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#1 Porsche dominating at Le Mans as LMP2 cars fight for podium

Porsche #1 Le Mans 2017

Porsche leads the Le Mans 24 Hours after 13 hours with it the only LMP1 not to encounter problems in this year's race.

The #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid shared by Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer and Nick Tandy has extended its advantage to 10 laps over the chasing LMP2 pack.

Tandy handed over to Lotterer during an hour in which they were lapping six or seven seconds slower than their ultimate race pace.

The delayed #2 Porsche with Brendon Hartley at the wheel has moved up to 16th position and is now only seven laps down on the second-placed Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA-Gibson driven by Ho-Pin Tung.

The #8 Toyota, which like the second Porsche has had a new motor generator unit installed, is down in 38th position.

JACKIE CHAN TAKES COMMAND OF LMP2

Ho-Pin Tung moved the #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA into the lead in LMP2 and holds a lead of 4.3s over David Heineiemer Hansson in the #13 Rebellion ORECA.

The #38 car had been expected to slip back to second when Tung made his stop at the end of lap 189, but he was able to re-emerge just ahead of the lead Rebellion.

The #35 Signatech ORECA of Pierre Ragues ran third at the end of the hour, but is due to slip back behind the #31 Rebellion of Julien Canal when it makes its next stop.

The #31 car had led at the start of the hour, but Nicolas Prost spent five minutes in the pits after being rolled into the garage for some running repairs.

FERRARI UP FRONT IN GTE

Nicki Thiim is leading GTE Pro in the #95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE.

Alessandro Pier Guidi pitted out of the lead just before the end of the hour in the #51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE

A total of 10 cars were still on the lead lap in GTE Pro with 11 hours of the race to go.

The British JMW squad led GTE Am with its new Ferrari 488 GTE, Will Stevens holding a lead of the better part of a lap over the TF Sport Aston with Euan Hankey at the wheel.

POSITIONS AFTER 13 HOURS

PosClassCarDriversLapsGap
1LMP1#1 PorscheJani, Lotterer, Tandy203
2LMP2#38 OrecaTung, Laurent, Jarvis193+ 10 Laps
3LMP2#13 OrecaPiquet Jr, H. Hansson, Beche193+ 4.332s
4LMP2#35 AlpinePanciatici, Ragues, Negrao192+ 11 Laps
5LMP2#31 OrecaProst, Canal, Senna192+ 15.290s
6LMP2#24 OrecaGraves, Hirschi, Vergne192+ 1m03.802s
7LMP2#40 OrecaAllen, Matelli, Bradley191+ 12 Laps
8LMP2#32 LigierOwen, De Sadeleer, Albuquerque191+ 54.772s
9LMP2#37 OrecaCheng, Gommendy, Brundle191+ 2m17.494s
10LMP2#23 LigierBarthez, Buret, Berthon188+ 15 Laps
11LMP2#21 OrecaHedman, Hanley, Rosenqvist187+ 16 Laps
12LMP2#28 OrecaPerrodo, Vaxiviere, Collard187+ 1m06.130s
13LMP2#34 LigierMoore, Hanson, Chandhok187+ 1m51.255s
14LMP1#2 PorscheBernhard, Bamber, Hartley186+ 17 Laps
15LMP2#39 OrecaGuibbert, Trouillet, Winslow186+ 0.139s
16LMP2#47 DallaraLacorte, Sernagiotto, Belicchi185+ 18 Laps
17LMP2#33 LigierNicolet, Nicolet, Maris182+ 21 Laps
18GTE Pro#95 AstonThiim, Sorensen, Stanaway180+ 23 Laps
19GTE Pro#51 FerrariCalado, Pier Guidi, Rugolo179+ 24 Laps
20GTE Pro#97 AstonTurner, Adam, Serra179+ 9.182s
21GTE Pro#91 PorscheLietz, Makowiecki, Pilet179+ 35.332s
22LMP2#17 LigierLafargue, Lafargue, Zollinger179+ 44.947s
23GTE Pro#71 FerrariRigon, Bird, Molina179+ 1m10.137s
24GTE Pro#92 PorscheChristensen, Estre, Werner179+ 1m15.754s
25GTE Pro#68 FordHand, Muller, Kanaan179+ 1m46.445s
26GTE Pro#67 FordPriaulx, Tincknell, Derani179+ 2m01.679s
27GTE Pro#63 ChevroletMagnussen, Garcia, Taylor179+ 2m25.383s
28GTE Pro#69 FordBriscoe, Westbrook, Dixon179+ 2m51.950s
29LMP2#36 AlpineDumas, Menezes, Rao178+ 25 Laps
30LMP2#29 DallaraLammers, Van Eerd, Barrichello178+ 1m39.362s
31GTE Am#84 FerrariSmith, Stevens, Vanthoor176+ 27 Laps
32GTE Am#90 AstonYoluc, Hankey, Bell176+ 3m15.164s
33GTE Am#77 PorscheRied, Cairoli, Dienst175+ 28 Laps
34GTE Am#55 FerrariCameron, Scott, Cioci175+ 3.899s
35GTE Pro#64 ChevroletGavin, Milner, Fassler175+ 19.172s
36GTE Am#62 FerrariMacneil, Sweedler, Bell175+ 35.029s
37LMP1#8 ToyotaBuemi, Davidson, Nakajima175+ 1m34.120s
38GTE Am#99 AstonHoward, Gunn, Bryant174+ 29 Laps
39GTE Am#61 FerrariMok, Sawa, Griffin174+ 1m57.339s
40GTE Am#83 FerrariKrohn, Jonsson, Bertolini173+ 30 Laps
41GTE Am#93 PorscheLong, Al Faisal, Hedlund173+ 29.419s
42GTE Am#65 FerrariNielsen, Balzan, Curtis173+ 2m12.248s
43GTE Pro#66 FordMucke, Pla, Johnson173+ 2m37.229s
44GTE Am#86 PorscheWainwright, Barker, Foster173+ 2m53.618s
45GTE Am#98 AstonDalla Lana, Lamy, Lauda172+ 31 Laps
46GTE Am#54 FerrariFlohr, Castellacci, Beretta172+ 45.431s
47LMP2#27 DallaraAleshin, Sirotkin, Shaitar171+ 32 Laps
48GTE Am#60 FerrariWee, Katoh, Parente171+ 27.716s
49LMP2#22 OrecaRojas, Hirakawa, Gutierrez167+ 36 Laps
50LMP2#45 LigierPatterson, Mcmurry, Capillaire165+ 38 Laps
51LMP2#43 RileyKeating, Bleekemolen, Taylor164+ 39 Laps
52GTE Am#50 ChevroletRees, Brandela, Philippon162+ 41 Laps
53LMP2#49 LigierKonopka, Calko, Breukers148+ 55 Laps
54LMP1#9 ToyotaLapierre, Kunimoto, Lopez160Retired
55LMP1#7 ToyotaConway, Kobayashi, Sarrazin154Retired
56LMP2#25 OrecaGonzalez, Trummer, Petrov152Retired
57GTE Pro#82 FerrariVilander, Fisichella, Kaffer72Retired
58LMP2#26 OrecaRusinov, Thiriet, Lynn20Retired
59GTE Am#88 PorscheBachler, Lemeret, Al Qubaisi18Retired
60LMP1#4 EnsoWebb, Kraihamer, Bonanomi7Retired
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