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Toyota Ahead with Two Hours Left at Spa

Nakajima leads WEC 6H Spa with two hours left…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Toyota Gazoo Racing is still out front in the WEC Six Hours of Spa, with two hours remaining in the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Kazuki Nakajimi is at the wheel of the No. 5 Toyota TS050 Hybrid, one of only two LMP1 Hybrid cars that haven’t been hit with problems throughout the course of the race.

Oliver Jarvis is second in the No. 8 Audi R18, a lap behind. Neel Jani is in third, in the Porsche 919 Hybrid that suffered problems with its hybrid system early on in the race.

The No. 6 Toyota and No. 1 Porsche are both out of the race, although the latter did go back on track, 15 minutes before the two-hour mark.

These problems for the LMP1 Hybrid runners have played into the favor of Rebellion Racing, as the two Rebellion R-One AERs currently stand fourth and fifth overall, and so could be in shot of a podium finish.

It’s Signatech Alpine out front in LMP2, after Tor Graves in the leading No. 44 Manor Oreca 05 Nissan collided with Dominik Kraihamer’s Rebellion car, before a further collision into the tire barrier for the Manor car.

Therefore Gustavo Menezes leads in the Alpine A460 Nissan, while Matthew Rao is second in the other Manor car.

AF Corse has remained in the GTE-Pro lead, with James Calado currently ahead in the No. 51 Ferrari 488 GTE, and Davide Rigon second.

Paul Dalla Lana heads the GTE-Am field meanwhile, in his No. 98 Aston Martin V8 Vantage, in front of Paolo Ruberti’s Larbre Competition Corvette C7.R.

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

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