#1 Audi - Photo Credit: Audi Motorsport

The #1 Audi moved back ahead as the hour came to a close - Photo Credit: Audi Motorsport

Benoit Treluyer leads Allan McNish by three seconds with four hours of the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans remaining.

The #2 of Rinaldo Capello led at the start of the hour, conceding the lead to #1 driver Marcel Fassler when he made a pitstop. Fassler then came in, handing over to Treluyer and giving the lead back to Capello.

Capello stopped again before the end of the hour, passing the baton on to McNish who rejoined the action just behind Treluyer.

The third-placed #4 twice slowed out on track during the hour with reported gearbox issues. Marco Bonanomi has handed over that car to Oliver Jarvis. Romain Dumas remains fourth in the #3 to maintain Audi's stranglehold on the top four.

The Starworks #44 continues to head LMP2 with Ryan Dalziel now behind the wheel, while the AF Corse #51 Ferrari remains in the lead of GTE Pro. In GTE Am, Labre leads its close long-running battle with Imsa by 45 seconds.

2012 24 Hours of Le Mans class standings after 20 hours:

LMP1

  1. #1 – Audi Sport Team Joest – Lotterer/Fassler/Treluyer – 316 laps
  2. #2 – Audi Sport Team Joest – McNish/Capello/Kristensen – 316 laps
  3. #4 – Audi Sport Team North America – Bonanomi/Jarvis/Rockenfeller – 313 laps
  4. #3 – Audi Sport Team Joest – Dumas/Duval/Gene – 308 laps
  5. #12 – Rebellion Racing – Prost/Jani/Heidfeld- 307 laps

LMP2

  1. #44 – Starworks Motorsport – Potolicchio/Dalziel/Kimber-Smith – 296 laps
  2. #46 – Thiriet by TDS Racing – Beche/Thiriet/Tinseau – 295 laps
  3. #49 – Pecom Racing – Perez Companc/Ayari/Kaffer- 295 laps
  4. #26 – Signatech Nissan – Panciatici/Ragues/Rusinov – 293 laps
  5. #25 – ADR-Delta – Martin/Charouz/Graves – 291 laps

LMGTE Pro

  1. #51 – AF Corse – Fisichella/Bruni/Vilander – 281 laps
  2. #59 – Luxury Racing – Makowiecki/Melo/Farnbacher – 278 laps
  3. #97 – Aston Martin Racing – Fernandez/Turner/Mucke – 277 laps
  4. #73 – Corvette Racing – Taylor/Garcia/Magnussen – 274 laps
  5. #71 – AF Corse – Bertolini/Cioci/Beretta – 271 laps

LMGTE Am

  1. #67 – Imsa Performance Matmut – Armindo/Narac/Pons –  274 laps
  2. #50 – Larbre Competition – Bornhauser/Canal/Lamy – 274 laps
  3. #57 – Krohn Racing – Krohn/Jonsson/Rugolo – 269 laps
  4. #79 – Flying Lizard Motorsports – Neiman/Pilet/Pumpelly – 260 laps
  5. #70 – Larbre Competition – Belloc/Bourret/Gibon- 257 laps