2016 24 Hours of Le Mans – Hour 11 Update: AF’s run its Corse


Mike Conway in the #6 Toyota GAZOO Racing TS050 leads the 24 Hours of Le Mans

The safety car dominated the opening 30 minutes of the hour, allowing the #6 Toyota GAZOO Racing to hold its two minute gap over its team mate and the #2 Porsche Team.

LMP1

The safety car allowed #6 Toyota TS050 to maintain his 2 minute gap over his teammate in the #5. Though Romain Dumas in the #2 Porsche quickly retook the second position as the safety car lights went out. As the hour ended, the gap was down to 6 seconds.

The day of woe continued for the #12 Rebellion, which was pushed back into the garage. Meanwhile the #8 Audi continued his cautious comeback, still only a lap down.

As the hour came to an end, the #6 kept his lead, but the #5 took on only fuel, as the team chose not to change its tyres or get a new driver, despite Anthony Davidson being woken up 15 minutes before. Meanwhile problems on the #7 Audi continued, with another puncture.

LMP2

The battle for the lead intensified with the safety car having closed up the gap. The #26 G-Drive Racing found itself in the lead despite the drive through earlier in the race. They were forced to sacrifice the position as they made a pitstop but only dropped to third.

A three car fight for the win was starting to emerge as the #46 and #36 maintained their ten second gap to each other, with the Signatech Alpine in the lead at the end of the hour.

GT Pro

As the safety car was called at the start of the hour, the #66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK was pushed into the garage, making it a two car battle for the lead. The Risi Competizione lead at the end of the eleventh hour.

The #71 AF Corse came to a stop in zone 5 as Davide Rigon was left to abandon the car that was now stuck in the gravel in the moist conditions. He had been running ninth in class, with a slow zone being called as the marshals recovered the 458.

GT Am

The #88 Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing car may have dominated the last two hours, but the race was a long way from over, with the #62 Scuderia Corse closing the gap as the hour went on.