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Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche back in the GTE management, Lopez pulls away – WEC



Porsche reclaimed Ferrari's lead in the fast-paced Le Mans 24-hour GTE Pro battle, as the competition hit two-thirds distance, while # 7 Toyota expanded its overall advantage.

LMP1 – # 7 Toyota Over a Minute Ready

Toyota # 7 continued to extend its lead in Le Mans 24 hours with Jose Maria Lopez at the wheel by 16 hours.

The Argentine started the hour just over a minute up on the sister TS050 HYBRID by Fernando Alonso and got a handful of seconds while the double Formula 1 world champion remained in the car.

Then he got another piece of time when Kazuki Nakajima took over the # 8 car during the 22nd round of Toyota's. 1

9659004] The lead for # 7 stood at 1m17s after a full course yellow period and had lined up to 1m20s when the competition hit the mark two-thirds.

LMP2 – G-Drive holds its pillow

] Job van Uitert succeeded with the G-Drive LMP2 class leading through the 16th hour, now taking over from Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne.

Van Uitert initially lost the time to Signatech alpine run by Nicolas Lapierre, but the gap then stabilized.

After a late course in full course, the LMP2 class grew to just under 1m30s.

Lapierre completed his stint within an hour and left Signatech over to Andre Negrao.

Negrao begins to come under pressure from the fourth placed DragonSpeed ​​ORECA by Pastor Maldonado as the gap slammed to just over 20 years.

Maldonado took his first pit stop within the last five minutes, which overpowered the gap to 1m40s and he quickly fell behind the Jackie Chan DC Racing entrance by Gabriel Aubry.

TDS Racing's Mathieu Vaxiviere matches DragonSpeed ​​on strategy, but it's over a minute behind Maldonado's fifth place.

GTE – Porsche Back Forward

Ferrari gave up his lead in GTE Pro through the last pit stop bike that James Cala stopped to hand over # 51 AF Corse Ferrari to Daniel Serra.

This meant that Porsche withdrew the advantage of Richard Lietz at the car's # 91 car, six seconds before Jan Magnussens # 63 Corvette and Patrick Pilet in # 93 Porsche.

Serra resumed fourth, 29s at Lietz at the top of the hour and 35s at the best placed Ford GT, Joey Hand # 68 machine.

Keating Motorsports Ford continued to hold a transitional shot over the rest in GTE Am in the hands of owner Ben Keating, with Patrick Lindsey holding Project 1 Porsche a topped second and Jeff Segal holding third in JMW Motorsports Ferrari.

