting lots of pressure on the #67 Ford driven by Andy Priaulx. Fässler has now handed the Corvette over to Oliver Gavin and the #66 Ford (Mücke) has taken its place in third.

LMGTE Am

The class lead is continually up for grabs here. Paul Dalla Lana currently holds the top spot in the #37 Aston Martin, but is being hounded by the #38 Ferrari of Robert Smith. Another Aston Martin, that of Salih Yoluc (#90) is third for now, but the #77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche is on a tear and was up to fourth at one point. That spot is now occupied by the #62 Ferrari driven by Bill Sweedler.

Hour 6 Standings

Pos # Driver Car Gap Laps Cat.
1 #7 SARRAZIN Stephane Toyota TS050 – Hybrid 0.000s 96 P1
2 #1 LOTTERER Andre Porsche 919 Hybrid 27.745 96 P1
3 #8 NAKAJIMA Kazuki Toyota TS050 – Hybrid 31.537 96 P1
4 #9 KUNIMOTO Yuji Toyota TS050 – Hybrid 1 Lap 95 P1
5 #31 SENNA Bruno Oreca 07 – Gibson 5 Laps 91 P2
6 #13 PIQUET JR Nelson Oreca 07 – Gibson 6 Laps 90 P2
7 #24 GRAVES Tor Oreca 07 – Gibson 43.837 90 P2
8 #38 TUNG Ho-Pin Oreca 07 – Gibson 1:02.537 90 P2
9 #35 RAGUES Pierre Alpine A470 – Gibson 1:22.287 90 P2
10 #40 MATELLI Franck Oreca 07 – Gibson 2:39.273 90 P2
11 #25 PETROV Vitaly Oreca 07 – Gibson 2:42.427 90 P2
12 #32 DE SADELEER Hugo LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 3:20.641 90 P2
13 #27 ALESHIN Mikhail Dallara P217 – Gibson 7 Laps 89 P2
14 #37 CHENG David Oreca 07 – Gibson 2:22.368 89 P2
15 #21 HANLEY Ben Oreca 07 – Gibson 2:35.368 89 P2
16 #28 VAXIVIERE Matthieu Oreca 07 – Gibson 8 Laps 88 P2
17 #47 LACORTE Roberto Dallara P217 – Gibson 9.077 88 P2
18 #34 HANSON Philip LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 25.899 88 P2
19 #23 BERTHON Nathanaël LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 1:04.198 88 P2
20 #17 LAFARGUE Paul LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 9 Laps 87 P2
21 #33 NICOLET Pierre LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 10 Laps 86 P2
22 #39 WINSLOW James Oreca 07 – Gibson 5.953 86 P2
23 #29 VAN EERD Frits Dallara P217 – Gibson 11 Laps 85 P2
24 #43 KEATING Ben Riley MK30 – GIBSON 12 Laps 84 P2
25 #97 TURNER Darren Aston Martin VANTAGE 1:50.097 84 Pro
26 #67 PRIAULX Andy Ford GT 2:15.873 84 Pro
27 #66 MUCKE Stefan Ford GT 3:21.975 84 Pro
28 #51 RUGOLO Michele Ferrari 488 GTE 3:29.784 84 Pro
29 #64 GAVIN Oliver Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 3:42.810 84 Pro
30 #63 GARCIA Antonio Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 4:00.599 84 Pro
31 #71 BIRD Sam Ferrari 488 GTE 13 Laps 83 Pro
32 #68 HAND Joey Ford GT 22.666 83 Pro
33 #91 MAKOWIECKI Frederic Porsche 911 RSR 23.535 83 Pro
34 #92 ESTRE Kevin Porsche 911 RSR 24.034 83 Pro
35 #69 WESTBROOK Richard Ford GT 28.878 83 Pro
36 #95 THIIM Nicki Aston Martin VANTAGE 44.444 83 Pro
37 #98 DALLA LANA Paul Aston Martin VANTAGE 14 Laps 82 Am
38 #84 SMITH Robert Ferrari 488 GTE 14.405 82 Am
39 #90 YOLUC Salih Aston Martin VANTAGE 2:21.777 82 Am
40 #62 SWEEDLER William Ferrari 488 GTE 2:37.626 82 Am
41 #77 RIED Christian Porsche 911 RSR 991 2:51.118 82 Am
42 #55 SCOTT Aaron Ferrari 488 GTE 3:50.862 82 Am
43 #65 CURTIS Bret Ferrari 488 GTE 15 Laps 81 Am
44 #99 BRYANT Oliver Aston Martin VANTAGE 39.898 81 Am
45 #93 AL FAISAL Abdulaziz Porsche 911 RSR 991 1:32.135 81 Am
46 #61 MOK Weng Sun Ferrari 488 GTE 3:50.112 81 Am
47 #36 MENEZES Gustavo Alpine A470 – Gibson 4:25.851 81 P2
48 #86 FOSTER Nick Porsche 911 RSR (2016) 16 Laps 80 Am
49 #83 BERTOLINI Andrea Ferrari 488 GTE 30.091 80 Am
50 #54 FLOHR Thomas Ferrari 488 GTE 1:39.446 80 Am
51 #60 WEE Richard Ferrari 488 GTE 17 Laps 79 Am
52 #50 REES Fernando Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 41.666 79 Am
53 #45 MCMURRY Matthew LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 18 Laps 78 P2
54 #2 HARTLEY Brendon Porsche 919 Hybrid 19 Laps 77 P1
55 #22 ROJAS Memo Oreca 07 – Gibson 20 Laps 76 P2
56 #82 KAFFER Pierre Ferrari 488 GTE 24 Laps 72 Pro
57 #49 KONOPKA Miroslav LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 26 Laps 70 P2
58 #26 RUSINOV Roman Oreca 07 – Gibson 76 Laps 20 P2
59 #88 AL QUBAISI Khaled Porsche 911 RSR 991 78 Laps 18 Am
60 #4 WEBB Oliver ENSO CLM P1/01 – Nismo 89 Laps 7 P1

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