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ByKolles Crashes Out in Hour 5

ByKolles Racing’s race ended after heavy crash in Hour 5, Dominik Kraihamer OK…

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ByKolles Racing’s ENSO CLM P1/01 NISMO is out of the 24 Hours of Le Mans after a heavy crash at the Porsche Curves during the fifth hour of the race.

Dominik Kraihamer exited the car under his own power after the car had been running smoothly for the first four hours of the race.

The crash appeared to be caused by contact with a GTE-Am car, sending the Austrian into the barrier at the start of the Porsche Curves. 

It brought out the safety cars for the second time, shortly following they were called while debris was collected from the first part of the Mulsanne Straight.

The debris came from the No. 38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07 Gibson which shed parts of its front-left bodywork after picking up a puncture.

Jose Maria Lopez leads the race for Toyota Gazoo Racing while previous leader Fernando Alonso was called into the pits earlier than planned with a puncture.

G-Drive Racing still leads LMP2 with Andrea Pizzitola at the wheel of the TDS-run Oreca 07 Gibson, while Matt Campbell is out front for Dempsey-Proton Racing in GTE-Am.

Kevin Estre and the No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR head the GTE-Pro field ahead of Nicky Catsburg’s BMW Team MTEK entry, although a battle for third unfolded behind them.

Antonio Giovinazzi and Scott Dixon were in contention for third position in class with the AF Corse driver coming out on top.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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