LeMans Hour 12: Toyota leads at halfway

The #6 Toyota led the Le Mans 24 Hours at the halfway stage in the early hours of Sunday morning, with Kamui Kobayashi now at the wheel.

Toyota changed drivers in its second car as well, with Anthony Davidson taking over the third-placed #5 TS050 from Sebastien Buemi.

In LMP2 the #36 Signatech Alpine, the #46 Thiriet by TDS Racing ORECA and the #26 Jota-run G-Drive ORECA continued to do battle.

Privateer Risi Competizione Ferrari continues to lead in GTE Pro, with Matteo Malucelli now at the wheel.

Ryan Briscoe, in the #69 Ford, did cut the Ferrari's lead during the 12th hour, but remained just under 50 seconds behind at the half-distance mark.

Joey Hand, in the #68 Ford, is third ahead of Aston Martin Racing's Marco Sorensen – with all four cars all on the lead lap.

However, the front engine cars like the Aston Martin and Chevy Corvette appear to be no match for the rear engine Ferrari and Ford GTs.

12 Hour Standings

Pos Class Car Drivers Laps Behind
1 LMP1 #6 Toyota Sarrazin, Conway, Kobayashi 169 + 0.000s
2 LMP1 #2 Porsche Dumas, Jani, Lieb 169 + 4.419s
3 LMP1 #5 Toyota Davidson, Buemi, Nakajima 169 + 1m27.569s
4 LMP1 #8 Audi Di Grassi, Duval, Jarvis 167 + 2 Laps
5 LMP1 #13 Rebellion Tuscher, Imperatori, Kraihamer 161 + 8 Laps
6 LMP1 #7 Audi Fassler, Lotterer, Treluyer 161 + 1m13.357s
7 LMP2 #36 Alpine Menezes, Lapierre, Richelmi 157 + 12 Laps
8 LMP2 #26 Oreca Rusinov, Stevens, Rast 156 + 13 Laps
9 LMP2 #46 Oreca Thiriet, Beche, Hirakawa 156 + 22.129s
10 LMP2 #38 Gibson Dolan, Dennis, Van Der Garde 155 + 14 Laps
11 LMP2 #37 BR01 Petrov, Shaytar, Ladygin 155 + 1m23.133s
12 LMP2 #42 Gibson Leventis, Watts, Kane 155 + 1m40.364s
13 LMP2 #35 Alpine Cheng, Tung, Panciatici 154 + 15 Laps
14 LMP2 #27 BR01 Minassian, Mediani, Aleshin 154 + 1m50.082s
15 LMP2 #33 Oreca Pu, Gommendy, De Bruijn 153 + 16 Laps
16 LMP2 #41 Ligier Rojas, Canal, Berthon 152 + 17 Laps
17 LMP2 #31 Ligier Dalziel, Derani, Cumming 152 + 2m29.162s
18 GTE Pro #82 Ferrari Fisichella, Vilander, Malucelli 150 + 19 Laps
19 LMP2 #23 Ligier Barthez, Chatin, Buret 150 + 0.659s
20 LMP2 #30 Ligier Sharp, Brown, Van Overbeek 150 + 52.578s
21 GTE Pro #69 Ford Briscoe, Westbrook, Dixon 150 + 57.470s
22 LMP2 #49 Ligier Pew, Negri Jr, Vanthoor 150 + 1m27.776s
23 GTE Pro #68 Ford Hand, Muller, Bourdais 150 + 2m18.283s
24 GTE Pro #95 Aston Thiim, Sorensen, Turner 149 + 20 Laps
25 GTE Pro #64 Chevrolet Gavin, Milner, Taylor 149 + 1m18.493s
26 LMP2 #25 Ligier Munemann, Hoy, Pizzitola 149 + 2m18.906s
27 GTE Pro #97 Aston Stanaway, Rees, Adam 149 + 2m50.479s
28 GTE Pro #77 Porsche Lietz, Christensen, Eng 149 + 2m56.193s
29 GTE Pro #66 Ford Pla, Mucke, Johnson 148 + 21 Laps
30 GTE Pro #63 Chevrolet Magnussen, Garcia, Taylor 148 + 1m31.462s
31 LMP1 #12 Rebellion Prost, Heidfeld, Piquet Jr 148 + 3m22.441s
32 LMP2 #43 Ligier Gonzalez, Senna, Albuquerque 147 + 22 Laps
33 LMP2 #40 Ligier Krohn, Jonsson, Barbosa 147 + 1m02.996s
34 GTE Am #88 Porsche Al Qubaisi, Heinemeier Hansson, Long 146 + 23 Laps
35 GTE Am #62 Ferrari Sweedler, Bell, Segal 146 + 1m32.906s
36 CDNT #84 Morgan Sausset, Tinseau, Bouvet 145 + 24 Laps
37 LMP2 #48 Oreca Keating, Bleekemolen, Goossens 145 + 32.503s
38 GTE Am #61 Ferrari Mok, Sawa, Bell 145 + 50.921s
39 GTE Am #83 Ferrari Perrodo, Collard, Aguas 144 + 25 Laps
40 GTE Am #86 Porsche Wainwright, Carroll, Barker 144 + 1m32.937s
41 GTE Pro #71 Ferrari Rigon, Bird, Bertolini 143 + 26 Laps
42 GTE Am #55 Ferrari Cameron, Griffin, Scott 143 + 21m42.237s
43 GTE Am #50 Chevrolet Yamagishi, Ragues, Belloc 143 + 21m54.224s
44 GTE Am #98 Aston Dalla Lana, Lamy, Lauda 143 + 23m58.174s
45 LMP2 #44 Oreca Graves, Rao, Merhi 141 + 28 Laps
46 GTE Am #60 Ferrari Laursen, Mac, Nielsen 141 + 7.471s
47 LMP2 #22 Ligier Capillaire, Maris, Coleman 140 + 29 Laps
48 GTE Am #99 Aston Howard, Griffin, Hirsch 139 + 30 Laps
49 GTE Pro #51 Ferrari Bruni, Calado, Pier Guidi 138 + 31 Laps
50 GTE Pro #91 Porsche Pilet, Estre, Tandy 135 + 34 Laps
51 LMP2 #28 Morgan Taittinger, Striebig, Roussel 133 + 36 Laps
52 GTE Pro #92 Porsche Makowiecki, Bamber, Bergmeister 132 + 37 Laps
53 LMP2 #34 Oreca Leutwiler, Nakano, Winslow 131 + 38 Laps
54 LMP1 #1 Porsche Bernhard, Webber, Hartley 131 + 37m02.991s
55 LMP1 #4 CLM Trummer, Webb, Kaffer 130 + 39 Laps
56 GTE Am #78 Porsche Ried, Henzler, Camathias 129 + 40 Laps
57 GTE Am #57 Chevrolet O'Connel, Bryant, Patterson 128 + 41 Laps
58 GTE Pro #67 Ford Franchitti, Priaulx, Tincknell 124 + 45 Laps
59 LMP2 #47 Oreca Matsuda, Howson, Bradley 116 Retired
60 GTE Am #89 Porsche Macneil, Keen, Miller 50 Retired

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