LeMans Hour 22: Toyota still leads, but Porsche closes

Toyota #5 hangs on to lead
Toyota #5 hangs on to lead

With just over two hours left in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the lead in each class remains unchanged. But the race isn’t over yet! Neel Jani (#2 Porsche 919 Hybrid) is still chasing the Toyota TS050 HYBRID in the lead.

At 12:11 the #6 Toyota pitted and left nine minutes later with a new bonnet and side. It remains in third place while the #8 Audi just behind has more new brake discs. At 12:42, the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Neel Jani refueled without changing tyres. A minute later, Kazuki Nakajima took over from Anthony Davidson in the #5 Toyota in P1. Mark Webber in the #1 Porsche 919 is making up lost ground and is now in sixteenth position.

No change in LM P2: the #36 Alpine A460 still leads, with Stephane Richelmi at the wheel. The #48 Oreca 03R fielded by Murphy Prototypes resumed the race after an hour in the garage for electrical repairs.

In LM GTE Pro, the #68 Ford GT by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing made a routine pitstop at 12:50. Dirk Muller replaced Joey Hand.

No change in LM GTE Am. Stuck in sixth gear, the #98 Aston Martin Vantage stopped in the Dunlop chicane. Mathias Lauda managed to squeeze an extra few meters but ground to a halt again. The #60 Ferrari was hit with a drive-through for refuelling without switching off the engine. It was signaled slow in track and had to change the front splitter.

