No.8 Toyota extends lead; drama in LMGTE Pro as No.92 Porsche retires from lead
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No.8 Toyota extends lead; drama in LMGTE Pro as No.92 Porsche retires from lead

The Headlines after 4 Hours in Shanghai….

  • Toyota Gazoo Racing stamp authority in mid portion of race as No.8 Toyota TS 050 HYBRID extends lead
  • Kazuki Nakajima takes over in No.8 Toyota at fourth pit stop and emerges in second position as Mike Conway takes lead briefly in No.7 TS 050 HYBRID
  • Conway relinquishes lead back a lap later and Nakajima opens small advantage
  • No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid, with Brendon Hartley completing a triple stint, loses further time after front bodywork change is undertaken at scheduled pit stop
  • Sister Porsche still fourth with Jani also undertaking a triple stint
  • Battle hots up in LMP2 as momentum swings in Jackie Chan DC Racing favour
  • Oliver Jarvis drives brilliant stint to snatch the lead from No.31 Vaillante Rebellion and opens up a gap of Nico Prost
  • Signatech Alpine still in contention and sit third with Gustavo Menezes just 9-seconds back from Prost
  • Major fight for fourth place rages as David Heinemeier-Hansson holds off Nico Muller’s G-Drive Racing car for much of fourth hour
  • More incident as David Cheng and Jean-Eric Vergne collide in battle for sixth position in LMP2. Both continue without damage.
  • Drama in fourth hour as Kevin Estre is forced to retire from the lead with an engine problem
  • Ford to the front as Andy Priaulx overtakes Frederic Makowiecki to grab the lead
  • Ford GT’s run 1-2 as No.66 follows No.67 which has done a pit stop less
  • No.91 Porsche 911 RSR is third but just 5-seconds away from Mucke in second
  • James Calado runs fourth for AF Corse Ferrari as he and teammate Alessandro Pier Guidi look to protect points advantage 
  • No.98 Aston Martin Racing entry further extends lead over Gulf Porsche in LMGTE Am
  • Pedro Lamy hands over cockpit to Mathias Lauda for his second stint at the wheel. Lead they enjoy is just under a lap to Ben Barker piloted Gulf Porsche