Peugeot still on top, RS Spyders swap spots

Peugeot still retains the overall lead in the 76th Le Mans 24 Hours, although Tom Kristensen still remains close in the No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI. The team continues to hold the two top spots, as the No. 9 Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP stays ahead of the No. 7 car.

#9 Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908: Franck Montagny, Ricardo Zonta, Christian Klien.
Photo by Tom Haapanen.

The LM P2 Leader, the No. 31 Team Essex Porsche RS Spyder Evo suffered a puncture and lost the lead to the other RS Spyder, the No. 34 of Van Merksteijn Motorsport. Fortunately for Team Essex, the puncture happened towards the end of the 8.5-mile lap so the time loss was minimal.

The No. 19 Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport Lola B06/10 of Bob Berridge, Gareth Evans and Amanda Stretton recovered to the pits after Stretton managed to crash the Lola on her first lap after taking over the car. Stretton managed to wrestle the car back to the pits but lost over 50 minutes in the process. The car was fixed and is now running again in 50th place, with Evans now at the wheel.

Rain is now forcast for around midnight and the temperature has fallen to 18C.