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Treluyer Leads With Two Hours to Go

Audi holds slight edge over Porsche with two hours to go…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Audi and Porsche continue to battle for the lead of the FIA WEC Six Hours of Silverstone, with only two hours remaining.

The No. 7 Audi R18 of Benoit Treluyer has a 14-second lead over the Romain Dumas-driven No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid, following a spin for Porsche late in the fourth hour.

Dumas, who was right up to the bumper of Treluyer’s Audi, had contact with the No. 67 Ford GT of Marino Franchitti. The Frenchman quickly rejoined but lost more than 10 seconds.

The No. 6 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Stephane Sarrazin now runs in third, after a right-rear tire puncture that ripped apart the sister No. 5 entry of Kazuki Nakajima early in the fourth hour.

Debris from the car brought out the safety car for nearly 15 minutes, while the Toyota went straight to the garage for repairs.

Bruno Senna holds control of LMP2, with the RGR Sport by Morand Ligier JS P2 Nissan holding a 24-second lead over Nathanel Berthon’s G-Drive Racing Oreca 05 Nissan in second.

The No. 71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE of Sam Bird continues to lead GTE-Pro, with the No. 88 Abu Dhabi Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR of David Heinemeier Hansson out front in GTE-Am.

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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