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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.