Ten percent of the 30 hour Prologue is now complete and after three hours the #8 Toyota of Sébastien Buemi and Mike Conway is currently topping the lap times with the #7 sister car hot on its heals. The first of the non-hybrid LMP1s is the #6 CEFC TRSM Racing Ginetta of Oliver Rowland, Alex Brundell and Leo Roussel just under 4.7s behind the lead Toyota. Next up is the #4 BR Engineering BR1 (AER) of SMP Racing with Dragonspeed in the Gibson powered BR1 following on. The rejuvenated ByKolles ENSO CLM P1/01 – Nismo sits in sixth after Olly Webb set a new personal best lap of 1:40.220. Closing out the LMP1 class is the second SMP Racing BR1 with the Rebellion TVR R13 half a second behind.
In the LMP2 Class the top five positions are held by the Oreca 07 chassis with Dragonspeed leading the pack, Signatech Alpine in second, TDS Racing third followed by the two Jacky Chan DC Racing cars #37 and #38. The first non-Oreca is the #29 Racing Team Nederland Dallara with the Ligier of Labre Competition closing out the class.
The Ford GTs head the GTE Pro pack with the #66 leading its sister #67 car by 0.114 of a second. The #92 Porsche 911 RSR of Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre is third with the first of the new BMW M8 GTEs holding fourth place from the #51 AF Corse Ferrari 488. The second of the AF Corse Ferraris (#71) is in seventh. The two new Aston Martin Vantage AMRs are lapping towards the back of the pack in eighth and 10th place with the second of the BMW M8s splitting the pair.
The GTE Am cars are showing well with the first being the 911 RSR of Gulf Racing (which si splitting the fifth and seventh place Pro cars. Second is the Dempsey-Proton RSR with the ageing previous model Vantage GTE of TF Sport being the only non 911 RSR in the top five being ahead of the Team Project 1 (#56) and the #77 Dempsey Proton RSRs.