The 24 Hours of Le Mans is nearing the halfway mark and is down one major contender in LMP2 after the leading G-Drive Aurus suffered mechanical issues.
Roman Rusinov was running in the podium positions in the #26 Aurus 01-Gibson until the car suffered a failure after a pitstop. Rusinov was able to make it to the pits after stopping on track several times. The Russian was able to make it to the pits, but has dropped out of contention for the victory for the time being.
Job van Uitert now leads LMP2 in the #32 United Autosports ORECA 07-Gibson ahead of Antonio Felix da Costa in the #38 JOTA ORECA, with the second United Autosports ORECA third in the hands of Phil Hanson.
Reigning LMP2 champions Signatech Alpine also had trouble as Thomas Laurent spun the #36 Alpine A470-Gibson at Porsche curves but was able to continue.
Mike Conway continues to hold a comfortable lead in the #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid, leading the #8 Toyota of Sebastien Buemi by a full lap. Bruno Senna is in third in the #1 Rebellion R13-Gibson.
Maxime Martin leads the way in GTE Pro for Aston Martin Racing. The #97 Aston Martin Vantage AMR continues to be locked in a battle for supremacy with AF Corse, but the Belgian has forged a gap of over 10 seconds to the #51 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo of Daniel Serra. Sam Bird holds third in the #71 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo.
Aston Martin is also still holding firm in GTE Am as the #98 Aston Martin leads the class in the hands of Ross Gunn, with Jonny Adam second in the #90 TF Sport Aston Martin. Third place is held by Nicklas Nielsen in the #83 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo.