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Nakajima Leads Toyota 1-2 with Two Hours to Go

Nakajima leading 6H Shanghai in Toyota 1-2 with two hours remaining…

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Kazuki Nakajima leads a Toyota Gazoo Racing 1-2 in the Six Hours of Shanghai with two hours remaining and with both Porsches off the lead lap. 

The Japanese driver’s No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid is seven seconds clear of teammate Mike Conway in the No. 7 Toyota having just lapped Brendon Hartley.

This means both Porsche 919 Hybrids are off the lead lap with Neel Jani running fourth in the No. 1 car and a further 15 seconds behind Hartley’s No. 2 Porsche.

Oliver Jarvis leads the LMP2 class for Jackie Chan DC Racing although the team’s sister car was involved in a collision after the halfway mark.

David Cheng collided with Jean-Eric Vergne’s CEFC Manor TRS Racing car after briefly going off track, awarding the Chinese driver a penalty.

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing heads up GTE-Pro in 1-2 formation with Andy Priaulx running ahead of Stefan Muecke. Both drivers passed Frederic Makowiecki’s Porsche 911 RSR on track following the latest round of pit stops.

The No. 98 Aston Martin Vantage GTE still leads the way in GTE-Am with Mathias Lauda a lap clear of the Gulf Racing Porsche.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist focusing on European series for Sportscar365. Kilshaw was the founder of WorldSportsCar.co.uk and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

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