At nightfall, Le Mans remains thrilling. Before another caution period at the end of the eighth hour, the top four cars were within less than ten seconds of each other. The quartet was led by LMP1 rookie René Rast in the #9 Audi, who had recaptured his leading position following a pit stop. Behind the Porsche duo, the #7 Audi followed in position four with Marcel Fässler at the wheel.
Oliver Jarvis in the #8 Audi maintained sixth place after the end of the first third of the race.
Positions after 8 hours:
1 Audi #9 2 Porsche #17 3 Porsche #19 4 Audi #7 5 Porsche #18 6 Audi #8
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).