Hour 4: Audi 1-2 in 6-Hours of Bahrain

  • Lucas Di Grassi in No.8 Audi R18 moves back in to lead after third scheduled stop but then relinquishes first place back to Benoit Treluyer after pitting under Full Course Yellow
  • Earlier, Andre Lotterer took lead from Oliver Jarvis in second hour and two lapped just seconds apart before Lucas Di Grassi exited pits to enjoy an initial 14-second lead
  • Lead moves back to No.8 Audi R18 just before fifth hour arrives as pit stops even out
  • Third placed No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Brendan Hartley places a lonely third position ahead of Toyota Gazoo Racing TS 050 Hybrid’s of Stephane Sarrazin and Anthony Davidson who run nose-to-tail
  • No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid continues to circulate in sixth place but Romain Dumas’ stint is spoiled by poor handling. Marc Lieb takers over the driving seat just before halfway mark
  • Rebellion Racing continue to enjoy large gap in LMP1 Privateer class as they now have a two lap lead over ByKolles entry

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  • In LMP2 Senna pits from triple stint in lead to hand over to teammate Ricardo Gonzalez. Lapierre takes over at front and has 10-second advantage over No.31 ESM Ligier-Nissan as Dalziel stays in for double stint
  • Pipo Derani climbs aboard ESM car for second turn in cockpit and puts move on Lapierre for the lead just after Full Course Yellow period. Brazilian pulls away with impressive display
  • RGR Sport run third and No.35 Baxi DC Alpine fourth in LMP2 but order shuffles just before fifth hour begins and G-Drive Racing Oreca driven by Alex Brundle moves in to third place ahead of RGR

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  • Disaster for Aston Martin Racing as both No.97 and No.98 cars suffer problems just after halfway mark.
  • LMGTE Pro leading Aston Martin driven by Jonny Adam loses wheel after suspected brake problem and falls to back of class. Incident causes first Full Course Yellow
  • No.95 Aston Martin inherits the lead and No.51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE is promoted to second position. Marco Sorensen extends lead over James Calado to 22-seconds
  • Major battle for third place in class as Sam Bird in the No.71 AF Corse 488 GTE hustles Andy Priaulx’s No.67 Ford GT
  • In LMGTE Am the No.98 car driven by Paul Dalla Lana suffers suspected engine problem and pulls off track to hand LMGTE Am title to No.83 AF Corse Ferrari 458 trio of Emmanuel Collard, Rui Aguas and Francois Perrodo
  • Abu-Dhabi Proton Porsche 911 RSR continues to lead with Khaled Al Qubaisi driving. The UAE driver leads Wolf Henzler in KCMG Porsche 911 RSR
  • No.83 AF Corse Ferrari now runs in third position as title pressure is relieved

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