Positions after 16 hours [19659022] Pos Class Car Drivers Laps Gap 1 LMP1 # 7 Toyota Conway, Kobayashi, Lopez 254 [19659028] 2 LMP1 # 8 Toyota Buemi, Nakajima, Alonso 254 + 1m19.981s [19659038] 3 LMP1 ] # 3 Rebellion Laurent Berthon, Menezes 250 + 4 Raps 4 LMP1 # 11 BR Petrov, Aleshin, Vandoorne 250 + 2m18.549s 5 LMP1 # 1 Rebellion Jani, Lotterer, Senna 246 + 8 laps 6 LMP2 # 26 Aurus Rusinov, Van Uitert, Vergne 243 + 11 rev LMP2 # 36 Alpine Lapierre, Negrao, Thiriet 243 + 1m29 .616s 8 LMP2 # 38 Oreca Tun g, Richelmi, Aubry 242 + 12 laps 9 LMP2 # 31 Oreca Gonzalez, Maldonado, Davidson 242 + 1m25.900s LMP2 # 28 Oreca Perrodo, Vaxiviere, Duval [19659028] 241 + 13 revolutions 11 LMP2 # 22 Ligier Hanson, Albuquerque , Di Resta 240 + 1 4 revol 12 LMP2 # 30 Oreca Jamin, Ragues, Dumas 239 + 15 Raps 13 LMP2 # 48 Oreca ] Lafargue, Chatin, Rojas 239 + 35.175s LMP2 # 23 Ligier Binder, Canal, Stevens [238] + 16 revolutions Lomm2 # 39 Oreca Gommendy, Capillary, Hirschi 237 + 17 revolutions 16 ] LMP2 # 47 Dallara Lacorte, Sernagiotto 234 [19659026] 234 + 20 Laps 17 LMP2 # 29 Dallara Van Eerd, Van der Garde, De Vries 234 + 1m14.327s [19659028] 18 LMP2 # 25 Oreca Zollinger, Pizzitola, Falb 234 + 1m54.752s 19 LMP2 # 43 Oreca Farano, Maini, Nato 233 + 21 yards 20 LMP2 # 50 Ligier Creed, Ricci, Boulle 2 33 + 58,383s 21 ] LMP2 # 20 Oreca Fjordbach, Andersen, Beche 232 + 22 laps 22 LMP2 # 34 Ligier Smiechowski, Winslow, Moore ] [22659026] 228 + 26 revolutions 228 + 26 revolutions [19659026] # 91 Porsche Lietz, Bruni, Makowiecki 225 + 29 Laps [19659041] 25 GTE Pro # 63 Chevrolet Magnussen, Garcia, Rockenfeller 225 + 6,097s 26 GTE Pro # 93 Porsche Willow, Bamber, Tandy 225 + 18,592s GTE Pro # 51 Ferrari Pier Guidi, Calado, Serra 225 + 30,014s [19659041] 28 GTE Pro # 68 Ford Hand, Muller, Bourdais 225 + 1m05.247s 29 GTE Pro # 67 Ford ] Pri Aulx, Tincknell, Bomarito 225 + 1m26.324s 30 GTE Pro # 69 Ford Briscoe, Westbrook, Dixon 224 + 30 varv [19659028] 31 GTE Pro # 94 Porsche Muller, Jaminet, Olsen 224 + 1m16.410s 32 GTE Pro # 66 Ford ] Mucke, Pla, Johnson 224 + 1m38.568s 33 GTE Pro # 89 Ferrari Derani, Jarvis, Gounon 223 + 31 yards 34 GTE Pro # 82 BMW Farfus, Da Costa, Krohn 222 + 32 revolutions 35 GTE Am # 85 Ford [19659028] Keating, Bleekemolen, Fraga 221 + 33 revolutions 36 + 33 revolutions 36 GTE Pro # 92 Porsche Christensen, Estre, Vanthoor 220 + 34 varv 37 GTE Pro # 81 BMW Catsburg, Tomczyk, Eng [19659026] 220 + 2m24.701s 38 GTE Am [19659028] # 56 Porsche Bergmeister, Lindsey, Perfetti 219 + 35 Laps 39 GTE Am # 84 Ferrari Segal, Baptista, Lu 219 + 1m27.317s 40 GTE Am # 61 Ferrari Perez-Companc, Griffin , Cressoni 219 + 1m47.286s 41 GTE Am [19659026] # 90 Aston Yoluc, Hankey, Eastwood 219 + 2m34.041s 42 GTE Am # 62 Ferrari Macneil, Vilander, Smith 219 + 3m04.696s 43 GTE Am # 77 Porsche Campbell, Ried, Andlauer 219 + 3m34.613s 44 [19659028] GTE Am # 57 Ferrari Kimura, Cozzolino, Ledogar 218 + 36 yards 45 GTE Am # 78 Porsche Prette, Prette, Abril ] 218 + 3m10,738s 46 GTE Am # 54 Ferrari Flohr, Castellacci, Fisichella [19659028] 217 + 37 revol 47 GTE Am # 86 Porsche Wainwright, Barker, Preining 217 + 3m05.781s 48 GTE Am # 83 Ferrari Gostner, Frey, Gatting [19659026] 216 + 38 Laps 49 GTE Am # 7 0 Ferrari Ishikawa, Beretta, Cheever [19659028] 216 + 3m15.145s 50 GTE Am # 60 Ferrari Schiavoni, Pianezzola, Piccini 212 ] + 42 laps 51 GTE Pro # 97 Aston Martin, Lynn, Adam 210 + 44 yards 52 LMP2 # 37 Oreca Heinemeier-Hansson, King, Taylor 199 + 55 Laps LMP1 # 17 BR Sarrazin, Orudzhev, Sirotkin 163 + 91 Raps 54 LMP1 # 4 Enso Dillmann, Webb, Ruberti 163 + 2h35m00.370s 55 LMP2 # 49 Ligie [KonopkaEnqvistTereschenko160 + 94 revolutions GTE Pro # 71 Ferrari Rigon, Bird, Molina 140 + 114 yards 57 GTE Pro # 95 Aston Th iim, Sorensen, Turner + 122 revolutions GTE Am # 98 Aston Dale Lana, Lamy, Lauda 87 + 167 revolutions [19659041] 59 GTE Pro # 64 Chevrolet Gavin, Milner, Fassler 82 + 172 Laps 60 GTE Am # 88 Porsche Hoshino, Roda Jr., Cairoli 79 + 175 Raps 61 LMP1 # 10 BR Hedman, Hanley, Van Der Zande 76 + 178 revolutions


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