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The World Endurance Championship race has been formed by a sudden bathe at 5:38pm, earlier than which the Nicklas Nielsen’s #50 Ferrari led Laurens Vanthoor’s #6 Porsche, Antonio Giovinazzi’s #51 Ferrari and Sebastien Buemi’s #8 Toyota.

The Italian and the Swiss had beforehand overtaken Sebastien Bourdais’ Cadillac, respectively spherical the surface at Mulsanne and on the Mulsanne straight.

Though the monitor wasn’t soaked, the bathe was substantial sufficient to lead to a noticeable lack of grip, with the #8 Toyota, each Alpines and the #3 Cadillac pitting for wet-weather tyres right away.

It initially appeared like this technique would possibly work out as they have been a number of seconds a lap quicker than their rivals, and many of the Hypercar class emulated them within the following two laps.

Nevertheless, the #83 and #50 Ferraris, #12 and #5 Porsche, #19 and #63 Lamborghinis opted to courageous these tough monitor circumstances on slick tyres.

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This gamble proved to be the fitting one as the opposite vehicles grudgingly got here again in to place slick tyres again on – this was their fourth pitstops when the lead vehicles have been on two.

The one exception was the #20 BMW, which the WRT workforce determined to maintain on monitor with grooved tyres till its subsequent cease – earlier than Robin Frijns misplaced management after bouncing off a kerb on the Ford chicane and crashed the automobile at 6:23pm. The appropriate-rear nook was broken, and Frijns needed to go across the lap at snail’s tempo, taking at least eight minutes to get again to the pitlane.

 

In the meantime, two Ferraris have been battling it out for the outright lead, with Robert Kubica making a mistake at Mulsanne within the #83 automobile and resisting an assault from Nielsen, with the #50 499P having served a ten-second penalty for an unsafe launch with the #3 Cadillac earlier. Nielsen discovered a well beyond shortly after, taking first place at 5:59pm.

Nevertheless, the pecking order developed additional as lead vehicles pitted throughout a gradual zone, with the #50 shedding tens of seconds to the #83 and the #5 Porsche as nicely.

Robert Shwartzman took the lead on the wheel of the #83 Ferrari, regularly rising what initially was a meagre hole to Michael Christensen’s #5 Porsche to greater than 25 seconds.

Then again, Antonio Fuoco has been the quicker of the three and introduced the hole all the way down to 35 seconds with the lead automobile within the #50 Ferrari, setting the quickest lap up to now within the course of – 3m29.208, greater than 1.4s faster than anybody else. He subsequently pitted simply earlier than this report was revealed, as did the #5 Porsche.

This quickly elevated the #8 Toyota to second place and the #51 Ferrari to fourth, with Sebastien Buemi’s automobile the primary of these which pitted for wet-weather tyres, due to a outstanding three-hour stint.

Additional in Hypercar, the Peugeot #94 had an early second pitstop and subsequently needed to serve a drive-through penalty on account of a slow-zone infringement by Loic Duval.

Within the LMP2 class, Inter Europol’s #34 entry took the lead shortly earlier than 7pm after Clement Novalak overtook Vector Sport’s #10 machine pushed by Ryan Cullen, with different vehicles near a minute behind.

The beginning of the race was one to overlook for Cool Racing’s #47 automobile as Naveen Rao spun on the Dunlop chicane earlier than colliding with Thomas Flohr’s #54 AF Corse GT3 Ferrari, which the Swiss driver received a drive-through penalty for.

Flohr additionally crashed out on the Dunlop chicane at 6:09pm, inflicting the aforementioned gradual zone.

 

Though Larry ten Voorde constructed a snug GT3 lead on the wheel of JMW’s #66 Ferrari, the automobile dropped again considerably when Salih Yoluc took over, and the #91 Porsche run by Manthey Racing is now within the lead, pushed by Morris Schuring.

