H8: #1 delay puts #2 Peugeot ahead

The #2 Peugeot now holds a narrow lead over the ORECA 908 after the leading #1 car lost four laps in the pits with alternator trouble

H8: #1 delay puts #2 Peugeot ahead

Franck Montagny is at the wheel of the French manufacturer's sole factory car not to hit trouble so far, with Olivier Panis only just over a minute behind in the as-yet problem free #4 car.

The #8 and #9 Audis are now running 10 seconds apart in third and fourth places, with Benoit Treluyer and Mike Rockenfeller at the controls. Allan McNish has taken over the #7 R15 and dropped behind Stefan Mucke's #007 Aston Martin in the process.

Marc Gene is back on track in the #1 Peugeot and now running in seventh place, one lap ahead of Darren Turner in the #009 Aston and two ahead of Oliver Jarvis in the #15 Kolles Audi.

Strakka Racing is back in possession of the LMP2 class lead. Jonny Kane moved ahead when he stayed in his HPD during a pitstop while Marco Werner handed the Highcroft machine over to David Brabham. Kane has a comfortable lead now after Brabham made a precautionary pitstop to check a vibration.

Thomas Mutsch still has two laps of breathing space in the #60 Matech Ford GT, with Stephane Gregoire having taken over the #72 Alphand Corvette.

It was an hour of attrition for the race's two most competitive classes and, sadly, the thrilling battle for the GT2 lead could not last the distance. The #82 Risi Ferrari hit trouble and has been sitting in the pits for the last 15 minute with a gearbox problem, leaving Corvette with a comfortable 1-2. Oliver Gavin is a minute clear of Jan Magnussen, with Richard Lietz two minutes further back in the #77 Felbermayr Porsche.

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