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This three-hour interval started underneath the protection automobile following the sooner crash of the #27 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 within the prestigious World Endurance Championship spherical, with two Hypercars being hit by issues regardless of the lowered velocity.

First, Nico Muller went off at Indianapolis on the wheel of the #93 Peugeot, seemingly disturbed by a wobble for the automobile forward. It was operating in fifteenth place.

Later, the #3 Cadillac briefly stopped on the Mulsanne straight because it held eleventh place. It limped again to the pits and needed to retire as a result of an obvious oil leak.

When the inexperienced flag was waved at 10:32am native time, Earl Bamber’s #2 Cadillac led the race from the #5 Porsche, the #83 and #50 Ferraris, and the #7 Toyota – with no fewer than ten vehicles on the lead lap, and due to this fact shut to one another.

The 2 lead Ferraris began to squabble over third place, with Antonio Fuoco’s #50 machine overtaking Robert Shwartzman’s #83 entry on the Michelin chicane earlier than he hit again at Mulsanne nook. They briefly went three-wide with Kamui Kobayashi’s Toyota, however the prancing horse’s representatives remained forward.

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Because the #311 Cadillac’s race took a flip for the worst with a violent off for Pipo Derani at Indianapolis – he hobbled again to the pits, the place the automobile spent the perfect a part of two hours – Kobayashi briefly slowed down, with the #8 Toyota getting as much as fifth place.

Fuoco was on a mission with the #50 Ferrari and located a well beyond Shwartzman on the strategy to Mulsanne nook, earlier than overtaking Makowiecki within the #5 Porsche to take second place.

 

The Penske-run automobile subsequently misplaced a while within the pits – notably as a result of a drive-through penalty for a slow-zone infringement, which the #38 Porsche and the #19 Lamborghini additionally needed to serve – and is now operating simply eighth, regardless of briefly main the race not so way back.

At that stage, the #2 Cadillac was nonetheless main by the hands of Bamber with a nine-second hole to the #50 and #83 Ferraris, the #8 Toyota, the #6 Porsche and the #7 Toyota.

Buemi overtook Shwartzman with a daring transfer across the outdoors at Mulsanne, bringing the #8 Toyota as much as third place, and issues went from dangerous to worse for the #83 Ferrari, which pitted not lengthy later with plumes of smoke emanating from its brakes. Though it has not formally retired, this end result appears doubtless.

Whereas James Calado’s #50 Ferrari let Miguel Molina’s #51 sister automobile by way of, Buemi (Toyota #8) did the identical for Kobayashi’s #7. The Japanese veteran driver and staff principal went on to attain the quickest lap of the race to date, a 3m28.756s, on the finish of a outstanding 2.5-hour stint on the wheel. Jose Maria Lopez subsequently took this automobile over, however suffered a gradual puncture which price it a while.

At 1pm, the #2 Cadillac pushed by Alex Palou nonetheless led, 4 seconds forward of the #50 Ferrari with Molina on the wheel, Brendon Hartley’s #8 Toyota being an additional eight seconds away. Kevin Estre’s #6 Porsche and Alessandro Pier Guidi’s #51 Ferrari had been battling it out for fourth, and the highest 9 vehicles remained on the lead lap.

The LMP2 class stays hotly contested, with a good battle between Inter Europol’s #34 entry and Vector Sport’s #10 automobile. The previous took the lead as Clement Novalak overtook Patrick Pilet when the veteran put two wheels within the gravel on the exit of Indianapolis nook.

Nevertheless, the newest spherical of pitstops thrust IDEC Sport’s #28 machine into the lead, with Reshad de Gerus, Paul Lafargue and Job van Uitert having little margin for consolation as a result of 5 vehicles chasing them fewer than 40 seconds behind.

In GT3, the #81 Corvette from TF Sport and United Autosports’ #59 McLaren had been hit by hassle as they stopped on monitor – the latter retired. In the meantime, the battle for the win is now a duel between Manthey’s #91 Porsche (Lietz-Shahin-Schuring) and WRT’s #31 BMW (Farfus-Gelael-Leung), with simply two seconds between them.

2024 Le Mans 24 Hours – Hour 21 outcomes

POS # STATUS CLASS TEAM CAR LAPS GAPS PITS
1 2 RUN Hypercar H CADILLAC RACING 264 23
2 50 RUN Hypercar H FERRARI AF CORSE 264 4.298 22
3 8 RUN Hypercar H TOYOTA GAZOO RACING 264 16.072 24
4 51 RUN Hypercar H FERRARI AF CORSE 264 31.664 24
5 6 RUN Hypercar H PORSCHE PENSKE MOTORSPORT 264 32.158 24
6 7 RUN Hypercar H TOYOTA GAZOO RACING 264 51.693 27
7 12 RUN Hypercar H HERTZ TEAM JOTA 264 1:11.961 23
8 5 RUN Hypercar H PORSCHE PENSKE MOTORSPORT 264 1:15.720 20
9 38 RUN Hypercar H HERTZ TEAM JOTA 264 1:26.542 26
10 94 RUN Hypercar H PEUGEOT TOTALENERGIES 263 1:54.723 26
11 63 RUN Hypercar H LAMBORGHINI IRON LYNX 262 2 laps 21
12 93 RUN Hypercar H PEUGEOT TOTALENERGIES 262 3:29.788 25
13 19 RUN Hypercar H LAMBORGHINI IRON LYNX 262 26.780 23
14 11 RUN Hypercar H ISOTTA FRASCHINI

