After 20 hours of racing, the #01 Rebellion Williams still retains the lead of the race, but a red flag has promoted the #04 ByKolles to second, ahead of the #13 Rebellion.
At the 18 hour mark, Rebellion Williams had a comfortable 1-2 with the #13 car holding a one and a half minute lead over the ByKolles, but the #04 car slowly ate in to the gap and was gifted a big chunk of time when the #01 Rebellion received a drive-through penalty for breach of track limits.
The top three remained the same until 19 and a half hours in to the race when Aitken pitted for his scheduled stop. That promoted Pederson, in the #04 car up to second, as the two cars were out of sequence with each other for the stops, but a few minutes later a red flag was issued putting halt to the race.
The red flag rules means that fuel and tyre wear for all cars will be reset, meaning Pederson no longer has a need to pit imminently, and so he has a 30 lead over the #13 Rebellion of Aitken who lies in third.
The #33 2 Seas Motorposrt car is running in fourth, a further 2m44s behind Aitken while the #31 Panis Racing Triple A has slowly made its way up into fifth position.
There is a strong battle for sixth place between the #3 Rebellion Williams of Arthur Rougier and the #24 Veloce Esports of Pierre Gasly.
The two have been battling for a while but Rougier currently has a 2.2s lead over the Veloce Oreca.
Other than the late red flag drama, the last two hours had been relatively quiet. The only other major incident was caused by the #37 Jota Team Redline of Will Stevens, who crashed into the #86 Gulf Racing Porsche, after a momentary lapse in concentration.
The GTE class remains largely unaffected by the red flag and the #93 Porsche still leads, having increased the gap to the #80 R8G Esports Team car to three minutes, while the #92 Porsche sits a further 2 minutes behind the Corvette in third.
Le Mans 24H Virtual – 20 HOURS INTO THE RACE
|1||#1 Rebellion Williams Esports||310 Laps|
|2||#4 ByKolles Burst Esport||+1m34.212|
|3||#13 Rebellion Williams Esports||+2m05.469|
|4||#33 2 Seas Motorsport||+4m11.684|
|5||#31 Panis Racing Triple A||+1 Lap|
|6||#3 Rebellion Williams Esports||+1 Lap|
|7||#24 Veloce Esports 1||+1 Lap|
|8||#30 E-Team WRT||+1 Lap|
|9||#46 TDS E Racing Motul||+2 Laps|
|10||#23 Team Rocket Zansho||+2 Laps|
|1||#93 Porsche Esports Team||283 Laps|
|2||#80 R8G Esports Tea||+3m00.172s|
|3||#92 Porsche Esports Team||+1 Lap|