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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2017, 06:56:03 PM »
The #89 Mercedes has lost a wheel on the Mistral straight...

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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2017, 06:56:45 PM »
James is now up to 22nd due to someone ahead pitting.

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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2017, 06:57:44 PM »
The #89 Mercedes has stopped on the outside of the Turn 10 chicane, causing yellow flags.

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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2017, 06:59:26 PM »
The gap is now confirmed as 1 minute, 21 seconds to the leader. Marco is successfully keeping pace with the leaders. Well done :)

The 12th-placed #87 is getting a drive-through penalty for having too short a pit stop. It is the current Pro-Am leader.

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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2017, 07:01:49 PM »
The #12 has reported itself as retired due to a tyre explosion. So that's what all that Turn 10 debris was about!

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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2017, 07:04:19 PM »
James is up to 18th and gained 3 seconds on the leader this lap.

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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2017, 07:05:49 PM »
The #98 BMW has had a tyre problem of its own and is now undergoing garage repairs. Make that 17th for James and the #55 Kapersky!

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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2017, 07:07:15 PM »
James appears to be in a 5-way fight for 14th position, all in a cluster.

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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2017, 07:09:07 PM »
The #63 Grasser has a 1-minute stop/go penalty for hitting an Audi, and the #3 Avengill is being reported to the stewards. The sun's starting to set.

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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2017, 07:12:28 PM »
James is still in that gaggle, but is now 3rd of the 5 cars, and is up to around 12th.

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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2017, 07:13:45 PM »
The #50 Ferrari has crossed a pit line entry line and is getting a drive-through penalty for its trouble. This was just after a commentator said it had a chance of winning the race.  Oops.

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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #41 on: June 24, 2017, 07:16:37 PM »
James is about to get into the top 10 by passing the #14 Jaguar.

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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #42 on: June 24, 2017, 07:21:03 PM »
James has unhappily "defied" my prediction by still being 11th - the Jaguar is putting up an impressive fight.

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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #43 on: June 24, 2017, 07:21:48 PM »
#3 Audi had a driver in the car for too long and now has a drive-through penalty.

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Re: Blancpain 6 Hours of Paul Ricard
« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2017, 07:29:26 PM »
James has risen to 9th, as the sky turns orange due to the setting sun. 3 hours and 30 minutes to go.