Kristensen on Brink of Record Win

They say you should never count your chickens until they've hatched, but Tom Kristensen is now just a little over three hours away from becoming the most successful driver in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours, looking set for his seventh win

Kristensen on Brink of Record Win

The Dane is being chased down by the number 16 Pescarolo of Jean-Christophe Boullion, Emmanuel Collard and Erik Comas and it's possible that he will stay on board all the way to the finish at 16:00.

Should he hang on, Tom will outstrip the record of six Le Mans wins that he shares with Jacky Ickx. Amazingly, it will be the 37-year-old's sixth win in the past seven years. His first came on his Le Mans debut in 1997 with a Joest-run Porsche WSC95, before winning three in a row for a Joest-run Audi, one in 2003 in a Joest-run Bentley and then another last year for Team Goh, again in an Audi. Yes, this will be his seventh win in just nine starts at the Sarthe.

It will be Lehto's second Le Mans win, to be added to the one that he scored for McLaren back in 1995. Werner has claimed a pair of third place finishes and a fourth in his three previous outings here, all in Audis.

However, the race is far from over, so nothing is guaranteed, particularly on a day of such searing, car-breaking heat.

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