The Audis of Benoit Treluyer and Timo Bernhard lead from Peugeot's Alexander Wurz and Sebastien Bourdais as racing resumed at Le Mans.
The course was neutralized for the majority of the hour while repairs were effected to the barriers outside the gravel trap at the Dunlop bridge, following Allan McNish's huge accident at the end of the previous hour. The repairs took longer than expected and while the green flag was initially expected at 4:40, the course did not go live until the turn of the hour. McNish was admitted to hospital for scans after his accident but is reported to be unhurt.
Franck Montagny reported a problem with brake balance in the No. 8 Peugeot and pitted under the safety car from third position. Stephane Sarrazin took over the 908 and left the pits in eighth.
When the safety car dived into the pits, Treluyer pounced for the lead and the two Audis instantly opened up a gap on the chasing Peugeots.
There was a change in the petrol-powered order under the safety car after Christophe Tinseau pitted the No. 16 Pescarolo, allowing Jeroen Bleekmolen through in the Rebellion Lola.
LMP2 front runners Alexandre Premat and Jan Charouz pitted 40 minutes into the hour while running under the safety car. Premat's ORECA-Nissan resumed fifth in class, while the Oak team swapped drivers and Shinji Nakano left the pits eighth in class. Jonny Kane assumed the lead but then spun while the course was still neutralised.
Kane held on to the LMP2 lead, followed by the Greaves Motorsport Zytek of Tom-Kimber-Smith, until he pitted just after the course went green.
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