#82 HOLDS STRONG LEAD; #83 MOVING ON UP
At the three quarters point in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the two Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GTs have been running like clockwork, with no concerns or worries. The only worry that has threatened in the last two hours is the possibility on the radar screens of some inclement weather. The #82 remains at the head of the GT2 class into the 18th hour.
The team's drivers through the night have benefited, or endured, depending on your point of view, from several extensive safety car periods due to serious accidents to both an LMP1 car and one of Risi's leading competitors, the Flying Lizard Motorsport Porsche. Fortunately the drivers of both these cars have escaped serious injury.
Prior to these interruptions, the Risi and Krohn drivers were double or triple stinting in their Ferraris. Houston's Tracy Krohn settled into an excellent rhythm in his double stint and recorded some of his fastest times of the week so far which contributed to the #83 progressing up the classification from 8th to 5th.
The next report will be issued after the conclusion of the race at 1500 hrs, Sunday June 14