Le Mans 24 Hours 2024, Hour 3 outcomes

POS # CLASS TEAM CAR LAPS GAPS PITS
1 83 Hypercar H AF CORSE 48 3
2 8 Hypercar H TOYOTA GAZOO RACING 48 1:21.477 5
3 5 Hypercar H PORSCHE PENSKE MOTORSPORT 48 1:29.228 4
4 51 Hypercar H FERRARI AF CORSE 47 1:45.238 5
5 (+1) 50 Hypercar H FERRARI AF CORSE 47 1:46.859 4
6 12 Hypercar H HERTZ TEAM JOTA 47 1:47.463 4
7 7 Hypercar H TOYOTA GAZOO RACING 47 1:49.334 5
8 19 Hypercar H LAMBORGHINI IRON LYNX 47 1:55.895 3
9 4 Hypercar H PORSCHE PENSKE MOTORSPORT 47 2:18.120 5
10 6 Hypercar H PORSCHE PENSKE MOTORSPORT 47 2:20.400 5
11 311 Hypercar H WHELEN CADILLAC RACING 47 2:21.446 5
12 38 Hypercar H HERTZ TEAM JOTA 47 2:27.669 5
13 3 Hypercar H CADILLAC RACING 47 2:43.805 5
14 36 Hypercar H ALPINE ENDURANCE TEAM 47 2:47.419 5
15 63 Hypercar H LAMBORGHINI IRON LYNX 47 3:10.543 4
16 15 Hypercar H BMW M TEAM WRT 47 3:17.400 4
17 2 Hypercar H CADILLAC RACING 47 3:23.610 5
18 35 Hypercar H ALPINE ENDURANCE TEAM 47 0.596 5
19 93 Hypercar H PEUGEOT TOTALENERGIES 47 7.093 5
20 94 Hypercar H PEUGEOT TOTALENERGIES 47 1:01.078 6
21 11 Hypercar H ISOTTA FRASCHINI

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo6-C

46 2 laps 5
22 34 LM P2 INTER EUROPOL COMPETITION 45 3 laps 4
23 10 LM P2 VECTOR SPORT 45 2:29.317 4
24 37 LM P2 COOL RACING 45 3:21.836 5
25 22 LM P2 UNITED AUTOSPORTS 45 3:24.363 5
26 183 LM P2 P/A AF CORSE 45 21.240 5
27 28 LM P2 IDEC SPORT 45 37.779 5
28 9 LM P2 PROTON COMPETITION 45 1:10.636 6
29 99 Hypercar H PROTON COMPETITION 45 26.827 6
30 24 LM P2 NIELSEN RACING 45 1:40.662 5
31 30 LM P2 P/A DUQUEINE TEAM 44 4 laps 5
32 (+1) 14 LM P2 P/A AO BY TF 44 1:40.662 4
33 33 LM P2 P/A DKR ENGINEERING 44 3:15.447 4
34 65 LM P2 P/A PANIS RACING 44 4.466 5
35 45 LM P2 P/A CROWDSTRIKE RACING BY APR 44 13.666 5
36 25 LM P2 ALGARVE PRO RACING 43 5 laps 5
37 91 LMGT3 MANTHEY EMA

 

Porsche 911 GT3 R LMGT3

42 6 laps 4
38 46 LMGT3 TEAM WRT 42 5.934 4
39 87 LMGT3 AKKODIS ASP TEAM 42 6.195 4
40 66 LMGT3 JMW MOTORSPORT 42 11.792 4
41 86 LMGT3 GR RACING 42 25.982 4
42 85 LMGT3 IRON DAMES

 

Lamborghini Huracan LMGT3 Evo2

42 29.199 4
43 59 LMGT3 UNITED AUTOSPORTS

 

McLaren 720S LMGT3 Evo

42 38.628 4
44 92 LMGT3 MANTHEY PURERXCING

 

Porsche 911 GT3 R LMGT3

42 39.898 5
45 95 LMGT3 UNITED AUTOSPORTS

 

McLaren 720S LMGT3 Evo

42 43.422 5
46 77 LMGT3 PROTON COMPETITION 42 45.676 4
47 44 LMGT3 PROTON COMPETITION 42 1:01.747 4
48 88 LMGT3 PROTON COMPETITION 42 1:21.862 5
49 27 LMGT3 HEART OF RACING TEAM

 

Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGT3

42 48.220 4
50 55 LMGT3 VISTA AF CORSE 42 1:32.020 4
51 70 LMGT3 INCEPTION RACING

 

McLaren 720S LMGT3 Evo

41 7 laps 5
52 81 LMGT3 TF SPORT 41 1:55.606 4
53 155 LMGT3 SPIRIT OF RACE 41 2:27.196 5
54 31 LMGT3 TEAM WRT 41 2:37.501 4
55 78 LMGT3 AKKODIS ASP TEAM 41 3:00.635 4
56 777 LMGT3 D’STATION RACING

 

Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGT3

41 3:29.413 5
57 82 LMGT3 TF SPORT 41 3:31.274 4
58 60 LMGT3 IRON LYNX

 

Lamborghini Huracan LMGT3 Evo2

41 17.380 4
59 20 Hypercar H BMW M TEAM WRT 40 8 laps 5
60 47 LM P2 P/A COOL RACING 39 9 laps 5
61 23 LM P2 P/A UNITED AUTOSPORTS USA 35 13 laps 5
62 54 LMGT3 VISTA AF CORSE 30 18 laps 3



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