The track dried significantly during the 21st hour and Peugeot have been able to relaunch their attack.
The No.2 Audi continues to lead, having changed to intermediate tyres and then slicks. But Jacques Villeneuve, also initially on intermediates, chipped away at the gap and was just over three minutes behind when he handed the car over to Marc Gene.
Tom Kristensen is now on board the No.2 Audi.
The No.3 Audi of Mike Rockenfeller was the first of the leading LMP1s to take on slicks as it strives to challenge the No.9 Peugeot in third place.
The No.8 Peugeot, currently with Pedro Lamy aboard, is now up to fifth, having taken advantage of the clutch problems that struck the No.1 Audi.
The Audi has now resumed in sixth, less than two laps ahead of the No.17 Pescarolo that continues to lead the petrol field.
Jos Verstappen's Van Merksteijn Motorsport Porsche continues to comfortably head LMP2. Tthe Essex Porsche has now reasserted itself over the No.35 Team Saulnier Pescarolo in second.
Darren Turner has continued to hold the GT1 lead in the 009 Aston Martin after taking over from David Brabham. The car changed to slicks half-way through the hour after Christian Fittipaldi showed slicks were the way to go in the Team Modena Aston.
The No.63 Chevrolet Corvette continues to chase the Aston, the gap hovering around a lap depending on the stops.
The Risi Ferrari continues to lead GT2 from the Virgo machine and the No.97 BMS Scuderia Italia 430.
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