No. 64 Corvette crashes hard in 24 Hours of Le Mans
The defending GTE-Pro race-winning No. 64 Corvette Racing squad is out of the 24 Hours of Le Mans following a heavy accident by Tommy Milner in the 16th hour.
Milner lost control of the Corvette C7.R heading into Turn 1 and made heavy contact with the barrier. He climbed from the car without any apparent injury.
The car was battling for a top-five position in class at the time, with the accident bringing out a Slow Zone. It was the first significant accident of the race so far.
There have been no changes up front, with the No. 6 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Stephane Sarrazin ahead of teammate Kamui Kobayashi in second, with Neel Jani running third in the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid.
All three cars are in the middle of scheduled pit stops and remain on the lead lap.
Stephane Richelmi leads LMP2 in the No. 36 Signatech Alpine A460b Nissan, with the No. 82 Risi Competizione Ferraru 488 GTE of Toni Vilander out front in GTE-Pro.
GTE-Am continues to be led by the No. 62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia GT, with Jeff Segal still at the wheel.