Tudor Championship regulars in early contention

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The two-car Corvette Racing team ran 1-2 in the GTE Pro class for a period early in the race.

Despite tricky conditions in which it rained off and on a couple times through the early stages of the 24 hours, two TUDOR Championship regular teams are well within striking distance of their class lead, albeit with a long way still to go.

The two-car Corvette Racing team ran 1-2 in the GTE Pro class for a period early in the race. With four-and-a-half hours gone in the race, the No. 74 Corvette C7.R driven by Tommy Milner held the class lead, while Jordan Taylor was running sixth and still on the lead lap in the No. 73 Corvette.

In the GTE Am class, the No. 77 Dempsey Racing-Proton Porsche entry led a substantial portion of the early hours, as Porsche factory driver Patrick Long opened the race with a triple stint behind the wheel. At the same four-hour and 30-minute mark, Hollywood star Patrick Dempsey was holding down third place in class.

And in the LM P2 category, OAK Racing – which is fielding a full-time TUDOR Championship Prototype team – held the class lead with Alex Brundle behind the wheel of its No. 35 Ligier-Honda prototype. Brundle is the son of legendary British racer Martin Brundle, who won the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 1988 World Sportscar Championship.

NASCAR Wire Service

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Series LEMANS , TUSC
Event 24 Hours of Le Mans
Article type Race report
Tags corvette, jordan taylor, lemans, tommy milner, tusc