H15: #2 Peugeot extends lead

The #2 Peugeot continues to hold off the two undelayed Audis at the front of the field after 15 hours of this year's Le Mans 24 Hours

H15: #2 Peugeot extends lead

Nicolas Minassian has been pulling away from the field, setting laps in the 3m21s and 3m20s around the middle of the hour. He is now well over a lap ahead of Timo Bernhard, who has just got in the #9 Audi.

The #8 Audi R15 plus, currently with Benoit Treluyer at the wheel, is third, chased by the recovering #1 Peugeot and #7 Audi.

Aston Martin continues to dominate the petrol runners, #007 leading its sister #009 car by three laps as it holds seventh overall. With the collapse of the Rebellion challenge, the first non-Aston is the #6 ORECA machine in 12th, 14 laps behind the lead Lola-Aston.

The #42 Strakka HPD continues to lead LMP2. Jonny Kane is now between two and three laps, depending on pitstop sequence, ahead after the rival #26 HPD was delayed slightly with rear bodywork issues.

Brake pad changes for the two quickest Porsches have only added to Chevrolet's lead in the GT2 category. The #64 car, currently driven by Olivier Beretta, is still less than a lap ahead of Johnny O'Connell in the sister #63 machine.

While the faultless GT2 leaders are now in the top 20 overall, the troubled GT1 class is led by the #50 Saleen in 25th overall.

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