18.06.2017 - 10h33

Breaking News at 21st hour of 24H Le Mans: Porsche runs into more trouble at Le Mans

In another cruel twist of fate, the race-leading No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid slowed on track just after the start of the 21st hour and eventually came to a halt on the Hunaudières after the second chicane.

In another cruel twist of fate, the race-leading No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid slowed on track just after the start of the 21st hour and eventually came to a halt on the Hunaudières after the second chicane.

André Lotterer, who was at the wheel, reported back to the pit garages that there was no oil pressure and was then told to turn off his engine.

The 3-time Le Mans winner tried to get the car back to the pits on battery power only, but had nearly a whole lap of the 13.629 km track to complete and it was several kilometres too far.

The No.38 Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA is the new race leader, but the No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid is pushing hard to make up time after its earlier front motor problem, and is now just two laps behind the lead.

 

Fiona MILLER