LeMans 24 Hour 3: #7 Toyota still leads

Kobayashi leads in the #7 Toyota
Kobayashi leads in the #7 Toyota

LMP1

The order is the same, but the drivers and the gap have changed. The #7 Toyota is still the leader, but now Kamui Kobayashi is behind the wheel and has pulled out a 28-second gap over teammate Anthony Davidson in the #8.

Porsches are third and fourth with Nick Tandy in the #1 followed by Earl Bamber in the #2.

LMP2

Vaillante Rebellion have an inter-team fight on their hands! The #31 ORECA with Nicolas Prost at the wheel had been leading his teammate Mathias Beche in the #13 ORECA, but Beche caught his teammate after a string of quick lap times and has taken the class lead.

Jackie Chan DC Racing continues to be the nearest challenger, but it is the #37 ORECA with Alex Brundle aboard that will have to shoulder the work. His teammate Thomas Laurent in the #38 ORECA went off course at Indianapolis, grazed the tires and lost some time.

LMGTE Pro

Aston Martin is very strong in LMGTE Pro; the #95 (Sorensen) and #97 (Serra) have locked up the top two positions. Only now and then are they being challenged by the #66 Ford (Pla) or #67 Ford (Tincknell) and the #51 Ferrari (Calado).

LMGTE Am

Aston Martin also leads in LMGTE Am, but they need to beware of Dries Vanthoor in the #84 Ferrari. Since taking over the car, Vanthoor has climbed up to second behind the #98 Aston Martin driven by Paul Dalla Lana. The #62 Ferrari has fallen to third with Bill Sweedler at the wheel.

Hour 3 Standings

Pos # Driver Car Gap Laps Cat.
1 #7 KOBAYASHI Kamui Toyota TS050 – Hybrid 50 P1
2 #8 DAVIDSON Anthony Toyota TS050 – Hybrid 1 Lap 49 P1
3 #1 TANDY Nick Porsche 919 Hybrid 6.241 49 P1
4 #2 BAMBER Earl Porsche 919 Hybrid 31.036 49 P1
5 #9 LOPEZ Jose Maria Toyota TS050 – Hybrid 56.297 49 P1
6 #31 PROST Nicolas Oreca 07 – Gibson 3 Laps 47 P2
7 #13 BECHE Mathias Oreca 07 – Gibson 0.165 47 P2
8 #37 BRUNDLE Alex Oreca 07 – Gibson 4 Laps 46 P2
9 #24 VERGNE JEAN-ERIC Oreca 07 – Gibson 23.009 46 P2
10 #25 TRUMMER Simon Oreca 07 – Gibson 31.421 46 P2
11 #38 LAURENT Thomas Oreca 07 – Gibson 1:58.200 46 P2
12 #35 NEGRÃO André Alpine A470 – Gibson 2:01.604 46 P2
13 #27 SHAITAR Victor Dallara P217 – Gibson 2:22.402 46 P2
14 #32 OWEN Will LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 2:38.151 46 P2
15 #40 BRADLEY Richard Oreca 07 – Gibson 2:48.816 46 P2
16 #28 PERRODO Francois Oreca 07 – Gibson 2:56.142 46 P2
17 #47 SERNAGIOTTO Giorgio Dallara P217 – Gibson 2:59.587 46 P2
18 #21 HEDMAN Henrik Oreca 07 – Gibson 3:52.989 46 P2
19 #34 CHANDHOK Karun LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 5 Laps 45 P2
20 #23 BURET Timothé LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 28.926 45 P2
21 #17 LAFARGUE Patrice LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 1:53.529 45 P2
22 #36 RAO Matthew Alpine A470 – Gibson 2:09.996 45 P2
23 #43 KEATING Ben Riley MK30 – GIBSON 2:17.192 45 P2
24 #29 BARRICHELLO Rubens Dallara P217 – Gibson 6 Laps 44 P2
25 #33 MARIS Erik LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 9.787 44 P2
26 #95 SORENSEN Marco Aston Martin VANTAGE 7 Laps 43 Pro
27 #97 SERRA Daniel Aston Martin VANTAGE 9.664 43 Pro
28 #66 PLA Olivier Ford GT 9.953 43 Pro
29 #67 TINCKNELL Harry Ford GT 14.617 43 Pro
30 #92 CHRISTENSEN Michael Porsche 911 RSR 16.899 43 Pro
31 #51 CALADO James Ferrari 488 GTE 24.507 43 Pro
32 #64 MILNER Tommy Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 31.968 43 Pro
33 #71 RIGON Davide Ferrari 488 GTE 32.357 43 Pro
34 #82 FISICHELLA Giancarlo Ferrari 488 GTE 37.005 43 Pro
35 #63 MAGNUSSEN Jan Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 41.858 43 Pro
36 #91 LIETZ Richard Porsche 911 RSR 42.586 43 Pro
37 #68 MÃœLLER Dirk Ford GT 46.362 43 Pro
38 #69 BRISCOE Ryan Ford GT 8 Laps 42 Pro
39 #39 GUIBBERT Enzo Oreca 07 – Gibson 1:18.079 42 P2
40 #98 DALLA LANA Paul Aston Martin VANTAGE 2:27.216 42 Am
41 #84 VANTHOOR Dries Ferrari 488 GTE 2:56.513 42 Am
42 #62 SWEEDLER William Ferrari 488 GTE 3:12.182 42 Am
43 #77 DIENST Marvin Porsche 911 RSR 991 3:13.181 42 Am
44 #90 YOLUC Salih Aston Martin VANTAGE 3:19.925 42 Am
45 #55 CAMERON Duncan Ferrari 488 GTE 3:53.892 42 Am
46 #65 BALZAN Alessandro Ferrari 488 GTE 9 Laps 41 Am
47 #99 HOWARD Andrew Aston Martin VANTAGE 34.768 41 Am
48 #50 BRANDELA Romain Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 1:47.766 41 Am
49 #86 WAINWRIGHT Michael Porsche 911 RSR (2016) 1:58.184 41 Am
50 #93 AL FAISAL Abdulaziz Porsche 911 RSR 991 2:06.014 41 Am
51 #61 GRIFFIN Matt Ferrari 488 GTE 2:06.296 41 Am
52 #83 KROHN Tracy Ferrari 488 GTE 3:15.541 41 Am
53 #54 FLOHR Thomas Ferrari 488 GTE 4:28.050 41 Am
54 #60 WEE Richard Ferrari 488 GTE 10 Laps 40 Am
55 #45 CAPILLAIRE Vincent LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 16 Laps 34 P2
56 #22 ROJAS Memo Oreca 07 – Gibson 17 Laps 33 P2
57 #49 KONOPKA Miroslav LIGIER JSP217 – Gibson 22 Laps 28 P2
58 #26 RUSINOV Roman Oreca 07 – Gibson 30 Laps 20 P2
59 #88 AL QUBAISI Khaled Porsche 911 RSR 991 32 Laps 18 Am
60 #4 WEBB Oliver ENSO CLM P1/01 – Nismo 43 Laps 7 P1

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