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6 hours completed in the 2011 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

9:00 PM Le Mans, France With 6 hours of racing completed, one hour of which was run under full course yellow flag, the first 5 cars are separated by a little over a minute. Audi is down to two R18's after the #3 car being driven by Allan McNish collected the Luxury Racing Ferrari 458 Italia, near "The Esses". The crash was one of the most violent crashes I have seen, almost flipping over the Armco barrier and into a group of photographers. Surprisingly nobody was injured and Allan is back at the track after being thoroughly checked out by doctors at a hospital in Le Mans. The #7 Peugeot 908 and #2 Audi R18 have been swapping the lead on and off, with the Audi being able to go at a quicker speed, while the Peugeots can go for an extra lap before refueling. Current standings are below:
pos # Team Class Driver Best Gap Last Laps Pit
1 7 Peugeot Sport Total -Peugeot 908 LMP1 Gene M. 3:28.907 3:33.093 98 7
2 2 Audi Sport Team Joest -Audi R18 Tdi LMP1 Lotterer A. 3:28.263 16.233 3:29.200 98 8
3 9 Team Peugeot Total -Peugeot 908 LMP1 Lamy P. 3:28.478 1:18.311 3:35.171 98 7
4 1 Audi Sport Team Joest -Audi R18 Tdi LMP1 Rockenfeller M. 3:28.389 1:18.502 3:34.947 98 8
5 8 Peugeot Sport Total -Peugeot 908 LMP1 Minassian N. 3:28.867 2:27.391 3:35.845 98 8
6 10 Team Oreca Matmut -Peugeot 908 Hdi-Fap LMP1 Panis O. 3:30.917 1 Lap 3:35.396 97 8
7 12 Rebellion Racing -Lola B 10/60 Coupe-Toyota LMP1 Prost N. 3:36.659 3 Laps 3:48.227 95 PIT OUT 8
8 16 Pescarolo Team -Pescarolo Judd LMP1 Collard E. 3:36.011 3 Laps 3:36.463 95 8
9 13 Rebellion Racing -Lola B 10/60 Coupe-Toyota LMP1 Boullion J. 3:37.102 3 Laps 3:39.192 95 8
10 48 Team Oreca Matmut -Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 Hallyday D. 3:42.278 6 Laps 3:52.310 92 8
11 22 Kronos Racing -Lola Aston Martin LMP1 Ickx V. 3:39.803 6 Laps 3:42.901 92 9
12 41 Greaves Motorsport -Zytek Nissan LMP2 Kimber-Smith T. 3:45.210 7 Laps 3:56.686 91 PIT OUT 8
13 39 Pecom Racing -Lola B11/40-Judd Bmw LMP2 Kaffer P. 3:45.283 7 Laps 3:47.856 91 8
14 24 Oak Racing -Oak Pescarolo-Judd LMP1 Nicolet J. 3:45.127 7 Laps 3:51.292 91 8
15 42 Strakka Racing -Honda Performance Development Arx 01 D LMP2 Kane J. 3:45.056 7 Laps 3:45.546 91 8
16 36 Rml -Honda Performance Development Arx 01 D LMP2 Collins B. 3:48.160 8 Laps 4:02.200 90 PIT 8
17 33 Level 5 Motorsports -Lola Coupe-Honda Performance LMP2 Bouchut C. 3:47.895 8 Laps 3:53.450 90 8
18 49 Oak Racing -Oak Pescarolo-Bmw LMP2 De Crem N. 3:45.318 9 Laps 3:47.644 89 8
19 26 Signatech Nissan -Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 Ayari S. 3:42.625 9 Laps 3:45.200 89 8
20 35 Oak Racing -Oak Pescarolo-Judd Bmw LMP2 Da Rocha F. 3:50.658 10 Laps 3:57.881 88 7
21 74 Corvette Racing -Chevrolet Corvette C6 Zr1 GTEPro Gavin O. 3:59.988 10 Laps 4:02.004 88 6
22 56 Bmw Motorsport -Bmw M3 Gt GTEPro Priaulx A. 4:00.284 10 Laps 4:02.239 88 6
23 59 Luxury Racing -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Ortelli S. 4:00.808 11 Laps 4:03.301 87 5
24 73 Corvette Racing -Chevrolet Corvette C6 Zr1 GTEPro Garcia A. 4:01.292 11 Laps 4:03.388 87 7
25 75 Prospeed Competition -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Goossens M. 4:02.004 11 Laps 5:26.232 87 6
26 80 Flying Lizard Motorsports -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Luhr L. 4:02.063 11 Laps 4:04.256 87 6
27 51 Af Corse Srl -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Bruni G. 4:00.035 11 Laps 4:00.899 87 6
28 66 Jmw Motorsport -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Sugden T. 4:01.480 12 Laps 4:07.114 86 6
29 55 Bmw Motorsport -Bmw M3 Gt GTEPro Werner D. 4:00.244 12 Laps 4:02.916 86 6
30 76 Imsa Performance Matmut -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Narac R. 4:02.935 12 Laps 4:05.426 86 6
31 44 Extreme Limite Am Paris -Norma M200p-Judd Bmw LMP2 Rosier F. 3:55.254 12 Laps 3:55.458 86 8
32 77 Team Felbermayr-Proton -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Lietz R. 4:00.498 12 Laps 4:02.973 86 6
33 50 Larbre Competition -Chevrolet Corvette C6 Zr1 NA Canal J. 4:07.222 13 Laps 5:10.543 85 6
34 70 Larbre Competition -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) NA Belloc J. 4:04.546 13 Laps 4:07.051 85 5
35 57 Krohn Racing -Ferrari F430 NA Krohn T. 4:05.224 13 Laps 4:11.146 85 6
36 63 Proton Competition -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) NA Felbermayr Jr. H. 4:04.068 13 Laps 4:05.399 85 5
37 81 Flying Lizard Motorsports -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) NA Neiman S. 4:05.411 13 Laps 4:17.587 85 5
38 60 Gulf Amr Middle East -Aston Martin Vantage NA Goethe R. 4:04.755 13 Laps 4:17.151 85 5
39 61 Af Corse Srl -Ferrari F430 NA Breslin S. 4:04.288 14 Laps 4:14.243 84 6
40 65 Lotus Jetalliance -Lotus Evora GTEPro Rossiter J. 4:09.556 14 Laps 4:16.221 84 PIT 6
41 71 Af Corse -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Waltrip M. 4:03.756 15 Laps 4:12.844 83 5
42 89 Hankook-Team Farnbacher -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Farnbacher D. 4:01.390 16 Laps 6:21.357 82 PIT 6
43 62 Crs Racing -Ferrari F430 NA Lynn S. 4:08.998 16 Laps 4:14.562 82 6
44 40 Race Performance -Oreca 03-Judd Bmw LMP2 Rostan M. 3:48.210 16 Laps 3:53.631 82 8
45 88 Team Felbermayr-Proton -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Al-Faisal A. 4:02.299 17 Laps 4:33.107 81 PIT OUT 6
46 83 Jmb Racing -Ferrari F430 NA Rodrigues M. 4:05.762 17 Laps 4:17.781 81 6
47 68 Robertson Racing Llc -Ford Gt-Doran NA Murry D. 4:09.283 21 Laps 4:09.283 77 7
48 79 Jota -Aston Martin Vantage GTEPro Buncombe C. 4:02.871 24 Laps 5:14.636 74 PIT 6
49 64 Lotus Jetalliance -Lotus Evora GTEPro Rich M. 4:19.377 29 Laps 5:24.325 69 PIT 5
50 58 Luxury Racing -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Jakubowski F. 4:02.357 32 Laps 5:39.267 66 PIT 7
51 5 Hope Racing -Oreca Swiss Hy Tech-Hybrid LMP1 Zacchia S. 3:50.255 37 Laps 4:05.994 61 PIT OUT 8
52 15 Oak Racing -Oak Pescarolo-Judd LMP1 Moreau G. 3:38.863 54 Laps 3:38.937 44 10
53 20 Quifel-Asm Team -Zytek 09 Sc LMP1 Amaral M. 3:40.191 50 Laps 3:54.929 48 RET 4
54 3 Audi Sport North America -Audi R18 Tdi LMP1 Mcnish A. 3:28.462 84 Laps 3:30.265 14 RET 1
55 007 Aston Martin Racing -Aston Martin Amr-One LMP1 Mucke S. 3:48.099 94 Laps 2:52:46.828 4 RET 2
56 009 Aston Martin Racing -Aston Martin Amr-One LMP1 Fernandez A. 3:51.783 96 Laps 3:51.783 2 RET 0

