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WINNER - PORSCHE #2

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The Winner of Le Mans 24 Hours WEC Endurance Race #85-#2 Porsche!

GTE AM - Winner #84 Ferrari

GTE PRO - Winner #97 Aston Martin

Superb race to all, Thanks for following it with us!


#LeMans24 #Racing #Sportscars #WEC #Toyota #LMP


15 MINUTES TO RUN!

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Less than 15 minutes to go until the end of the 85th running of the Le M 24 Hour Race


Porsche #2 sits at the helm, followed up by Oreca #38 in 2nd and Rebellion #13 in 3rd


In the GTE AM class we have a Ferrari straight flush led by #84, then #55 and #62


In PRO class we have #63 Corvette leading, Aston 97 following and Porsche #91 heading up the rear


3 HOURS TO GO

LEADERS:

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GTE AM -  #84 JMW Ferrari,#55 Ferrari, #62 Ferrari

GTE PRO - #97 Aston Martin, #64 Corvette, #91 Porsche

MAIN - #38 Oreca #2 Porche #13 Rebellion


LEADING PORSCHE OUT!

OCERA’s STORM TOP PLACEMENTS

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11:50  Wow!! Porsche goes into 3rd after #1 Porsche taken out with oil pressure issues Orecas up top in #LMP2  Talk about exciting stuff!


ORCA PORSCHE FIGHT

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10:51 

Oreca #38 is being chased by Porsche #2 of Hartley/Bamber/Bernhard.



NIPPING THE TAILS

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10:38 

Porsche #1 holding its front position well with a 13 lap gap in front of the chasers.  #13 Rebellion has been chasing in 3rd position behind Oreca #38 and Porsche #1.  

TOYOTA & CORVETTE DAMAGE

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22:43 Toyota right hand #8 who reclaimed their position from the Porsche only a short while ago is suffering all sorts of injuries - it has started leaking fuel, had its front brake fire, been hauled into the garage and is up on jacks in the O.R for new brake pads! 


Corvette #64 ended up lodged in the sand at entry to the pits having lost its left rear wheel - that is what this competition is all about - what car can withstand the trials of 24 hours manic racing - many have something that falls off!


RECORD!

#LeMans24 22:21 Sorensen in the #95 Aston Martin sets a new speed record for members of the GTE Pro Class at 3:51.276!


EXPLODED!

22:14 #LeMans24 Oh NO!!!!

The leading GTE AM Class Aston Martin's (#98) front right tyre has just exploded in dramatic ferociousness and ripped the nose apart!


HOSPITALISED

Ferrari driver hospitalized after becoming too friendly with a wall - our wishes go out to him and his family tonight and just hope it is nothing too severe on investigation!


21:44 - SPIN

Richard Wee in #60 Clearwater Ferrari spins into the gravel at Mulsanne corner


21:32 TOYOTA 1 - 2

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Approaching 6 hours in and it is now Toyota, Toyota Porsche:


Approaching 8:30 and the Porsche #1 of Andre Lotterer that has withheld 2nd position since the start is overtaken by the #8 Toyota!



ASTONS LEADING CLASS

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Aston martins now leading both the PRO cars and the AM cars


GREEN LIGHT

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IT IS LM PEOPLE!


Times around the track speeding up with a decent layer of rubber now left on track


2 Toyota & 1 Porsche up front thus far!


4:00

LEADERS:  Toyota Porsche Toyota


BURNING RUBBER

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LAP 68

So we are a few hours in now to the 85th running and Toyota have kept their pole lead - Conway's Toyota #7 was under a little pressure from speedy Neel Jani's Porsche #1 who knocked the #8 Toyota into second at the outset.


The Aston Martins are leading the Fords


ALL CHANGE - 

5 HOURS TO GO

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5 HOURS TO GO

10:50 18th June   Porsche led through the night then the loss of 2 Toyota


The leading Aston Martin crashed so Corvette took the lead in the PRO Class - soon swiped away again by the Astons.


At this moment,In the GTE Pro category there are just 15 seconds between the top 3


Rebellion’s cars are suffering - several pits are hitting their times - loosing 4 /5 mins each time and needing replacement parts.


The Ferraris are thundering in the GTE AM Class - #83, 55 and 62 topping the runners.


GTE Pro - Porche #1 leading followed up behind by #67 Ford (Derani / Priaulx) and #63 Corvette


WHAT A RACE!  Send us your comments - how do you think this will end?


#LeMans24 #Racing #Sportscars #WEC #Toyota #LMP


TOYOTA 8 WOE CONTINUES

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23:53 Toyota #8 still in and now having driveshaft and wishbones and replaced.


Aston Martin #97 ahead of the pack in GTE PRO class.


Ferrari are ahead in the GT AM Class.


LEADERS:

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Toyota 44 seconds ahead of Porsche then Toyota a lap down now - Toyota #8 is in the operating room.

Corvette #64 looks drunk on 3 wheels hobbling into the pits - stays there for 7 minutes.  Team saddened by event but hopeful as still early days in the race.


TOYOTA & CORVETTE DAMAGE

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22:53 Ferrari #71 is testing the teacher’s patience - penalty for track limit breakage you naughty boy!