Corvette Racing leads GTE-Pro with six hours remaining at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, currently engaged in a battle with AF Corse for the head of the class.
Mike Rockenfeller took the first place shortly before the end of the 18th hour when Daniel Serra returned the No. 51 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo AF Corse to Alessandro Pier Guidi.
The Ferrari has a pit-stop strategy that differs from that of the other GTE-Pro riders and should regain the lead when Rockenfeller take on Corvette C7.R # 63, # 63. Clock marked six o'clock.
Porsche has entered No. 93 and 91 in third and fourth places, both 24 seconds behind the Corvette, ahead of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing's four entries from fifth to eighth.
Rebellion Racing faced new setbacks on its No. 3 R13 Gibson at the 17th and 18th, including a penalty of three minutes off and a rotation.
Gustavo Menezes was forced to sit in the pit lane for three minutes for a violation of the tire regulations, based on the illegal use of tires "reintroduced" by the Swiss team before new tires of the same compound.
Shortly after returning to the track, Menezes spun into the Porsche Curves' gravel trap, dropping him further.
Rebellion # 3 now ranks fourth, six laps from the pace, but two laps before the # 1 sister entry.
SMP Racing is the highest-ranked non-hybrid team, with its No. 11 AER BR1 BR Engineering in third place, four laps behind the pair of Toyota TS050 Hybrids leading the pack.
Mike Conway is currently driving the No. 7 Toyota, while Kazuki Nakajima is 1:40 behind the No. 8 car.
Ben Keating made an off-road excursion in the Ford GT Keating Motorsports, leader of the GTE-Am, but managed to stay ahead.
The American found himself in the gravel at Dunlop chicane at customer Ford, leading the pack since the fifth hour, but it remains a half-turn in front of Patrick Lindsey, Team Project 1, despite a brake change.
G-Drive Racing retained its lead in the LMP2 class with Roman Rusinov driving its Aurus 01 Gibson, while Signatech Alpine Matmut was second, at around three minutes.