Le Mans 24 Hours: Nick Tandy maintains Porsche's lead in 10th hour

The #19 Porsche continued to lead the Le Mans 24 Hours at the conclusion of the race's 10th hour, with Nick Tandy taking the car over from Nico Hulkenberg

Le Mans 24 Hours: Nick Tandy maintains Porsche's lead in 10th hour

Tandy moved the car back into the lead when the #7 and #9 Audis pitted, both with driver changes as Andre Lotterer and Marco Bonanomi took them over respectively.

Lotterer was unable to make any early gains on the leading Porsche, slipping back to more than half a minute adrift of the leader as Tandy was able to lap as low as 3m18.9s in the lead.

The #7 Audi's cause was then hit further when he was forced to negotiate a slow zone for the stopped #21 Nissan, which eventually retired, but Tandy had been able to pass through the section of track after Arnage before the speed restriction was in place.

That stretched Tandy's lead out to 52 seconds before he brought the leading Porsche in at the top of the hour.

Bonanomi picked up the #9 car around 28 seconds adrift of Lotterer in third, while Timo Bernhard was 1m28s behind in fourth with the #17 Porsche that was in the lead battle until it picked up a stop/go penalty in the previous hour.

LMP2

The #47 KCMG ORECA continues to dominate in LMP2, with Richard Bradley extending its advantage to two minutes.

He was aided by nearest challenger, the #46 Thiriet by TDS Racing ORECA, switching drivers during its latest stop with Ludovic Badey replacing Tristan Gommendy in the driving seat.

Sam Bird now runs third in the #26 G-Drive Racing Ligier after two pitstops in quick succession for Karun Chandhok's Murphy ORECA relegated it to fifth, behind the #43 Team SARD Morand Morgan.

GTE

Aston Martin remains in the lead of the GTE Pro battle, as Porsche joined the British marque's fight with Corvette.

Richie Stanaway kept the #99 Vantage ahead of the C7.R of Oliver Gavin, with Richard Lietz doing well to leapfrog the Chevrolet when it pit.

All three cars are slightly out of sync on pitstops, but have all made nine stops and Stanaway had a healthy lead by the end of the 10th hour.

In GTE Am the #98 Aston's control of the class continues without worry, ahead of the #72 and #83 Ferraris.

