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Porsche Continues to Lead Le Mans After Six Hours

Porsche vs Audi for the lead at 24 Hours of Le Mans…

Photo: Brian Cleary/

Photo: Brian Cleary/

Six hours into the 24 Hours of Le Mans Porsche continues to lead overall. Mark Webber in the No. 17 Porsche 919 Hybrid leads, ahead of a charging Benoit Tréluyer in the No. 7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

After 93 laps around the Circuit de la Sarthe the difference between the Porsche and the Audi was just 1.824 seconds, with the third Audi, the No. 9 of Filipe Albuquerque a further 7.523 seconds behind.

Matt Howson in the pole-sitting No. 47 KCMG Oreca 05 Nissan, with the No. 46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca 05 Nissan in second place, albeit 1 minute and 45 seconds behind. Murphy Prototypes made it an Oreca top three.

There was drama for Greaves Motorsport just after eight o’clock, with Gary Hirsch having to stop his car on the side of the track, while running in second place. Marshals pushed the Gibson 015S Nissan to a safe place, where the Swiss driver tried to find and fix the issue.

In GTE-Pro the No. 99 Aston Martin Vantage V8 moved back into the lead, with Fernando Rees over 23 seconds ahead of the No. 64 Corvette C7.R of Jordan Taylor. Darren Turner remains in third place, despite a spin at the Forza Chicane.


Marcel ten Caat (@marceltencaat) is a contributor to Sportscar365 and other publications including

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