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LMP 2022 Live Streming


The 90th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours and the third round of the World Endurance Championship's 10th anniversary season.


First held in 1923, the Le Mans 24 Hours is regarded as the world's most famous endurance race, and forms part of motorsport's triple crown alongside the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.


The blue riband event of the WEC, Le Mans this year returns to its traditional June date slot after the previous two editions were postponed to September and August amid the coronavirus pandemic and will be staged in front of the usual packed grandstands at the Circuit de la Sarthe after attendances were capped in 2021.


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By: James Newbold, Richard Asher, Tom Howard


Summary

Status: Live

16:57 Krutten did get past Canal for fourth in LMP2, but couldn't pull away and now comes into the pits, following in Kubica - who hands over the Prema car to Louis Deletraz. Will Stevens continues to lead serenely aboard the #38 Jota ORECA.

16:54 Merrill is continuing to impress with his pace as the bronze aboard the WeatherTech Porsche in GTE Am, the #79 car not shedding time to pursuing factory driver Marco Sorensen behind. Merrill was seven seconds quicker last time around than Dalla Lana in the third-placed Aston, and nine faster than Proton boss Christian Reid who is fifth in the car that led early doors with Harry Tincknell.

16:50 Julien Canal is still finding his bearings in LMP2, having just been inserted into the Panis Racing ORECA that currently runs fourth. But he's not being helped by having Nicklas Krutten climbing all over the back of him in the Cool Racing ORECA - the young German eager to get past.

16:47 Unfortunately the Riley Ferrari hasn't really been at the races in GTE Pro, the only non-works car in the class unable to match its factory counterparts. And that's a shame because double Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen is currently at the wheel for his Le Mans debut, but is 96 seconds down on Davide Rigon's #52 Ferrari ahead of him and unable to make any inroads.

16:44 After his little, ahem, excursion a few minutes ago Christensen is back up to speed in the GTE Pro class-leading Porsche #92 and was faster last time around than pursuing team-mate Lietz. What a difference 10 months makes for Porsche after a horrible Le Mans last August when it was just languishing off the pace to a distant third and fourth. The 911s are sitting pretty right now in first and second places.

16:41 Meanwhile in GTE Am, leader Thomas Merrill has pitted and goes back out again in the #79 WeatherTech Porsche, while his pursuer David Pittard jumps out of the #98 NorthWest AMR Aston and is replaced by Paul dalla Lana. He rejoins third, behind the TF Sport Aston of factory driver Marco Sorensen.

16:39 One lap after Lopez's stop, Hartley has come in and rejoins with a 22-second lead. Meanwhile the top two in LMP2 have come in. Will Stevens remains aboard the #38 Jota machine, while Jamin is relayed in the Panis ORECA by Julien Canal, making the Frijns/Kubica battle one for second.

16:37 As the #66 JMW Ferrari of Renger van der Zande gets a drive-through penalty for not respecting slow zone procedures, the #92 GTE Pro class-leading Porsche of Michael Christensen has a spin at Mulsanne Corner. He's fortunate not to dump the car into the gravel and keep it on the black stuff, but only just courtesy of the extended run-off area.

16:35 We pondered earlier on whether Frijns would leapfrog Kubica by running one lap longer, and the answer was yes. But the Envision Formula E star doesn't have second locked down yet, as the Panis ORECA of Nico Jamin is 8.7 seconds up the road ahead of him.