I took my last shot at Tertre
Rouge just before 11 pm. It was full dark by then of course.
The transition from light to dark always seems to happen quite quickly once it
begins; one minute you have semi-light and the next its completely dark
as, for me, the best part of the Le Mans 24 hour race begins. We walked
away from Tertre Rouge back up the inside of the circuit and made our way back
to T17, taking up some slightly more photography-friendly seats up at the top.
After walking down to Tertre Rouge, standing there for quite a while and then
walking back up to the grandstand it was good to rest my legs.
and time for a safety car.....
Porsche and Audi both had a car in trouble but Toyota were still looking strong,
continuing to trade the lead with the remaining untroubled Porsche both on pace
and their longer stint length. In LMP2 it was anyone's guess who would be
victorious with the 'Alpines' and the KCMG Oreca and the Thirier car all looking
strong. In GTEPro there was still a mighty battle going on between the
Fords and the Risi Ferrari, the AF Corse Ferraris having fallen away with
problems quite early on. IN GTEAm there was a Ferrari v Porsche fight,
with little between them. A fascinating race then in every class.