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Rain Arrives; No. 8 Audi Crashes in Fourth Hour

Oliver Jarvis crashes out as rain arrives in Mexico City…


Rain has arrived at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, with the race-contending Audi crashing out of contention in the Six Hours of Mexico presented by AT&T.

Oliver Jarvis lost control of his No. 8 Audi R18 in Turn 12, just moments after pitting for what appeared to be slick-intermediate tires.

The spin, triggered by a suspected brake issue, sent Jarvis hard into the barriers with heavy right-side damage.

Jarvis managed to limp the car back to the pits, and into the garage for repairs.

It came as a bitter blow to Audi’s hopes, and handing Porsche a 1-2 in the race, headed by the No. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Brendon Hartley, who took on wet tires in the most recent stop.

The No. 6 Toyota of Stephane Sarrazin has been elevated to third, as a result of the Audi’s misfortunes.

The No. 26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 05 Nissan of Rene Rast leads LMP2, while GTE-Pro is still under the command of Aston Martin Racing.

Rui Aguas is out front in GTE-Am in his No. 83 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia.

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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