LeMans Hour 8: Toyota still leads at the 1/3 mark

The #6 Toyota leads at night in LeMans
The #6 Toyota leads at night in LeMans

The #6 Toyota leads the Le Mans 24 Hours at one-third distance by 23 seconds over the #2 Porsche, with Stephane Sarrazin at the wheel.

The Toyota doing 14-lap stints now has a nine-lap pitstop offset in the favor of the Japanese manufacturer meaning that by halfway they will skip one pitstop vs the gas guzzling Porsches.

The #1 Porsche with Timo Bernhard has fallen back to 3rd.

The second Toyota, currently driven by Kazuki Nakajima, lies fourth after pitting at the end of the hour.

Audi lost more ground as both cars were forced to the garage for repairs to their race number lighting systems, following instructions from race control.

Pierre Thiriet has Thiriet by TDS Racing's leading in LMP2 by than one minute at the end of the eighth hour.

Dirk Muller holds a narrow GTE-Pro lead for Ford as the minnow Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE is giving the mighty Ford factory cars fits.

Sebastien Bourdais moved the #68 Ford almost half a minute clear of the chasing sister #69 car and the Risi Ferrari.

8 Hour Standings

Pos Class Car Drivers Laps Behind
1 LMP1 #6 Toyota Sarrazin, Conway, Kobayashi 126 + 0.000s
2 LMP1 #2 Porsche Dumas, Jani, Lieb 126 + 22.374s
3 LMP1 #1 Porsche Bernhard, Webber, Hartley 126 + 28.381s
4 LMP1 #5 Toyota Davidson, Buemi, Nakajima 125 + 1 Lap
5 LMP1 #8 Audi Di Grassi, Duval, Jarvis 124 + 2 Laps
6 LMP1 #13 Rebellion Tuscher, Imperatori, Kraihamer 120 + 6 Laps
7 LMP1 #7 Audi Fassler, Lotterer, Treluyer 118 + 8 Laps
8 LMP2 #46 Oreca Thiriet, Beche, Hirakawa 117 + 9 Laps
9 LMP2 #36 Alpine Menezes, Lapierre, Richelmi 116 + 10 Laps
10 LMP2 #26 Oreca Rusinov, Stevens, Rast 116 + 3m17.084s
11 LMP2 #38 Gibson Dolan, Dennis, Van Der Garde 115 + 11 Laps
12 LMP2 #42 Gibson Leventis, Watts, Kane 115 + 1m21.668s
13 LMP2 #35 Alpine Cheng, Tung, Panciatici 115 + 1m50.074s
14 LMP2 #37 BR01 Petrov, Shaytar, Ladygin 115 + 2m47.417s
15 LMP2 #27 BR01 Minassian, Mediani, Aleshin 115 + 2m59.997s
16 LMP2 #41 Ligier Rojas, Canal, Berthon 113 + 13 Laps
17 LMP2 #33 Oreca Pu, Gommendy, De Bruijn 113 + 15.921s
18 LMP2 #25 Ligier Munemann, Hoy, Pizzitola 112 + 14 Laps
19 LMP2 #23 Ligier Barthez, Chatin, Buret 112 + 1m51.294s
20 LMP2 #31 Ligier Dalziel, Derani, Cumming 112 + 2m31.790s
21 GTE Pro #68 Ford Hand, Muller, Bourdais 111 + 15 Laps
22 GTE Pro #82 Ferrari Fisichella, Vilander, Malucelli 111 + 4.463s
23 GTE Pro #69 Ford Briscoe, Westbrook, Dixon 111 + 31.123s
24 GTE Pro #66 Ford Pla, Mucke, Johnson 111 + 32.274s
25 LMP2 #30 Ligier Sharp, Brown, Van Overbeek 111 + 56.241s
26 LMP2 #49 Ligier Pew, Negri Jr, Vanthoor 111 + 2m42.200s
27 GTE Pro #95 Aston Thiim, Sorensen, Turner 111 + 2m57.195s
28 GTE Pro #97 Aston Stanaway, Rees, Adam 110 + 16 Laps
29 GTE Pro #71 Ferrari Rigon, Bird, Bertolini 110 + 40.729s
30 GTE Pro #77 Porsche Lietz, Christensen, Eng 110 + 46.573s
31 GTE Pro #64 Chevrolet Gavin, Milner, Taylor 110 + 1m01.087s
32 LMP2 #40 Ligier Krohn, Jonsson, Barbosa 110 + 1m07.409s
33 GTE Pro #63 Chevrolet Magnussen, Garcia, Taylor 110 + 3m07.158s
34 GTE Pro #91 Porsche Pilet, Estre, Tandy 110 + 3m14.606s
35 GTE Am #98 Aston Dalla Lana, Lamy, Lauda 108 + 18 Laps
36 GTE Am #88 Porsche Al Qubaisi, Heinemeier Hansson, Long 108 + 2.175s
37 GTE Am #62 Ferrari Sweedler, Bell, Segal 108 + 2.605s
38 CDNT #84 Morgan Sausset, Tinseau, Bouvet 108 + 16.128s
39 LMP2 #22 Ligier Capillaire, Maris, Coleman 108 + 41.356s
40 LMP2 #43 Ligier Gonzalez, Senna, Albuquerque 108 + 1m22.249s
41 GTE Am #55 Ferrari Cameron, Griffin, Scott 108 + 2m24.707s
42 GTE Am #78 Porsche Ried, Henzler, Camathias 107 + 19 Laps
43 GTE Am #61 Ferrari Mok, Sawa, Bell 107 + 48.401s
44 GTE Am #83 Ferrari Perrodo, Collard, Aguas 107 + 55.474s
45 GTE Am #50 Chevrolet Yamagishi, Ragues, Belloc 107 + 1m33.840s
46 LMP1 #12 Rebellion Prost, Heidfeld, Piquet Jr 106 + 20 Laps
47 GTE Am #86 Porsche Wainwright, Carroll, Barker 106 + 1m14.891s
48 LMP2 #48 Oreca Keating, Bleekemolen, Goossens 106 + 2m28.897s
49 LMP2 #47 Oreca Matsuda, Howson, Bradley 105 + 21 Laps
50 LMP2 #44 Oreca Graves, Rao, Merhi 105 + 43m30.418s
51 LMP2 #34 Oreca Leutwiler, Nakano, Winslow 104 + 22 Laps
52 GTE Am #60 Ferrari Laursen, Mac, Nielsen 104 + 3m14.741s
53 GTE Am #99 Aston Howard, Griffin, Hirsch 102 + 24 Laps
54 LMP2 #28 Morgan Taittinger, Striebig, Roussel 100 + 26 Laps
55 GTE Pro #51 Ferrari Bruni, Calado, Pier Guidi 99 + 27 Laps
56 GTE Pro #92 Porsche Makowiecki, Bamber, Bergmeister 96 + 30 Laps
57 GTE Am #57 Chevrolet O'Connel, Bryant, Patterson 92 + 34 Laps
58 LMP1 #4 CLM Trummer, Webb, Kaffer 91 + 35 Laps
59 GTE Pro #67 Ford Franchitti, Priaulx, Tincknell 86 + 40 Laps
60 GTE Am #89 Porsche Macneil, Keen, Miller 50 Retired

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