#82 CONTINUES TO HOLD GT2 LEAD
The best news from Risi Competizione is that there has been little of importance to report over the last four hours! The team's red Ferrari 430GT has run without any significant problems, and Brazilian driver Jaime Melo has been the first within the team to complete a triple stint. The #82 car currently holds a one lap lead over its competitors in the GT2 class.
Melo: "It was getting a bit hard in the last stint, when it was completely dark but otherwise the car is going very well and is very well balanced. The Michelin tires have been very consistent for the triple stint and so far, so good. In the traffic, it's quite hard to get through -- especially the slower prototypes -- but everything is going okay. I hope we can finish the race in the same position as now."
Mika Salo is now behind the wheel, having taken over from Melo and had an exciting moment two laps into his stint when he reported a right front puncture. He returned to the pits where the tires were replaced and the problem was diagnosed as a severe flat spot.
The next update will be issued at 0600 Hours CET.