The two Aston Martin cars simultaneously suffered problems with just 90 minutes to go before the end of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The #59 car of Darren Turner was pulled into the garage with overheating problems at the same time as Tomas Enge in the #58 car slowed suddenly and started weaving as if he had run out of fuel.

Elsewhere on the circuit Richard Stanton ran wide and softly into a tyre barrier in his Racesport Peninsula TVR Tuscan just as separately the Team Jota / Zytek Engineering of Sam Hignett also ran wide and head-on into a barrier too. Both cars rejoined and toured back to the pitlane slowly.

There was some good news for supporters of British teams when the RML MG Lola of Tomas Erdos rejoined after an extended pitstop to investigate why the car spun under breaking for the final chicane.

At the front of the race the #16 Pescarolo Sport of Jean Christophe Boullion was called into the pitlane to clear out the sidepods and radiators, a move which ended his charge towards the leading Champion Racing Audi R8 of Tom Kristensen.