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Hartley Leads 24H Le Mans After Hour 2

Hartley leads 24H Le Mans after hectic second hour…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Brendon Hartley leads the 24 Hours of Le Mans after the second hour, in the No. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid, ahead of Mike Conway’s No. 6 Toyota TS050 Hybrid.

Conway had led after the first hour, but the next stage of the race saw countless lead changes at the front. Hartley was the leader before pit stops and he re-took this position after the second round of stops.

There were problems for the No. 7 Audi R18 which went inside the Audi Sport Team Joest garage for a turbocharger change. Benoit Treluyer rejoined the race having lost six laps.

Roberto Mehri is out front in LMP2 in the No. 44 Manor Oreca 05 Nissan, while Mathias Beche is second in the Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca.

Richard Wesbtrook led the GTE-Pro field in the No. 69 Ford GT, having taken the position from Frederic Makowiecki’s No.92 Porsche 911 RSR just before the second round of pitstops.

The Porsche had taken advantage of the wet tires on a damp track but lost pace as the circuit dried.

Wolf Henzler is the GTE-Am leader in the No. 78 KCMG Porsche, while Patrick Long is second in the Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing car.

The No. 60 Ferrari F458 Italia of Formula Racing lost a wheel on the Mulsanne Straight. Mikkel Mac runs in last position as a result.

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

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