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WEC - Toyota Lead After 6 Hours at Le Mans


WEC - 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans - 6 Hours Race Report 

WEC, 24 Heures du Mans, Motorsport

The no7 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid is currently leading the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans, Stephane Sarrazin holding a 27 second advantage over the no1 Porsche of Andre Lotterer as the clock counted past six hours. 

The no8 Toyota of Kazuki Nakajima is currently third just 5 second behind the second placed Porsche and the no9 TS050 is 4th.  The no2 Porsche of Brendon Hartley is lying in 54th place overall and 18 laps behind the leaders after the front axle had to be replaced on the Porsche 919.  The only non hybrid LMP1 entry, the no4 Bykolles Racing Team Enzo CLM-Nismo retired on lap 7.

The LMGTE Pro battle is currently led by the no97 Aston Martin Racing Vantage of Darren Turner, the Briton holding a 20 second advantage over the two Fords of Andy Priaulx (no67) and Stefan Mucke (no66).  The no95 Aston Martin was leading the class before a puncture meant an unscheduled stop for Nicki Thiim, the Dane rejoining 3 minutes behind his teammate at the head of the class field.

Vaillante Rebellion are currently running first and second in the LMP2 class with the no31 car of Bruno Senna 65 seconds ahead of Nelson Piquet Jr in te no13 Oreca07.  The no38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca of Ho Pin Tung is lying in 3rd place 58 seconds behind the second placed Rebellion.  The no26 G-Drive Racing Oreca of Roman Rusinov dropped back after starting on pole position and was involved in a collision with the no88 Porsche 911, badly damaging both cars and forcing both into retirement.

Aston Martin also hold the upperhand in the LMGTE Am class with Paul Dalla Lana holding a 30 second advantage over the no84 JMW Motorsport Ferrari of Rob Smith and the no90 TF Sport Aston Martin of Salih Yoluc.  The no50 Larbre Competition Corvette was challenging