The ORECA Peugeot leads the Petit Le Mans a quarter of the way through the race, amid issues for all four works diesel cars in the opening two and a half hours.
Both works Peugeots were given one-minute stop-and-go penalties just after the one-hour mark for missing the red light at the pit exit. The No. 8 car has fought back to second, with Stephane Sarrazin currently at the wheel chasing ORECA's race leader Marc Gene, but the polesitting No. 7 car looks to be out of the race. A gearbox problem forced Sebastien Bourdais to park on track on lap 80, although the car has been brought back to the paddock now.
The No. 1 Audi was looking comfortable in the lead until lap 96, when Timo Bernhard brought it in for an earlier-than-expected stop. The rear bodywork was removed so the air cooler could be cleaned, and the car has now rejoined in fourth with Romain Dumas.
The No. 2 Audi has had to make a second additional pitstop for further bodywork repairs after traffic incidents but has already fought back to fifth. Allan McNish is driving at present.
In GT, Bill Auberlen leads the class in the No. 55 BMW.