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Porsche Leads After Two Hours at Shanghai

Porsche continues to lead at 6H Shanghai…

Photo: Porsche

Photo: Porsche

Porsche remains out front in the Six Hours of Shanghai, in what’s turned into a rain-soaked and incident-filled race with just over two hours complete.

The No. 17 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Brendon Hartley led the way as the race slowed for the third Full Course Yellow, due to another car stranded in a gravel trap.

Treacherous conditions have caught out a number of cars in the last hour, including offs from Danny Watts, Dominik Kraihamer and Kazuki Nakajima, that resulted in separate FCYs.

Porsche currently runs 1-2, with the No. 18 car having charged back through the field following a spin at the green after the safety car start.

G-Drive Racing leads LMP2 with Pipo Derani at the wheel of the No. 28 Ligier JS P2, following an early dominant run by the sister No. 26 entry, which spun out of the lead

The pair of Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 911 RSRs hold control of GTE-Pro, while the Mathias Lauda is out front of GTE-Am in his No. 98 Aston Martin Vantage V8.

No fewer than two spins by Patrick Dempsey dropped the No. 77 Dempsey Proton Racing Porsche from the lead to sixth in class, and now more than one lap behind.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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