 

Isotta Fraschini Tipo6-C

257 7 laps 25
15 28 RUN LM P2 IDEC SPORT 252 12 laps 27
16 34 RUN LM P2 INTER EUROPOL COMPETITION 252 42.695 26
17 37 RUN LM P2 COOL RACING 252 43.187 25
18 22 RUN LM P2 UNITED AUTOSPORTS 252 49.588 26
19 10 RUN LM P2 VECTOR SPORT 252 49.868 27
20 183 RUN LM P2 P/A AF CORSE 252 1:02.951 25
21 14 RUN LM P2 P/A AO BY TF 251 13 laps 24
22 33 RUN LM P2 P/A DKR ENGINEERING 250 14 laps 27
23 25 RUN LM P2 ALGARVE PRO RACING 250 1:07.963 26
24 65 RUN LM P2 P/A PANIS RACING 249 15 laps 31
25 83 IN Hypercar H AF CORSE 248 16 laps 21
26 47 IN LM P2 P/A COOL RACING 248 1:46.981 25
27 24 RUN LM P2 NIELSEN RACING 246 18 laps 26
28 99 IN Hypercar H PROTON COMPETITION 244 20 laps 24
29 91 RUN LMGT3 MANTHEY EMA

 

Porsche 911 GT3 R LMGT3

238 26 laps 24
30 31 RUN LMGT3 TEAM WRT 238 2:15.228 23
31 88 RUN LMGT3 PROTON COMPETITION 238 3:14.688 25
32 87 RUN LMGT3 AKKODIS ASP TEAM 238 5.079 23
33 85 RUN LMGT3 IRON DAMES

 

Lamborghini Huracan LMGT3 Evo2

238 9.005 22
34 44 RUN LMGT3 PROTON COMPETITION 238 21.895 24
35 78 RUN LMGT3 AKKODIS ASP TEAM 238 1:52.687 27
36 86 RUN LMGT3 GR RACING 238 1:59.157 26
37 55 RUN LMGT3 VISTA AF CORSE 237 27 laps 25
38 777 RUN LMGT3 D’STATION RACING

 

Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGT3

237 55.085 24
39 155 RUN LMGT3 SPIRIT OF RACE 237 1:15.974 24
40 82 RUN LMGT3 TF SPORT 236 28 laps 24
41 311 RUN Hypercar H WHELEN CADILLAC RACING 233 31 laps 21
42 70 RUN LMGT3 INCEPTION RACING

 

McLaren 720S LMGT3 Evo

233 44.888 25
43 92 RUN LMGT3 MANTHEY PURERXCING

 

Porsche 911 GT3 R LMGT3

233 1:04.463 27
44 23 RUN LM P2 P/A UNITED AUTOSPORTS USA 228 36 laps 27
45 81 RUN LMGT3 TF SPORT 225 39 laps 25
46 60 RUN LMGT3 IRON LYNX

 

Lamborghini Huracan LMGT3 Evo2

217 47 laps 22
47 77 RUN LMGT3 PROTON COMPETITION 185 79 laps 18
48 20 IN Hypercar H BMW M TEAM WRT 92 172 laps 10
49 3 Ret Hypercar H CADILLAC RACING 223 41 laps 22
50 59 Ret LMGT3 UNITED AUTOSPORTS

 

McLaren 720S LMGT3 Evo

220 44 laps 23
51 95 IN LMGT3 UNITED AUTOSPORTS

 

McLaren 720S LMGT3 Evo

212 52 laps 21
52 4 STOP Hypercar H PORSCHE PENSKE MOTORSPORT 211 53 laps 24
53 27 Ret LMGT3 HEART OF RACING TEAM

 

Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGT3

196 68 laps 17
54 45 STOP LM P2 P/A CROWDSTRIKE RACING BY APR 149 115 laps 16
55 66 STOP LMGT3 JMW MOTORSPORT 112 152 laps 14
56 30 STOP LM P2 P/A DUQUEINE TEAM 112 0.000 14
57 46 STOP LMGT3 TEAM WRT 109 155 laps 10
58 15 STOP Hypercar H BMW M TEAM WRT 102 162 laps 10
59 36 Ret Hypercar H ALPINE ENDURANCE TEAM 88 176 laps 10
60 9 STOP LM P2 PROTON COMPETITION 86 178 laps 10
61 35 STOP Hypercar H ALPINE ENDURANCE TEAM 75 189 laps 8
62 54 STOP LMGT3 VISTA AF CORSE 30 234 laps 3



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