Hour 22 Standings

Pos No. – Team Driver Car Class Laps Behind Gap
1 5 Toyota Gazoo Racing DAVIDSON / BUEMI / NAKAJIMA Toyota TS050 – Hybrid LMP1 H 351 0.000s 0.000s
2 2 Porsche Team DUMAS / JANI / LIEB Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 H 351 28.468 28.468
3 6 Toyota Gazoo Racing SARRAZIN / CONWAY / KOBAYASHI Toyota TS050 – Hybrid LMP1 H 348 3 Laps 3 Laps
4 8 Audi Sport Team Joest DI GRASSI / DUVAL / JARVIS Audi R18 LMP1 H 338 13 Laps 10 Laps
5 7 Audi Sport Team Joest FÄSSLER / LOTTERER / TRÉLUYER Audi R18 LMP1 H 334 17 Laps 4 Laps
6 36 Signatech Alpine MENEZES / LAPIERRE / RICHELMI Alpine A460 – Nissan LMP2 327 24 Laps 7 Laps
7 26 G-Drive Racing RUSINOV / STEVENS / RAST Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2 326 25 Laps 1 Laps
8 37 SMP Racing PETROV / SHAITAR / LADYGIN BR01 – Nissan LMP2 322 29 Laps 4 Laps
9 42 Strakka Racing LEVENTIS / WATTS / KANE Gibson 015S – Nissan LMP2 321 30 Laps 1 Laps
10 33 Eurasia Motorsport PU / GOMMENDY / DE BRUIJN Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2 318 33 Laps 3 Laps
11 41 Greaves Motorsport ROJAS / CANAL / BERTHON Ligier JS P2 – Nissan LMP2 318 33 Laps 2:23.509
12 27 SMP Racing MINASSIAN / MEDIANI / ALESHIN BR01 – Nissan LMP2 317 34 Laps 1 Laps
13 23 Panis Barthez Competition BARTHEZ / CHATIN / BURET Ligier JS P2 – Nissan LMP2 316 35 Laps 1 Laps
14 49 Michael Shank Racing PEW / NEGRI JR / VANTHOOR Ligier JS P2 – Honda LMP2 315 36 Laps 1 Laps
15 43 RGR Sport by Morand GONZALEZ / SENNA / ALBUQUERQUE Ligier JS P2 – Nissan LMP2 313 38 Laps 2 Laps
16 1 Porsche Team BERNHARD / WEBBER / HARTLEY Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 H 313 38 Laps 1:14.531
17 30 Extreme Speed Motorsports SHARP / BROWN / VAN OVERBEEK Ligier JS P2 – Nissan LMP2 312 39 Laps 1 Laps
18 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA HAND / MÃœLLER / BOURDAIS Ford GT LMGTE Pro 311 40 Laps 1 Laps
19 25 Algarve Pro Racing MUNEMANN / HOY / PIZZITOLA Ligier JS P2 – Nissan LMP2 311 40 Laps 18.769
20 82 Risi Competizione FISICHELLA / VILANDER / MALUCELLI Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Pro 311 40 Laps 21.293
21 69 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA BRISCOE / WESTBROOK / DIXON Ford GT LMGTE Pro 310 41 Laps 1 Laps
22 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK PLA / MÃœCKE / JOHNSON Ford GT LMGTE Pro 309 42 Laps 1 Laps
23 95 Aston Martin Racing THIIM / SØRENSEN / TURNER Aston Martin Vantage LMGTE Pro 309 42 Laps 3:00.269
24 40 Krohn Racing KROHN / JÃ-NSSON / BARBOSA Ligier JS P2 – Nissan LMP2 308 43 Laps 1 Laps
25 97 Aston Martin Racing STANAWAY / REES / ADAM Aston Martin Vantage LMGTE Pro 308 43 Laps 1:38.335
26 63 Corvette Racing – GM MAGNUSSEN / GARCIA / TAYLOR Chevrolet Corvette C7.R LMGTE Pro 307 44 Laps 1 Laps
27 62 Scuderia Corsa SWEEDLER / BELL / SEGAL Ferrari 458 Italia LMGTE Am 303 48 Laps 4 Laps
28 88 Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing AL QUBAISI / HEINEMEIER HANSSON / LONG Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 302 49 Laps 1 Laps
29 83 AF Corse PERRODO / COLLARD / AGUAS Ferrari F458 Italia LMGTE Am 302 49 Laps 45.243
30 22 SO24 ! By Lombard Racing CAPILLAIRE / MARIS / COLEMAN Ligier JS P2 – Judd LMP2 301 50 Laps 1 Laps
31 61 Clearwater Racing MOK / SAWA / BELL Ferrari 458 Italia LMGTE Am 301 50 Laps 1:29.899
32 12 Rebellion Racing PROST / HEIDFELD / PIQUET JR Rebellion R-One – AER LMP1 300 51 Laps 1 Laps
33 77 Dempsey – Proton Racing LIETZ / CHRISTENSEN / ENG Porsche 911 RSR (2016) LMGTE Pro 300 51 Laps 2:24.185
34 86 Gulf Racing WAINWRIGHT / CARROLL / BARKER Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 299 52 Laps 1 Laps
35 48 Murphy Prototypes KEATING / BLEEKEMOLEN / GOOSSENS Oreca 03R – Nissan LMP2 294 57 Laps 5 Laps
36 60 Formula Racing LAURSEN / MAC / NIELSEN Ferrari 458 Italia LMGTE Am 291 60 Laps 3 Laps
37 99 Aston Martin Racing HOWARD / GRIFFIN / HIRSCH Aston Martin V8 Vantage LMGTE Am 290 61 Laps 1 Laps
38 31 Extreme Speed Motorsports DALZIEL / DERANI / CUMMING Ligier JS P2 – Nissan LMP2 288 63 Laps 2 Laps
39 50 Larbre Competition YAMAGISHI / RAGUES / BELLOC Chevrolet Corvette C7-Z06 LMGTE Am 288 63 Laps 1:57.281
40 84 SRT41 By OAK Racing SAUSSET / TINSEAU / BOUVET Morgan LMP2 – Nissan CDNT 286 65 Laps 2 Laps
41 28 Pegasus Racing TAITTINGER / STRIEBIG / ROUSSEL Morgan – Nissan LMP2 285 66 Laps 1 Laps
42 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK FRANCHITTI / PRIAULX / TINCKNELL Ford GT LMGTE Pro 283 68 Laps 2 Laps
43 98 Aston Martin Racing DALLA LANA / LAMY / LAUDA Aston Martin V8 Vantage LMGTE Am 281 70 Laps 2 Laps
44 57 Team AAI O'CONNEL / BRYANT / PATTERSON Chevrolet Corvette C7-Z06 LMGTE Am 278 73 Laps 3 Laps
45 55 AF Corse CAMERON / GRIFFIN / SCOTT Ferrari 458 Italia LMGTE Am 274 77 Laps 4 Laps
46 78 KCMG RIED / HENZLER / CAMATHIAS Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 272 79 Laps 2 Laps
47 34 Race Performance LEUTWILER / NAKANO / WINSLOW Oreca 03R – Judd LMP2 267 84 Laps 5 Laps
48 38 G-Drive Racing DOLAN / DENNIS / VAN DER GARDE Gibson 015S – Nissan LMP2 222 129 Laps 45 Laps
49 13 Rebellion Racing TUSCHER / IMPERATORI / KRAIHAMER Rebellion R-One – AER LMP1 200 151 Laps 22 Laps
DNF 44 Manor GRAVES / RAO / MERHI Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2 283
DNF 46 Thiriet By Tds Racing THIRIET / BECHE / HIRAKAWA Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2 241
DNF 35 Baxi DC Racing Alpine CHENG / TUNG / PANCIATICI Alpine A460 – Nissan LMP2 234
DNF 64 Corvette Racing – GM GAVIN / MILNER / TAYLOR Chevrolet Corvette C7.R LMGTE Pro 219
DNF 4 Bykolles Racing Team TRUMMER / WEBB / KAFFER CLM P1/01 – AER LMP1 206
DNF 51 AF Corse BRUNI / CALADO / PIER GUIDI Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Pro 179
DNF 71 AF Corse RIGON / BIRD / BERTOLINI Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Pro 143
DNF 92 Porsche Motorsport MAKOWIECKI / BAMBER / BERGMEISTER Porsche 911 RSR (2016) LMGTE Pro 140
DNF 91 Porsche Motorsport PILET / ESTRE / TANDY Porsche 911 RSR (2016) LMGTE Pro 135
DNF 47 KCMG MATSUDA / HOWSON / BRADLEY Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2 116
DNF 89 Proton Competition MACNEIL / KEEN / MILLER Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 50

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