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2020 24 Hours Of Le Mans, 16 Hours In: Jackie Chan Disqualified, Toyota In Trouble

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The seemingly infallible No. 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing machine finally saw disaster just after the 12-hour mark. The machine befell turbo problems that saw repairs that lasted just under an hour. The No. 8 held steady on the track, taking up the lead, but the damage to one teammate never bodes well for another.

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The Nos. 29 and 65 collided in the first serious contact of the race, bringing out a local yellow. Nyck de Vries in in the Racing Team Nederland LMP2 ultimately appeared to be racing a GTE Pro car a little too hard. Both cars were able to make it back to the pits to take repairs, but only after de Vries almost beached himself in the gravel trap.

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In an interesting change of pace, the No. 37 Jackie Chan DC Racing machine was disqualified for illegal repairs. At Le Mans, crew members are not allowed to physically assist a driver in fixing a car that has stopped on-track. They are allowed to offer verbal instructions only. However, a crew member appeared to meet Gabriel Aubry a component that was necessary to repair the machine—a fact that is firmly now allowed.

The Basics

If you haven’t hunted down a place to watch this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, you can find it on MotorTrend TV in the United States and Velocity in Canada. You can check out a full list of all viewing and streaming services here. If you’re looking for a slightly less official way to watch, Reddit will have you covered.

Motul is offering several different viewing options on YouTube, such as the full race onboard and a live view from the pit lane.

There are also live onboard cameras on the Toyota Nos. 7 and 8.

The full entry list is available here.

Retirements So Far

  • No. 37 Jackie Chan DC Racing
  • No. 16 G-Drive Racing by Algarve
  • No. 30 Duqueine Team
  • No. 4 Bykolles Racing Team
  • No. 33 High Class Racing
  • No. 52 AF Corse
  • No. 55 Spirit of the Race
  • No. 11 Eurointernational

Top 5 Overall

1. No. 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing
2. No. 1 Rebellion Racing
3. No. 3 Rebellion Racing
4. No. 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing
5. No. 22 United Autosports

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Top 5 LMP1

1. No. 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing
2. No. 1 Rebellion Racing
3. No. 3 Rebellion Racing
4. No. 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing
5. No. 4 Bykolles Racing (retired)

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Top 5 LMP2

1. No. 22 United Autosports
2. No. 38 Jota
3. No. 32 United Autosports
4. No. 31 Panis Racing
5. No. 26 G-Drive Racing

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Top 5 LM GTE Pro

1. No. 97 Aston Martin Racing
2. No. 51 AF Corse
3. No. 95 Aston Martin Racing
4. No. 71 AF Corse
5. No. 82 Risi Competizione

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Top 5 LM GTE Am

1. No. 90 TF Sport
2. No. 98 Aston Martin Racing
3. No. 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing
4. No. 83 AF Corse
5. No. 56 Team Project 1

Weekends at Jalopnik. Managing editor at A Girl's Guide to Cars. Lead IndyCar writer and assistant editor at Frontstretch. Novelist. Motorsport fanatic.

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