As the French Tri-Color drops, the longest sprint race has started: 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

3:00 PM Le Mans, France, the FIA President Jean Todt dropped the French Tri-Color to start the 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Both Audi R18 and Peugeot 908's are off at a blistering race pace, which looks to be much faster than the petrol powered P1 prototypes. R18 # driven by Benoit Treluyer is currently leading the race, with Timo Bernhard in the #1 Audi R18 in second. The #7 and #9 Peugeot 908's chase close behind to the Audi R18s with #3 Audi R18 driven by Allan McNish chasing them down

Red Flag during the Wednesday Night Qualifying after #1 Audi R18 TDI hits stopped #60 Aston Martin Vantage

With about an hour to go in the Thursday night qualifying, the #1 Audi R18 TDI hit the stopped #60 Aston Martin Vantage. Both drivers appear OK, however both cars are heavily damaged, and are being flat bedded to Parc Ferme. The #2 Audi R18 was being driven by Romain Dumas, and came around the Mulsanne corner to find the #60 Aston Martin Vantage being driven by Roald Goethe which appeared stopped at the outside of the turn.

The Thursday night qualifying session has been extended until 12:06 due to the red flag, and the green flag has been flown and qualifying has continued.

Current running with 35 minutes left are:

#2 Audi R18 TDI 3:27:939
#1 Audi R18 TDI 3:27:949
#3 Audi R18 TDI 3:28:301
#7 Peugeot 908 3:28:796
#9 Peugeot 908 3:29:466
#8 Peugeot 908 3:29:578

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