LeMans Hour 10: Conway puts Toyota back on top

Toyota #6 streak thru the night
Toyota #6 streak thru the night

Toyota regained the lead of the Le Mans 24 Hours during the 10th hour of the race, with Mike Conway passing the #2 Porsche of Romain Dumas.

The #5 Toyota of Sebastien Buemi remains in third place, while the #1 Porsche spent an hour in the pits due to engine problems and fourth is now #8 Audi, which made an unscheduled pitstop when Loic Duval suffered a left-rear puncture around 20 minutes past midnight.

The privateer Risi Competizione Ferrari, driven by Toni Vilander, took the lead in GTE Pro at the end of hour 9 against the mighty 4-car factory Ford team.

Vilander ran second for much of the hour, holding a steady gap to Dirk Muller's #68 Ford.

But Vilander made a fuel stop before the safety car was deployed, so when Muller stopped under the safety car and was held at the pit exit, the Ferrari took the lead. Can the minnow Ferrari team slay the mighty factory team after 24 hours? Stay tuned, the odds are against the minnows.

Hour 10 Standings

Pos Class Car Drivers Laps Behind
1 LMP1 #6 Toyota Sarrazin, Conway, Kobayashi 156 + 0.000s
2 LMP1 #2 Porsche Dumas, Jani, Lieb 156 + 18.515s
3 LMP1 #5 Toyota Davidson, Buemi, Nakajima 156 + 2m48.274s
4 LMP1 #8 Audi Di Grassi, Duval, Jarvis 155 + 1 Lap
5 LMP1 #13 Rebellion Tuscher, Imperatori, Kraihamer 149 + 7 Laps
6 LMP1 #7 Audi Fassler, Lotterer, Treluyer 148 + 8 Laps
7 LMP2 #36 Alpine Menezes, Lapierre, Richelmi 145 + 11 Laps
8 LMP2 #26 Oreca Rusinov, Stevens, Rast 144 + 12 Laps
9 LMP2 #46 Oreca Thiriet, Beche, Hirakawa 144 + 1m19.076s
10 LMP2 #38 Gibson Dolan, Dennis, Van Der Garde 143 + 13 Laps
11 LMP2 #37 BR01 Petrov, Shaytar, Ladygin 143 + 34.877s
12 LMP2 #42 Gibson Leventis, Watts, Kane 143 + 3m36.727s
13 LMP2 #27 BR01 Minassian, Mediani, Aleshin 142 + 14 Laps
14 LMP2 #35 Alpine Cheng, Tung, Panciatici 142 + 27.550s
15 LMP2 #33 Oreca Pu, Gommendy, De Bruijn 141 + 15 Laps
16 LMP2 #41 Ligier Rojas, Canal, Berthon 141 + 4m49.083s
17 LMP2 #31 Ligier Dalziel, Derani, Cumming 140 + 16 Laps
18 LMP2 #23 Ligier Barthez, Chatin, Buret 139 + 17 Laps
19 GTE Pro #82 Ferrari Fisichella, Vilander, Malucelli 139 + 5.582s
20 GTE Pro #68 Ford Hand, Muller, Bourdais 138 + 18 Laps
21 LMP2 #30 Ligier Sharp, Brown, Van Overbeek 138 + 2m43.889s
22 LMP2 #49 Ligier Pew, Negri Jr, Vanthoor 138 + 2m46.418s
23 GTE Pro #69 Ford Briscoe, Westbrook, Dixon 138 + 3m14.875s
24 GTE Pro #95 Aston Thiim, Sorensen, Turner 138 + 9m05.684s
25 LMP2 #25 Ligier Munemann, Hoy, Pizzitola 137 + 19 Laps
26 GTE Pro #77 Porsche Lietz, Christensen, Eng 137 + 1m19.941s
27 GTE Pro #66 Ford Pla, Mucke, Johnson 137 + 1m29.547s
28 GTE Pro #97 Aston Stanaway, Rees, Adam 137 + 1m37.166s
29 GTE Pro #64 Chevrolet Gavin, Milner, Taylor 137 + 3m00.320s
30 GTE Pro #71 Ferrari Rigon, Bird, Bertolini 137 + 4m58.613s
31 GTE Pro #63 Chevrolet Magnussen, Garcia, Taylor 136 + 20 Laps
32 LMP2 #43 Ligier Gonzalez, Senna, Albuquerque 136 + 5m41.395s
33 GTE Pro #91 Porsche Pilet, Estre, Tandy 135 + 21 Laps
34 LMP1 #12 Rebellion Prost, Heidfeld, Piquet Jr 135 + 6m46.850s
35 LMP2 #40 Ligier Krohn, Jonsson, Barbosa 135 + 8m12.673s
36 GTE Am #88 Porsche Al Qubaisi, Heinemeier Hansson, Long 135 + 12m57.783s
37 GTE Am #62 Ferrari Sweedler, Bell, Segal 134 + 22 Laps
38 CDNT #84 Morgan Sausset, Tinseau, Bouvet 134 + 5m24.003s
39 GTE Am #61 Ferrari Mok, Sawa, Bell 133 + 23 Laps
40 LMP2 #48 Oreca Keating, Bleekemolen, Goossens 133 + 46.872s
41 LMP2 #22 Ligier Capillaire, Maris, Coleman 132 + 24 Laps
42 GTE Am #55 Ferrari Cameron, Griffin, Scott 132 + 3m53.145s
43 GTE Am #83 Ferrari Perrodo, Collard, Aguas 132 + 8m12.307s
44 GTE Am #86 Porsche Wainwright, Carroll, Barker 132 + 8m35.777s
45 GTE Am #50 Chevrolet Yamagishi, Ragues, Belloc 132 + 9m18.363s
46 GTE Am #98 Aston Dalla Lana, Lamy, Lauda 132 + 14m21.230s
47 GTE Am #60 Ferrari Laursen, Mac, Nielsen 131 + 25 Laps
48 LMP1 #1 Porsche Bernhard, Webber, Hartley 130 + 26 Laps
49 LMP2 #34 Oreca Leutwiler, Nakano, Winslow 129 + 27 Laps
50 GTE Am #78 Porsche Ried, Henzler, Camathias 129 + 4m02.569s
51 LMP2 #44 Oreca Graves, Rao, Merhi 129 + 4m46.257s
52 GTE Am #99 Aston Howard, Griffin, Hirsch 128 + 28 Laps
53 GTE Pro #51 Ferrari Bruni, Calado, Pier Guidi 126 + 30 Laps
54 LMP2 #28 Morgan Taittinger, Striebig, Roussel 121 + 35 Laps
55 GTE Pro #92 Porsche Makowiecki, Bamber, Bergmeister 120 + 36 Laps
56 LMP1 #4 CLM Trummer, Webb, Kaffer 118 + 38 Laps
57 LMP2 #47 Oreca Matsuda, Howson, Bradley 116 + 40 Laps
58 GTE Am #57 Chevrolet O'Connel, Bryant, Patterson 116 + 31m32.924s
59 GTE Pro #67 Ford Franchitti, Priaulx, Tincknell 112 + 44 Laps
60 GTE Am #89 Porsche Macneil, Keen, Miller 50 Retired

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