POSITIONS AFTER 10 HOURS

Pos Class Car Drivers Laps Gap
1 LMP1 #19 Porsche Hulkenberg, Bamber, Tandy 158
2 LMP1 #7 Audi Fassler, Lotterer, Treluyer 158 + 39.113s
3 LMP1 #9 Audi Albuquerque, Bonanomi, Rast 157 + 1 Lap
4 LMP1 #17 Porsche Bernhard, Webber, Hartley 157 + 1m04.000s
5 LMP1 #18 Porsche Dumas, Jani, Lieb 157 + 3m13.543s
6 LMP1 #8 Audi Di Grassi, Duval, Jarvis 156 + 2 Laps
7 LMP1 #2 Toyota Wurz, Sarrazin, Conway 155 + 3 Laps
8 LMP1 #1 Toyota Davidson, Buemi, Nakajima 151 + 7 Laps
9 LMP1 #13 Rebellion Imperatori, Kraihamer, Abt 147 + 11 Laps
10 LMP2 #47 Oreca Howson, Bradley, Lapierre 144 + 14 Laps
11 LMP2 #46 Oreca Thiriet, Badey, Gommendy 143 + 15 Laps
12 LMP2 #26 Ligier Rusinov, Canal, Bird 142 + 16 Laps
13 LMP2 #43 Morgan Ragues, Webb, Amberg 142 + 2m55.028s
14 LMP2 #48 Oreca Chandhok, Patterson, Berthon 142 + 3m26.870s
15 LMP2 #28 Ligier Yacaman, Derani, Gonzalez 141 + 17 Laps
16 LMP2 #38 Gibson Dolan, Evans, Turvey 141 + 1m26.014s
17 LMP2 #34 Ligier Cumming, Vanthoor, Estre 141 + 2m55.663s
18 LMP2 #42 Dome Leventis, Watts, Kane 140 + 18 Laps
19 LMP1 #12 Rebellion Prost, Heidfeld, Beche 138 + 20 Laps
20 LMP2 #27 BR Mediani, Markozov, Minassian 136 + 22 Laps
21 LMP2 #31 Ligier Brown, Van Overbeek, Fogarty 136 + 1m04.412s
22 GTE Pro #99 Aston Rees, Macdowall, Stanaway 136 + 1m08.794s
23 LMP2 #45 Oreca Ibanez, Perret, Bellarosa 136 + 2m05.519s
24 GTE Pro #64 Chevrolet Gavin, Milner, Taylor 136 + 2m08.179s
25 GTE Pro #91 Porsche Lietz, Christensen, Bergmeister 135 + 23 Laps
26 GTE Pro #51 Ferrari Bruni, Vilander, Fisichella 135 + 3m05.004s
27 GTE Am #98 Aston Dalla Lana, Lamy, Lauda 134 + 24 Laps
28 LMP2 #35 Ligier Nicolet, Merlin, Maris 134 + 56.150s
29 GTE Am #72 Ferrari Shaytar, Bertolini, Basov 134 + 1m08.989s
30 GTE Am #83 Ferrari Perrodo, Collard, Aguas 134 + 2m24.174s
31 LMP2 #29 Morgan Roussel, Tung, Cheng 133 + 25 Laps
32 GTE Am #77 Porsche Dempsey, Long, Seefried 133 + 1m21.433s
33 GTE Am #62 Ferrari Sweedler, Bell, Segal 133 + 3m18.291s
34 GTE Am #53 Dodge Bleekemolen, Keating, Miller 132 + 26 Laps
35 GTE Pro #71 Ferrari Rigon, Calado, Beretta 132 + 39.029s
36 GTE Am #66 Ferrari Al Faisal, Giermaziak, Avenatti 132 + 1m49.819s
37 GTE Am #55 Ferrari Cameron, Griffin, Mortimer 131 + 27 Laps
38 GTE Pro #95 Aston Sorensen, Thiim, Nygaard 131 + 22.470s
39 GTE Am #68 Porsche Chen, Vannelet, Parisy 130 + 28 Laps
40 GTE Am #61 Ferrari Mann, Giammaria, Cressoni 129 + 29 Laps
41 LMP1 #23 Nissan Pla, Mardenborough, Chilton 126 + 32 Laps
42 GTE Am #67 Porsche Chen, Kapadia, Maassen 126 + 34.850s
43 LMP1 #22 Nissan Tincknell, Krumm, Buncombe 123 + 35 Laps
44 LMP2 #40 Ligier Krohn, Jonsson, Barbosa 122 + 36 Laps
45 LMP2 #30 Ligier Sharp, Dalziel, Heinemeier Hansson 122 + 1m42.616s
46 LMP2 #37 BR Aleshin, Ladygin, Ladygin 116 + 42 Laps
47 LMP1 #21 Nissan Matsuda, Shulzhitskiy, Ordonez 115 + 43 Laps
48 LMP2 #36 Alpine Panciatici, Chatin, Capillaire 110 + 48 Laps
49 GTE Pro #97 Aston Turner, Mucke, Bell 110 + 33m08.020s
50 LMP1 #4 CLM Trummer, Kaffer, Monteiro 100 + 58 Laps
51 GTE Am #96 Aston Goethe, Hall, Castellacci 96 + 62 Laps
52 GTE Am #50 Chevrolet Roda, Ruberti, Poulsen 94 + 64 Laps
53 LMP2 #41 Gibson Hirsch, Paletou, Lancaster 71 + 87 Laps
54 GTE Am #88 Porsche Ried, Al Qubaisi, Bachler 44 Retired
55 GTE Pro #92 Porsche Pilet, Makowiecki, Henzler 14 Retired
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